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, October 29, 2011

A Note to My Friends

I want to let you know that I will be away from my blog for a short time. We have had a loss in the family, and I am busy with final things. It was neither an unexpected nor an untimely death, and although that reduces the emotional toll, it does not reduce the time which must be spent. I will return!

15 comments:

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Thoughts with you till you return - and wishing you strength through difficult times.

forgetmenot said...

So sorry--my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mickie :)

becky said...

God's blessings go with you :)

Joyful said...

God bless and help you and your family and friends through this time.

knitwit said...

Thinking of you. You know we'll all still be here when you get back!

Kay L. Davies said...

We'll miss you, but we'll keep you in our hearts.

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

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Dimple.
Want the best for you and your loved ones - waiting for you to come back.
Take care of yourself.
Huge comforting hug Hanne Bente ♥

todayithink said...

Praying the blessings of God's comfort for you and those you hold dear. Loss is loss whenever it happens and never easy but easier when it is a sweet sorrow.

JM said...

My condolences. I'm very sorry.

Ms. Becky said...

you have my condolences. see you upon your return, and take good care.

Karen said...

Sending my condolences Louise.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

So sorry to read this Dimple. Will see you again upon your return.

David said...

So sorry for your loss. May the God of all Comfort be with you and your family during this time. David/ Houston

Robert Nicolaescu said...

My condolences! God bless you and help you and yours through this time.

awarewriter said...

My condolences Dimple. Just remember that life is eternal. My brother passed away in 2006 and when people told me they were sorry for my loss I told them we didn't lose Michael because we knew were he was.