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Agape Love

Agape Love As we heard the news of our team returning safely back home the word that resonated in my mind was “Agape”. Not the definition of a mouth being left open, the word that describes the highest form of love God displays for us. I’ve heard many...

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“Be still…”

"Be still..."We too often cite Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” as an anthem of rest. As we previously mentioned it is important to know that God commands us to rest and meditate on His greatness. However, a closer look at the beginning of the...

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Parting Words Of 2018

Parting Words Of 2018During the close of 2018, my husband and I reflected on life together, what we envisioned it would be at this point, as well as the shared ups and downs, joys and heartaches that we could not have imagined. The emotions that come with...

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“Unto us a child was born”

"Unto us a child was born"As the fire crackles and hymns hang in the air with the aromatic smell of balsamic pinewood we ask ourselves, is this the magic of Christmas? We turn to evident signs of our abundance under our tree and the gratitude we feel tends...

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A life with the Scalpel

A life with the ScalpelThe sound of the heavens dumping onto the jungle forest, a billion drops of water pounding on the tin roof, the smell of hot jungle mist in the air; this is one of my first memories of Pucallpa, Peru, engrained in my 8-year old brain...

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As we “faith forward”

As we "faith forward"I recently read a post from a friend's blog, and felt that what was shared described the maturation of Scalpel At The Cross, both as a collective entity and as individuals, to an absolute T.  She put it this way, "Faithing forward...

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A reflection of Thanks & Giving

A reflection of Thanks & GivingWe live in a world of deadlines, overloaded schedules, and nonstop work. For some, it’s 16-hour days; for others, it is a seven-day work week. In the constant motion and stress of day-to-day life, it’s hard to stop for a...

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Behind the Scalpel: Covenant Presbyterian Church

Behind the Scalpel: Covenant Presbyterian ChurchWhen one considers the word covenant from a purely secular perspective, it connotes the idea of contract, agreement, undertaking, commitment, guarantee, warrant, pledge, promise, or bond.  But looking at the...

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Behind the Scalpel: Grateful for Church Support

Behind the Scalpel: Grateful for Church SupportPsalm 67, v.1, begins with a prayer and plea, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us —“. This is our heart’s cry for God’s loving presence among us, and His provision to us, but...

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Behind the Scalpel: Luzmila Cahua

Behind the Scalpel: Luzmila CahuaA year ago, my dad told me about Scalpel At The Cross. I thought it was an interesting organization providing a good opportunity to learn new things and improve my English, but I did not think anything beyond that. After...

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