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.
A few years ago I had a mentor who really spoke wisdom into my life. There are so many things that I’m doing now that I can relate back to Bob and his wise words to me.
He used to say things like, “How good would you be if no one else showed up?” to drive home the point that it’s important that I value my co-workers. But one time he looked me in the eye and said, “Ridge, you talk too much.” Continue