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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thank you


I don't enter many giveaways, but not too long ago, 
I did.
Heather, at www.avermontgirl.com, offered
one of her photos with
the winner's name, the meaning of the name,
and a Bible verse that fit with the meaning,
mounted and framed.
Also included were a book, 
a  purse in my favorite color, 
and some special Vermont-made goodies.

I was surprised and blessed when she contacted me that I had won!

Thank you, Heather,
your creation is beautiful, and I am anxious to make good use of it
and your other generous gifts!

9 comments:

Heather T. said...

You are so very welcome, my friend. It was a blessing for me to work with your name and send along this gift to you! You really present if beautifully in your photo - it looks better with you than it did, here, waiting ;)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Congratulations to you!

becky said...

Congratulations, giveaway winner!!! Nice goodies!

awarewriter said...

Thanks for the comments on my restoration Dimple. You might want to try PWP. You can download and use the program with no restrictions for 30 days. If you like it, the price is only $90. Might sound like a lot of money, but PWP can do things that Photoshop still can't do.

I like some things about Gimp, but the killer for me is the 8 bit limitation. If you work with jpg files that's not an issue. Google Grokking the Gimp for a decent (and free) online book.

You might also google gimp tutorials.

forgetmenot said...

Congrats--always fun to win "something". Get your camera out and tell those columbines to "say cheese" while you get some good shots. They are pretty little flowers, and so unusual. Have a nice week. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Congrats--always fun to win "something". Get your camera out and tell those columbines to "say cheese" while you get some good shots. They are pretty little flowers, and so unusual. Have a nice week. Mickie :)

DUTA said...

Lovely giveaway! Congratulations!

Maggie May said...

How absolutely lovely!
You are very fortunate! Great items there.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Shirley said...

A lovely prize! Congratulations!