Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mom trip

Mom and I are heading to a Beth Moore conference today in Jacksonville. I am really excited but then nervous. Yeah nervous...not because of the baby (like most would think)...nervous because her words (along with the holy spirit) will more than likely kick my butt. I am needing some jostling in my life so this should be good.

Funny how before I got married I wanted to be in this specific "place" spiritually. Like I needed to have arrived as much as possible spiritually before I could be married. It didn't really work out the way I had dreamed. But I am feeling the same pull or ideal before having baby Josie (yep that is her name). Like I need to arrive at this certain spiritual place before having a kid. Well I know from my last preconceived notion that it doesn't work like that. So in the meantime I am trusting and listening and walking along praising Him in the journey.

So her name will be "Josie" Josephine Riley Masterson.
We like "older" names if you will.
Riley is my dad and Kevin's (brother) middle name.

9 comments:

morgan collins said...

beth moore...good stuff...let us know how she kicks your butt so it can kick my butt too:)

Kelly Ford said...

I am the same way. I think it comes from the freak side of me. I make my walk w/ God like another thing on the "to-do list" before big milestones in life. But I really count it as a blessing that you feel so compelled to take your walk w/ God so seriously and that you realize just how deeply it affects your relationships. God will honor that! have fun and I cant wait for the post that tells all about it. I'm going to beth moore in atl this summer! LOVE the worship!

worshipdesign@thevine said...

Josie! I love it! :) I have a friend named Josie; she's very cool and just graduated from Emory Law School. You should blog about what you learn from Beth Moore so we can all benefit from your enlightenment. have a safe trip!

Henderson 5 said...

Josie is such a beautiful name and it definetly fits y'all's personalities!

The Mattox Family said...

I can totally relate to the whole spiritual life thing...not always being where I want to be. Good to know that I am not the only one...not an excuse, just peace in knowing that He forgives our apathy at times. So glad I found your blog. I didn't know you had one. I added you to my links.
Erin

Mama Callie said...

Josie Riley Rich...it has a good ring to it. Way to think in advance. I, too, experienced the same feelings about my spiritual state before Josiah's birth. I think it is a good (and valid) concern, because sheperding the heart of a child is a BIG deal, and naturally, we want to be able to do it well...but I can tell you that you won't be as perfect as you wish before she is born, but that's okay because Christ is sufficient and by grace our hearts and minds are renewed to become more like him.

Anonymous said...

Kristy, I just started a Beth Moore series last week and am loving it! She is SO good--I'm jealous you get to hear her in person! I love the name Josie--SO cute. We miss you guys!

Heather Day

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we saw you at the airport. You looked very cute even after a long trip. I love the name Josie!! I know you will be a super Mom, it's the greatest opportunity I have ever had. Matt is home and loving Chic-Fil-A!! We are so blessed that he will be working with Kevin.

KatieMGreen said...

i am glad you had a good refreshing trip! i am so excited for Josie i can hardly stand it!
love you!