Maximizing your donations through asset based giving

Maximizing your donations through asset based giving

Studies show that about 90% of the world’s wealth is in assets that are not liquid cash. This would be things like investments in stocks, real estate, retirement accounts, closely held business interests, farms and farm produce, personal assets, oil interests, and...
Thanksgiving meditation

Thanksgiving meditation

Recently, in a sermon, I heard something interesting that resonated with me. It is hard to have a thankful spirit. We are trained from an early age to automatically thank everyone for everything. As we grow the true sentiment fades and it becomes a reflex. In a busy...
Using your IRA to bless Scalpel

Using your IRA to bless Scalpel

Congratulations! You have worked hard, saved wisely and have placed a substantial amount of money into your traditional IRA. Plus, you have a sufficient income from other sources, allowing you to comfortably retire. You have also taken care of your health and attained...
Long-term commitment for the spiritual and physical

Long-term commitment for the spiritual and physical

Long-term commitment for the spiritual and physical One of the foundational pillars for Scalpel At The Cross is patient outcomes. This is the less visible portion of our mission that is nonetheless critical to the continuation of our work. In developed nations,...
Skeletal and Spiritual Deformity

Skeletal and Spiritual Deformity

Skeletal and Spiritual DeformityPeter A. Cole, M.D.This article originally appeared in Scalpel’s Edge Vol. 23 Before reading beyond this paragraph, consider the manifestations of a crooked bone that doesn’t heal in proper alignment. What if you broke your leg...
Agape Love

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 preachers and...