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The First Years Welcome to the Family Video Contest

Through March 1, The First Years is casting young families with unique stories for a cool new online reality series at family.thefirstyears.com. The more individual the story, the better!

Families who enter have the chance to star in the series plus score $7,500+ in prizes. The First Years is looking for a cast of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds to show America what the first years of parenting are really all about. New parents with children ages newborn to 20 months, and expecting parents, are all invited to enter. The deadline for submissions is March 1.

All it takes for a shot at starring in The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series is a 30-second to 1-minute Smartphone video and 100-word (or less) story about what makes your family’s story totally unique.

New parents (with children ages newborn to 20 months) and parents who are expecting a new arrival before June 1, 2015 are invited to enter the contest at family.thefirstyears.com by submitting:

1.A Story: In…

Shopping for the "Perfect" Bible

I love our pastor.  He doesn't just stick with the King James version of the Bible.  He invites us to explore other Bible translations such as the NIV, ESV, NLT, NLV, The Message and others.  He is a believer of using whatever it takes to make the believer understand the Word.  A visit to a local bookstore will reveal finding the perfect Bible to gift someone is no easy task.  There are so many to choose from. 

Whether you're looking for a Bible for a Breast Cancer Survivor or welcoming a new addition to the family, Bibles make great gifts.  Each year my church gifts graduating seniors with an engraved Bible.  My husband STILL has his and reads from it daily.  I remember when my kids were born my mom entrusted me with the family Children's Bible.  She purchased it in the 1970s from a door to door salesman.  It's a family treasure and one I hope to gift to my children and grandchildren in years to come. 

Do you remember your first Bible?  I can't say I do but I reme…