Author Archives: tnealtarver

About tnealtarver

I've traveled and spoken around the world but always love to come home. There I eat exceptional meals, drink coffee to my heart's content, and get loved like nowhere else on earth. I believe a community centered in Christ should be all that and so much more.

Do This One Thing to Lower Healthcare Costs


Are You concerned about the rising cost of healthcare in America? In a moment, I will make one simple suggestion that, if applied, will help to make healthcare more affordable for you and those you love. But first … I … Continue reading

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Stop Going to Church!


“When we stopped going to church …”           There’s more to that statement, and I’ll complete the sentence in a moment.           Going suggests a place, and, when we go somewhere, we usually have a reason. I go to the … Continue reading

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Today I Choose to Get in the Game


After two years of posting articles on a regular basis (2 to 3 times week, every week), I stopped.          I didn’t stop writing. At least, not entirely.           But I stopped posting.           I checked the date of my … Continue reading

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Hospice Comes to Our Home


For almost two weeks now, Ellen and I have been involved in dealing with a loved one’s imminent death. Her 90-year-old mother fell and broke a hip. Ever since, the family has gone from one crisis to the next. We’d … Continue reading

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3 Lessons Learned from A Glorious Failure


I had enjoyed the weekend with a house full of guests and a big activity scheduled each day for four straight days. But by Monday, I felt like the guy strutting around in a tailored tux only to discover his … Continue reading

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How Do You Overcome Fear of Intimacy?


An older gentleman approached me and took the sandwich I offered him. His face bore the familiar red scarring found among those who’d fallen asleep drunk during a Siberian winter. The gray, dull-eyed babushka limped forward for her sandwich. One … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Be Used by God?


Do you want to be used by God? I hope not. What? Don’t you want God to use you for His purposes? Don’t you want Him to use you to bring people to Christ? Don’t you want Him to use … Continue reading

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