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!

June: Carter's Corner

“The Magnificence of the Unseen” 

Read: 2 Corinthians 4

Have you ever seen what is unseen before?

That’s a contradicting question, isn’t it? Of course, we can’t see what is unseen because it is unseen. This passage is about striving for the Kingdom of God instead of earthly treasures. When it looks like the world is falling apart or when everything is going wrong (doesn’t it feel that way sometimes, or even all the time these days?), then we need to fix our eyes on something greater than this world. We need to Fix our Eyes on Christ.

More than just fix our own eyes on Christ, we need to help fix others’ eyes on Christ as well. We need to share what we’ve seen Christ do in our lives with others because they don’t know and understand the glory of Jesus Christ until someone tells them about it. This summer we are going to be focusing on the discipline of “Sharing Your Story.” The truth is, if we don’t tell our neighbors about the glorious things Jesus Christ has done in our lives, they might never hear it. At one point in time in this country, it could have been possible that someone might hear about the glory of Christ, but today, Christ’s story isn’t as well known as we think it is. It is now OUR job to share our story of Christ TODAY. This summer I’m going to be preaching from the Book of Acts and all about people sharing their stories about what Christ has done in their lives. The goal of this is to help us see Christ and know Him so we might be able to see what is unseen.

Kristin and I just got back from our yearly scuba trip to West Palm Beach, FL. Every year I am amazed at what all we see that is “unseen” by those who just look at the top of the water. Looking out over the water you never realize the magnificence of what is swimming right below the surface: the thousands of fish, the octopi, the eels, sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and so very much more. We can get so set in our focus, that we never think about anything but what the top of the water looks like. We focus on worldly things and worldly lies, when all along the Bible tells us that there is so much more to life than what this world has to offer us. Just like looking out over the water, we can’t really see the glory of what goes on underwater. I never really understood what all was under the water until someone told me. Once I was told, I got excited and couldn’t wait to get under the water myself to see all that was there. Just like sharing our story of what Christ has done in our lives, once people hear, they will want to experience it for themselves!! This summer, let us commit to fixing our eyes on the unseen, on Christ Jesus, and then sharing the story of Christ with those around us!

Where is your gaze fixed? Are you gazing only on the top of the water? Are your sights fixed on worldly things or on what the Bible tells us to be fixed on?

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 
2 Corinthians 4:18

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