Friday, May 1, 2009

Scripture & Swiffer

You know, I have read the Bible for years, & it continues to amaze me how God can speak through scripture you have read so many times. Today I read the story about the paralyzed man that was brought down from the ceiling of the building Jesus was in (Matthew 9:1-8). Verse four really stood out to me this time- "Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, 'Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?'" (NIV). First of all, the fact that Jesus knows our every thought - why don't I live like He knows? Shouldn't that convict me to my core, & make me sick when I think things that are not pleasing to Him? Then the hugeness of that fact - how often do I entertain evil thoughts? How often do I think negative things about people, or think negatively of myself, or try to find my fulfillment in anything but Jesus? I think I will be meditating on that verse all day - it's too huge to soak in all at once.

I have an opinion about things (ooh, surprise!). One thing I have an opinion about are gadgets that make things easier, faster, more convenient. Most of the time I refuse to spend money on something simply because it will make something easier. Like... one of those things that peels & cuts avocado into perfect squares. I don't need my avocado to look perfect, & I am able to cut into it with a normal knife just fine. So in most things, I do it the old-fashioned, cost-effective way.

However, I hate mopping.

I can't stand it. I don't do it too often (compared to weekly sweeping or vacuuming), but when I do, it's just such an EVENT, lugging that big bucket & drippy mop everywhere. So I finally gave in & bought a Swiffer Wet Jet. WHOA, crazy me. After I figured out how to assemble it (mops only come in one piece, people), then used it (the exterminator left our floors all sticky-like), I think I decided I like it. It seemed to have done a pretty good job, & that wet stuff even smells good! It definitely is not as cost-effective as a mop. But I'm not seeing that it will feel like a waste of money. If it does I'll quit & go back to the ole mop. But let's hope that doesn't have to happen.


Molly Kate said...

I like those things too!!! They are pretty good for the kitchen and bathroom :) yay!

Whitney said...

I love my Wetjet! But, I still try to "real" mop between the Wetjet uses...

Becky and Patrick said...

LOVE the Wet Jet. I think it's a little bit harder to scrub tough spots with (having to swivel that little scrubby part on the side around gets old). But the old fashioned mop just makes me too crazy so I am very happy with the Wet Jet and really like the way it smells. And slipping the cover things on and off is just so nice.

You can buy the covers in bulk at Costco in case you're wondering, and I've found it's a little cheaper that way. However, should you choose to do so, get the right kind. Patrick bought the Swiffer Sweeper covers last time, and I didn't realize it until I used one, and now we have 4 dozen of the wrong kind of covers. :-)

The Roberts' said...

thanks for the tip becky! i have a costco membership for church but i never think to use it for us.

those swiffer sweepers are great for dusting!