Unpacking IMPACT

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0PpLJfHcRB4pilUoIdQVnQ?si=OrwOnvryTMKBySOdXelxuQ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-have-a-word-with-you/id1628668707?i=1000617658412 https://anchor.fm/canihaveawordwithyou/episodes/Unpacking-IMPACT-e25u5b4 This episode is dedicated to my father-in-law Ron Carter. He passed from Esophageal Cancer 2 years ago today. June 19th at 11:08. Please check out my blog entitled “Where’s Ron” ( https://heathercarterwrites.com/2021/07/12/wheres-ron/ ) to hear more of the story. I hope you will find this episode helpful as you also navigate life’sContinue reading “Unpacking IMPACT”

Unpacking GRANTED

When you think of GRANTED what comes to mind? Maybe being taking or taken for? Or maybe received as a gift?In this episode, Bruce and Heather unpack the two ways this word can impact our lives.GRANTEDGreedy | GratefulRegardless | RespectedAssumed | AppreciatedNarcissistic | Not but for GraceTaken as owed | ThankfulExpected | EmbracedDemanded | DeeplyContinue reading “Unpacking GRANTED”

Things Happen

Last week, as I waited for the results of my bloodwork (when they declared me “done”), one of my doctors saw me and came to congratulate me on the good news. He is a positive, energetic man from Pakistan. I just love him. He gave me a “word” to encourage me as I move onContinue reading “Things Happen”

What am I doing wrong?

Ok…this is a sad story. It’s about me, but since it isn’t something I remember saying, I can tell you as if it were someone else and tell you that it breaks my heart that someone would think this. Last time I was in for chemo I was talking with the nurse that was withContinue reading “What am I doing wrong?”

Reminder to myself…

First, I want to say thank you to those of you who commented about your own struggle with forgiveness. I woke up, started reading, and just started to cry and cry. Not sure exactly why. Maybe because of relief: “I’m not the only one.” Or maybe just being overwhelmed with the fact that God canContinue reading “Reminder to myself…”


Even Wonder Woman can’t fight the effects of chemo all the time. Feeling sickish tonight so no original thoughts from me, just a reminder to myself and anyone else who might need it. A reminder of finding JOY regardless of circumstances. These words are from my favorite writer, Oswald Chambers. I am amazed that wordsContinue reading “Admission…”

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