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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Real Mail, not E-mail!

This post is a little different. I want to introduce you to a fun activity which I found on another blog. I would say which one, but I don't remember! It is called Postcrossing, and I have put a link on my sidebar for anyone who is interested. The idea is to send and receive postcards all over the world. It is simple, and the only cost is for the cards and postage. This is the first card I received, it came from France:
Click on over and check it out! Who knows, you might find a new hobby!

10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Real mail. Allllllright!! I should be getting some real mail tomorrow and the next day, because a few people I know still send birthday cards, but most of the time all I get is bills. Oh, and some Christmas cards. Not as many as before, and certainly never any postcards.
I'm going to click on the link, as you suggested, but I'm not making any promises to anyone yet. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

becky at abbeystyle said...

Sounds like fun! I'll give it a try...going over to postcrossing...

cieldequimper said...

And a postcard from Bretagne, a.k.a as Brittany in English, the Celtic westernmost part of France where Quimper lies. My part of France when I can get there. Good!!!

cieldequimper said...

P.S.: the lady on the bicycle is a dying species :-) wearing the traditional head dress of the Bigouden region of Brittany. Not many of those ladies left now, though youngsters still wear them for weddings, ceremonies and festivals.

Boonie S said...

Interesting idea. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

Pondside said...

I've done this with a few bloggers - it's fun! There's nothing like getting a real, handwritten piece of mail.

indicaspecies said...

Good idea, thanks. Have a lovely day.

NitWit1 said...

I used to collect old postcards, but at my age I am removing clutter, especially paper from my home. But this is an interesting hobby for many, who look particularly at postdates.

DUTA said...

Nice hobby! I know it from experience as I used to collect postcards in the past. Nowadays my hobbies are of a more practical nature, but I do recommend postcards exchange; it gives one a lot of pleasure and visual information about places.

RMB said...

What a fantastic idea!
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