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!

Identity

“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8

Have you ever had those people who try and do ANYTHING to steal your  joy away?  Maybe out of jealousy or envy? Or just cause they are hoping to gain attention for their wrongdoing (even if it’s negative attention)?  Or because they want something you have so badly that they start believing their own lies and making it “true” in their head? Or because selfishness gets the best of them? Honestly, more times than not, we have no clue what the motive was behind the actions is/was...

Believe it or not, and it’s sad to admit, but this happens to us more than you would imagine.  You would think that being in ministry would make it different…WRONG.  Yes, it blows my mind as well. ; )

I had a friend ask me not too long ago, “How do ya’ll continue in ministry and keep doing His work without letting folks steal our joy through the constant attacks?”

My short response, “Who am I to let someone steal the joy God fills me with? It’s only His to give and take away! I know whose I am and with that comes more benefits than we can count.  I am His and I can’t think of anything more awesome than that! Now with that being said, ‘Nobody said that walking with the Lord would be easy.’”  (Trust me…I have to remind myself constantly about the truth behind this answer.  It’s not always easy to respond how I mentioned above yet the Holy Spirit helps me do so.)

Where is your identity?  In Christ? Or a different title of some sort (ie. Mom, Accountant, Daughter, Husband, …)?  Or maybe you are identified by how much money you make or what kind of car you drive? Or in the alcohol or drugs you turn to? Or in the company you work for? Or in the spouse you married?

I said many years ago that I am a child of God.  That’s what matters most!  My identity in Him is what keeps me grounded, gets me through the toughest times, helps me praise and hold on to Him in the good and rough times, and …


We appreciate all of your prayers as we continue to serve Him (and others in our church and community) day in and day out to glorify Him. We love ya’ll!
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