Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Things/Old Ways

Today I bought an old fashioned mop and a new-fangled bucket with a wringer.  I bought the mop, because the  newer mop with those wipes just was not picking up all the dirt.  It couldn't get in to corners, baseboards wouldn't come clean and it couldn't squeeze in to small spaces - like the tiny space between the fridge and the pantry.  I also felt that it was not economically sound to constantly purchase wipes for a mop.  A box of wipes costs anywhere between 10.00 and 15.00 dollars, and for not doing the job properly I felt like I was throwing away money and adding to our ecological disaster.

So I bought an old fashioned mop for $2.98.  The bucket costs $7.98 but since I don't get my hands wet or dirty and I can re-use, it's worth it.

I work from home; to break up the monotony since my brain goes a mile a minute, I'll stop working and do something around the house. Today I mopped and I was even more productive.

While mopping with the old fashioned mop, this verse in Jeremiah came to mind - Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16

Sometimes the old way, is the best way and we need to go back to it.  Sometimes we can combine the old with the new to get a better result (i.e. old mop and new bucket).  But the lesson is don't be so quick to toss the old way of doing things, especially if it works. The verse above refers to the old ways of righteousness and holiness which were taught and passed on from generation to generation. Many of us have rejected the old way, and have tried to do it our way.  Over time we realize that our way just is not working. There's no shame in going back to the old way, especially if it's God's way.

To determine the old way - go back to the Bible and weigh your actions, thoughts, words, everything against what it says.

Have you rediscovered an old thing? 

PS - Seems like the prior post was not seen by many - please take a look; it speaks volumes.


  1. I'm with you on those new mops with sheets. They do not do a good job and too expensive. I love the old fashioned mop too:)

    I was reminded today of the old 45 records, remember those. All those old songs I use to play in my bedroom back in the 70's came rolling back into my memory.

  2. The old ways have a lot of good in them indeed!

    And by the way I have an old mop and a new bucket myself... the new stuff is hard to get here and double the price you are paying in the states.

  3. I couldn't agree more...no need to change what's working!


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