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 22, 2009

Summer Stock Sunday-Family Fun



This is one of the best things about summer-getting together with family to enjoy the sun, have a picnic, and play in the water. The occasion this time was a birthday party (hence the balloons!) but other excuses, or no excuse, are just as good!
To see more Summer Stock Sunday pics, Click on "Around the Island" in my list of good reads in the sidebar.

14 comments:

ellievellie said...

It was so hot these days - I would have sat in the pool :) Seems like you were well prepared to fight the sun and burn the calories from the cake :)

moorebloglife said...

Looks like a wonderful summer day but when family is around it is always wonderful!

kaye said...

family fun--so much a part of summer

Glennis said...

Summer is a great time for a family picnic. lots of fun in your family.

Bim said...

Looks fun! And your clearly kitted out with all the right gear!

Baruch said...

Yip, summer means picnic time. I so look forward to our summer

DUTA said...

Lovely pictures! Despite the heat , summer takes it all, it's the winner season.

DrSavta said...

Looks like a happy time for all!

Leora said...

Your little pool looks so welcoming! I would enjoy splashing in there, too.

Sara said...

Family time in the summer is special! I love those beautiful trees in your photo.

Julia Smith said...

Love the second shot of the hug!

Jientje said...

Any excuse is good enough to spend some time with the family! You had fun, ... it shows! Have a great week!

Robin said...

What a great way to spend a sunny summer afternoon :). I love that backyard, too. Gorgeous.

maryt/theteach said...

This is great, dimple! Looks like everyone's having lots of fun! :)