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Tiffany Carter
Nebraska
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM.
Interests: Jesus, my husband, my son, my daughter, music, writing, food, Grace, LOVE, victory stories
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany here! In his shelter in the day of trouble, that's where you'll find me, for he hides me there in his holiness. He has smuggled me into his secret place, where I'm kept safe and secure - out of reach from all my enemies. Triumphant now, I'll bring him my offerings of praise, singing and shouting with ecstatic joy! Yes, listen and you can hear the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord! Psalm 27 5-6 (TPT) Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things! Psalm 118:15 (NLT) I really love the way The Passion Translation words these verses in Psalm 27. "He has smuggled me into his secret place..." It is as though He has taken great lengths and care to keep His location under lock and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany here! In light of all that is going on in the world, it is very clear that our society is lacking in love. Today I want to keep it short and sweet. Several years ago, the Lord told me to focus on love and everything will fall into place. Now more than ever, I am realizing how much I am failing to understand what love really is. In some ways it has been watered down. If I don't understand what love really is, how can I expect to teach the next generation? I arose earlier than usual the other day and I wanted to spend time with the Lord. I got out of my room and was preparing to have my quiet time. I hear the sound of a door opening. It was my son. Instantly I thought, "I have a hard time getting you out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM Family, Tiffany here! A few months ago I had a powerful encounter with the Lord. It began January when I attended a prayer summit at my church. I was interested in getting into their prayer team. The pastor who was set to speak was truly amazing. After the teaching, she prophesied and prayed over every one of us. Listening to the words that she was speaking over the other people had me all the more excited to hear what she had for me. The time came and I opened my hands toward heaven in order to receive. As she opened her mouth to speak, I heard these words: You have been asking how the Lord could use you. This time right now is for healing. You have some healing to do first. Get healed up. God will most definitely use you. Your healing has to do with unforgiveness.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany here! I wanted to talk to you today about a fear that has resurfaced in my life. I wonder if I am not the only one who has struggled with this. Recently I was given some words over my life. They were absolutely powerful. Isn't it amazing that God knows what we really need to hear? Isn't His time so perfect? These words opened up my heart to dare to dream again. I was fueled with excitement at the purpose and destiny that the Lord has for me. What could it look like to press in? Then it hit me. Silly ol' fear crept in. "Aren't you afraid that your husband won't approve? Aren't you afraid that he won't know you anymore? Aren't you afraid that this will tear you apart?" I know that I cannot be alone in this struggle. We find ourselves believing the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM family, Tiffany here! Today I want to talk about trust. The Lord revealed to me that past childhood trauma has altered my view of relationships. My eyes have been opened to the fact that I keep everyone at a controllable distance in order to protect myself. I am not talking about setting healthy boundaries. That is something that we absolutely MUST do. I do not want to sound like I am downplaying the very real struggles that some of us experience in this community. I did not realize this but my (unnecessary) distrust in my husband has significantly effected my distrust in God. This was a complete mind blow to me. First, I didn't realize that I have trust issues with my husband. He is a good man. He does not do drugs, smoke, drink, gamble etc. My husband is a hardworking, honest man. He sacrifices and provides... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM Family, Tiffany Here! Over the last month, school went to e-learning from home. My husband, Jason, was sent to work from home by his employer. His mother had helped with schooling for a week while my husband adjusted to this new setup. On April 1st, my husband took leave to be able to teach our kids at home. Overall, the Carter Crew is hanging in there as we've had to adjust to life with the Coronavirus. Can I be really vulnerable with you for a moment? I am having a really hard time with all of this. When my kids were barely one and barely two, I desperately wanted to be a stay at home mom. My husband was against it because we couldn't afford to have a one income family. Some of you may remember my anguish. Instantly, because of the given circumstances, nearly 5 years later... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey Sum Family, Tiffany here! Each passing day brings news of another thing in the Carter Crew's daily lives that is affected by COVID-19. Though we are currently on spring break, the Elementary School is going to e-learning for the following two weeks. The zoo is closed along with movie theaters, public libraries, hair salons, family entertainment establishments, restaurants etc. As the days progress, I find the anxiety level of my husband is slowly rising. Obviously the Coronavirus is nothing to take lightly. We should all take precautions to help prevent the spread and keep ourselves safe and healthy. I take no issue with doing my part in an earthly sense. However, I know the power and authority of the blood of Jesus. I know that when I plead and apply His blood that I am protected and safe. I am healed and whole. I am redeemed and restored. Because... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey Sum Family, Tiffany here! On Thursday, my husband felt it was time to stock up on groceries. I had heard the "rumors" but as we walked the aisles, I was amazed to see that there truly was a shortage on many things. I couldn't believe the long lines, rationing and deep concern on the faces of shoppers. If one person would cough or sneeze, they were quick to "swear" that they weren't sick. My heart was broken for these people who were legitimately scared. I released an audible outcry in the aisles, "Lord Jesus, I bless these people with peace." With the times that we are living in, there is a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and downright fear. The media isn't helping ease any tension when it is the most talked about subject. It is important to keep up to date; however, we have to be careful on what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey there SUM Family! Tiffany Here! Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. - James 5:16 I come before you today to confess something with you. I have been struggling with the fear of man. This has been a reoccurring struggle. This fear causes me to distance myself from those in the family of Christ. I place so much expectation on myself that I don't want to let anyone down. I don't want to fail them. I don't want to cause anyone to stumble or struggle. I don't want to be honest with others because then they may think less of me. I often shrink back from our amazing community because as a writer for the blog I have been deceived to believe that it is not okay for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM family, Tiffany here! Happiest of Thanksgivings from the Carter Crew! The holidays are just around the corner. One of my favorites of the whole year is Thanksgiving Day. I love coming together with friends and family while sharing a meal and memories. I am bringing out my Tablecloth of Thanks after it being in hiding for 3 years. (You can read Lynn's post about this tradition here). I can't wait to see what everyone writes this year! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Sunday, September 29th is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. We've talked about this Jewish holiday over the years. In fact, the first time I'd ever been made aware of it's significance was because of a blog post from either Lynn or Dineen. For those who are not familiar or are new to this holiday, a simple "Rosh Hashanah" search on this site will provide you with a wealth of information. Feel free to check out the archives! Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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A couple of months ago, I went to a worship and prayer night at my church. I grabbed my flags to begin to worship the Lord and I noticed something odd about how they were laying in the bag. Once they were out of the bag and I began to unwrap them, I noticed that the rods were snapped in half. I felt like my heart was ripped out of my chest. I was devastated. In that moment, I asked God, "Why?!" (Isn't it interesting how quick we are to blame God for our misfortunes?) Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany here! I have worked for my employer for a little over three years now. I do the same thing all day everyday. Monday through Friday, eight hours a day. I see the same computer screen as I fingerprint the numerous people who come into my office. The other day Holy Spirit alerted me to listen and pay attention to people's reactions to seeing their fingerprints on the computer screen, many of them for the first time: Wow, that is so cool! I have never seen this before! Sorry, I am just amazed by this! Look at that! Can you believe that we all have different finger prints? No two prints are the same!? Was I looking at the same machine? It is cool to see the detail, I guess..... There are some of us who have forgotten how to be in love with and romanced by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM Family, Tiffany here! I don't know about you but I have really been yearning for breakthrough! It gets me fired up thinking about the breakthrough needed in my life as well as others. I am really struggling to completely detach from my old self. I am not saying that I am not growing, maturing or bearing fruit. Please hear my heart. I am talking about the hard reality that the more I press into God, the more I realize I am in rough shape and need Jesus. Can anybody relate? I recently came across this scripture that has been really stirring in my heart: So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”). -- 2 Samuel 5:20 Some context:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM Family, Tiffany here! I shared with you at the conference that God has been speaking to me about cedars. I saw a vision of a tree that was my family legacy. The deep roots were the word of God so deeply hidden beneath the soil. I wanted to share with you something that I have been working on. These are words that He has been saying about me. (To keep it from getting too long I will only expound on a few) Let's call today, "Motivation Monday." May these words be a motivation for you to believe what God says about you. Cedars of Lebanon, Tiffany Carter, 5/31/19 Champion - (1 Corinthians 15:57; 1 Corinthians 9:24; Romans 8:37; Deuteronomy 20:4; Isaiah 6:8) Elevator - one that lifts or raises someone/something up; exhorter - one who incites by argument, or advice; strongly urges; exultor - one who is extremely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Come Away With Me, Tiffany Carter, 4/18/2019 Come away with Me My darling, My bride. Revealed in the chamber The secrets I hide. I long for your presence I'll wait here all day. My love please don't tarry There's so much to say. I give you My heart You hold the key. All you must do Is linger with Me. No need to worry I'm protecting your heart. I'm faithful to you I vow to never depart. So come now, I'm waiting Believe Me, it's true. The treasures of Heaven Are poured out for you. The Lord is beckoning us to draw near to Him. I don't know about you but in this season I am in need of some refreshing! Will you answer His invitation? I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM Family, Tiffany here! I want to get really vulnerable with you today. Sunday was one of my proudest accomplishments. However, it was also one of my hardest days as well. The night before graduation my Jason asked me not to bring my flags to church the next day. I was crushed! I felt a sting of rejection rise up in me. Doesn't he love me the way that I am? Doesn't he know how much I love it? Is he embarrassed of me? Thought after thought came swirling in - all trying to pull me down into the pit of despair. I turned on some worship music in the kitchen as I washed dishes. I wanted to listen to God's voice but I also wanted to drown out the sounds of crying. I texted a dear friend from church and asked for her advice. She encouraged me that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM Family, Tiffany Here! I have some wonderful news to share! Today I graduated year one of ministry school. This was the first half of a two year program that will lead to ordination. I was very surprised to receive "The Heart of David Award" along with my certificate of completion. What an honor and joy! The words "thank you" are not enough to express the gratitude I have for you, my beloved family without walls. Your love, encouragement, and support has tremendously helped carry me to this beautiful moment. Thank you to everyone who has given time, prayer, finances, Scripture and hugs. My accomplishment is your accomplishment. So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. -- 2... