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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my new friends in the blogosphere, who have affirmed and encouraged me. I hope you each have a blessed day, wherever you live, and that you are rich in thankfulness.

12 comments:

~Cheryl said...

What a great photo! It's so rich in texture and light-- perfect for meditation and "philosophizing." I am thankful to have met you through the blogging world, too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ♥

PERBS said...

Lovely composition for your Thanksgiving photo! I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving also -- with many blessings!

I was not blogging much because of a back strain but am trying to get in the bloggging mode again. Thank goodness I ahd already uploaded many posts of benches!

I have my Thanksgiving post scheduled for tomorrow on my main blog. . .

lakeviewer said...

My sentiments exactly. Happy Day with your loved ones.

DUTA said...

In this picture I find my favorite colours.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Becky at Abbey Style said...

Beautiful shot. Such wonderful textures. Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day.

knitwit said...

What a beautiful Autumn photo! Happy Thanksgiving!

Josie Ray said...

A warm and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours! I love your woodsy photo. Thank you for visiting my site to bring holiday wishes. You're kind.

kaye said...

I like your picture--Happy Thanksgiving!

Maggie May said...

Happy Thanks Giving.
I am thankful for your friendship!

Nuts in May

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Dimple, my darling! You'd better start baking that fruitcake because you'll soon have some chocolate covered cranberries to eat with it!! You're one of my giveaway winners!

Please go to my profile and email me your mailing address. Congratulations, and thank you for entering.

Terry said...

dearest dimple...your friendship has enriched my life and i am so thankful to god for you.
may the lord continue to bless you and your family[even that bad kitty that killed the pretty turkey!].ha...love terry

Crown of Beauty said...

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Blessings!

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