God's uphill builds
Let the record show that judges everywhere said it could never be done: graceful uphill builds. Pioneers filling in many so-called dangerous gaps safely for children.
And yet, 10 years (as of 2021) after the first sacrificial uphill helping hand, an Illinois legislative initiative called Clean Child Support, the results still stand as the world’s richest country and the tallest hierarchy continues to look away.
"God's Uphill Builds (GUBs) have elegant, and yet, elementary features that any child can understand," says CLU reviewer Olivia Sanders. "They're next-generation products, services and designs in judicial disconnects and data that are like opening up a hidden treasure chest of jewels and newfound civic pride."
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. And lo, there is none able to stand against them. "With a sigh," Olivia said when she was rescued, "I shut my eyes towards heaven and was for the first time in my life thankful – it was just before the final trial in my case was about to start, but by then all else seemed out of reach!"
Olivia continued, "My thoughts drifted back over the incidents over the past ten years with longing as well after having written everything down in my journal about these things so clearly (I believe), while also trying very hard not be overly dramatic around such a sensitive subject matter 🙂 …" She continued, "And then… what followed? Nothing happened again unless something important outside the facts shook things up, or events actually made things (my distance and falling) like from what we previously had been expected. Maybe even more realistically than we imagined, are the depths which a lot of unfortunately children fall. Maybe some pretty significant revelations could have finally appeared. But, no dice."
Flipping the script and adding clean data
The journey of building storied structures during uphill builds or disconnects began in 2011, when engineering students at SIU-E conceived of constructing a reverse monumental memorial in Central Illinois. Their hypothesis of blending scientific law with conventional "family" law versus law seemed valid. Obviously, it gives hope and new grounds to the previously blank grounds in the middle. And separated children like they were growing up could then be theoretically seen miles away. Structures that could in the future help revitalize both parents and their children along with the community they serve.
After judicial competitions and proposed open access to science went nowhere hard, unrepresented and underrepresented people outside of court began seeing the value of celebrating connections within nuclear families. As opposed to just memorializing disconnections. The daughter of co-founder Chris Clerk once called it the best day of her life. So we knew this was something that would impacted their lives for the better. someone finally reaching for them, instead of letting them fall away.
A breakthrough innovation for the community, dubbed child safety file (as opposed to adult fighting files), was launched May, 2018 at the Decatur, IL Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. And many other uphill projects where in the works. “It's a slow, methodical, and thoughtful process to make sure your children know that you still care about while their world, you and your ex-partner's world, and everything else is coming apart as painfully as possible. Those attrition rates don't have to meet safety standards. Which, could theoretically prevent a lot of unnecessary losses and trauma." Student quietly explained.
The group CLU shares these often overwhelming feelings encapsulated within "family" law versus law court hearings, pay walls, legal instruments, hostile maneuvers, and digital divides we all experience. On top of all those uphill climbs, CLU practices social measures like talking, sharing, writing, publishing, and praying, and handing out handbills on sidewalks if they witness any systems like family court being abused or abusive.
About 7,000 parents so far – farmers, healthcare provider, construction workers and teachers – team up to raise awareness and to help build memorial plans to cover those children's loss of first loves in their lives. Which is complimented each and every time a child in the middle has a voice on the CLU Show, safety file entry, or a parent releases a new "uphill build" project. Because is the parents are going through an uphill battle, then it means children are going through double the uphill battle.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (Jesus in John 15:13).
The journey to parents building their own uphill story may not be for the faint of heart. It's not for those who easily cower. The life-wrecking crashes at the dangerous and difficult intersection of "family" law versus law is well-known to have claimed many lives. Those have dangerous attritions built-in on many different fronts, including psychologically, financially, emotionally, and socially.
Nationwide statistics show that millions of people per year go the route either voluntarily, or against their will when legal Petitions are filed against them. And many loose their will to live or die.
People commonly aren't born with enough intellectual bandwidth required to entertain thoughts of doing something helpful outside of their cases. “A high conflict divorce or military deployment to war, especially with prized possessions on the line, is like bleeding out,” Wemple notes. Each year, more than a thousand people typically contact CLU or one of its affiliates, and about 50 percent of them adopt a side-program to help them through difficult circumstances. Peers help peers out with prayers, encouraging words, meetings, phone calls, texts, and uphill building experiences. “Since 2014, thousands of inspiring people have learned to have open access to alternative social justice measures to empower themselves. To love their children, themselves, and pull people through,” Olivia says. “It has brought a tremendous amount of thick skin to the community and resilience to team CLU.”
Since CLU and its organic middle grounds became its thing first in 2011, when members tried to declarer their independence from the state, people have noticed a better way. Olivia, who lost most of her life in a high conflict divorce, says, “People are taking advantage of the open access, alternative justice, and new uphill building paths." She says, “It’s a great way for people at rock bottom who are compulsively kicked while they are down to get out, assess their social standing, regroup and find something monumental to work on in the face of those very happy boots kicking them.”
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"Although trips to the top of God's mountain obviously requires wings," Olivia says, "but member's responses have been favorable." “In the past," she continues, "we really didn't do anything special when it came to anniversaries or gathering like Passover, but now with so many uphill builds coming online, it'd be great to share those accomplishments.” “So then," she says, "everyone could share those feelings they have that they can really catch their own uphill builds when the timing is right.”
What's your uphill build?