Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sabbath Day, September 28, 2008

Dedication and Open House Dates Are Announced for the Draper Utah Temple

"SALT LAKE CITY 26 September 2008 The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for a public open house prior to the dedication of the new Draper Utah Temple.

Following media and dignitary tours, the public will be invited to visit the Draper temple beginning Thursday, 15 January 2009 through Saturday, 14 March 2009. All temple visits exclude Sundays."

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

10 Things You Need to Know About Senator Obama's Tax Proposals

10 Things You Need to Know About Senator Obama’s Tax Proposals
Under the tax plans of Barack Obama and his Democratic friends in Congress, American families will only be left with… the change in their pockets.

In 2009, Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress have an idea for a bill. Well, really, it’s a lot of bills that will be paid for by nearly every American in the form of higher taxes and higher costs for food, energy and other products.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sabbath Day, September 21, 2008

"There is in this world no such force as the force of a man determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained."
--W.E.B Du Bois, speech to the Republican Club of New York, Mar. 5, 1910

"That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience."
--Patrick Henry, Virginia Bill of Rights, Jun. 12, 1776

Friday, September 19, 2008

Insurance Lingo

Do you understand your insurance lingo? If you do, count yourself lucky (and good at word puzzles). If you don' on.

Familiarize yourself with these common terms.

Copay: The amount you owe for a medical expense at the time the service is rendered. For example, your policy might require a $10 co-pay per doctor's visit.

Deductible: The total amount you must pay for health expenses before your health insurance begins to cover costs. Generally, the higher your deductible, the lower your premium.

Exclusion: Medical services that are not covered under an insurance plan. For example, a plan may not cover plastic surgery or certain kinds of drugs.

Lifetime maximum benefits: The top amount a plan will pay over your lifetime. Maximums generally range from $1 million to $5 million.

Premium: The periodic amount you pay for your policy.

Provider: The person or facility that gives health-care services. Providers can include doctors, therapists, hospitals, labs and clinics.

All You magazine, August 29, 2008, Page 163

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"Choose To Take Charge of Your Life"

"Choose To Take Charge of Your Life"
with special guest Terry McBride
Author of "The Hell I Can't"

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"When you meet Terry McBride, it's hard to believe this strong, vibrant, healthy man was ever sick a day in his life. Yet for 11 years starting when he was just 22, Terry endured the living hell of e coli infection of his spine and flesh.

He had 27 separate surgeries to control extensive nerve damage, debilitating back pain and the destruction of his large intestine, which forced him to have a colostomy. Eventually, his frustrated physicians stopped trying to cure Terry and instead tried to convince him to live with his limitations.

One operation was so extensive that Terry's surgeons told him, "You can't expect to come out of this one whole." His response? "The hell I can't."

By shifting his dependence upon others to realizing that he alone had the power to become well, Terry began an extraordinary inward journey that would literally change the cells of his body and change his life.

Terry's story of shifting from dealing with chronic illness and pain to choosing to be perfectly healthy will move and inspire you to realize the power of your own thoughts on your body and life and that everything is possible when you really believe it.

A former CPA and business consultant, Terry McBride is a certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming. He is an internationally-acclaimed speaker and the author of "The Hell I Can't" and "Everybody Wins," a complete, nine week, multi-sensory program that will get you using the tools of success from day one."


The Secrets of the Hidden Job Market

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sabbath Day, September 7, 2008

Regarding the U.S. Constitution...

"The Church unequivocally declares, nothing doubting, that God Himself set up the Constitution of the United States, and that He so declared, saying:

"I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose," and the Constitution shall "be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles."
--D&C 101:80, 77

The Church further declares that such laws must be framed

"and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life."
--D&C 134:2

The Church has, for one hundred years, accepted as complying with the divine mandate, the form of government set up under the Constitution."

By J. Reuben Clark, Jr., To Citizens' Conference on Government Management, Estes Park, Colorado, 1939


"We Believe", by Rulon T. Burton

Friday, September 5, 2008

"Keep a lid on health-care spending"

From the August 29, 2008 issue of All You magazine, on page 164, there are three great ideas regarding ways to "Keep a lid on health-care spending". Here they are...

"1. Save on prescriptions. There are lots of ways to pay less at the pharmacy. First ask your doctor if there's a generic equivalent for any drug you are taking. Then, shop around. If you live near a Wal-Mart, check out its prescription program, which offers a 30 day supply of hundreds of drugs (mostly generic) for $4--there's not income limit--as well as some birth-control and fertility medications for $9. Also consult mail-order pharmacies, especially for brand-name drugs. Recently, was charging 30 percent less than a local pharmacy for Paxil, an antidepressant, and 23 percent less for the cholesterol drug Lipitor. Medco offers similar savings; see to enroll.

2. Economize on doctor's visits. For common ailments, try a retail clinic, such as those found in CVS (under the name "Minute Clinic) and some Wal-Mart stores. One study showed that these clinics cost 25 percent less than a visit to the doctor. But make sure records of any treatment you receive are sent to your regular doctor. "These clinics aren't a substitute for your family physician, "says Brenna Haviland, manager of the Institute of Health Care Costs and Solutions with the National Business Group on Health. "It's important to have a medical 'home' where all your treatment is coordinated." Finally, never consider such clinics a substitute for the emergency room. If you're in urgent need of care, go to the nearest hospital.

3. Negotiate fees. For expensive procedures ($500 and up), ask if you can pay in two installments. Or ask for a discount if you lay out cash in advance. Don't feel squeamish about speaking up; one survey showed that about two-thirds of consumers question their doctors about treatment options and costs. Simply say the expense was unexpected."

All You Magazine, August 29, 2008, Page 164