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“The markets do not care who is in power that much politically. What they care about is the economy,” according to John Moore Associates, Certified Financial Planner Brian Cochran. Brian shares the market’s positive outlook on the possibility that “higher risk” Americans could be vaccinated against COVID within a few months!  Go to https://www.johnmoore.com/ and click on the “Insights” tab for more information.

De Novo Concierge Pastors is a ministry of  Paul and Stephanie Martinez. Their ministry is designed to meet the needs of people where they are. According to Paul, “Wedding ceremonies last a moment–marriages should last a lifetime. He has what you need for both! As a Certified SYMBIS* Facilitator, Dr. Martinez will guide you through your personalized assessment, and you’ll get the tools you need to build a marriage that goes the distance!” Paul and Stephanie also provide marriage counseling, wedding planning, and funeral services. For more information, call 505-400-1619 or go to https://denovopastoralservices.com/wedding-packages.html.

Crecca Law Firm Owner, Attorney Alex Crecca, explains how to hire an attorney when injured in an accident. Working through the Personal Injury Lawyer advertising on television, Alex says, “Hire a lawyer and not a jingle.” Alex is available by phone at 505-843-7777, or you can reach him on the web at www.alexhelpme.com.

West Central Community Development Group has announced the groundbreaking ceremony on February 20, 2021, for the new Route 66 Visitors Center.  The project is scheduled to be completed in one year on West Central at I-40 in Albuquerque. City Councilor Klarissa J. Pena and West Central Community Development Group, Executive Director, Luis Hernandez Jr. believe the Center will attract travelers on I-40 to exit and enjoy the Albuquerque community and culture. The facility will feature meeting spaces, the Route 66 museum, a neon sign park, an outdoor amphitheater, and a  drive-in theater. For more information, go to https://www.wccdg.org/.

Alta Mira Specialized Family Services is celebrating 36 years of supporting families and realizing dreams. Andrew Faber is the Marketing and Communications Director, and Katie Wylie is the Early Childhood Program Director. Parents are often overcome with worry when their child is diagnosed with a developmental disability.  Katie said, “Empowering parents is the most rewarding thing we do.”  Andrew said, “We support individuals from birth throughout their life span.”  More information about Alta Mira Specialized Family Services is available at https://altamiranm.org/.


Former Albuquerque Dukes “Clubees” Steve Harney and Rich Harbin worked for years for the Albuquerque Dukes while in the Los Angelos Dodgers Farm System. “Big leaguers” came and went, and their personal experience with each one of them was quite different. Darryl Strawberry was a baseball superstar dealing with serious addiction problems and what he himself called “self-indulgence now.” Steve and Rich worked with Darryl during his 6-game “re-hab” assignment in June of 1993. The man Rich and Steve knew as Darryl Strawberry was “kind, caring, and gracious” even though his personal life was tearing him apart.

Darryl Strawberry is an American former professional baseball right fielder and author who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. He was the first pick of the New York Mets in the 1980 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. His Baseball accomplishments include 1983 MLB Rookie of the Year; 4-time World Series Champion; National League “Silver Slugger Award” winner twice;  335 home runs, and more. Unfortunately, his baseball success was cut short by addiction and what Darryl calls “Self-Indulgence Now.”

In June of 1993, Darryl joined the Albuquerque Dukes for a six-day “rehab” assignment. “Big Leaguers” had joined the Dukes before, but none with the humble, kind approach of Darryl Strawberry. It was a privilege to tell Darryl that I witnessed him coming back out onto the Sports Stadium field (now Isotopes) after a Sunday afternoon game where he spent the next two hours (plus) signing autographs for every child that wanted to say hello to him. All these years later, I get tears in my eyes telling this story. Listen to my conversation with Darryl and find out how to “TURN YOUR SEASON AROUND.” Click on the links for more information about the FINDING YOUR WAY MINISTRY of Darryl and Tracy Strawberry.

John Moore Associates, Certified Financial Planner, Brian Cochran said, “Trading Apps became popular because they provided smaller investors with small account balances a low-cost way to buy or sell stocks or funds.” Unfortunately, many people who are using these apps are not acting like investors. He said,  “It’s not about picking that hot stock and making money fast. The way people gain wealth is they make good decisions consistently with their overall finances for a long period of time,” For more information about investing, go to https://www.johnmoore.com/.

The American Lung Association in New Mexico is working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. This episode features Executive Director Terry Huertaz and Volunteer Advocate Kent Cravens.

Kent is the Chairman of the “Fight for Air Climb” fundraiser this year. The event is planned for Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Albuquerque Fire Academy. The fundraiser will feature an obstacle course for civilians, prizes, and lots of fun! Please check-in with the American Lung Association in New Mexico website (https://www.lung.org/) for updates as we move through the pandemic. Terry said, “Never quit quitting!”

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Cornerstone Lifeworks Christian Counseling Director Sam Newmon, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Gary Echols talk about “Caring for Caregivers.” Gary said, “Exhaustion is a symptom of a caregiver in need. Other symptoms are anxiety, depression, frustration, misinformation, and loneliness.”  For information about Christian Counseling with Cornerstone Lifeworks, call 505.345.2778 or reach out on the web at https://www.cornerstonelifeworks.com/.