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.

So many businesses in New Mexico have been destroyed. So many have no jobs, food banks having a hard time keeping up with the demand for food……

The death of the department store and the American middle class
The collapse of America’s middle class crushed department stores. Amazon and the pandemic are the final blows.

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Demand ‘increasing dramatically’ for food aid in New Mexico

Hunger in New Mexico

New Mexico ranks 50th in child well-being again

New Mexico unveils ‘Red to Green’ system that enables counties to reopen

Much damage has been done to the State!

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

NM benefit program on its way for unemployed

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

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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.


It is very sad for me to watch Rudy Giuliani embarrass himself and America. He once stood strong, but now he appears to be a damaged man. So very tragic to watch a man self-destruct. This is what happens when politics becomes your God.

I always respect people who tell us what we need to hear rather than what we want to hear…Our neighbors Doctor who is very respected here in New Mexico told her, “We will be dealing with COVID for at least another 18 months.”

I am so very blessed to serve our Lord and people. I get many calls for help during these days of COVID. Many are so lonely. These are not political issues, these are Godly issues. America is a mess, its divided so very much…..A lovely widow called me about selling her house and moving away to be closer to family. Loneliness and COVID have a lot to do with this. Many, especially the elderly and widows are going through such a hard time and many in this Country forget about them and make every issue that comes up a political issue! SHAME! Putting politics before God and people. Talk about God’s ways, not politics. Politics is the playground of Satan, just look where politics has gotten us! I can smell the smoke from Hell from here.

Meet the ICU doctor who is going viral for embracing a COVID-19 patient
Dr. Joseph Varon has worked more than 250 consecutive days during the pandemic.

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