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!

Foundation

Arriving at our worksite in Guatemala, the foundation was was thankfully already there, dried, and ready for us to build on.  Most of us have heard Matthew 7:24-27, "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it." God reminds us constantly that yes, when building a house, you need a strong base instead of sand.  What about our lives and relationship building? Is God the center of your life, marriage, and relationships? (Rock) Or is what every day culture is saying is ok is what is keeping you going? (Sand) Are you in an equally yoked marriage/relationship? (Rock)  Are you letting Satan win the temptation of premarital sex? (Sand) Are you keeping time with God as a high daily priority (Rock) or are you too busy for Him (Sand)?  Are you turning to temporary materialistic things to keep you happy only to realize that happiness wears out? (Sand) Is your job glorifying Him? (Rock) We could ask many more questions…  Depending on how you answered these questions, are your answers falling into the “shifting sand” category or “solid rock?”


The type of foundation we had for the house/have for our lives are so very important because as the week went on in Guatemala, we packed those huge concrete cinder blocks, one at a time, and the walls began to be built, layer by layer.  Thankfully, the layers of blocks were strong because they were placed on a solid foundation.  Had they been on sand, it would have toppled over after a couple layers. Our relationship with the Lord has layers too...you don't just start an awesome easy life as soon as you submit your life to Him. It takes time, trust, an open mind, motivation, determination, falling and getting back up again because of His grace and forgiveness, and...  (Could say so much more here...May see another post later down the road on some of this.)



If your foundation is built on sand, I have good news! It's not to late to focus on Our Rock and Redeemer TODAY and turn things around.  We started with only a slate and ended with a house for Cecilia and her beautiful family.  Lean on The One who created us and let Him have the reigns and guide you. Let's center every aspect of our lives around Him. Sounds like a challenge to me...Who's in?

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