Creation Spirituality Communities

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wendy maclean
  • Cowansville, Quebec
  • Canada
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  • Liz Shaw
  • Catherine Bromell
  • Sara Damewood
  • Jacqui Webb
  • the rev Carl Freeman Reynolds
  • Nita Penfold
  • Sybil Archibald
  • Marian Van Eyk McCain
  • George Polley
  • Ian Mowll
  • Evelyn Richter
  • Michelle Landry

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wendy maclean joined George Polley's group
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Laughter and Humor

Laughter and humor are a core spiritual discipline that keeps us from becoming so serious about life that we forget to laugh. As serious as life sometimes is, there is always a funny side to most anything.See More
Aug 30, 2011
wendy maclean posted a blog post

Angels Take Shape

Angels Take ShapeWhat happens to our prayers?Do they just float out into spacelike a cloud of wordsspoken to the wind?Do they wriggle and whisperinto the ear of God?Do they stand outside a heavenly courtwaiting for an audiencewith a Creator who will choosewhether to dispatch help or not(depending on the virtue of the suppliantand the sins of the prayed for?)O My God, no.Never would I worship such a whimsical beast:king or father or puppeteerpulling strings, making judgements, ruling from a…See More
Mar 17, 2011
wendy maclean commented on Charlie Pritchard's group Kingston and Area Group
"Hi Charlie!DId this group ever get going?  "
Jan 28, 2011
wendy maclean joined Charlie Pritchard's group
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Kingston and Area Group

whatever we wish to create
Jan 28, 2011
wendy maclean and Evelyn Richter are now friends
Jan 3, 2011
wendy maclean replied to Eileen Lavigne's discussion Greetings in the group Ottawa, ON, Canada: The Open Circle
"Hello and Happy New Year! It would be great to get something going. If you do maybe we (Michel and I) could come too. Maybe on the weekend that I will be in Ottawa for the Stewardship Event we could gather for an Open CIrcle?"
Jan 3, 2011
wendy maclean commented on the rev Carl Freeman Reynolds's blog post Christmas Eve
"Hi Carl--I hope 2011 is full of adventure with a measure of peace and lots of joy, for you!"
Jan 2, 2011
wendy maclean commented on Ben Ross's blog post Meditation on Giving and Receiving
""the ones closest to God, most fully in reliance on the flow of interdependence" Thank you for the courage of daring to lift up need as a gift, not a curse. How counter cultural--and yet, so easily subverted to become a consuming need…"
Dec 28, 2010
wendy maclean posted a blog post

Solstice Eclipse

Eclipse of the Moon, December 21, 2010 The streets are not darkThe clouds radiatethe city lights.We walk in darknesson the shortest daythrough the longest night We are waiting for the eclipse.Where is the moon?Out shopping in the universe.The city lightsdon’t give us a moment of darknessin a whole universe of stars.The music of the…See More
Dec 28, 2010
wendy maclean posted a blog post

The Church is A Blind Beggar

In Amharric (an Ethiopian language), one of the words for beggar means "guest of God."City streets are full open hands, asking for a bill or a blessing. The request and the thanks meant the same: "God will provide."Our big church buildings make us blind. We have replaced providence with pride.The good news is...being blind, we may remember to come begging.We can't manage anymore.As guests of God, we find hospitality in the earth's gracious beauty: free for the seeing.Ahhh there's the vision:…See More
Oct 2, 2010
wendy maclean commented on Matt Henry's video
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Magdalene

"This is wonderful to watch right after your Sophia song and Mary's icon. Thank you for the tenderness, and your collection of pictures giving a glimpse of Magdalene's transformation (or our's?) throughout the centuries."
Sep 30, 2010
wendy maclean commented on Matt Henry's video
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Sophia, Divine Wisdom

"Thank you, Matt and Mary--the gentle music helps me to "listen" to the picture. I especially love the string of beads, so like the earth wrapped in cloud, and my keyboard wrapped in the music. Merci."
Sep 30, 2010
wendy maclean joined Matt Henry's group
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Discover the Cosmos

Discover the (macro/big/out-there) cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by an astronomer. The cosmos is, of course, also the tiny stuff in & around us.See More
Sep 30, 2010
wendy maclean and Liz Shaw are now friends
Jul 29, 2010
wendy maclean commented on Tim's blog post Dabhar,
"merci pour les mots vivants. paix."
Jul 1, 2010

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How did you come to discover Creation Spirituality?
Mystical bears and whimsical prayers
rooted in mountains and rivers
lifelong conversations with rocks
and being
being the rock
of spirit, soul, mystery
lifelong love
space for soul, community
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Wendy's Poetry Publication

poems about the ordinary gifts of tomatoes and geese, dancing and whispering
available from Borealis Press or wendymac55@hotmail.com

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Angels Take Shape

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 1:37am 0 Comments

Angels Take Shape



What happens to our prayers?

Do they just float out into space

like a cloud of words

spoken to the wind?

Do they wriggle and whisper

into the ear of God?

Do they stand outside a heavenly court

waiting for an audience

with a Creator who will choose

whether to dispatch help or not

(depending on the virtue of the suppliant

and the sins of the prayed for?)

O My God, no.

Never would I worship such a… Continue

Solstice Eclipse

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 2:24am 1 Comment

Eclipse of the Moon, December 21, 2010

 

The streets are not dark…

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The Church is A Blind Beggar

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

In Amharric (an Ethiopian language), one of the words for beggar means "guest of God."

