Pauline Sinn
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Pauline, an Aussie, met her man whilst driving police cars. Many years later, she is surprised to be living in Indonesia, discipling four future men.

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  1. Oh wow! I’ve never seen anything like that before either. Brings a big smile to my face. I have been asking God to open my eyes so that I might not miss His beauty!

    • I’m glad Barbie. I need to open my eyes more too! Amazing what we see when we do, don’t you think? Praying you’ll see his beauty today.

  2. Thankyou Pauline. My days are spent looking at my children, but I read this, and then actually looked at them. Really looked, and I felt a bit teary. And very grateful for them, and very thankful for you. Sometimes we need that reminder x

    • Now you’re making me teary Jane! I know that I forgot to really look at my boys too, amongst the rhythms of familiar days. Let’s try to look and give thanks more often, together!

  3. Incredibly beautiful photos, Pauline, and incredibly inspired writing! These words this morning are for me as I see everyone’s faults instead of the beauty in them. So terribly hard for me not to compare, to judge. Thanks for the “kick in the butt.” I needed it.

  4. That is gorgeous!!! Thank you for this post… I so want to leave a residual beauty wherever I go and I forget that as I rush around sometimes. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and focus on what is important! 🙂

    • Oh, Genny, how the rushing can take over! Praying now for you that there will be beauty in your wake today as you focus on what really matters. 🙂

  5. Thank you for beginning my day with a fresh perspective! I’ll be looking for the “pink” in my life and watching my shadow to see what I may be leaving for others to find….

    • Thanks Margaret. It is amazing how much we miss if we are not intentionally looking, don’t you think? Praying for you right now that you will bring blessings to others today, no matter how subtle.

  6. wow wow wow! what a great post. NOW – how to undo something i did that wasn’t uplifting or encouraging…i pray that God will show me the way to do this. you post certainly helped..thank you

  7. Yes! You are singing my hearts song. I am slowing down looking at faces, trying to see what Christ see, and hear his precious voice instructing me along my way.

  8. Lovely!!
    It reminded me of something that happened to a friend of mine in SE Asia a few years back. It was hot, dreadfully HOT, and he was riding along a fragrant tree lined road that was so sweet it was nearly unbearable on his scooter.
    Suddenly, he felt little drips of moisture coming off the trees, and he perceived it to be nectar from the really sweet smelling flowers. The vision he had was along the lines of “blessings dripping off the trees to refresh him” directly from the Lord.
    A few days later, he asked a friend what type of trees these were to give him such fragrant dew in his drive time, and his friend seemed confused as to what he was talking about, then BURST out in laughter!
    “There are no fragrant blossoms giving you dew!”, he laughed. “There are bugs that live in the trees, and this is their waste falling on you as you drive along!”
    Sometimes we need to accept the blessing of refreshment, or laughter at adjusting in a new city…

    • That is such a fantastic story Marina – hilarious! You are so right. And certainly a sense of humour goes a long way when you are living in another culture! I love that your friend was assuming it was a blessing – we could all live more like that. 🙂

  9. Great reminder! I. too run–often on a treadmill in basement. What’s on the ground now white yucky, cold snow! But soon–in about 3-4 months it will turn into beautiful green grass & lovely flowers.

    I find beauty in music. I listen to the words & can visualize images in my mind.

    Loved the psot!

  10. Your post touched me deeply as it affirms what I’ve been *hearing* in my heart. As I live with ache for something different in my job, I cling close to gratefulness for the purpose in now and trust that the experiences I’ve had prepared me for now and also later. God has been reminding me that He calls us to be a Light. And, He reminds me that the hardest aspects to accept in my story are quite possibly the aspects that He uses to refine me more and more thoroughly to know Him and to draw eyes to Him. I’m humbled at how this message keeps popping up this week. Your choice of specific words to string together, they are exactly what speaks to me most.

    Rich blessings, friend.

    • Oh Amy, that refining can be tough! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could look forward and seeing where he is leading? But then we wouldn’t have the privilege of growing in faith and trust. I love the way the Lord brings the right messages for us at the right time. Praying now that you will continue to yield eagerly to His purposes, and be His light today!

  11. Oh, this is so powerful, so beautiful. Yes, I want to live awake and alive and fully present to Jesus’ fingerprints. I want to leave beauty behind, too. Thank you so much, Pauline!

  12. I love the way you say this ~ “Does your impact on others cause them to look up?” It reminds me to make my words and actions point to Jesus, and may I be a light for Him always.

    Beautiful, Pauline!

    • Yes, so often Kristen I can be pointing to me! He must become greater, we must become less… Praying for you now that people will see Jesus in your words and actions today!

  13. Your post was wonderful and so true. I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I have this same tree in our yard. It is called a rose apple. The blossoms are amazing and so wonderful to photograph. I took pictures just yesterday of the carpet of pink under our tree too. What an awesome God we serve.

    • Oooh Chiang Mai is on our list of places to visit, Barb! Thanks for letting me know what the tree was called. Wonderful that you are enjoying God’s gift too – enjoy Him!

  14. Pauline, I am grateful for this and for the many, many implications. Those photos are seared into my mind and will help me remember the message. Thank you for sharing this beautiful truth!