About the Author

Hope Springs & Songs in the Night

Ana Lisa de Jong is a poet and inspirational writer, mother to Natasha and Lewis, wife to Richard, and Chaplains Administrator to the New Zealand Defence Force.  Not always in that order. Ana Lisa rediscovered the joy of writing in her 40’s, her first published piece appearing in ‘Refresh Journal of Contemplative Spirituality’.  Ana Lisa has since published two inspirational poetry books in two years, with Lang Book Publishing.  To keep up her one book a year challenge, her third addition to the ‘Poetry for the Soul Series’, ‘Seeking the Light’, which follows on from ‘Songs in the Night’ and ‘Hope Springs’,  has recently been released.  She is also a regular contributor to Godspace.  Ana Lisa lives and writes in the beautiful North West Region of Auckland, New Zealand.


Along with her Poetry and Devotional blogs on this site, Ana Lisa has a more established poetry blog that can be found at:


You can also connect with Ana Lisa on Facebook:

Ana Lisa de Jong – Writer (Facebook)

Or follow her Living Tree Poetry Blog via Facebook at:

Living Tree Poetry Blog (Facebook)

Note:  Most of the scenic photographs on this website are the authors own (those that are not are credited appropriately), and many appear in the published poetry series.  These striking photographs of natural New Zealand scenery, along  with the poetry and bible verses, make the books beautiful devotional tools for readers to use in times of reflection or prayer.

“These are poems to be read in the quiet of the early morning, or in the quiet of the darkness of the late evening. They are psalms and meditations for the heart and soul, and reading them, over and over, is an investment in the centering of one’s spirit.”
Glynn Young, Editor ‘Tweetspeak Poetry’

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