10 Ways to Enjoy Christmas… without Santa

In no particular order… Give gifts to people you care about Help those who are less fortunate Watch some Christmas classics Eat and drink fun Christmas foods Sing Christmas carols Play some games Snuggle with someone special Open gifts people gave to you Take a nap Read an interesting book

A Few Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie to Your Kids about Santa

Here, in the Ayotte household, we have two kids. A soon-to-be four year old and a soon-to-be three year old. They do not really know anything about Santa, but then again, they barely know any English. However, it is Christmas time, we’ve put up our tree, hung Christmas lights on and around the house, listen[Continue Reading…]

Christmas Lights – 2011

Proof of my hard days work… About 1700 Christmas lights total :).

Words Not Found in Scripture – Christ-mas Edition

Since tomorrow is the popular Christian celebrated holiday called Christmas I decided that it would be a good time to talk about the word “Christ” and perhaps take “Christ” out of Christmas. The word “Christ” is similar to “Baptize,” in the sense that the word is found in our English translations because it is a[Continue Reading…]

Help, I don’t want to go to church and other funny searches

I use Google analytics to track what is happening on my blog. I get to see which pages are most popular, how long people spend at my blog, and also what people search for to end up on my blog. Here are the top 11 funniest searches I’ve had in the past 30 days (in[Continue Reading…]

What about Santa Claus? – Part 3

Yesterday I talked about two posts concerning Christmas. In the second post, Mrs. Black’s post, something caught my eye that made me think about Santa Claus. She wrote: In many homes, the first act of parental betrayal is the lie of Santa Claus…many children go thru a deep depression & anger when they first realize[Continue Reading…]

What about Santa Claus? – Part 2

Yesterday I wrote a testimony about my history and experiences with Santa Claus. Today I would like to talk about two posts I have read concerning Santa Claus and the celebration of Christmas. The first post is by Lindsey over at Enjoy the Journey. The post is called For those of you who don’t “do”[Continue Reading…]

What about Santa Claus? – Part 1

This post will be broken into a two or three part series. I do not really like music all too much. But there are some that I do like. My favorite artists include Pink Floyd and David Bowie. The only Christian music I really respect comes from Andrew Peterson – but honestly I don’t listen[Continue Reading…]

Holiday vs. Christmas

I always thought how silly it was that people got so upset at other people who would rather say Happy Holiday instead of Merry Christmas. Until the other day when I was listening to the all Christmas Music station on my way home (some of my favorite music is Christmas music). An ad came on[Continue Reading…]