Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bench of the Week (20)


This is a detail from a bench in a local grocery store. I like the flow of the metal contrasted with the lines of the wood. It's a very good place to sit while waiting for your companion to finish her shopping!
Thanks to RuneE at Visual Norway for suggesting this theme.

8 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Very interesting bench with the intricate scrollwork on the arm. I can see sitting there reading a book.

PS It's very tempting to make Molly purr.

kaye said...

what a nice place to sit

RuneE said...

I liked the way the manufacturer's name was included in the design of the armrest. To me it gave the bench a personality. I must find something like this the next time my wife goes shopping!

Baruch said...

Interesting shot of the bench. And regarding the cat - his name is Pippi and he resembles my darling Cindy I had put down. I believe God has given me Pippi to help heal my broken heart .....

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Every grocery store ought to have such a place to rest!

elizabethm said...

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Maggie May said...

I love that photo of the bench! Looks so inviting.

flyingstars said...

nice capture!