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!

April: Carter's Corner

Thought I posted this... Guess not.  Only a month off, right? wink.  Enjoy!

Psalm 30:1-5

I will exalt You, Lord,
for You lifted me out of the depths

and did not let my enemies gloat over me. 
Lord my God, I called to You for help,

and You healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;

You spared me from going down to the pit. 
Sing the praises of the Lord, you, His faithful people;

praise His holy name.
For His anger lasts only a moment,

but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning. “Weeping may stay for the night, 
but rejoicing comes in the morning”

The ESV tells us that JOY comes in the morning. The Message says, ”The nights of cry- ing your eyes out give way to days of laughter.”

This is the Easter story. There was darkness, and now there is a great light. The light shines brighter than the darkness. Where there is light, there can be no darkness whatsoever!

On Easter, we celebrate the Light of the world. We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate this joy, the rejoicing, this day of laughter. We do a great job of celebrating Easter...the church is full, or overcrowded; we are excited to be here; we are excited to sing and worship. What about the other 364 days of the year? Do we live in the joy? Or are we living in the darkness, weeping, crying? 

There is a season for weeping, and a season for crying and mourning. But the Easter message is the message of Joy, the message of laughter. We can have the joy of the Lord year round. The Lord our God wants us to live in HIS joy.

My prayer for you, me, our entire congregation, and the community is that we can live in this JOY of the Lord. Yes, there will be hard times, sad times, times of mourning, but God gives us HIS joy and we can live in that joy each and every day.

If you have never really experienced the Joy that only Christ can give us, the peace that passes all understanding, my door is open. Please come by to talk to me. God’s joy, like HIS love, is AMAZING! 
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