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Mentoring Men

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at November 15, 2013
My ideas about mentoring have been shaped (as it is for us all) by my own experiences as the mentee and also as the mentor.  Mentor in the dictionary is defined as “a trusted counselor or guide; one who acts as a coach or tutor.”  When I think about mentoring I am reminded of a song by Michael Card, called “The Bearers of Light”: The Light we must bear is the Light we must share is the Light that illumines the darkness. The promises kept give u... Read More »

Perspectives from a Coach

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at November 15, 2013
After 15 years of working in business and finance, in the summer of 1999 I left that world in my rear view mirror and drove across the country in a U-Haul in order to shift gears in my life and vocation.  I had turned down an opportunity for partnership in the financial planning firm where I worked from 1996-1999 as a result of realizing that I wanted to do more than help people work toward financial freedom.  I wanted to journey with them toward true freedom. During the second year... Read More »

On Mental Illness

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at September 25, 2013
From the Princeton, New Jersey publication Revisions: A Journal of Christian Perspective, Dr. David Chen writes an excellent article about mental illness.  A short excerpt from the original publication of the Spring 2009 issue of Revisions follows: "Perhaps what we fear the most about death, disease, and mental illness is the way they illuminate the lack of control we have over our lives. We are but vapors in the wind, and such reminders about our relative powerlessness over th... Read More »

CCHF News Fall 2013

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at September 17, 2013
Check out what's going on with CCHF! Fall Newsletter: Flipbook Format (not Internet Explorer compatible)  Fall Newsletter: PDF Format (downloadable)Our new newsletter: Click to view Read More »

Racial Dot Map

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at August 23, 2013
The Racial Dot Map (created by researchers at the University of Virginia, link) offers viewers an interactive picture of the racial landscape of the USA. It seems like a helpful resource to aid in understanding and reconciliation. It's fascinating! Look up where you live, or discover where God is leading you to serve the underserved.  Additionally, if this is helpful to you, you may want to research the Oval Project (link), which documents the needs and resources in every ... Read More »

Loving Our Neighbors through Systems

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at December 13, 2012
What is PCMH?Serving a population with multiple and challenging health care needs and with limited access to health resources can feel like putting a proverbial finger in the dam, such that building a better dam becomes a seemingly insurmountable task. Frustration or exhaustion from daily work demands can blunt idealism, leading to burnout, pessimism, or compromise on mission. The system is far from perfect, and health centers’ continual focus on meeting patients’ presenting healt... Read More »
Topics: PCMH

Health & Development - Psalms

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at December 04, 2012
Wherever the Psalter is abandoned, an incomparable treasure vanishes from the Christian Church. With its recovery will come unsuspected power. – The Psalms | The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, page 26. I suspect that most members of the CCHF community would welcome some unsuspected power from God. Our work of living out the gospel through health care among the poor carries us from joy to despair-and to every emotion in between. This issue of H&D is about the Book o... Read More »
Topics: H&D Psalms

God’s Songbook to Educate, Encourage & Equip His People

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at December 03, 2012
Recently during CCHF’s week of prayer, a Divine appointment brought an ill-looking young lady to Good News Community Health Center in Portland, for treatment of open skin abscesses.  She was referred by our local hospital, having no medical insurance or means to pay.  Her heroin addiction had led to the loss of her job, her home, and the  custody of her 3 year old daughter. She had recently been released from jail, while her boyfriend remained incarcerated.  A broken... Read More »
Topics: H&D Psalms

Giving Voice to Our Pain

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at December 03, 2012
Healthcare workers stand at the gates to life and death. We welcome newborn babies into the world and assist at the bedside of someone dying. We are frequently present when suffering and pain occurs in the lives of those under our care. In the Bible, people who experienced great suffering and loss somehow held onto their faith and hope in God. Their intimate conversations with God in times of grief, anger, and doubt offer help to us today. Specifically, the lament or complaint psalms give v... Read More »
Topics: H&D Psalms


Posted by Kristy Tarrant at December 03, 2012
I. IntroductionAs creative pieces go, the assignment probably didn’t classify as “high art” but it was quite striking and beautiful. The triptych (a three-paneled altar piece) was simple in construction and style, but the images were arresting and unexpected. On the furthest left panel was a woman in scrubs. In the middle was a loving Madonna, Mary the mother of Jesus, holding a baby. As I recall, the furthest panel was a hospital bed, with a female figure lying in it. If on... Read More »
Topics: H&D Psalms