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.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Round Benches

It was early morning and I was at the grocery store. I finished my shopping and as I was loading my purchases in the car, I noticed this set of tables. They remind me of merry-go-rounds, but they don't spin. This time of year they are not used--except for photography!

To see more benches, visit Visual Norway, For the Love of Benches, and Benches on My Way.
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Carolyn Ford said...

This looks like a place I would stop with a nice eggnog latte this holiday season!

PERBS said...

Very colorful also! I like them very much and the color is pleasant also.

The bench you saw alongside of my potted plants bench was in a post a couple days ago and that is why I did not mention it in the latest post. Thanks for stopping by -- one of these days I hope to get abck into blogging full time.

Rune Eide said...

I see a "whole Kindergarten" having a picnic around that table. Coke, hot dogs Lego and all. It looks as if it has been made for having fun around.

Dimple said...

Rune, that's an interesting thought! I don't know that it has ever been used in that way!