New Mexico Governor Will Not Budge On Church Restrictions, Despite U.S. Supreme Court Ruling


How are you doing today? Here is an awesome reminder from Billy Graham:

There are many things in life we need to flee in order to stay close to the Lord. We need to flee pride — that tendency to think of ourselves more highly than we ought — and instead live with humility. We need to avoid causing strife and jealousy, and self- centeredness that prompts such behavior. We need to avoid abusive language and instead develop a Spirit-controlled tongue.

We cannot depend on our own strength and ability or even our own self-discipline. Reading and obeying God’s Word will strengthen us in life. “He brought us forth by the word of truth…. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:18-20). May we keep our eyes on God.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is not budging on Church restrictions: The Albuquerque Journal is reporting this morning that Governor Lujan Grisham is confident that her rules on Church attendance is constitutional, despite the fact of what the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week. Tripp Stelnicki, a spokesman for the Governor’s Office, said in a written statement. “In short, the state feels confident its handling of this matter has been constitutional.” Governor’s office says public health restrictions are ‘equitable’

It has been long reported that New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was in the lead to be named to the Biden cabinet as Health Secretary.  Lt. Governor Howie Morales is as liberal as the Governor. Our state is such a wreck at this time from COVID shutdowns, businesses closing forever, unemployment, hunger is growing in this state at a fast pace, abortions continue, an exceptional drought that is hurting our ranchers and farmers, I HEAR OF NO HELP FOR OUR RANCHERS AND FARMERS!!!! crime continues to be out of control, the list is so very long, it makes me weep. I am sorry to say that big money and ego runs politics. How can this be considered a success? I think of when I was a fireman, we would say after a devastating house fire, ‘we were just able to save the basement’, New Mexico is on fire, I don’t know if the basement can be saved…it may take a complete rebuild!

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FGGAM Vice Chairman Pastor Bill Ruhl posted this:
People of faith were given something extra special to be thankful for late Thanksgiving Eve.
With Justice Barrett casting the deciding vote, the Supreme Court issued a decision stopping New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from enforcing strict 10-person or 25-person limitations for attending religious services.
Noting that the New York regulations single out houses of worship for harsher punishment, the Court gave an equally harsh rebuke to the state and Governor Cuomo:
“But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”
In other words, the Court reminded New York that the Constitution still matters.
As you celebrate this Thanksgiving, we know that as believers, we have much to be thankful for—even during a difficult year. Please join us in adding President Trump’s nomination and the Senate’s confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to our prayers of thanksgiving this year—as well as this strong decision from the Court reminding politicians that religious freedom is not “optional” under the Constitution.
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Yesterday the weather folks were predicting rain/snow for us here in Albuquerque, I have not seen it yet, I have been up since 4am. I know places like Reserve, New Mexico got snow yesterday and out by Magdalena. We need a ton of moisture to crack this “EXCEPTIPONAL DROUGHT” Our ranchers and farmers are in a very, very bad spot, so are our rivers….Look at this report and it will hit you hard: U.S. Drought Monitor

Current Weather Here

Pray Team Jesus for moisture, please.

Long overdue for sure!

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States with the Quickest Weekly Unemployment Claims Recovery – WalletHub Study New Mexico 51st!!!

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With COVID-19’s continued grip on the U.S. and an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, new unemployment claims increased slightly week-over-week on November 16, but were still 89% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics based on changes in unemployment claims. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Most Recovered Last Week Least Recovered Last Week
1. New Jersey 42. Massachusetts
2. South Carolina 43. Alaska
3. West Virginia 44. Florida
4. Pennsylvania 45. Louisiana
5. Wyoming 46. Illinois
6. Oregon 47. Virginia
7. Connecticut 48. Indiana
8. District of Columbia 49. Colorado
9. South Dakota 50. Kansas
10. Arkansas 51. New Mexico

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

WalletHub Q&A

How will Thanksgiving and Black Friday impact unemployment?

“Thanksgiving and Black Friday should have a positive impact on unemployment because this is one of the busiest shopping periods during the year. Though some people may spend less than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of merchants expect holiday sales to increase this year compared to last year, according to the National Retail Federation,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “Businesses should get a big influx of revenue, especially through online shopping, which should put them in a better position to hire new employees or rehire those who were already laid off.”

What does the recent vaccine news from Moderna mean for unemployment?

“The fact that Moderna announced that their vaccine is nearly 95% effective should be a big encouragement to people who are unemployed. Since two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, both have demonstrated an effective vaccine, we can expect to see a larger quantity of doses become available initially, assuming both vaccines are approved,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “The sooner we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated, the sooner we can proceed to a full reopening. Once businesses are allowed to operate at full capacity, we can expect to see more aggressive hiring.”

Should the government step in to help industries like movie theaters avoid going bankrupt?

“The government should take actions to prevent highly-impacted industries such as movie theaters from going bankrupt. Government restrictions on capacity, though essential for safety, have caused many places to become unprofitable. We should protect businesses against bankruptcy to prevent another rise in unemployment,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “In order to receive assistance, companies and landlords in danger of bankruptcy should also be willing to share in the cost. The government can’t be solely responsible for bailing everyone out.”

How do red states and blue states compare when it comes to recovery?

“With an average rank of 24 among the most recovered states, red states had a better recovery from unemployment claims last week than blue states, which rank 29 on average,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “The lower the number of the ranking, the bigger the state’s recovery was.”

How has unemployment in Texas – the state with the most COVID-19 cases – recovered?

“Texas’ unemployment claims have experienced the 23rd quickest recovery in the U.S. For the week of November 16, Texas had 37,680 new unemployment claims, an 88% decrease from the peak during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst.

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