Ruidoso, New Mexico Fighting to Survive


My heart breaks at all the economic devastation in New Mexico, all the lives that will never be the same. Yesterday I traveled to preach at FBC in Reserve traveling through through Socorro, which was depressed before this pandemic shut down, is suffering even more. The hunting industry is so very important to Catron County and other counties in the state. The fall is a booming time for many, hunters from all over America come to New Mexico….what will happen this year? The ‘spotted owl law’ ruined the timber industry in Catron County, cattle and hunting is what this precious county has left. One of the favorite places people in the state and out-of-state love to visit is Ruidoso. The ABQ Journal did an excellent report on how the shutdown has hit Ruidoso.

What economic base New Mexico had is disappearing…….

The hurt is deeper than the Governor can see.

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So many in America are suffering so much….we minister to those are hurting so badly from anxiety, this shutdown has hurt many very badly. Pray for all those that are alone in these very troubling times. Many folks see no end to this turmoil. Sharon and I hear from so many that they are having severe anxiety. God is always the answer not politics. Riots, crime waves, defund police, stay at home orders, business shutdowns, COVID-19, job loss, no rent money, no house payment money, no food money, a nation so far in debt it will be almost impossible to ever balance the Federal deficit, a nation at war with itself……

The consensus I am getting from people is that no matter who wins the Presidency in November the turmoil will continue in America. Get so very close to Jesus and the Word of God. The COVID shutdown in New Mexico may last well into next year, to some degree or the same. The Governor said in one of her press conferences that very same, that we may be dealing with COVID into June of 2021.

Gods is the answer not man.

Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans

Anxiety Disorders

Report: New Mexico’s suicide rate is highest in the nation

Billy Graham

Are antidepressants the only answer?

Jul 20, 2020

 Are antidepressants the only answer? From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: I was born during the Great Depression but that doesn’t compare to what we are experiencing with the war with the “invisible enemy” (COVID-19). So many have turned to antidepressants. Is that the only answer? – A.D.

A: The world’s experiencing a new normal in the 21st century – vastly different from the security America enjoyed in the 20th century. People – even children – worked hard all day and slept well at night.

Today widespread anxiety and depression weigh people’s hearts down as fears rise in the face of many troubles. While battles rage worldwide and storms gather in the human spirit, depression steals rest from our souls. “Depression” can describe the hard economic state of affairs that sweep our world, but depression also attacks the human state of mind.

All of these are storm clouds hovering over a lost and dying world. Their thunderbolts grip hearts with indescribable fear. Our society is caught up in a powerful windstorm that has already caused massive destruction.

Wars can come in many forms and the Bible predicts that as the end of time draws near there will be an onslaught of wars and rumors of wars, causing people to wonder if there’s really something to the ancient prophecies spoken by God’s prophets, and confirmed by Jesus Christ (Matthew 24).

The CDC once reported that antidepressants were the most prescribed drugs in the United States. One physician stated, “It’s hard to believe that [so many] people are depressed, or that antidepressants are the answer.” Drugs for depression aren’t the answer. There is only one answer to the travail of this present age, and it’s found in the ageless pages of the Bible. Those who have made peace with God understand the promise: “Let not your heart be troubled… neither let it be afraid” (John 14:1, 27).


(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)


Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans


From Rebellion to Redemption, It’s Time for ‘The Return’

‘We Are in a Critical Time in America—We Have Been Warned,’ as National Leaders Plan ‘The Return,’ a Day of Prayer for Repentance in Washington on Sept. 26

NEW YORK—One of the most impactful stories in Scripture regarding a city going from near destruction to redemption is found in the book of Jonah.


“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me” (Jonah 1:2).


Leader Kevin Jessip notes that the great Assyrian city of Nineveh was full of wickedness, yet God chose a man, Jonah, to warn them of coming judgment and destruction. But Jonah resented what the Lord was asking him to do. Then, after three days in the belly of a whale, Jonah cried out to God and repented himself for rebelling against the calling of God and attempted to flee from him. The Lord spared Jonah’s life, so the second time God spoke, Jonah obeyed, entered Nineveh, and an amazing miracle took place.


“The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth” (Jonah 3:5).


