Watch this video of Emily Colson talk about dealing with a son who has autism and how she moved from despair to celebration. She speaks with her dad, Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship. She also wrote a book about this experience, Dancing With Max.
I'm a firm believer in learning from other's stories. This is real life and it seems relevant to today's circumstances where life is pretty rugged for a lot of people.
The message was given as Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Look at their website for all the outreach the church is involved in. How big of an answer is the church to today's societal problems if it filled its biblical role?