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Buffalo's worst winter storm in a generation. An update from Steve Noblett, CEO

Posted by Yesica Baggett at December 27, 2022
Buffalo, NY is a beautiful city with loads of art deco and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. There are parks everywhere. It is a city of diversity, hospitality, grit and resilience. What makes Buffalo great is its people, and many of those great people are part of the CCHF family.  So this past week, as I watched Buffalo endure the worst winter storm in a generation, my thoughts and prayers for Buffalo were driven by a mind full of images of friends and co-laborers in our cause. I know ... Read More »

Giving and Glory

Posted by Yesica Baggett at December 06, 2022
I am concerned about the psychology and energy that organizations go through to get people to give more. I see it even from organizations I really like, ones that are doing good work and deserve my support. All the fundraising has become so much noise. I got 8 emails on Christmas day from organizations asking for money. On “Giving Tuesday” I got over 90.  You may have had the same experience - and you probably think this blog is another appeal for giving.  It is not.&nbs... Read More »

Giving As Grace

Posted by Yesica Baggett at December 05, 2022
Followers of Christ should think differently about giving and fundraising.  Here is one of the principles that I want to shape how I support others:  Generosity is intended to be a means of grace. A means of grace is something that God uses to bring us into a more intimate relationship with him.  When I give thoughtfully, it should draw me closer to God’s heart. I should ask myself, “How is God using this giving opportunity to share more of Himself with me?”... Read More »

A Cheerful Giver

Posted by Yesica Baggett at December 05, 2022
I am still learning how to “excel in the grace of giving”. I have friends that are much better at it than me. Christ-directed giving should be different than the way the world encourages.  That said, I know that God doesn’t love me more or less because I have given with pure or imperfect motives.  So even in my imperfect and bumbling efforts to share with others, I get to experience God’s generosity!  Here is another principle about giving: In God&rsqu... Read More »

Singleness _ Traci Warner

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 by CCHF Do you remember sitting in English class during your freshman year and being asked to write an essay about what or where you’d be in 10 years? That was easy. I knew I’d be 1) married with children, 2) a physician, and 3) serving as a full-time missionary overseas. If someone could have looked ahead at my future and told me I’d be 1) single, 2) a nurse (nurse practitioner, specifically), and 3) living and working in a clinic in downtown Nashville, I... Read More »
Topics: Singleness

You Can Go Your Own Way... When God Tells You

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at July 24, 2017
When we first decide to follow Jesus, we realize that our God is trustworthy.  This passionate desire to follow his will can dim when we are trying to follow God’s will for our life, but are confused about what His will actually is. We hear the voices of our friends, our family, our culture, and wonder, “I am doing the right thing?” This article can give insight into various paths available to us and assures us that the unconventional and lesser known places may be exac... Read More »

Remembering Dr. Peter Boelens

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at June 26, 2017
Dr. Peter Boelens is a name that many of you will not know. Dr. Boelens founded a little health center deep in the Mississippi Delta in the early 1970s that became a model for Christian clinics around the country.  If you have ever worked in a CCHF clinic, it was likely influenced by a clinic that had its roots in the work of Dr. Boelens, or one of three other pioneers who are still with us today. These men and women merely sought to be obedient to the gospel that they believed, and set ... Read More »

Retooling and Recharging

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at May 06, 2015
Many of you have heard me refer to the story in 1 Samuel 14 when the Israelite army was in a tough battle with their enemies, the Philistines.  King Saul had sworn a curse on any soldier who stopped to eat before he was avenged on his enemies.  His son, Jonathan, the most valiant of his warriors and the true hero of the story, had not heard his father’s oath.  In the middle of chasing the fleeing army, he stopped to eat a little honey that he found in the forest.  &n... Read More »
Topics: Sabbatical

Abiding in Christ

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at May 03, 2013
John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” As always, Jesus tells it like it is, and the news can seem a bit disheartening. Apart from Jesus we can do nothing. He doesn’t say we will accomplish a little bit, or that we’ll do fairly well. We can do nothing apart from him. Nothing of value. Not a thing that has eternal implications. But there is hope in the preceding... Read More »


Posted by Kristy Tarrant at April 04, 2013
“Community” …As a professor of Health Care Administration, I say that word a lot in courses such as Special Populations, Public Health, and Health Policy. But no textbook can truly provide the meaning God intended that word to carry.  Community is not just a word to describe a group of people with commonalities. In the Christian context it is much deeper. Community is loving your neighbor as you love yourself (and not that pseudo love, but that 1 Corinthian-Chapter-13 ... Read More »