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, May 5, 2014

A New Leaf

I am ready for spring.
Apparently, I am not the only one!


DUTA said...

Your title reminds me of the meanigful expression "turn over a new leaf in life".
The green color of the gorgeous leaf in your picture stands for regeneration and rebirth,common in spring when all plants come back to life, and even us human beings also get carried away in this process.

rjerdee said...

Luscious...Lime-green...the color of new growth and spring eternal.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Spring! A perfect picture.

Patricia said...

So beautiful.

Hildred said...

Gorgeous photo - so indicative of spring, of course!

Maggie May said...

Doesn't everything new look fresh and untouched. Caught it beautifully in that photo.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Wendy said...

All that green--so gorgeous!

David said...

It's always fun to see what you've found! Nice shot.

RobertN said...

Beautiful capture!
Best regards!