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Category: missional living

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 »

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 »

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 »