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, July 19, 2009

Canning Fish

It's Sunday afternoon, and hot outside. Must be a good day to can fish...

I've never canned any kind of meat before. It's a little intimidating, because of the chance of dying from nasty germs. However, I have canned vegetables and fruits, I have directions that I got from a reliable online source, and I know how to use my pressure canner. I'm going for it!

Seven pints are in the canner, the pressure is stabilized, and the timing has begun. More to come, tune in later!

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