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.
The Internet has been down in our neighborhood for about twenty-four hours, so I’ve had to spend most of my day at a coffee shop in a shopping mall – a very large shopping mall in Glendale, California. What amazes me about a shopping mall is that the reason people come here is to spend money.Continue