I am really hurt by people that downplay the COVID pandemic. Right now my Aunt Doris is in a nursing home in Mt. Lake, Minnesota and has COVID and is getting weaker and weaker and our friend Arlene’s Mom is on a ventilator here in Albuquerque. Our friend Lou is in the hospital with COVID in Albuquerque, one of my Pastor friends, who just moved here, has COVID. The fellow who does work on our Son’s delivery vans died of COVID. Our friend Midge died of COVID, she was living in Minot, North Dakota. Right now we have almost 50 friends with COVID. My wife Sharon is an RN here in Albuquerque and daughter Gretchen is a Respiratory Therapist here in Albuquerque. They are on the front lines and here hear people, even some of my friends knowing Sharon and Gretchen are on the front lines make a joke of it, or make it a political issue…hurts my heart and soul. So many have become callous. Where is the heart of JESUS? Many Christians have developed such harden hearts. This is not a political issue it is a LIFE issue, people are dying, people are suffering, families have been devastated, where is your heart?
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
Many are dying, many are putting their lives on the line for others…….the downplaying and the jokes are evil, not of God. To think that many will not wear a mask because of their own will….failing to show respect for others, only thinking of themselves, is awful. That type of attitude is not of Jesus. Many Americans have heart disease, such harden hearts. Look where it has gotten us!!! Politics is the playground of Satan. Right now America is in its worst crisis since the Civil War and many do not see that, as they are blinded by Satan. We are failing as a Country.
America became all about ME! ME! ME! ME!, instead of JESUS!
History will not be kind at all to us….we will be recorded for our hate and division. It will be recorded correctly.
More than 2,000 deaths here in New Mexico and over
This article by Joline Gutierrez of the Albuquerque Journal speaks volumes:
America in 2020 has been a disaster, politics has ruled, Jesus has been pushed aside by many, many have tried to get on the throne of God, many are drinking political Kool-Aid, it has done great damage to America.
MANY AMERICAS ARE HUNGRY AND JOBLESS!!!!! Joel Osteen’s Texas megachurch received $4.4M COVID-19 stimulus loan
With his wealth he could have funded this himself! Now a Church owes the government money?
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Why is a Pastor and Church taking so much money????????? Joel Osteen is already a millionaire!!!!! I am sorry this is horrible! So much of this stimulus money has been given to out to big, wealthy organizations while so many Americans go hungry, cannot pay rent, out of work….who is watching the chicken house???? No one!!!!! No wonder the Federal Budget is overflowing with red ink! Who is in charge in D.C.? Government welfare to a millionaire!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME! This is showing an unbelieving world what it wants to see from Christians!!! This upsets me to no end! We are in the worst crisis since the Civil War and worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu in 1918 and this happens!!!!!????!!! The Republicans and Democrats could not organize a one car funeral!
The loan received by Osteen’s Lakewood Church was the first time federal lawmakers provided direct financial assistance for a house of worship, the Houston Chronicle reported.
As part of the federal CARES Act that gave coverage to employers to pay for employee wages and other operational costs and needs during the coronavirus pandemic, Lakewood Church received the third-highest loan in the Houston area, according to the Houston Business Journal, citing federal data.
From WalletHub Today:
With 10.7 million Americans still unemployed and nearly 69% of people saying they would have difficulty meeting their financial obligations if their next paycheck were delayed for a week, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Cities in the Most Financial Distress During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.
In order to take a deeper look into where people are struggling the most financially, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities without data limitations across nine key metrics. Our data set includes factors like the change in the number of bankruptcy filings between September 2019 and September 2020, the average credit score and the share of people with accounts in distress. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
|Most Distressed||Least Distressed|
|1. Las Vegas, NV||91. Newark, NJ|
|2. Phoenix, AZ||92. Boise, ID|
|3. Chicago, IL||93. Irvine, CA|
|4. Miami, FL||94. Lincoln, NE|
|5. San Antonio, TX||95. Boston, MA|
|6. Los Angeles, CA||96. Scottsdale, AZ|
|7. Fort Worth, TX||97. Anchorage, AK|
|8. Houston, TX||98. Madison, WI|
|9. Dallas, TX||99. Jersey City, NJ|
|10. Austin, TX||100. Fremont, CA|
To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
How are cities’ economies linked to people’s well-being?
“If the economy in a city is not doing well, there are fewer opportunities for residents to get a job and become financially successful. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many cities have been forced to institute lockdowns. This impacts key non-essential businesses in the city, such as the tourism industry or sit-in dining, and in turn leads to higher unemployment when businesses must shutter their doors,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “The loss of a job, or at least loss of revenue, caused by a diminished city economy can cause people to fall into financial distress. It doesn’t even take a long disruption to hurt people’s well-beings, either – over two thirds of Americans would have trouble meeting their financial obligations if their next paycheck were delayed by just one week.”
How does the closure of schools contribute to financial distress?
“Closing schools increases the number of people in financial distress because it removes the normal supervision of children during the day and places that burden on parents. Parents, especially those with younger children, may have to stay home from work or hire childcare as a result. Households where both parents work may see a sudden drop in income, but the hardest-hit households will be those with single parents,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “If it is feasible, businesses should let parents work from home when their children have to do online schooling. The government should also help schools reopen faster by adopting widespread rapid COVID-19 testing, which will prevent infection within schools while giving students the in-person learning they desperately need.”