City streets are full open hands, asking for a bill or a blessing. The request and the thanks meant the same: "God will provide."

Our big church buildings make us blind. We have replaced providence with pride.

The good news is...being blind, we may remember to come begging.

We can't manage anymore.

As guests of God, we find…

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The weather forecast today includes something I have never heard before: warnings about smoke from the forest fires raging up north (about 200 miles to the north, on the reserves in Quebec, Canada). …

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

The weather forecast today includes something I have never heard before: warnings about smoke from the forest fires raging up north (about 200 miles to the north, on the reserves in Quebec, Canada). The smoke woke me up in the night, drifting in the window like a bad dream. I can only imagine how the nightmare on the Gulf of Mexico is waking the sea and leaving her ruined with a broken heart.

I have been thinking a lot about uncertainty, and how to lead well in times that have no…

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mistakes and grace

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 11:14am 3 Comments



Mistakes and Blessings…

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At 4:31am on December 29, 2010, Catherine Bromell said…

Hello Wendy;

Thank you for the New Year reminder. I love January 1. Everything is made new. I have a new datebook that isn't marked up. The pages are fresh and clean. It sits nice and flat on my desk. All the old stuff is put away and the cold air cleans the lungs.

I have been given dreams for ministry this Christmas season that I hope to birth in others. I feel blessed. I have direction.

Today, I sit at my desk and plan for Epiphany on Sunday. I think I have already had mine which I will share with others. Blessing to you Wendy.

Catherine

At 10:51pm on June 2, 2010, iyou iself said…
Hello wendy~YoU are well i hope..

What YoU say is the unfortunate? state of the drama at present.

"We are all Magnificent but trying to be okay"

Love~*
At 4:00pm on June 2, 2010, George Polley said…
I am doing well Wendy, thank you for asking. Montreal must be quite a difference for Michel and for you. I'm delighted that you find your new position so rewarding. Is it for a specific congregation, or the Denomination itself?

I am busy writing (as usual). Exciting things coming down the line in a few months, plus "Grandfather and the Raven" out in paperback in a week or so.

Warmest regards to you both, Wendy and Michel,

George
At 9:47pm on April 6, 2010, the rev Carl Freeman Reynolds said…
Wendy (my mother's nickname was Wendy and my favorite cat's name if Wendy...never mind)...what a nice question...that so few people ask...out of the multitudes of people I work with and the multitudes of multitudes of people I have worked with as pastor and teacher...it has always been a rare and wonderful experience when somebody openly and honestly asks me, "How are you?"...and it always kind of sets me back on my heels...because I usually plow through life helping anybody and everybody in every or any way I can, without reflecting on the Me that is endeavoring to help THEM...so let me reflect...I am contemplating moving in with a lady I have been attached to for twelve years...we tried it twelve years ago and it didn't work because her kids were still at home and her X did everything in his power to destroy me in their eyes...and they almost succeeded...so I moved out...but somehow in and through all these years we have stayed the tide and hung on to each other for dear life...so I think that is a good option...my father is 91 and is loosing his sight and will soon lose his drivers license and is finally open to the possibility of assisted living and or home companion...we checked that out, he and I, some years ago, and...no way...we'd kill each other...so I have helped him get in touch with proper people, and he has made it perfectly clear that he will take the next steps, whatever they are...so I have to decide between moving in with my lady or taking over the family homestead, with or without her...and this discussion hurts...but I have found sincere interest in Matthew Fox and Creation Spirituality in many mainstream Churches and am putting together a sermon/study group experience to put on the road...which I have already found some serious success within, of all places, the high Episcopal Church!!!...on another note, George Polley has helped me find a publisher by which I might unleash some of my dammed up words...thank you for asking and listening....Carl
At 2:14am on April 2, 2010, Catherine Bromell said…
Hello Wendy;
What a blessed site. I am enjoying your pictures and poems again. I know a woman who owns an apple orchard and I am sure she would like to read your poem "Ordained in the orchard.
Have a blessed weekend.
Catherine
At 5:48pm on March 2, 2010, Susan Coppage Evans said…
Hi Wendy, Michel said today was your first day at your new job. I hope it went well and that you and Michel are nourished by all the changes in your lives.

Susan
At 5:17pm on February 7, 2010, Helen Shultz-Kamadulski said…
Hey Mary-

I saw your post about God and monkeys, etc on our homepage. I really liked it!
At 7:56am on February 3, 2010, wendy maclean said…
Hello, Marian--
I have a wonderful postscript to the article I wrote for you about Easter Water.
The baby they were waiting for was born--just as I was writing the article (within a day or two).
They named him: Theodore: God's gift.
New life is a gift to us all!
Blessings,
Wendy
At 7:23am on February 3, 2010, Marian Van Eyk McCain said…
Thanks for your good wishes, Wendy. I have high hopes for the new GreenSpirit book.
At 2:09am on January 7, 2010, wendy maclean said…
I am part of the UCC--the United Church of Canada--which is a union (since 1925) of Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Methodist, and Evangelical Brethren. It is a very "Canadian" church (ey)--and with a great breadth of theologies. I have never felt restricted by our doctrine. We cover a huge range of beliefs and expressions in our congregations and ministries. I love scripture and find deep connection with the stories and poems, and the longing of the people and the fury of the prophets. I have an evangelical spirit, and long for the fire of spirit (methodist roots?)--but I can't stand being battered by people who think our denomination is wishy washy or fluffy because it is so open.
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