Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
After the Governors COVID update this past Thursday I was very unsettled. My spirit was very disturbed as a Pastor and news reporter. She gave us all the dickens and really hammered on the Espanola community about not wearing masks. The last time I had heard anything like that was years and years ago back home in Windom, Minnesota, the great Hubert Humphrey came to my hometown and gave the farmers the dickens. The difference here was the farmers knew Hubert was right and they had great respect for him. The Governor of New Mexico has and is losing the respect of the people New Mexico. In South Dakota awhile back the people held a parade of cars around the Governors mansion in appreciation for the work during COVID of done by Governor Kristi Neom. I do not think that will ever happen here. The people of South Dakota love their Governor. What is Godly Leadership?
I wanted to share about this bright and early Friday but I was still praying to the Lord as to what to say about this. I had a prayer meeting with an Albuquerque businessman yesterday morning and on the way I got a call of the passing of a dear, dear friend. That took a lot of the wind out of my sails. Pray for the Susan Saludo Parks family, Susan could not be more than 45, she had had chemo and a bone marrow transplant….she went through so very much. Susan has two boys. Please keep them and her Mom and Dad in your prayers. I first met Susan in 1995 when I moved here to Albuquerque, we worked together in radio.
I am still mourning over Susan’s passing and got some calls from friends that also worked with Susan, she was the one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life.
This morning I continued to pray what to write about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. I have never seen a Governor take control of a state like her. The Governor has been allowed to control our lives, our Churches, restaurants and all other businesses, schools…on and on. The Supreme Court rules in her favor on everything when they hear a case from the people.
On Thursday when she really hammered on the Espanola community, she got down right mean. She likes to threaten us all with further action and rolling back lockdowns. The Governor talked to the Espanola folks like they were little kids misbehaving. She belittled them and us all here in the state, awful stuff. She acts like we are all dummies. This is no way to be a leader. I have lived here since 1995 and we have not had a Governor worth a hoot. I do not know why New Mexico fails at electing a good Governor, it saddens me. The last Governor was a Republican and she also failed to end abortion and other evils in the state and left the citizens of New Mexico in a lurch, paying out big bucks because of monkey business in her administration. She also failed to invite us all to her famous pizza party.
The Governor and her people at these COVID updates keep saying they want New Mexico to be number one in fighting COVID, wear your mask, wash your hands, do social distancing….on and on…….they want to be number one in this COVID deal but we are already number one in suicides, alcohol related diseases, we are number one in America in underprivileged children, we kill God’s babies thorough abortion, many business have closed for good, lives have been ruined, dreams have been crushed and on and on and you can make a list I am sure. We are number one in failure. I have never seen a Governor in all my years take such control of a state and its people and CHURCHES!!!!!!
New Mexico is burning down, the foundation is crumbling at this moment. Right now I see no end in the near future for this madness to end. It is like a Nightmare.
Read The Letter Here from the Mayor of Espanola responding to the belittling from the Governor to the people of the beautiful Espanola Valley. God Bless you Mayor Javier Sanchez for standing up for the people of Espanola!
I posted this on Thursday:
Rodney Byam of Windom, Minn: The people of New Mexico need people like Pastor Dewey so badly, He and his lovely wife are right where they should be with his radio ministry and daily news, podcasts and internet ministry, his contributors are worldwide, evangelists who collectively amount to one of the most robust Christian news organizations around.
I had to digest this news overnight…….The Governor opens indoor dining to 25% of capacity……Okay, but I sure don’t think this is going to help many owners. They have suffered greatly, many have closed forever. The last figure I saw was over 200 had closed. Families that had dreams….now have devastation. Look around it is not hard to see the economic damage to New Mexico in many ways with the Governors shutdown. How about the other issues ABORTION!!! OUR CHILDREN!!! THE WELL BEING OF OUR CHILDREN!!! NEW MEXICO IS THE STATE WITH THE MOST UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Albuquerque Journal reports: In addition, the governor said Wednesday a revised public health order – that will run through at least mid-September – will also increase the maximum capacity at churches and other houses of worship from 25% to 40%. More Here
All this is like throwing a wet blanket on a wildfire of economic destruction.
TROUBLED STATE! New Mexico is 2020’s State with the Most Underprivileged Children – WalletHub Study
New Mexico already leads the nation in suicides, alcohol disease…….WHAT NEEDS TO BE POINTED OUT IS THE ABORTION OF GOD’S BABIES IN THIS STATE! New Mexico has a cloud of death over it and the blood of babies on the hands of many. It is also an economic disaster as businesses continue to close for good as the Governor has us all on lockdown, including Churches, which are still at 25% of capacity. Read below about the latest restaurant to close.
With August being Child Support Awareness Month and children in need experiencing even more risk than usual due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children, as well as accompanying videos.
In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.
Welfare of Children in New Mexico (1=Most; 25=Avg.):
- 2nd – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
- 10th – % of Maltreated Children
- 2nd – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
- 14th – % of Uninsured Children
- 30th – Infant Mortality Rate
- 4th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
- 15th – Child & Youth Homeless Rate
- 21st – WalletHub “States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus” Score
For the full report, please visit:
More from WalletHub
- States with the Most At-Risk Youth
- Best & Worst States to Raise a Family
- Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
- Most Caring Cities in America
- Businesses anxiously await new public health order
- More Restaurants are closing in Albuquerque! The state is dying. Businesses anxiously await new public health order Churches are still at 25% of capacity, the state rules over the Church here in New Mexico.
- Ortega’s New Mexican Restaurant to shut down
- We must be in prayer for the Churches in America! The Christian Post is reporting:As many as one in five churches could permanently close as a result of shutdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, according to David Kinnaman, president of the prominent Christian research organization Barna Group.In an interview with NPR Monday regarding the status of American churches after months of shutdowns, Kinnaman said although churches were handling things “pretty swimmingly” at first, circumstances have changed for some.1 in 5 churches facing permanent closure within 18 months due to COVID-19 shutdowns: BarnaI asked Pastor Paul Holt one of my mentors in life, who is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Magdalena, New Mexico his thoughts on this:
The author doesn’t understand the issues correctly. The churches that are closing down are the ones that have moved away from scripture and are ashamed of the gospel.Meanwhile, many of those churches are not in sound financial shape to weather the storm.At our business meeting last night, we saw we were in the black over the summer.Praise the Lord for His wisdom and direction. Empty preaching leads to an empty Church.Thank you Pastor Paul for your thoughts.
From Pastor and FGGAM writer Pastor Jerry McCullah who is also am mentor of mine:Political correctness says, “I shouldn’t say anything that offends another, even if what I say is true.”Narcissism says, “God exists for my benefit, and should be willing to be manipulated by me for my wishes.”False preachers and church members profane God by trying to bring Him down to their level, contemptuous of His holiness.A true disciple says, “I am nothing without God. I exist for His pleasure. I will speak His truth in His love regardless of consequences. I live in holiness to bring glory to Him.”