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany Here! During the leader's meeting on the Friday morning before the conference I said I would share a spoken word piece during the offering time. I didn't have anything prepared at the time of volunteering. In fact I just heard the words come out of my mouth. You know those moments when you realize after the fact that you were pushed into things by the Holy Spirit? Maybe it's just me. It happens quite often. *grin* The rest of the day seemed to fast forward pretty quickly. Filled with fellowship, food and fun. I was exhausted after the meet and greet at Lynn's house - in a good way - and went to bed shortly after everyone left. Saturday morning I wake up and realize that I didn't take time to prepare a spoken word! Out of desperation I laid flat on my back with my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM family! Tiffany here: We live in a fallen world where there more often than not (thank you media and social media) we see turmoil or chaos swirling about the atmosphere. It is so easy to get caught up in a mindset of "I can't take it anymore, come back NOW Jesus!" that we forget who we are and the goodness and PROMISES of God. Can I get an amen from anybody? On Sunday I heard this song for the first time. It is called Fall by The Belonging Co. I have listed a couple of lines below: My eyes above what it looks like My eyes above what it looks like I will only see All You promised me... My faith beyond what it feels like My faith beyond what it feels like All the way to You, All the way to breakthrough breakthrough... Something's changing in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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*Photo credit: Arkdiscovery.com, this is the forever blackened top of Mount Sinai, where God's presence came in fire. God is angry and full of wrath...and I want no part of that! I've heard throughout my lifetime that the God of the Bible (specifically the Old Testament) is mean and unmerciful and a murderer. I'm sure you have heard things similar...maybe even last week. There are a lot of people who hold this viewpoint. I never knew how to really answer these types of comments. Sure I could mention that Jesus died on the cross and rose again for our sins to take the wrath of God upon Himself. But I was always left confused when my heart and mind could not make the connection with all of the death and destruction in the Old Testament with a loving God. I mean after all God never changes right? (Malachi 3:6; James... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey there SUM family, Tiffany here! We are on the verge of a major breakthrough. I believe that this is both individual and corporate for our SUM community and our families. Already we have seen a few wondrous accounts of spouses getting baptized into the faith! Hallelujah! Strongholds are breaking in our lives as well as our spouses. We are seeing addictions begin to cease. Affections returning in marriages. What a great time to be alive! I wanted to share something that God is stirring in my heart. During the fast and even recently, I am hearing the phrase "new wine." I am barely scratching the surface of where Holy Spirit is trying to take me but I wanted to share my heart because I feel it is important. When breakthrough is upon us, there is always a push back from the forces of darkness. Freedom, identity, purpose, birthright. These... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM family, Tiffany Here. I pray that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love gathering with family, eating fantastic food and reflecting on all of the favor, mercy, and goodness of Daddy that has happened for the year. As I was thinking last week about what Holy Spirit wanted me to share, I fingerprinted a man with a business logo on his sweatshirt that said "Stillwater." This prompted me to look up "still water" in the Bible. The main passage that came to mind was in Psalm 23: 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hello SUM Family, Tiffany Here! The last couple of months I have been sharing a bit about what I have learned from reading a book called From Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris. I was assigned to read this book in class and I am so glad that I read it! This book has been truly amazing. To read the previous two posts I've written in this "mini-series" click on the links below. This Is Just The Pits! Do You Want Evidence Or The Truth? In September I began to take steps to transition into a new church. As you read this, I have now been at this new church for 3 weeks. Each and every week has been so powerful and effective. Today I want to share with you a recent experience unlike anything I've ever had. It happened a little over a week ago on October 14, 2018.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage
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Hey SUM Family, Tiffany here: ev·i·dence - a : an outward sign : indication b : something that furnishes proof : testimony; specifically : something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter (Merriam-Webster online dictionary) Last post (This Is Just The Pits!) we began to take a look at the life of Joseph. We discovered that there are ten tests we must face in order to fulfill our God-given purpose (I highly suggest you read From Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris for more on this topic). I want us to really dive into the deep end of the pool as we learn more about the pit test. First, let's continue on in the story of Joseph. At this point he was ambushed by his brothers and thrown into the pit. Changing scenes, we see what happens with his family next: So [Joseph's brothers] took... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Spiritually Unequal Marriage