Yesterday I watched the Governors COVID press conference and it was so hard to follow. So many moving parts to her new plan. Will the new plan help?

New Mexico hospital officials warn that they are running out of beds

State COVID relief checks expected to be sent out starting Dec. 14


Santa Fe – Following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s last-minute holiday scramble to provide COVID-19 relief to businesses and unemployed New Mexicans, the Governor is now reversing course on her statewide approach. The Governor will now implement a “county-by-county, three-tiered” system for evaluating and responding to the out of control coronavirus spread. Unfortunately, this reversal is too little, too late, and this new standard will likely be impossible to reach for some.

“The Governor’s revised strategy to combat COVID-19 using county-by-county data is an acknowledgment that her prior eight months long one-size-fits-all policy has been a failure that is devastating to working families and small businesses,” said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend (R-Artesia). “While we appreciate she is taking a new approach that looks at each county differently, the fact remains, her reopening standards are so high it will be months before any of our 33 counties can fully reopen.”

Despite having the strictest standards in the nation, the Lujan Grisham administration has failed to contain the spread of the virus in any meaningful way. Additionally, under the new “county-by-county” standard, the state will still essentially run under a one-size-fits-all methodology for determining any reopening. Rural counties with smaller populations and greater geographic size will have to follow the same standards for reopening as those from more urban and densely populated counties.

“We have recently learned that Johns Hopkins University predicts that New Mexico will not be even close to reopening until April 2021- that’s five months away and unacceptable,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) “To suggest that the Governor is changing her policy to satisfy Republican demands, is setting the stage to blame conservative New Mexicans when her policy fails. Her new policy continues to keep every county perpetually under lockdown, even if and when they reach ZERO new cases. Her best case scenario is for businesses to operate at 50% with no serious plan for post-COVID recovery.”


Last night I had trouble sleeping. I was kinda upset. I have never seen our Country in such bad shape, we are so very divided and get so mad at each other. People want to pick fights on Facebook with me, I’m sure you have then same thing happen to you if you are speaking out for JESUS! I do not know if we will ever come together again as a Country. I have warned for years America was making politics a god.

The election process for President has turned into chaos, the pandemic is getting worse. More folks are dying and getting sick and the hospitals are filled to capacity and the Doctors and nurses are so very tired, some are quitting. My angel wife Sharon and angel daughter Gretchen are on the front lines. People fight over wearing a mask. Many have become so very selfish and only care about themselves. Families cannot be with their loved one when they pass away. I am doing another funeral on Saturday. It breaks my heart that the family cannot be together, only 5 are allowed in the chapel, but thankfully the funeral home will broadcast it live so they can watch the service, but as you know this is not the same at all. People are hurting so badly….. it breaks my heart…they cannot not grieve like we normally do. This is of great concern of mine, the grieving process is now way different.

Folks in nursing homes cannot see their loved ones and cannot leave their rooms. We have a friend who will be 100 in April, she is lock downed in her room. Her son-in-law tells me It is hard to talk to her on the phone because she cannot hear that good.

The pandemic is taking an enormous toll on people losing their businesses and jobs.

Many people who are living alone in their homes alone have severe bad anxiety.

Education is a mess, I do not know how students do this without one on one contact with their teachers, the same with the teachers…it must be so very stressful.

People panic and raid the grocery stores.

What makes my head spin is that during this whole time pro football and baseball owners sign players to multi-million dollar contracts while people loose their jobs and go hungry. That is messed up.

Will America ever be the America I once knew?

We all need to seek the face of Jesus. Jesus needs to be at the center, He is not at this time in America, politics is, selfishness is, ego’s are running at an all-time high. The Church has lost much of its influence in América. That is a bitter pill to swallow.

“We Must All Hang Together, or Most Assuredly, We Will All Hang Separately” Benjamin Franklin made this statement at the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was of course referring to the need for the signers, and the states they represented, to stick together against a common enemy, Great Britain.

The Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

What will we do?

My heart is broken…..

Many do not know JESUS is the only answer.

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.
John 13:34-35

Responding to hate with love that shapes our souls

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