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, January 28, 2012

What Have I Been Doing?

My husband and I recently decided to renovate the bathroom. We live in a 30 year old mobile home, and the bathroom, especially, needed a face-lift. Here are some pics:

The room is 9'x5'. This shows the (partly removed) vanity and the original wall treatment. The floor and the toilet will remain.

This shows a tub we put in several years ago, and
the green wallboard we put up. That job was not ever finished...
The tub had a surround, but we took it down before this photo was taken.

The new tub. We had to remove some of the wallboard to get it in, not to mention tipping it on its side so it would go through the door and by the toilet.

The new surround. We put the pieces of wall board back so there would be a surface to glue to...

New wall covering next to the old.

The new vanity.  It is just a little larger than the old one, but we decided to use the original vanity top. The piece leaning against the wall will be inserted in the gap. We also decided to re-use the sink and faucet we already had, which were still in good condition and looked nice.They were not original with the home... I will be glad to have drawers!

This is how the tub looks today. I like it!

And this is the latest picture I have of the vanity. Actually, the sink is in and my husband is trying to get the water lines to quit leaking.
We are working on trim today.

Stay tuned for another post...

Now, on another note, I have been given an award! Thanks to Patricia for the Awesome Blog Content Award! I am supposed to pass it on, and I am choosing Don't Convert Me and The Fragile X Files. They are awesome because they make me think. Check them out!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I can't say I love snow,
But it is not winter 
Without it.

Snow reveals paths
Which are unseen 
Without it.

Snow awakens longings
Which are unfelt 
Without it.

Snow brings quiet
Which is unheard
Without it.

See It Sunday