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How the Easter bunny got so soft

First a question: Do you know what you get when you pour host water down a rabbit hole? (see answer below)

Bloomberg View gives us the information we have been awaiting as it tells the history of the fierce competition to make the softest Easter Bunny:

Easter bunnies aren’t what they used to be.

The plush toys that line store shelves this time of year are cheaper, often safer, and much, much softer than in bygone days. They represent a small, squishy example of […]

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Advent ideas

What are you doing to keep Advent this year? Share your ideas in the comments. Here are a few offerings:

The Anglican Communion Office is asking people to post images on Twitter as a response to the word of the day. A single word is suggested and it is interesting to see how many different ideas come to mind that people share. Click here to see what has been posted from around the world.

From Odyssey Networks:

“On Scripture -The Bible” brings Scripture to […]

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Keeping Advent

While the rest of the world lights up for the mid-winter season’s crazy blend of commercialism, festival and cultural Christianity, most of our Episcopal Church’s remain externally dark, unadorned, and preciously uncontaminated by the happy secularism all around us. But why?

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Psalms for difficult days

by Maria Evans

Hold not your tongue, O God of my praise; *

for the mouth of the wicked,

the mouth of the deceitful, is opened against me.

They speak to me with a lying tongue; *

they encompass me with hateful words

and fight against me without a cause.

Despite my love, they accuse me; *

but as for me, I pray for them.

They repay evil for good, *

and hatred for my love.

​–Psalm 109:1-4 (Book of Common Prayer)

​​Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may […]

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Dandelions for Easter

by Marshall Scott

Some who have read me before may recall that this time of year some of my time goes into gardening. I am, after all, Chief Assistant to the Lead Gardener and Steward of the Orchard of our parish. I know it’s still Easter; but it is for our household the Garden Season.

But recently I felt the two coming together in an interesting way. As I was working on recovering the garden from last season – that is, cutting […]

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Street Theater and Gospel Presence

… at one point in the procession, as we paused for prayer, I overheard one onlooker, observing us at prayer, say to his friend in some amazement: “You know, I think these people are serious!”

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Debriefing Easter

Now that the annual liturgical endurance trial known as Holy Week and Easter is behind us, those of us who work in the church professionally have turned our attention to nice, long naps.

But a blogger over at A Church for Starving Artists asks how we, who spend so much time and energy planning these services, should evaluate them? Should we critique the placement of the flowers? How smoothly the processions went? Or should we dig

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