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About meetingintheclouds

I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.

STUNTED GROWTH: Novelty or tragedy

Have you ever seen a bonsai tree? The best ones have all the features and appearances of a fully-grown tree but only have a small fraction of the size.

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HIT THE NAIL – NOT THE NAILS!

A carpenter hammers hundreds of nails most days, so gets lots and lots of practice. He soon learns that the most important thing is to keep one’s eye on the nail—not on the thumb or fingers holding the nail. It … Continue reading

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MENDELSSOHN, the great composer and organist, was refused permission to play the great Silbermann organ.

GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN was commissioned by Freiburg Cathedral, in 1711 to construct a new organ of three manuals and pedals with 44 registers. This was completed in 1714 and is regarded as the greatest of all organs. It is still there … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY’S DOING IT!

Yes, this is unusual for me, since I always post truth and fact, but please allow me to fantasise in order to present a serious truth.

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ALL GONE! Nothing lasts forever

The Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, built in the third century BC, was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Standing 450ft or 137m it was one of the tallest man-made structures on earth for many centuries. … Continue reading

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Those of us who have spent time beside a dying loved one know how precious are their last words. We remember them and cherish them for many years. I well remember the huge smile on the face of my mother … Continue reading

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A HOPEFUL RETURN

When I posted that I would be away from wordpress for a while, I was simply allowing myself a break and time to catch up with backlog of other matters, expecting to be back mid January. I had no idea … Continue reading

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FAREWELL and greetings for a happy CHRISTmas

I feel it is necessary for me to bid farewell – but not goodbye.  I have tried to participate a little over the past six weeks, but have been unable to contribute much, and the mountain of notification emails keeps … Continue reading

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TRUE OR DISTORTED? What do they see? Does it matter?

When the water of a lake or gently flowing river is unruffled and clear, it reflects most beautifully the floating clouds and overhanging objects. It presents an appealing picture and offers feelings of peace and tranquillity to viewers. When the … Continue reading

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TANGLED THREADS? Call the expert!

The factory had complicated machinery for making textiles, so the workers were given a very clear instruction: “If your threads get tangled, stop and send for the foreman”   One of the workers, a woman who was dedicated to her … Continue reading

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