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!

Waiting Game

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:25

Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed for something for what seems like months or maybe even years before you finally received an answer?  (Even if it wasn’t the answer you were hoping for?) Or the opposite sometimes happens and God answers right away.  Woo hoo! (And then, we hit Him up with another request.)  Lately, we have been playing the “waiting game.” (It feels like a game some times, doesn’t it?)
Instead of worrying or getting frustrated during “the waiting game,” we are supposed to wait with hope. 

I was just reminded recently of Mary and Martha having to wait on Jesus in hopes of Lazarus being healed BEFORE he died.  But Jesus had another plan and rose him from his grave.

God could have spoken to Moses sooner in the desert about freeing His people, but instead Moses had to wait for 40 years!

Or what about Abraham being promised a son?  He was 100 years old before getting that son!

(And there are many more examples throughout scripture!)

I have found that God made these folks (as well as us) wait in order to build their faith!  And that we learn to depend solely on Him!

While waiting, what do you do in the mean time? 
         *I have found myself in scripture reminding myself of how                    faithful He is and how much He loves me.  He always fulfills              His promises. 
         *I start thanking Him in advance for His answer(s).
         *I keep surrounding myself with those who pray for His will for                 my/our lives alongside us.    
         *I am covered in joy and peace as I listen and sing to praise                 music. 
         *And the list goes on and on.

Isn’t it awesome that God hears and answers EVERY prayer?  But then, when the answer comes, we are often surprised.  WHY? We’ve been praying!

All at once, we saw many of our prayers (all of which we have prayed for over time at different lengths) answered…and we are still praising Him for His will and guidance and praying that His glory will shine strong through it all.

What are you praying for these days?  Have you really placed those requests fully in His hands and that He be glorified by the results?  What’s your “waiting game” look like?

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14
1 Response
  1. Unknown Says:

    I can actually see Carter and you having this precious moment over and over !!! I am so happy when I think and envision it. Praising God for the joyous gift He has planned for you in His time!! You are both so faithful to His word and He has blessed you exceedingly <3 “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14 My new verse for the month!! Love you both, Sharon