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Notebook & Easel: a Clement Arts Blog

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Read how one family received a surprise blessing last Christmas.

God created us to be together, with Him and with each other, and to know that we are loved.

Why we need the arts now more than ever

Picture a railroad track with parallel rails of grief and hope. We need both to move forward.

I share a few things I've learned that help me be a better support person to adoptive and foster families.

One of the fun aspects of becoming a transracial family is discovering new holidays pertaining to your child’s race or ethnicity.

We are moving one step closer to a day when there is more than enough for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care.

Seeking some community this summer? Join us at the playground!

Learn how one Family Advocacy Ministry is using technology to help provide essential life skills for teenagers.

How can you make a difference in the lives of adoptive and foster families?

Come shop and support artists who are making a difference in the lives of adoptive and foster families!

Learn about our campaign to have more than enough people to care for vulnerable children.

We've all had questions about what it's like to be a foster parent. Christal shares some etiquette about how to ask those questions.

Spring art classes for your budding artist are now available!

Check out these amazing photographers who are making a difference in the lives of adoptive and foster families!

Foster 20/20 is about inspiring churches to get involved in foster care ministry. See the results of the campaign and find out what's next!

There is no denying that this year has been hard. But there is also no denying that God remains faithful. I have watched as He has worked through His people to provide more than enough.

Why does God make us wait — whether for an adoption, a job, or really any answer to any prayer? I think it’s because of who we become while we wait.

We love you and thank you for your support and grace during this time and many others before now. We press on together and look forward to the day we can all be together again.

Sofia Rector weaves together creative expression and faith through painting, prose and poetry. When I read about her recent project, Unless a Seed, and how it was formed from her family's recent journey with adoption, I knew I needed to share her art with our readers.

What is it like to bring a foster child during your home right now? One veteran foster mom shares her story.

We've all been there...tired, stressed, frustrated, and then a child does something to break the last straw. Know when to seek help before crossing the line.

Check out how our community recently came together to support vulnerable children.

Read how Christina Paz uses photography to capture the complicated, woven tapestry that is family.

Take a field trip to check out local arts and culture. Maybe even create your own work of art!