This account of rebellion to redemption—both for Jonah and for the people of Nineveh—is parallel to the world today. Rebellion has happened, but will redemption occur?


This is the hope of national leaders across America who have been Spirit-led to be involved in a movement called The Return on the Washington Mall on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, when thousands will gather to pray for the sake of our nation and its people.

“In Nineveh, the miracle began when the obedience from a reluctant prophet delivered the word of the Lord, and the people responded in humility, and turned back to the Lord in fasting, prayer and repentance,” Jessip said. “Hallelujah! Thank God for his mercy, which remains today! This is a pattern in Scripture that continues. Abominations occur in a land and a people. God choses a man to deliver a warning prior to his righteous judgement. The word is accepted or rejected, depending on the choice exercised in free will, which brings about blessings or destruction.


“We are in a critical time in America,” Jessip continued. “We have been warned. God in His mercy has afforded us a time of reprieve to turn and repent for our land to be spared from destruction, it’s a Nineveh moment! ‘The Return’ is a chance for America, 40 days prior to our next election, to turn back to God, just like Nineveh. ‘The Return’ is the gathering to spark a movement to gather, fast, pray and repent for our wickedness.”


New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn is one of the many who are calling for the nation to return to prayer, return to repentance and return to God.

“We have driven God out of our public life and have called what is good evil and what is sin good,” Cahn says in a video that has already been viewed by nearly 800,000 people. “America’s fall from God is not only progressing—it’s accelerating—to the point that it is no longer just a falling away but a war against the purposes of God.”

Cahn and Jessip will join with other leaders such as Dr. James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Gordon Robertson, Anne Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Michele Bachmann, Marcus Lamb, Bishop Harry Jackson and many more, who are all helping to spread the word about “The Return.”

Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God, especially as America and much of western civilization was founded on a biblical foundation stone but has turned away from that foundation.

“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28. Visit “The Return” at to register and learn more.

Let me share with you a news release from the NM GOP House and other stories…….

Shifting scope and target of Governor’s orders should worry New Mexicans

Farmington, NM – This week the Governor has continued targeting New Mexico restaurants, revoking operating licenses from a handful of establishments that protested the forced economic shutdown by allowing patrons to dine-in. 


Governor Lujan Grisham has used the license revocation tactic in a separate earlier incident with a restaurant in Silver City. A judge subsequently told the State of New Mexico to reissue the license and allow the establishment to operate. The ever shifting scope of the Governor’s emergency powers have sparked criticism across the state, with many New Mexicans participating in a virtual protest against the executive’s targeting one specific industry. 


“We have now seen the depths to which Governor Lujan-Grisham will go to get her way,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya. “Pulling restaurant food prep licenses by claiming an “imminent health hazard” when she has shown zero data proving that dine-in restaurants are causing increased infections is suspicious at best. The Governor is using state agencies that she controls as tools to bully less favored New Mexicans into submission and ruin their lives, simple as that.“
Morew Here:
From State Rep. Gail Armstrong on Friday:
From: “Terrazas, Ramon A., DPS” <>
Date: Jul 15, 2020 17:57
Subject: Public health order enforcement
To: D12 Supervisor All <>,D12-All <>
We received new directions from headquarters today.
We will no longer be issuing a verbal warning or a cease and desist order.
If the business is found to not be compliant you need to issue the non-traffic citation for violation of a public health order.
I need a copy of the citation before the end of your shift email to me so I can forward.
You also need to continue to complete an offense incident report or supplemental if we have been to the business for previous complaints.
Please communicate with the shift supervisor and if there are any questions please call me.
Things are evolving quickly I will try to send out something more detailed tomorrow
Ramon Terrazas
New Mexico State Police
2584 N. Silver St.
Suite B
Silver City New Mexico 88061
Thanks to Paul Gessing for this report and the photos! What a mess Albuquerque!!!

Been to Downtown Albuquerque recently? If not, we don’t blame you. Boarded up business windows are now being “improved” by “art” like the following on the New Mexico Bank & Trust building on Gold. Does Mayor Tim Keller approve of these messages? #nmpol


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I wanted to share this with you all so that your can see and hear what the Governor shared with the Post. I am so sadden what is happening to our state. I want you to hear what she told reporter Jonathan Capehart:

Cape Up Live with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

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