‘Bleak’ future ahead for majority of Americans due to lower education, increasing deaths by drugs, alcohol and suicide, known as “deaths of despair”

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I have stated for years we are in Spiritual Warfare and the Church needs to carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION! JESUS IS OUR ONLY HOPE!!!! Spiritual Warfare is hot and heavy right now in the entire world! Satan is having his way with so many! Where are the people of GOD???? This mess is only going to get worse, so many souls are turning to drugs, here in New Mexico the governor and her gang passed legalized pot!!!!!! Just what is needed in poverty stricken New Mexico, crime ravaged New Mexico, abortion capitol New Mexico, child hunger New Mexico.

Priscilla Shirer’s Bible study, The Armor of God, takes its name from the well-known spiritual warfare passage in Ephesians 6:10-20.

“When Paul talks about spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6, prayer is the seventh piece of armor. It activates all of the rest of the spiritual armor,” she said. “When we refuse to pray, it’s like having a refrigerator without plugging it in. Prayer is the divinely authorized mechanism God has given us to tap into His power. Without prayer, we’ll be ineffective in spiritual warfare. But with it, we will be victorious.”

The Truth About Spiritual Warfare

Great message here by Billy Graham……..I have been saying for years that we need MATURE CHRISTIANS, we are suffering much because we do not help people in grow in love with Jesus. One reason is that many see too much hate in Christians and do not go to Church. Love like Jesus. Live that so people see Jesus in you and not Hollywood!

FROM THE CHRISTIAN POST:

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter FacebookTwitter

Americans who don’t have a college degree are now facing a “bleak” and deadlier future compared to those who do, according to Princeton researchers who recently found increasing deaths by drugs, alcohol and suicide, known as “deaths of despair,” are largely concentrated among this group while a college degree appears to act as a talisman against them.

In their working paper, The Great Divide: Education, Despair and Death published this month, husband and wife research team, Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, build on previous research examining the relationship between mortality and education in America.

‘Bleak’ future ahead for majority of Americans due to lower education: study

Violence in Youth Football in Albuquerque:

This is way out of control! Where are the MEN OF GOD????? WHERE ARE THEY???? This is far from biblical!!!! If I was in charge, all those who took part in this violence would be suspended for at least 1 year or more, maybe forever! How can men be teaching kids this behavior is okay??? Then to hear that this type of behavior has been going on for years!!! Horrible! This type of behavior bleeds into our streets and schools. We are losing generation after generation of children because of how they are raised, thinking these satanic ways make you a man. Shame! WHERE ARE THE MEN OF GOD??????

Maybe this league needs to be disbanded and a new league started.

Satan is having his way with many.

JESUS must be at the center of everything!

The key verse for this years Soldiers of the Cross Men’s encounter is….REAL MEN: Seek first the Kingdom of God…..I will add….and not football, or anything else.

Violence at YAFL games raises concerns, prompts emergency meeting

I wrote this reported this week…….look at the satanic mess that has been created in New Mexico:

New Mexico Poverty

Pastor Dewey Note: I beleive that God is not happy with many of us, we walk around at at every corner we say “GOD BLESS AMERICA”, but we continue to kill His babies through abortion, and kill children through abuse and other means. ……God blessed this country when He founded it, we are the ones that need to bless God and not be fools. Here in New Mexico we will soon have legalized pot. Pot heads driving cars along with all the drunk drivers. New Mexico also has home delivery of booze! I guess the pot heads, boozers and abortionists are happy along with Satan. Do I need to mention how violent New Mexico has become. The New Mexico State Police once again have been called into Albuquerque to help our understaffed police force! Do I need to mention all the CORRUPTION in the state? New Mexicans keep electing anti-life politicians. Satan is having his with with so many. Christians need to seek the the face of the LORD to see if they should run for office. I am so very grateful for one of my heroes of faith Pastor Paul Jaramillo of the Open Door Bible Ministry Church in Los Alamos who is running for the school board! That is how we can change our culture! Amen!

How is your state doing?

