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wendy maclean
  • Cowansville, Quebec
  • Canada
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  • the rev Carl Freeman Reynolds
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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
delight

Wendy's Poetry Publication

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

Wendy maclean's Blog

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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