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Notebook & Easel: a Clement Arts Blog

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"My foster care journey was not an easy one and I experienced numerous guardians that had more negative impact, further solidifying my own challenges with healthy attachment." In November, Discovery Connections had a soft launch to begin providing services in Columbus, Georgia to children, adolescents, individuals, and families impacted by trauma.

One way of acknowledging and learning about culture involves celebrating distinct characteristics about a group of people that make them unique - things like art, literature, cuisine, language, and more!

Here we are decades after my adoption, and that baby who was found by his forever family in the middle of a busy hair salon (me), now works in adoption/foster care by helping lead a child welfare bridging ministry called Promise686.

"So many people will tell us that Zack is so lucky that we adopted him. When in fact we are the lucky ones. Zack couldn’t be more our son if I had birthed him myself."

The goal is to welcome at-risk families into the church to support them in healing, experiencing mercy, and hearing God’s word all while taking a step toward reunification and reconciliation.

We are praying that families who have experienced separation and brokenness will be
restored to a Biblical definition “above and beyond” where their family unit has ever been!

How can you step into someone else's story?

"Prior to each court appearance I pray not only for myself for Divine guidance but for everyone involved, especially the children who are directly impacted by my rulings that day."

Mentoring is an essential part of everyone's growth. This is especially true for at-risk youth and young adults.

How can you offer love, support, and resources to a child?

While I have worked in schools throughout Columbus, there has definitely been a common denominator and that is the need for the students to feel connected to someone who unconditionally loves and cares for them.

That one, unexpected phone call two years ago has impacted eternity and the Kingdom in countless ways

Learn what your church can do to help vulnerable children.

How one family received a forever home last Christmas

At Clement Arts, we are extra joyful this year!

Will you stand for the neglected, abused and abandoned in our community?

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.