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 15, 2009

Morning Reflection

Early morning is a favorite time of day for me. It's quiet. I value the time because it's mine--no phone, no chores, no TV, no expectations. I love to spend it with a cup of tea and the Bible. It helps me center on what is important. The rest of the day may be hectic, even frantic. But a good start helps me have a better day.

To everyone who reads this I send blessings:

The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. (Psalm 134:3)


Dina said...

Yes, the best time of day, before it is exactly day.
Thanks for your blessings.

Hey, RuneE meanwhile gave us the link to the Latin graffiti scene:

m.d.weaver said...

Morning is indeed a pleasant time. It's quiet.
To answer your question: The concrete and glass phrase represents the city and any other industrialized urban existance. The kids I work with are homeless teenagers. I work at a shelter for them. Due to extreme confidentiality, I cannot give out any more information than that. I'm only glad that I can share the intangible aspect of their, and my, experience. Thanks for the blessing, and peace be to you.

DUTA said...

Reading of Psalms is indeed an appropriate way to start the day.

Have a terrific, happy Day!

Meikah said...

Amen! ;)

Terry said...

dear dimple.. i came to read your ruby tuesday because i saw your name at mary t's.
couldn't find it so i scanned on down here.
to "bible" is so amazing,,i read mrs. macs post this morning and it is so much like yours!
go and see dimple when you find the time.
she is on my favourite links right in the list of "sisterhood of the traveling scarf" blog.