I saw this meme at Susanne’s awhile back: The Daily Habit, a list of ten things you do every day. The usual aside, such as personal hygeine, eating and sleeping and such, here are some things I do every day or nearly every day…
1. Laundry. Four kids and two grown ups equal an unending pile of dirty clothes.
2. Iron. A shirt and a pair of pants for my husband for work, every day except Friday and Sunday.
3. Read. I’m doing pretty good (so far) on my Bible reading plan (I’m using this one with 5 grace days to catch up each month which helps, at least mentally!). In addition to the Bible, hardly a day goes by where I don’t read at least a few pages of something, if not a book then the newspaper or a magazine.
4. Check email. More than once and more than twice. Sometimes (only some times!) more than once and more than twice an hour. I love email.
5. Drive. To school. Home from school. To the store. To church community groups. Take this kid to guitar lessons. This kid to play basketball. Errands. All over town. Every single day. Or so it seems. I’m a taxi driver without the tips.
6. Pray. Sometimes in quietness and solitude with a heart of humility and worship. Sometimes in desperation with an urgent plea for grace and mercy.
7. Get the mail. Here’s a random fact about me: I cannot stand for the mail to remain in the mailbox. People who only retrieve their mail every few days–I cannot fathom it. If I hear the mailperson stop at my box, I must go get it then. I must. Right then.
8. Instruct. My kids, sometimes in the form of gentle persuasion, sometimes more like a full blown argument. Four kids, one mom, all sinners, make for at least one confrontation a day.
9. Confess. My failures and my sins. Many times to my husband and to my kids, even more so to my God. Sometimes out of Spirit-conviction, sometimes out of self-condemnation.
10. Realize my insufficiency. Daily I recognize that what I’m doing is beyond me. I must rely on the sufficiency of my Savior! I don’t always, not every day in every situation, but when I do rest in His provision, I see His strength in my weakness!
What about you? What are your daily habits?