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, September 10, 2012

Prickly


Thistles are a lot like people.
Beautiful
Tough
Sustaining 
Prickly

17 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post! Greetings from Brasov!

becky said...

Hee, hee! People are like thistles :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, these are gorgeous, Louise. I love thistles, being of mostly Scottish ancestry.
K

UTs Hobby Time said...

Lovely shot and pretty color.

UT

Gary said...

Beautiful close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shot of the Thistle and I love the haiku! Have a wonderful week!

Robert Geiss said...

Love them ! Reminded me of home. Thank you. Please have a good Tuesday.


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Valerie said...

Wonderful words of credit, Dimple. Great shot of the thistle and yes, sometimes people can be prickly, but at other times when we care enough to look beyond the surface, we can see inner beauty that may have been held captive by the pain of an unwanted experience in life.
Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks for sharing.

Fun60 said...

Thistles have a beauty of their own.

Luna Miranda said...

hehe a great comparison.:p
your photo is fabulous!

W. Latane Barton said...

How pretty. One of my favorite flowers and one of my favorite colors. You did good!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this -- beautiful picture true analogy, beautifully worded.

snowwhite said...

Fabulous shot going with deep words. Yes, it is so true, sometimes people wear invisible prickers around them.
keiko

Hildred and Charles said...

Definitely beautiful!

connienaka said...

I love this! For some reason thistles always remind me of the movie "The Secret Garden". They remind me of Scottish Highlands and moors and fairy tales. Funny the images we have when we look at things.

Leovi said...

Very nice, that beautiful thistles, excellent colors.

Buttons said...

Oh this is beautiful and your words truly ring true. B