Monday, September 15, 2008


Milton, here for Kristy:

Where do you get your ideas? 

Do you have new ideas? 

Crazy ideas? 

Imaginative ideas?

Do you think about anything?

Are your ideas out of the box?

Sometimes I felt that Kristy never let her mind stop. It ran full speed and kept me running with every kind of amazing project you can imagine.

She would bring junk home and turn into a picture to be placed in a magazine with her story telling making it come alive. She did it with an old doll house. She did it with junk bed headboards, and ragged furniture and dumpy looking chairs, and paintings no one wanted, and dresses that she got at a bargain houses, and books at dusty old book shops, and junk some people call antiques, and mirrors that were damaged, or lamps that were out of whack, and more chairs that had no hope, and the list goes infinity

We stopped at antique and thrift stores all over Florida during 12 years of ministry travel. That wasn't my bag. I hated it, but I did it. Once I saw a sign on the outside of a store that read, "We buy junk and sell antiques." I said to Kristy, "See they have junk in there. Why do we want to go look at junk?"

She wrote articles and dreamed books, and spoke amazing words, and sang, and wrote skits, and acted, and designed, and decorated, 

and huff, huff, puff, puff, are you tired yet?

Boy, I am tired just thinking about all her ideas. 

That gal had ideas. Do you have any ideas? Where do they come from?

Kristy saw new ideas on every corner, in every magazine she read, in armloads of books she carted home from the library, by searching the Internet, and networking with interest groups, and conferences, and research, and more research, and dreaming, and the Holy Spirit....

Yes, I said the Holy Spirit. 

God is the creator. He is the well-spring of all ideas.

Wednesday night at church I spoke to our youth and used my new Iphone as an illustration. This old guy was the envy of the crowd as I showed off my new toy. This thing is amazing. The genius of man really is something, or is it?

Put an Iphone or a MacBook by your brain and then wonder who has ideas? Look at your eyeball and see the genius of God. Watch the birds that fly and the animals and the creatures of the sea and tell me who has creative genius. Look into the heavens. Who has the best ideas? The answer is easy.

That is where our best ideas come. They come from the Creator of ideas. Kristy was God gifted and used her talent to bless others. Her ideas always had an end game. They all blessed us.

As we were driving in San Juan on Saturday, Jennifer pointed to a condo and said that is where mom got the color ideas for the new 
 decor on the exterior of our church. One of Kristy's last efforts was in selecting paint colors for our church and the buildings pictured are where she got her ideas. She saw ideas everywhere.

I jumped out of the car as we stopped at the red light and shot a dozen or so pictures of the buildings with my Iphone. Kristy stopped there one day and got an idea. She took her $35 Kodak 7 pixel digital camera and took a lot of pictures, and her idea turned into adding beauty to the exterior of our church. 


At 12:46 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Milton, the tributes you give in these posts should inspire husbands and wives everywhere. Marriage is a work of art, with emphasis on both "work" and "art," a creative enterprise led by the Master, in which we cooperate. Surely your masterpiece marriage will encourage many. And may God minister daily to your grieving heart.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Karen Eve said...

Milton, you and Kristy truly have an amazing love story. Thank you for continuing to share. I'm so glad you're with the grans, I suspect that you're their Hero Papa. Blessings on your jouney.

At 1:32 AM, Blogger Eileen Key said...

Ideas pop up everywhere when you have a creative genius mind like Kristy. It's hard NOT to imagine things happening! The bldg colors: now that was out of the box.
shows how awesome our God is!
Praying for you in San Antonio.

At 3:27 AM, Blogger Barbara J. Robinson said...

God-given ideas to bless others. How right you are. Beautiful colors for a church exterior, by the way. I love looking at birds,animals, and nature. God is so creative.


At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driving down I-95 south, shortly after the bridge, to the right, there is this beautiful giant White Cross. The building under the Cross is the color of that condo, but then the words on the building "Southside Assembly of God" are in Kristy's favorite teal color.
I have noticed this and thought that the Church did it as a tribute to Kristy. I should have known that Kristy choose those colors her self.
Milton, she really was amazing. People that did not know her personally, have know idea. She was always our little own Martha Stewart, only with her having God behind her, she was much more special then Martha could ever be (without Christ).


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