2021’s Happiest States in America – WalletHub Study

With 4 in 10 adults having reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website today released its report on 2021’s Happiest States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from the depression rate and the positive COVID-19 testing rate to income growth and the unemployment rate.

Happiest States in America
1. Utah 11. Connecticut
2. Minnesota 12. Vermont
3. Hawaii 13. Washington
4. California 14. Nebraska
5. North Dakota 15. Iowa
6. South Dakota 16. Wisconsin
7. Idaho 17. Virginia
8. Maryland 18. New York
9. New Jersey 19. New Hampshire
10. Massachusetts 20. Maine

Best vs. Worst

  • New Jersey has the lowest share of adult depression, 11.66 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in West Virginia, the state with the highest at 30.20 percent.
  • New York and New Jersey have the fewest suicides (per 100,000 residents), 8, which is 3.6 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 29.
  • North Dakota has the lowest long-term unemployment rate, 13.10 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in New Mexico, the state with the highest at 44.90 percent.
  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 51.00 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Florida, the state where the rate is the lowest at 22.80 percent.
  • Utah has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 15.74 percent, which is 1.7 times lower than in Nevada, the state with the highest at 26.07 percent.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959

More from WalletHub

Expert Commentary

What are the key ingredients to a happy life?          

“The most fundamental elements to a happy life comprised of a combination of factors. It begins with being mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially healthy. It also requires having healthy relationships with individuals in your personal and social circles and be contented with the choices you have made in your life journey. Furthermore, harmful, or toxic behaviors are not positive components of happiness, and you must display self-authenticity while striving to be the best person you can be each day.”
Wendy Johnny – Assistant Professor, City University of New York

“What we see across the world is that having access to health care and robust welfare programs helps to ensure that people are able to live a happy life. These things are not on their own sufficient to be happy, but we all need a good baseline in which our physical needs are satisfied in order to live a happy life. Once we have gotten this baseline secured, the next best things we can do are to focus on the quality and nature of our social relationships and to develop a mindset marked by optimism, compassion, and gratitude – qualities of mind which are both part of feeling happy and conducive towards feeling happier. We need to be able to see the good around us, take it in, and experience it with others.”
Lorraine Besser – Professor of Philosophy, Middlebury College

How important is money to people’s happiness?

“It matters, but not as much as one might think. Across research studies, income tends to be positively associated with subjective well-being. That means that as an individual’s income increases, their perceptions of their well-being tend to also increase. However, this effect tends to be small and to level out as income increases. At a certain point, more money does not contribute to greater well-being.”
Stacey McElroy-Heltzel, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa

“The research on the question of money is clear. Being poor and having a lot of stress because you do not have enough money definitely makes you unhappy, but once your income reaches a minimum threshold (about $75,000 per year in most parts of the U.S.), getting more money after that does not significantly increase happiness.”
Frank T. McAndrew, Ph.D. – Professor, Knox College

Considering the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, what will be the long-term effects on citizens’ level of happiness? What are some steps a person can take to ensure a state of psychological well-being?

“With the protracted nature of this pandemic, which has only intensified stress for some who were already suffering, we are becoming chronically anxious and chronically stressed. Our feelings of anxiety and stress as well as our responses to them (particularly, unhealthy coping responses) can become habits and take a toll on our health and wellbeing that can well outlast the pandemic. When things get better, our chronic habits of anxiety and worry may not automatically disappear completely. In my opinion, as individuals, we might need to take very conscious steps to regulate our worry and utilize interventions that can restore calmness and contentment…We also need meaningful and well-paying jobs, and welcoming and safe communities to support our psychological wellbeing.”
Meg Warren, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Western Washington University

“The pandemic taught most of us a lot about the importance of having close social relationships and the dangers of social isolation. We should all take steps to ensure that we have close contacts, and that these relationships are positive and fulfilling ones. But to thrive we need more than our close contacts. I worry about the long-term effect of social distancing, wherein we must train ourselves to move away from people, and of mask-wearing, which inhibit the empathetic connections made through our facial expressions. We need to learn how to connect with others in ways that are less physical yet still meaningful and assuring.”
Lorraine Besser – Professor of Philosophy, Middlebury College

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