ABOUT THE AUTHORS
How it all started...
In 1998, Larry and Lisa Jamieson owned a successful consulting business developing customized training resources for Fortune 500 Companies. Their marriage was in renewal after hitting a painful wall then growing through counseling. They were raising two adorable little girls and had a baby on the way. Life was much like the "American Dream."
Then their third daughter, Carly, was born with many challenges. At 2 1/2 years old she finally diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome — a genetic disorder that dramatically affects all areas of her development. Carly's needs were consuming them (seizures, a sleep disorder, feeding issues, unusual behaviors). Yet during a critical season of her development, a community came alongside the Jamiesons with a remarkable expression of practical support, Christ-centered encouragement and prayer.
The Jamieson family began experiencing the unexpected with a team of over 60 volunteers, groundbreaking educational resources, and the prayers of hundreds from around the country surrounding them. The direction of Carly's life took a dramatic turn. God was unlocking surprising developmental progress in Carly while many others were experiencing healing as well. Something unsual was unfolding.
In the meantime, their business was faltering from neglect while their careers were taking a back seat under the strain of sleep deprivation and Carly's mounting challenges. Larry and Lisa had been producing training tools for the corporate world yet their first-hand experience of the power in Christ-centered community was fueling their passions to apply creative communication and teaching skills in ministry where lives could be transformed and fully satisfied in Christ. Story tellers at heart, Larry started producing "call-to-worship" and testimony videos while Lisa was involved in the development of church curricula. Both continued teaching Bible Studies and sharing testimonies with church groups.
Out of those experiences and their journey parenting a child with special needs grew a vision for Walk Right In Ministries — an organization equipping and connecting people for growth in faith, obedience, and hope in Jesus Christ particularly through the adverse circumstances of their lives.
Their first book together, Finding Glory in the Thorns, is the story about how God reveals Himself through crisis and community. It shares Carly's heartwarming story and a practical Biblical tool that helps readers navigate issues of faith, hope, joy and sharing. The companion Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide is now available as well with Finding Glory Groups gathering across the US and Canada.
The Jamieson's story has been featured internationally on television and radio programs including “Words to Live By,” “100 Huntley Street” in Canada, and My Refuge Radio in Belize.
More than ever, Larry and Lisa find exciting hope and eternal purpose in sharing the stories of how people are encountering Jesus in their lives, especially when the road is rough and the destination seems unclear.