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Family Togetherness

A lot of things have changed since we were all children. The price of everything has gone up like 200%, kids are playing more inside by themselves rather than outside with their friends, and family members can get so busy sometimes that they are barely able to communicate with each other.

With winter holidays just around the corner, family communication and togetherness is more essential than ever.

Because we here at Reach Magazine TV care about family, we’ve come up with a couple easy things that you can do at home to strengthen your family bonds and maybe even have a little fun along the way.

Church is obviously something that can help strengthen the love your family feels for one another.  After church, maybe set up a family tradition where you all go out and eat together, or you all go home and play an outdoors game like football or softball that the whole family can enjoy.

Another thing, dinner time should be family time, not stare at the TV screen time so turn it off when you sit down with your family to enjoy your evening meal.  Without the distraction, it will make it easy to have a nice conversation.

If you or your family members are having trouble coming up with things to talk about, play dinner games where you have to say something nice about someone at the table, or talk about personal goals for your week or month, and even tell your family what you are thankful for.

You will be surprised at some of the things your family has to say about you or other family members and that education will definitely bring you all closer.

Helping your community or the needy is a great way to bond. Sending cards to our soldiers overseas or donating cans to a homeless shelter are just a couple ideas you can do as a family.

What tradition does your family follow? None? Well, what are you waiting for? Start one!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey Day Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is one of those time-honored traditions that everyone enjoys being a part of.

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, mom’s green bean casserole, all the family is there including hungry, impatient, nieces and nephews.  How do they expect you NOT to burst a blood vessel making everything perfect for the big day as well as keeping everyone entertained?

Well don’t sweat because Life123.com has the tools you need to pull off the biggest Thanksgiving dinner of the century, with minimal stress.

First thing to think about when getting prepped for the big day is the food.  Having the right dishes ready for your loved ones to enjoy can make or break your Thanksgiving and the number one thing to think about is variety.

Is this your first time cooking a turkey and you’re not sure how to do it? Check out these tips on cooking a moist turkey, safely.

Of course all the originals should be there, the turkey, stuffing, yams, etc. and those take a good amount of time to make so ask your friends and fam to bring some of their favorite dishes to lighten your load a little as well as making them feel special for asking them to be a part of your dinner.

But we all know that the food doesn’t begin with the turkey, it’s all about the pre-dinner appetizers.  You don’t want your guests to get filled up too much before you unveil your thanksgiving creations so start them off with something light and preferably low-fat.

Shrimp cocktails, chips and salsa, and veggie trays are all perfect appetizers for everyone to enjoy without getting too full.

So everyone’s eaten, coffee and pie has been served, everyone’s relaxed and full, what do you do now?

Maybe some of your guests would enjoy the annual Thanksgiving NFL game or maybe the Thanksgiving parade is on but the kids don’t enjoy watching either of those and you can’t be having anyone not enjoying themselves at your party.

Try some cool party games to pull everyone out of their turkey comas and back into the spirit of the day. And if the kiddies don’t want to play games with the adults or the adults are just too tired to play, set the kids up making some turkey pinecones or other craft ideas.

With a little help from Life123.com we are more than positive you will have a fun and easy day with your loved ones. Happy Turkey Day!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, food | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get to know the Real J.O.

Reach Magazine TV co-host Jeffrey Osbourne, better known as J.O., opens up about his goals, fears, hobbies and life as a father.J.O. in Soulful Commandoe

Q: What lessons have you learned from fatherhood?

A: Patience, I know sometimes we ask GOD to give us patience, but he doesn’t always. He always puts us in a situation where you have to be patient. I’ve learned everyone has different levels of learning. Instead of getting mad at my son, I have to get to the root of why my son is crying.  

Q: Is there anything you fear? If so, have you faced your fear and how did you overcome it?

A: Yes, I fear a lot. My biggest fear is that I won’t live up to being the man of God that I’m supposed to be. I fear that I may step out of my calling. I still overcome it everyday because I have to realize I already have been equipped with it. I’m where I need to be and the only person that can take me out of my situation is myself. When I get complacent is when the fear becomes reality. So I’ve got to keep moving and keep trying for my best.

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: I am 22-year-old senior citizen (laughs). I like to mountain bike, I recently picked up rock climbing. I like fishing and spending time with my family. Hanging out with my son and teaching him how to play basketball and you know– enjoying life. Oh, I skateboard too and snowboard. I’m a jack of all trades.

J.O. kickin itQ: You have a unique fashion sense. Describe it to me. What would you NOT wear?

A: Man, I would describe my fashion sense as chameleon-like because I’ve learned to be versatile. Fashion is not a brand, it’s what you make it.  Rock penny loafers with camouflage shorts and butterfly collars – that’s what makes you! My fashion speaks…what my mind is speaking. By the way, I will never wear bell bottoms.

Q: What’s one thing you want to, but haven’t tried?

A: Whitewater kayaking.

Q: Not only the co-host of Reach Magazine TV, you are also the producer of a new TV show: PUSH. What made you move into more behind the scenes role? How does it feel to be in this position?

