Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pardon my door knobs...

While reading a home decor blog the other day the author showed a photo that revealed,  (horror of horrors!), that she still had brass finish door knobs in her house.  Evidently this is a big home decor faux pas.  It's just so nineties!  And since my home was built in 1999, guess what is on all of my doors.  Suddenly, what didn't bother me a bit before has become glaringly obvious.  My door knobs are hopelessly out of fashion!  The shame of it all.  Pardon me if I don't invite any of you over until I can fix this atrocity.  Of course, the fact that the carpet on my stairs is ten years old and needs replaced before I can replace all of my doorknobs means I might as well condemn my house altogether!

Sometimes things can get that ridiculous.  We can become paralyzed from enjoying the life God has given us because we don't  look like or dress like the people we see on tv, in magazines or in blogs.  Our homes and families don't look as perfect as the ones we see there either. Our real life just isn't quite that cool or cutting edge. Discontent sets in and a disgruntled attitude takes root.

Instead of seeing the flowers of our life, all we can see are the weeds.

As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose minds are to be set on the eternal rather than the temporal, we should be immune to this.  But we're not.  I'm not.  We want to be accepted, to fit in, to be COOL!  And evidently brass door knobs are not cool.  Who knew and who cared before someone out there in home decor world decided it to be so.

In the meanwhile, around my brass door knob filled home, is a city of hurting people needing Jesus.  Sometimes its good to remind myself.  To put things into proper perspective. To remember what really matters.  Because what will always be in style, what will always be cool, is not me or my house LOOKING better, but me  LOVING Jesus and the people He gave His life for better.  With that in mind, maybe I will invite you over after all...just pardon my door knobs please.

Just followin',


  1. LOVE IT! Well said!

    PS I too have the outdated door knobs lol

  2. I totally get where you are coming from with the brass! (I wanted to give our last home a brass-oricim)! But you have it all in perspective!

    PS Thanks for stopping by the other day! Loved your sweet comment!

  3. I totally get where you are coming from and I have a huge home that we bought for the kids to run and play and grow up with warm memories in...after eight years we are nowhere near finished redo-ing it and, like you, count other things, less earthly as our priority...however, I say if you want to change the doorknobs: paint them! That's what we did with our two very large brass chandeliers in the great room...looks like they are oil-rubbed bronze now...there's no way we could have replaced them for what the original value was (that's way down on our list). We live in a older home that was decked out first class from the late 70's...down to the original wallpaper throughout...yes, horror or horrors! We love the floor plan and space and we're making memories by the droves, but, I am totally on the same page: a hundred years from now, I'd like to be remembered for loving Jesus, not for my super-cool chandaliers :)


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