Meet Lisa

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in general

bio photoWelcome to Lifting My Eyes!  I'm so glad you've stopped by, and I hope you'll be blessed by what you read.

I'm Lisa (Kesinger) DeVinney - wife to Dan, mom to 5 boys, 1 girl, and a Great Pyrenees, pastor's kid, and daughter of The King.  And I guess I'm somewhat of a writer, too. 

I certainly didn't start out that way.  My plan was to be a math teacher, and I had no interest in writing...especially poetry.  After high school, I headed to Houghton College to pursue a math degree.  But there's a verse in Scripture that goes like this, "'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,' says the Lord."  (Isaiah 55:8 NKJV)  

So instead of getting my degree, I left school and got married.  Then spent the next 18 years being a wife and mom, baseball scorekeeper and multi-sport team photographer. 

But in 2007, God began to do something new in my life.  As I would read Scripture and do my Bible study homework, answers started coming to me in rhymes.  And I wrote them down.  And wrote.  And wrote.  Until now, several years later, I have stacks and files of poems filling my house and my computer.  

I was also writing Sunday School lessons for a website called World Sunday School .  Bruce Cook, the site administrator, asked if I'd be interested in compiling the lessons into a book which he could publish.  Together we put together two volumes of Sunday School lessons, Sunday School Lessons 2010 and Great Men and Women of the Bible.  But my greater passion had become inspirational poetry. 

So with a great deal of encouragement from friends and family, and with the help of my publisher, Bruce Cook, I compiled some of the poems into a daily devotional book entitled I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes.  It is my hope that more volumes will follow, as I long to share more of the words the Lord has laid on my heart.  But in the meantime, Lifting My Eyes is a place you can come to find many of these poems right at your fingertips.  

You will find them organized by topic, so they will be easy to find when you need a word of encouragement, hope, or just to add a smile to your day.  

I hope you will stop by often, and let me know you were here, and whether the poetry spoke to your heart.  I consider it a blessing to be able to share with you this gift the Lord is sharing with me.  God Bless!  




+2 # Suzanne Ferenczy 2014-01-27 17:42
Wow, Lisa this is wonderful! Way to go! :P
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+1 # Lisa 2014-01-27 21:18
Thanks, Sue! Yes, this is something I've been wanting to do for quite some time. I'm excited it's finally here. And you were one of the first to visit. :-)
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+1 # Abbie Breen 2014-01-28 00:16
I consider it a blessing to know you and have your wonderful words help guide me on my spiritual journey!! Thank you yet again!! :-)
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0 # Lisa 2014-01-28 16:04
Thanks for stopping by with a sweet word of encouragement, Abbie. Glad to know you've been blessed. :-)
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+2 # Michael DeVinney 2014-01-31 12:50
Hey Lisa. Just found your new site after kind of not reading your posts lately and have really been enjoying it. Its a great way to read what I've missed. Your post on the 29th really picked me up after a tough couple of weeks. I really appreciate what you do. I'll be back often.
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0 # Lisa 2014-01-31 20:09
Hey Mike. Glad you found me! Guess I need to do a better job of getting the word out. :sigh: Thanks for letting me know you were encouraged, and that you'll be back. That's exactly what I'm here for.
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+2 # Ellen Snyder 2014-03-04 15:29
Hey Lisa,

This is the first time I've actually taken time to look around your website. Good job! I am really impressed with how organized and precise it is. You already know what I think of your writing, so I would elaborate, but know that you continue to be in my prayers. God is going to use you mightily. I am sure of it.
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+1 # Lisa 2014-03-05 01:02
So glad you found some time to poke around Lifting My Eyes. :-) I do appreciate your words of support, and especially your prayers! I'm so thankful for the many Christian brothers and sisters the Lord has sent to support and encourage me. You're a great blessing to me, Ellen!
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+2 # Chris Tate 2014-04-02 02:58
Hi Lisa, :-)

What a lovely site! I can finally put a face to your beautiful poetry. Great photo! May the Lord continue to inspire you and edify others with the godly words you share. All glory and honor to the Lord who alone is worthy! God bless you dear sister...Love, Chris
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+1 # Lisa 2014-04-02 03:17
Hey Chris! Thanks so much for stopping by with your sweet words of encouragement. Yes! Glory to God! How awesome that He chooses to use us as channels of blessings to others. I'm so grateful to Him for each opportunity He gives to share His love with those who will stop to read. Blessings to you, my friend! Love, Lisa :-)
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+1 # Joyce 2016-02-11 14:15
Dear Lisa,

What a wonderful website!! It's now one of my favorites. Thank you for your love and inspiration to all of us. You truly are a blessing and one of God's chosen to speak the Word of God. Love,Joyce :)
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0 # Lisa 2016-02-11 23:38
So glad you found me here, Joyce. I hope you'll continue to find blessings here. Love you! :-) - Lisa
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0 # Lisa D 2016-11-25 02:49
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you stopped by. :-)
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0 # Lisa D 2017-03-26 20:42
So sorry about losing your first comment. It's so frustrating when that happens. So I really appreciate you making the effort to write a second one. My best advice is to put into your blog what you're hoping to get out of it. The more effort you make, the more positive the response will likely be. Blessings on your writing! Lisa
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