Sunday Sermon: Christ is the Answer to Doubt

This past Sunday was the start to the third Sunday in Advent.

Today we answer the question: What happens when we doubt?
The answer: Christ is the answer to doubt.


O come,  o come Emmanuel
O come, all ye faithful
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Joy to the world
What child is this?
Silent night
Glory to be the father.

Recipe: Pizza Dough Apple Strudel

Pizza Dough Apple Strudel

This is the first time we ever made this and we were just playing around with what worked.

First we tried to cut small squares to fill with apple pie filling but that was a colossal fail.

Talking it through, the lad and I decided to roll it out and cut slits in it to see how that worked.

It took a couple of attempts to figure out how to fold the dough over, but it still tasted good.


Apple pie filling (3/4 can)
Pillsbury Pizza Dough


Divide the dough in half and roll it as thin as reasonable.   We found the dough very stretchy and that it would bounce back on us.

Cut slits along the side, we made them about an inch wide.   
Put the pie filling between the slits.
then fold the slit up and over on a diagonal.  Kinda stick them to the dough on the other side.
Criss cross your way up to the top. 

I have to admit, I wasn't quite sure how to finish off the top so we just folded it down back over the criss cross's.

It passed the muster for two boys.
Hubby and I said "hmmm.. next time we'll add some cinnamon sugar to the pie filling and sprinkle some sugar on top".   
It was good, just the added ingredients will make it better.  :)

If you try your hand at it, let me know your secrets to making it.  :)  

Our Christmas Tree

The Smell of Tree in the house.... isn't that just a part of Christmas?   ah.....

This year we have a lovely spruce I think....some type of needle bearing tree (short needles).

Mom brought it up for us on Saturday, we let it thaw out over night, and the boys and I put it up on Sunday afternoon while hubby dear was napping.

We had a good time.
A TV show playing in the background.
Talking about the different ornaments, when we got them, who's they are, and different little things.
It's part of what we do.  :)

Every year my son gets an ornament.  Sometimes I wrap them and put them under the tree, but as my lad is getting older I've started asking him, do you want it now or shall I wrap it?   Last year he wanted it wrapped, this year he wanted it now.

Some of our ornaments.  It's a widely varied bunch and perhaps I'll talk about them more sometime, but right now I have rabbits to feed and a lad to take off to visit a friend.  :)