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The message came.

Come away to a desert place and rest awhile.

The way opened.

I left my work in the valley to tread the sandy soil

amid the junipers, 

To listen to the whispers in the sage.

Stop. Be still.

Know that I am God.

Pause. Ponder. Praise.

Dream My dreams.

And I will do a new thing.

As streams flow from a mighty Rock,

You shall be refreshed and pour out rivers of living water

in the land of the crystal peaks where the

gray goose grows.



Yvonne Kays


Yvonne Kays
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Yvonne Kays  writes inspirational short story and poetry and co-facilitates Writing from the Heart, a Christian writing support group that meets monthly. Since retiring from substance abuse prevention work in 2010, she has been published in LIVE, God’s Word for Today, The Plus Years, The Christian Journal, Chicken Soup anthologies, and James Stuart Bell’s book, Encountering Jesus. Yvonne is married and lives in Bend, OR.