1. Have I done my daily spiritual practice?
2. What unexpected opportunities has God put in my path since I last checked in?
A couple of things. First, a woman I was scheduled to meet with for childbirth classes was rushed to the hospital with severe pre-eclampsia. Instead of normal classes, I went to the hospital and talked to her about the cesarean she was going to undergo. I finished with a meditation, which left us both grateful and calm. Jesus figured prominently. I think the Holy Spirit knows a thing or two about birth. Her baby was born this morning and both are doing well.
The second was that I decided to call a friend of mine who has been battling a chronic heart condition to check in. Not only have we scheduled lunch, but he told me that a mutual friend of ours lost her son last week. I missed the memorial yesterday, but called her today to express my sadness at her loss. We are going to get together in a week or so. I think God was at work in both cases.
3. Of the things I committed to doing, which have I done or not done since the last check in?
I have done everything I promised I would do. I made a prayer list. I prayed it everyday. I called my friend.
4. What am I being called to do between now and the next time I check in?
This is vacation week for my children. I believe God is asking me to be present to them this week. Have fun. Enjoy them. Love them. Also, I think I am being asked to say prayers with them at night before they go to bed. I also think that when I feel fear about our economic situation, or anything else, I am to get down on my knees and pray.