According to the Huffington Post, Colorado is now filled with a puffing host! The article gives the full statistics for the first month of recreational marijuana sales in the Centennial State, along with projected uses of tax revenue from the product. Ironically enough, the first $40 million in taxes is promised away for school construction–now that’s what you call a “higher” education. The Holy Spirit through Paul outlined what is surely a more effective educational strategy:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:11-14)
I’ve gotten pieces of this here and there, but this email from Greg Howell, elder at the Cordova church in Memphis TN, passed on to me by friend Paul Goddard, elder at the Park Ave. church in Memphis, helps put the pieces together:
Vanessa Martin and her children, Stone and Alana,were involved in very serious car accident Tuesday morning, January 19, in Meeker, Colorado. Vanessa is the daughter-in-law of Cordova church of Christ minister Jerry Martin. Paul and Vanessa Martin work with the Meeker church of Christ, a small mission congregation in central Colorado. Stone was airlifted to Grand Junction with his father Paul by his side. Ten year old Stone passed away Wednesday morning January 21. Alana and Vanessa were airlifted to Denver where thirteen year old Alana has been in a medically induced coma with a collapsed lung and a broken leg. Vanessa suffered minor injuries. Jerry and his wife Denise are in Colorado. The driver of the car that hit them had minor injuries. It appears that the car slid on the ice and hit the passenger side of the Martin’s car. Please add these families to your prayers.
Prayers are being offering for this family, please add yours.