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, October 5, 2009


To Brenda of It's a Beautiful Life for the book "Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I can't wait to begin it! And I encourage you to visit her blog and get to know her for yourself.

1 comment:

Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Morning! Found your comment on my blog....good to hear from you. So glad to hear you are enjoying Gift From the Sea!

BTW, that quote about the empty dead house is from the book I mentioned "The Professor's House" by Willa Cather. Guess I didn't make that plain in my posting.

Happy Day!!