A: What made me want to get involved is the opportunity to do what I love while making a living. Being behind the scenes is refreshing because sometimes you just want to be the silent voice.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with Reach and Push? Are those different goals?

A: Actually they go hand in hand. I really just want the shows to be used and available to those in need, both these shows depict fun and positivity (a lot like my personality). Ultimately, it allows me to show my heart’s desire –to see others succeed.

Stay in touch with J.O. by connecting with him on Twitter!

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who inspires you?

Inspiration: a divine influence*

We want to know who inspires you! As part of the Reach Magazine TV Fan Giveaway, we will be asking you, THE FANS, to answer via Twitter or our blog who or what inspires you.

Whether in one sentence or in a small paragraph, give thanks to those that inspire you and tell us who they are! If you have more to say than the 140 characters on Twitter , feel free to comment below.

The allotted time will be today, Thursday, October 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. PST through Friday, October 2 ending at 10: 30 a.m. PST. The Reach Magazine TV team will then choose 5 winners; based on the most heartfelt and inspiring answer. Prizes from Cardboard Robot  and  Anvil Knitwear.

Who inspires our hosts??

J-Love – “Anyone whose ever been stepped on in life, whose ever been the underdog, who had known losing more than winning. That person inspires me because I know what it’s like to lose. My hope is that I can inspire them not to give up.”

J.O. – “Who inspires me is anyone who has the tenacity to drive to achieve their goals no matter the obstacles they face and whether big or small they become over comers and reach the top! That is who inspires me.”

Sherrie Marlene – “There are a few things that inspire me. My family is a daily inspiration to me, they are a constant reminder to keep moving forward. God’s love is the ultimate inspiration to me. It amazes me that through God all things are possible, which means no goal is out of reach. How could anything be more inspirational than that?”

* inspirational.(2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | events, fashion, giveaway | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Who is the first lady of Reach Magazine TV?

Reach Magazine TV co-host, accomplished singer/songwriter, mother and guardian to four–Sherrie Marlene has overcome many obstacles in her life, but because of her faith and perseverance she has come out on top. Sherrie Marlene hopes to reach out to young men and women through Reach Magazine TV, to be their influence and a good role model for living a positive lifestyle.

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Q: When did you know you wanted to be in the entertainment industry?

A: Well, I have always loved to sing, but as a child I was faced with many challenges. I grew up in a home where my parents not only struggled with their marriage, but also with various addictions. As the oldest of three, I became responsible for my younger siblings at an early age. My family and I were faced with many obstacles which made making music a priority nearly impossible.

Q: How did you get into the music industry?

A: It was not until after I was married and had my two children that I really felt like God was calling me to my passion for music. I began to sing on the worship team at church, where I met someone who introduced me to the possibility of creating a name for myself as an artist. I have met some amazing people who are very familiar and experienced in the music industry, and I am very excited to see what path God has planned for me.

Q: What genre of music do you perform?

A: I am a fan of mostly all music, so it was hard for me to decide what style of music I wanted to devote myself to. I originally started with a rock style of music, which I loved, but I decided I had to focus on what I was raised with, which is pop and R&B. I love soulful music that makes you want to dance and sing along with. Growing up music was my escape, so my goal is to create music that people can relate to through my life experiences.

Q: Who is your inspiration?

A: God and my family. The possibilities are endless with God, and that alone is an inspiration for me. One of my biggest inspirations is my sister. I want her to see that regardless of how many odds are against you, you can still pursue your dreams. I want her to see even if you’re married, have children and many responsibilities; you can still succeed at what God’s called you to do. I want to live my life as an example to her.

Q: How has God been an inspiration and influence in your life?

A: God has blessed me with the opportunity of being a mother to my two little boys. He has also allowed me the opportunity to take on guardianship of my brother and sister the last 5 yrs. At the age of 20, I didn’t realize how much of a blessing the two crazy teenagers would turn out to be. God allowed me to take on such an important role in their young lives, and through that I learned how crucial it is for young men and woman to be influenced positively.

Q: What are you looking forward to accomplishing with Reach Magazine TV?

A: Young men and women need someone to relate to, they crave the opportunity to “fit” in. I believe through Reach Magazine TV that J-Love, J.O. and I will be able to positively reach out to young men and women. We’ll be able to demonstrate how to live lives according to God and still have fun and be “cool”.

My own personal goal is to reach out to teenage girls. After riding the many emotional roller coaster rides with my sister and all of the peer pressure she dealt with, I realized our younger female generation is not receiving the guidance necessary to make it to early adult years.

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, God, music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reach Magazine TV coming at ya!

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At Reach Magazine TV,we are undergoing an exciting venture in television programming. What we bring you is– a program filled with celebrity interviews, the hottest videos in Gospel hip-hop, and inspiration. 
If you’ve been looking for a family-friendly,hip-hop infused show with Christian values, then we got you.

 

Reach Magazine TV is a family-friendly show taped from multiple locations including Knott’s Berry Farms, Metabella Piliates Studio, live concerts, fashion shows, and much more. 

 

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment