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The Family Review

May, 2015 Edition


Welcome to the Family Review Magazine. We hope that you will be happy to find the many wonderful products we are featuring this month. There are so many great new products to learn of that it is never dull around the review center, as our scouts go out hunting for products they wish to feature, as well as companies come to us to share their passion with our viewers. If you are a consumer and have a product you would like to know more Rita Brenke about prior to purchasing it, please drop us a note and we will do our Executive Editor best to track down more information for you, and possibly feature it in an upcoming issue.

If you are a business owner and have a product you would like to have reviewed in the review center or featured in the magazine, please visit the website and fill out a submission for so we may help you with that. The process is quick and easy, and our reviews are free.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the fine products and fun articles featured this month, just for you.

God bless!

- The Family Review Center Team

PS: Please read our feature on the next page, and see if you are able to help us in this journey ... one more way to help and bless others.

This Month Our Star Is ....

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1,500 men and women in ministry LEAVE the ministry, each and every month, due to burnout. This includes missionaries, teachers, pastors, youth ministers, clergy of all types... and it is sad. If the CDC were covering this as a disease, it would be termed as an epidemic. 1,500 of those called into the ministry, ordained by God to do His work ... leave because the pressure is too much and they have no way to get rest... They Burn Out. The ones we see in glamour on tv are not the mainstream. The mainstream is the pastor caring for his people and then working a second job to pay his bills. UEC La Siesta ... is a place for rest. A place where those in ministry can get away in a safe and private environment and let their hair down ... 10 days of tranquility and peace ... Allowing them time alone with God to re-energize, revitalize, recommit to their passion and revisit the deep passion that once burned inside for their God and His work.

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Picture if you will, self contained cabins in a secluded and private setting. Surrounded by beautiful flower gardens with walking paths throughout the grounds. Tennis courts, heated pool, jacuzzi, basketball court, shuffleboard, horseshoes, darts, pool table, reading and music library, craft room, workout room, table tennis, bbq pit with picnic tables, a quiet lounge, dining hall for gathering, commercial kitchen serving homestyle meals daily, and close to hiking trails and a golf course. Along with a caring staff that are there when needed. All of this will be provided with expenses https://www.facebook.com/lasiestaaz paid, to make it possible for those struggling to still get the rest they need and so deserve. http://www.gofundme.com/lswnkw To make this possible, we need your help! This property is well priced and turnkey ready to launch this work, but we need your help in making that possible. Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation is so appreciated and so needed. If we all do our small part, the magnitude of the joint effort will be great and will impact those in ministry across the entire nation.Please help us today! VISIT WWW.STOPTHEBURNOUT.COM

Please send your check, payable to UEC La Siesta and mail to: LA SIESTA c/o Family Review Center 16772 W Bell Road Suite #110-482 Surprise, AZ 85374

Thank you !!!


BIZ COACH BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY ...

Your Image Make it or Break it

When people think of you, or your company, what image do they have, based on the marketing you have done on your own bealf?

Do they see a professional? Someone they can trust to help them look good or to succeed in their own business or life, or do they see half baked ideas, and budget minded marketing in the works, which do not give a good image, impression or ROI?

We must be very careful and the image we portray to others in our business life. If you do not have a mind for details, find someone to help you that does. If you are not a person who can spell well, find someone who can. These are not only suggestions, they can mean the very most to your success. People want to view you as a business God in the area they need your help in. If you are cutting corners to save a dime, I encourage you to stop. No one wants to see a poorly written piece of advertising. No one wants to read a motivational script that is filled with spelling and grammatical errors. People desire more. People EXPECT more. If you are unable to deliver, they will move on to someone who can. Don’t malke them. You have their attention! Make the

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The Star Award for May goes to: Military Veterans Against Child Abuse (MVACAUNITED)

Our interview is with Sharon M. Blacknall

When and how did your company form? Military Veterans Against Child Abuse was started as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2013. I am an U.S. Air Force Veteran and have been a child safety advocate for many years. I noticed over the years of teaching children about personal safety and parents about missing child prevention, there were plenty of programs for kids ages 6 and older, but nothing comprehensive for the preschool age children. So, I developed the A-B-C Learn Safety With Me program to specifically fill the void in childhood safety for 3-5 year old kids. The main character in the book, Ryan is based on my real life nephew Ryan. What is your mission statement? Military Veterans Against Child Abuse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate children, parents, child care providers, teachers and the community as a whole about child safety and child abuse prevention through educational material, activities, seminars and advocacy. Please tell us a little about your family. My husband, James, and I are U.S. Air Force Veterans and we have two children. I am also the daughter of a U.S.A.F. Veteran and spent most of my childhood travelling around the world with my family. My involvement with child advocacy started in Las Vegas, NV where we lived for 22 years and we moved to San Antonio, TX in 2011. Continues on Page 16 familyreviewcenter@gmail.com | www.familyreviewcenter.com | Family Review Magazine | 5


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You will Need:

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Peel and slice the bananas. Scoop the ice cream into 4 bowls. Top with the bananas, chocolate sauce, and coconut.

Directions:

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Kitchen Kapers

10 Safety Rules in the Kitchen Check that the oven and other cooking appliances are turned off before you leave the kitchen. Keep electrical appliances away from water to avoid shocks. Stay away from electrical sockets, especially if your hands are wet. If you burn yourself, tell an adult immediately and hold the burned area under cool running water. Don’t put knives or other sharp objects into a sink full of water. Someone could reach in and get hurt. Watch out for sharp knives. Let an adult cut or slice foods or help you do it. Never put water on a cooking fire -- it could make the fire bigger. Ask an adult for help! Put out a fire with a fire extinguisher. If the fire is small, it can be put out with baking soda or smothered with a lid. Leave the house and call 911 if the fire has leaping flames. Don’t put cooked food on an unwashed plate or cutting board that held raw food. Always use a clean plate. Never add water to a pan that has hot oil in it. It could make the oil splatter and burn someone. Always turn pot handles in toward the back of the rangetop. This way no one can bump into them and knock the pot over. Keep paper towels, dish towels and pot holders away from the rangetop so they don’t catch on fire.

THIS MONTH OUR FOCUS IS ON SAFETY!!!

Whatever our age, we must always pay close attention to our safety and the safety of others in the kitchen. Whether it be the stove, the oven, dishwasher, sink or disposal, everything has its own set of potential hazards. We recommend teaching your children from a very early age, the potential hazards within your home. To not do this, sets them up for failure and could even cause an injury that would be life threatening. We must take it seriously. familyreviewcenter@gmail.com | www.familyreviewcenter.com | Family Review Magazine | 7


Expect The Best! See the Best - Do your Best - Be the Best *****

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Anna GriffinŽ Cuttlebug™ Embossing and Die-Cutting Machine with Mix & Match Embossing Folders If you are a crafter and have not yet heard of Anna Griffin, you are in for a real treat. Check out her website, as well as the many items she offers on HSN.com SEE REVIEW #3165 in the Review Center (cuttlebug review) ~~~OR VISIT ~~~

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GOLD AWARD WINNER !!!

By Terry John Barto, Author

Growing up in the small town of Gobbleville, Anamazie studies acting, singing, and dancing while basking in the local spotlight as a star baton twirler. Opportunity comes knocking when she is discovered by a talent scout and is cast in a major motion picture. Gollywood Here I Come! taps into pop culture trends of TV shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the public’s fascination with celebrities. At its heart, the story leaves young readers with the positive message, “You can do anything if you work hard and never give up.”

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It does not matter at what speed you move, as long as you do not stop!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, ELISHA, AND HER NEW HUSBAND, ORLANDO. THEY MARRIED IN ARIZONA IN MAY, 2015. ~ RITA, executive editor

Scan the Code to Visit the Author’s Page to make a donation to help with her fight against cancer or to keep up to date on her progress. Linda is an awesome woman and we are sending our love, thoughts and prayers her way and trusting for a full recovery on her behalf.

BIBLE VERSES THAT ARE EASY TO MEMORIZE: Acts 16:31 – Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Numbers 6:24 – The Lord bless you and keep you 1 John 5:3 – This is love for God: to obey his commands Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart Romans 10:13 – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved Romans 3:23 – All people have sinned and come short of the glory of God Matthew 28:20 – I am with you always Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind to one another

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STAR OF THE MONTH continued from page 5... What are your goals for 2015? My goals for

2015 are to expand the reach of our program and get more children involved with reading our 2 books on safety, ‘The ABC’s and 123’s of Child Safety’ and ‘A-B-C Learn Safety With Me!’ Also, we want to get more children involved in our ‘Pay it forward’ with kindness drive.

What were your top accomplishments of 2014? Our goal was to reach 500 kids through

our program for 2014 and we exceeded that by doing live presentations for 772. Also, the kids know me as “Miss Sharon the Safety Lady” and it gives me such a good feeling when one of the kids, who have been through our seminar, sees me later and wants to tell me all the ways they’ve been staying safe and how they’ve taught their parents and siblings the safety rules. For me it is the ultimate “Teach one, Reach many” scenario. We were also named one of GreatNonprofits “Top Nonprofit for 2014”, and received the Family Review Center Editor’s Choice Award!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, it is our hope to have this program taught in child development centers all across the country and every child has been exposed to our books or Windows 8 application, The ABC’s and 123’s of Child Safety. What is your next big adventure? We just developed a

curriculum to accompany our books, so the next step is to expand the series of books and take the All-Star Safety Patrol kids on different adventures and show kids how to stay safe in many different scenarios.

What would be your dream vacation? I been many

places in the world, but the most serene and peaceful place for me is Sedona, AZ. So my ultimate dream would be to stay at the Enchantment Resort and be pampered all week at the Mii Amo Spa.

What is your favorite hobby? My favorite hobby is to

read and my guilty pleasure is suduko puzzles!

How do you relax? I love to relax with a good puzzle, movie or just spending time with my husband James and our mini schnauzer Zorro (who is the alter ego of Samson the Safety Dog in our books.)

What was the hardest part in launching your product and/or company? The hardest

part about launching our program is funding. People do not like to think about preschool aged children being abused or molested, and therefore do not want to deal with the subject. Many parents think it will be too scary to talk to 3-5 year old children about safety, but we have proven that talking about safety does not and should not ever be scary. We have found a way, by using a cast of multicultural characters (the All-Star Safety Patrol Kids) and age appropriate language, to make staying safe a fun and empowering experience.

What is your one piece of key advice for new entrepreneurs? Don’t ever give up! You

will encounter many obstacles and you might get knocked down, but your belief in your mission or company has to be so ingrained in your soul, that nothing or no one will stand in the way of your ultimate success.

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Family Review Magazine - May 2015 Issue