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High Desert Hospice, Chaplain Bryan Spurlock, gives us a glimpse at what it means to love people when they are nearing the end of life. In-Home Hospice care is available as a benefit of Medicare, so it does not require a large out of pocket expense to keep loved ones in their own homes to receive extraordinary care. The primary vision of High Desert Hospice is to focus on excellent patient and family care for those facing a life-limiting illness. Call 505-585-2603 or click on the links for more information.

Former pharmacist Dr. Sean Navin says, “14% of New Mexican’s have type II Diabetes.” As many as another 40% could be “pre-diabetic.” Sean is the owner of Diabetes Reversal Now: Lifestyle Coaching. He believes implementing effective, and focused lifestyle changes will help many people to achieve normal blood glucose levels without taking drugs. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/sfnavin.

Musician Brian Nixon said, “Music has helped shape my life!” KLYT Radio (Star-88) was the first contemporary Christian music station in the United States and is now the country’s longest-running Christian Music station. Dr. Brian Nixon serves as the Director of Education and Publishing for Calvary Church. He is also the author of a new book called “Tilt – Finding Christ in Culture.” He shares with us the importance and the impact of music on American culture as a whole.

Star-88 is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station. To support the Ministry of Star-88, go to http://www.star88.fm/.

 

 

 

Sam Newmon is the Director of Cornerstone Lifeworks, Christian Counseling Services in Albuquerque. As we are getting caught up in “binge-watching” our favorite TV shows, Sam suggests that we almost keep a timer and be aware of how much time we are sitting. “Our bodies are meant to move. For every hour of sitting, we need 4-7 minutes of movement.” Cornerstone Lifeworks has a diverse team of therapists with individual specialties and areas of expertise to best serve clients’ needs.  Go to https://www.cornerstonelifeworks.com/ and review the therapist bios for more information.

Paul Gessing is the President of  The Rio Grande Foundation. He helps us navigate the constantly changing political landscape in New Mexico with sound research and monthly updates on ABQ Connect. Weekly email updates from The Rio Grande Foundation are available FREE of charge by simply subscribing at https://riograndefoundation.org/.  Paul provides his insights into the following topics with links to his research and additional information:

1. Grocery store lines and the latest relating to COVID 19 in New Mexico with the red/yellow/green situation.

2. It appears at this point that Gov. Lujan Grisham WILL NOT be part of the Biden Administration. Will any other New Mexico politicos wind up in Washington? Deb Haaland, perhaps? We should briefly discuss what a prospective Biden Administration would mean for New Mexico: https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/biden-energy-policies-will-make-blue-new-mexico-see-red/

3. What happened during the special session?  https://errorsofenchantment.com/special-session-fireworks-over-front-line-essential-workers/

5. The Netflix deal would make Billy the Kid blush: https://errorsofenchantment.com/netflix-deal-would-make-billy-the-kid-blush/

6. According to Wallet hub, New Mexico’s unemployment situation is as bad as any state’s: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-unemployment-claims/72730

7. As the evidence mounts for having students in the classroom, New Mexico’s school situation makes no sense: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexico-school-situation-scientifically-dubious/

8. New Mexico lags in economic freedom index put out by Canadian think tank: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexico-continues-to-lag-region-in-economic-freedom-index/

 

“The trend is your friend,” according to Brian Cochran, Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. “The market continues to trade above long term averages.”  Each week Brian reviews the latest news in the investment markets for ABQ Connect, and he instructs our interest with sound Biblical Principles for investing. For more information, go to https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/.

Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home (ACCH) cares for children that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected through no fault of their own. The ministry does not receive financial help from federal, state, or local government agencies.  Director of Development, Britton Pruitt, shares how God has provided for the ministry in 2020.  For 50 years, ACCH has provided a safe, loving home for children in need. If you would like to help Albuquerque Christian’s Home take care of children, please go to their website at http://acch4kids.org/.

Chase Wixon, Foster Parent Recruiting Manager for  The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries. They are a Christ-centered agency dedicated to treating the mind, body & spirit of those they serve. Chase appeals to our listeners to consider stepping into a ministry, a role as a foster parent. For information about Foster Parenting through the Bair Foundation, contact Chase directly at 505-888-1362, extension 104, or email him at cwixon@Bair.org. Click on these links for more information.

Holly Slade is the Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids. She said, “Food insecurity has a simple but heartbreaking definition. It simply means that you don’t know where your next meal will be coming from. It’s a very insecure way for a child to grow up.” Many school districts are helping their students with meals during the week. Feed New Mexico Kids is working to provide snack packs for children to have food to eat on the weekends. To help food insecure children go to https://feednmkids.com/.

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? James 2: 15-16

Applications for Calvary College classes are due December 4, 2020. Katherine Gardner is the Administrator and Registrar for Calvary College. She is available to answer questions at 505-338-3680 or on the website at  https://calvaryabq.college/. Online and in-person courses are available. Katherine said about her own experience taking a course called Spiritual Foundations, “Once you are relating to God properly, in the way He intended, you start relating to others better. That was a class that really opened up my eyes and showed me how to do things a little bit different with my family, with my kids, and with my friends.