About Us

Kristin is a Southern Georgia belle, who graduated from UGA as a veterinarian May 2010. Carter grew up in NC, went on to seminary, became an ordained pastor, and has completed his doctorate of ministry. Carter resided in SC for about 7 years (4 of these years with Kristin), and we now reside in FL. After about a month of emailing, asking questions, and going through the steps of eharmony.com, we were full of excitement and became very eager to meet one another face to face. October 25, 2009, we met and enjoyed every minute together. We had no doubt God was going to strengthen our relationship with Him as well as with one another. Carter proposed August 9, 2010 on the boat in the middle of Lake Wylie at sunset. Kristin said "Yes" after some happy tears. We got married April 2, 2011 and what an amazing beautiful day that was! God has continued to bless us throughout our marriage. We look forward to see what He has in store for us each and every day. We are super blessed to be down in Boca serving the Lord. God is constantly surprising us with new callings!

A Shout Out

I mentioned it a couple posts back, but “What God Has Taught Me” these last couple years will be in snippets here and there… I hope you continue to enjoy reading what God keeps doing in our lives.

Did you know that mentoring one another is in the bible?  Titus 2 rings a bell in my head when I think of this topic (and there are other examples in scripture as well).  I read in “Our Daily Bread” several months back about how important it is to help each other grow as we walk with God.  Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” As we continue to go through the bible and The Story as a church, we constantly see examples of mentors throughout scripture.  Elisha follows Elijah.  Paul mentors Timothy.  Christ Himself appointed and mentored 12 disciples! As Christians, we should be striving to be more and more Christ-like and to live scripturally on a daily basis. Personally, our mentors have played key roles in this area of our lives.

Are you being mentored?  Or are you “too good for that?” Or are you scared to ask someone to be a mentor for you? Are you mentoring someone else? Or are you afraid that you aren’t good enough to be a mentor? Or are you “retired/been there, done that?” (Side note: No, you aren't too young or too old to be a mentor!)  These seem to be the main questions, comments, and concerns that come up time and time again when the word "mentor" is mentioned in conversation.

Carter and I have been blessed beyond words with our mentors! **Here’s a special shout out to YOU, each and every one of our mentors over the years!**  Having a mentor is very important to us. (Yes, we each have our own mentor/mentors...not the same person/people.) It’s a huge ‘must’ in our eyes as we keep putting one step in front of another in our  sometimes challenging yet exciting Christian walk. There is great value of meeting face to face with someone (other than a spouse or family member) who loves me, will be 100% honest with me, will help hold me accountable, will laugh and cry with me, is there no matter what (even if it’s via phone) through all of the ups and the downs, will share  (and listen to) the happy and sad stories, gets excited about sharing past mistakes (trying to help others not make them) and the lessons learned, and the list continues.  Not to mention, we can all benefit from a wise guide or provide mentorship to one who wants to follow!  We praise God every day for the mentors God has given us…some near, some far, but all will remain deep in our hearts.  We are forever grateful!  Thank you for all you do for us!  Thank you for being YOU!

**You know who you are! (SMILE!)
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