Tension is High in NM: State vs. Lea County


And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

I always pray myself through the days…..not plow myself through and do dumb things…….

I keep thinking….I cannot get a haircut in New Mexico because of Public Health orders, but the murdering of God’s babies continue through abortion here in New Mexico. So very, very wrong….it goes to show how off base we are as a state. Evil. Who is in charge of the Public Health for God’s babies? This whole world has been turned upside down, never seen anything like it in my lifetime.

Yesterday I had a lovely Christian woman call me and she wept as she talked about how many Christians are falling apart emotionally during this time. I also had a young lady call me who works in the service industry in Albuquerque and she said that many people are being rude as they wait. The nasty talk has got to stop. Christians need to be well behaved and remember if you are rude, that is the example you are showing an unbelieving world, it is just what they want to see, Christians behaving badly. The peacemaker is JESUS and HIS WORD! HIS PROMISES!

We will continue to be a divided state and nation unless all this stops, if not, this division is  going to finally tear us apart.

Jesus is always the answer…….seek the face of the LORD, use your God given discernment in all you do and say. Will we ever come together in unity? Who will be your peacemaker?

God Given Discernment….Do You Have it?

Much of New Mexico is getting very restless staying at home and wearing a mask. NM health secretary warns Lea County The state is hurting very badly in a lot of ways, murder, robbery, drug abuse, domestic violence, New Mexico ranks 3rd in alcohol consumption during pandemic, unemployment, businesses closing for good, the oil industry has gone away for now, the state is broke, the coming years will be very tough in New Mexico. Many have not had funerals for their loved ones because of COVID-19. Folks cannot visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, assisted living…..Meanwhile COVID-19 rages on in the Navjo Nation. Our Native American brothers and Sisters are hurting very badly.COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation

Please be in prayer over all these issues.

Tension is high in not only New Mexico, but the nation.

Many restaurants in New Mexico have closed for good. This is so very sad, as many have lost their life savings, their dreams, many jobs are being lost. Last week the number was at 215 that have closed for good.

Please let your voice be heard!NM Governor Lujan Grisham’s Website

I am counting on you to be nice to the Governor….show the love of Jesus.

NM Health secretary fighting an ’emotionally draining’ battle

Local restaurant shares dine-in service reopening guide with other restaurants

Small businesses grapple with governor’s mandatory mask public health order

Churches across NM slowly reopen for in-person services

Santa Fe faces $100M deficit

UNM professors working to develop COVID-19 vaccine

WalletHub released its report on the States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2020, as well as accompanying videos, to highlight the areas that stand to be most affected.

This study compares the 50 states and the District in terms of 22 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and employee drug testing laws. You can find some highlights below.

Drug Abuse & Prevention in New Mexico (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.):

  • 11th – Share of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 15th – Share of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 28th – Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per Capita
  • 16th – Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita
  • 12th – Share of Adults Who Needed but Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year

To view the full report, please visit:

FROM YESTERDAY: When I was out in Catron County yesterday Preaching at FBC in Reserve, oh man is it so very dry! Here at our home on the west side of Albuquerque it is dry as a bone! Please be in prayer for rain and the safety of our Firefighters. Today the temps are in the 90’s for much of the state with windy conditions in parts. The only chance of rain in the coming days is Tuesday, only a 20% chance.

Fire Danger in New Mexico


Meanwhile….who is minding the store???

“The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow”

(Deuteronomy 28:12 )

Federal Budget Deficit Tracker Pastor Dewey Note: The Republicans and Democrats in Washington have us drowning in RED INK! Nobody is paying attention! 

U.S. Consumer Debt!!! It is UGLY!

We are playing monopoly with our future and we are losing!

Those stimulus checks are nothing but monopoly money.

Who got the “Go to Jail Card?” Well, we all got the “go to the poor house card”

We are in a Depression and don’t know it! The worst conditions since the Great Depression. Over 30 million Americas are unemployed and way too many business have closed forever, over 200 restaurants in New Mexico have closed for good. See what happens when you do not follow Biblical principles with finances???!!! We have just dumped a gigantic pool of red ink on our children and their grandchildren with this mess.

FGGAM MEDIA CENTER just received this news release:

With most states partially reopened after closing down non-essential businesses earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to the presence or absence of a “shelter-in-place” order. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

States with the Fewest Restrictions States with the Most Restrictions
1. South Dakota T-41. Connecticut / Michigan
2. Wisconsin T-41. New York
3. Idaho T-44. New Mexico
4. Missouri T-44. Washington
5. Utah 46. Hawaii
6. Wyoming 47. Vermont
7. Montana 48. Massachusetts
8. Arizona 49. District of Columbia
9. North Dakota 50. Rhode Island
10. Iowa 51. Illinois

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Biggest Changes in Rank from the Previous Report

  • Wisconsin moved from 34 to 2, up 32 positions. This is due in part to the fact that the state has lifted all restrictions on large gatherings, had closed but fully re-opened restaurants and bars, has child care programs open and has fully reopened all non-essential businesses.
  • Arizona moved from 32 to 8, up 24 positions. This is due in part to the fact that the state has lifted all restrictions on large gatherings and has lifted all stay-at-home mandatory restrictions.
  • Georgia moved from 11 to 28, down 17 positions. This is due in part to the fact that the state requires wearing a face mask in public and that the state still has its legislative sessions postponed.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

Q&A with WalletHub

What should states be most mindful of when reopening?

“States should be most mindful of limiting close contact between residents even as businesses reopen, which means that state legislatures should transition from guidelines on social distancing to laws, such as requiring mask wearing in public places and limiting the number of people per square footage. States can show extra care to vulnerable populations by making sure they are accommodated with free deliveries of essential goods and exclusive hours at all businesses,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “Most importantly, state governments need to closely monitor the number of coronavirus cases, prepare for a second wave, and adjust further reopening plans if needed to avoid too much of a strain on hospitals.”

What can citizens do to maintain their safety in the states that have the fewest restrictions?

“In order to stay safe in the states that have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, people can wear masks and gloves in public even if it’s not required, and they can minimize the amount of time they spend around other people,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “Employees whose jobs allow for working from home could request that their employers let them do so for another few months, and those who can’t work remotely should make sure their workplaces are cleaned regularly and have measures in place to reduce crowding.”

Why does South Dakota rank as the state with the fewest coronavirus restrictions?

“Two major reasons why South Dakota ranks as the state with the fewest coronavirus restrictions are that it is one of only seven states that never had a mandate for all schools to close during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is the only state that never required a statewide closure of bars and restaurants,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “South Dakota has already lifted some of the restrictions it did implement, such as its ban on large gatherings, and it only recommends wearing a mask in public rather than requiring it like most states do.”

New York has the most coronavirus cases in the U.S. How has that impacted their restrictions?

“New York ranks as No. 9 for the most coronavirus restrictions in the U.S.,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “One of New York’s most prominent COVID-19 restrictions is its continued limited statewide quarantine even as many states start to reopen, and it is one of only 8 states in which all gatherings remain prohibited. New York is also among 19 states that participate in multistate agreements for making decisions on the reopening process.”

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