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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 »

Dr. Bob Really Does Care

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at April 02, 2013
We are honored to have Dr. Bob Paeglow and members of his team at Koinonia Health Center in Albany, NY presenting a workshop at the conference this year.  Two years ago I met a medical student rotating at a Christian clinic in Memphis. Students coming to Memphis often schedule time with me to learn more about CCHF and the community of hair-on-fire-Jesus-loving-servant-radicals that make up the CCHF family. I love telling them about ministries that are extending Christ’s love to vul... Read More »

I'm getting a FREE ugly t-shirt at the CCHF Conference!

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at March 27, 2013
ATTENTION: This contest has officially ended. Thank you for your support in helping us spread the word! Share this blog post on Facebook or retweet on Twitter to get your FREE ugly t-shirt! To get your free swag, please shoot an email to conference [at] cchfmail [dot] org with your name and t-shirt size. We will email you a coupon that you can redeem for your free t-shirt at the 2013 CCHF Conference in Atlanta, GA May 9-11. T-shirts will be available for pick up at the conference (they will ... Read More »
Topics: Conference 2013

National Council Awards Dayspring Family Health Center Doctor

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at March 18, 2013
The article below was copied from the Tennessee Primary Care Association Connections newsletter. Congratulations to Dr. Geogy Thomas, long time CCHF partner, on this prestigious award! Each year, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare honors those who inspire us to fight against mental illness and addiction. Through its Awards of Excellence, the National Council spotlights the innovative and inspirational efforts of those individuals and organizations — staff, board le... Read More »