The Memory Project invites high school students to cultivate global kindness by creating portraits as unique gifts for children around the world. These portraits help the children feel valued, show them that many people care about their wellbeing, and provide them with a special childhood memory for the future. Since 2004 The Memory Project has coordinated the delivery of 160,000-plus portraits to children in 49 countries.
For more than 40 years, Concordia Lutheran High School has been gathering and donating gifts to the Christmas Bureau for children in need. This year, 30 families (123 individuals in all) will benefit from the many donations from students, faculty and staff. Pillowcases were also made by students and volunteers and given to each one of the members of the families.
Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who brings hope, forgiveness of our sins, and salvation to us. May the blessings of the Christ child be with you today and always.
The other day, a colleague, Andy Stout, forwarded an article written in Men’s Health that certainly made me re-read it a second time. Icing is no longer a correct response to an injury where swelling and inflammation is the body’s immediate response. R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) was a solid foundational skill taught in my Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries class at Concordia Nebraska. It has been a staple response by doctors, hospital personnel, school nurses, athletic trainers, coaches, dads, and moms since 1978.