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!

Running. Running. Running.

Boy was I enjoying the sunshine for all of about 5 minutes until the brightness was pushed aside by dark thunderstorm looking clouds and a cool wind.  I get up from my chair, grab my towel, chat with my friend’s dog Harlem, start heading towards the door, and guess what catches my eye?  An atleast 4 foot snake!!!!  Coming right towards me. If you know me, you know what came next…  I let out a loud screech.  Froze in my tracks for a few seconds.  Stomped my foot. Felt my heart rate jump up to about 350 bpm (okay, maybe not that high.).  Heavie geevies covered me head to toe.  Leaped (like a split I would have done back in my gymnast days).  And ran to the door hollering for little sweet Harlem to follow me.  I am pretty sure all of this happened in about 5 seconds!

As I continue to think back to all this (over and over again), God asked me what I was running from these days?  Are you running from God or anything right now?  What are you afraid of?  What’s making you run away from God instead of towards His open loving arms?

Jonah 1:10 This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” They knew he was running away from the Lord, because he had already told them so.

Jonah was asked to go preach repentance to Nineveh.  Instead of following God’s command, Jonah’s stubborn self ran from the Lord. God sent a storm.  Jonah was thrown overboard and then the water calmed.  Jonah was swallowed by a whale.  While in the belly, Jonah repented and cried out in prayer.  God had the whale spit Jonah out to dry land.  Before, Jonah thought he was better than God, but after 3 days in a large fish, Jonah realized how important it is to obey the One who loves him the most!  Jonah heads to Nineveh this time. He warned the people that they must confess their evil deeds to God. Otherwise, God would destroy their nation. The people obeyed Jonah. So, God forgave the people in Nineveh and did not destroy the land. God wanted nothing more than to bring Jonah back to a place of fellowship and service.  He wants the same for us!

Are you running from God’s direction?  If so, talk to God about it.  He’s listening.  He’s in control.  He knows best.  He never leaves us.  I believe He is always there ready for us to stay close to Him and not go in the opposite direction.  However, if you steer away, it’s never too late to run towards/back to Our Father.
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