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.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bleeding Heart

Ellievellie asked about the plant in my Sun Tea post. It is called bleeding heart. Here is a picture:
It is a perennial that gets rather large, and is very graceful, especially while blooming. However, this is not IN the tea.
I think I misunderstood her question!!


Anonymous said...

I've seen this plant - had no idea they make chai with it. Thank you for the information - I'll check it - I like herbal tea!

Anonymous said...

I see - I was almost ready to try to eat people's flowers :) Very pretty and rich plant - the only one that would survive my care is a cactus :)