Our newest InFaith Pictures film looks at life with autism through interviews with parents and caregivers of those affected by the disorder. One in sixty-eight American children is on the autism spectrum, and raising a child on the spectrum is not easy. It takes a lot of patience, kindness, and willingness to let go of the desire to control every nuance of life – qualities and character traits that few (if any) parents possess within themselves apart from Jesus. To image Jesus to a child with autism means relying on the Holy Spirit every day for strength, grace, and love.
Last Saturday, I was in an all-day strategic planning meeting for Door of Hope, a shelter for homeless families in Pasadena, California. I’m on their board, and I just love what they do. I love their mission of taking chronically homeless people and working with them until they’re in permanent housing. It’s a very good thing.Continue