From Obstacles to Opportunities

This is a short weekly inspirational show to offer you hope and encouragement for everyday life.      It features four segments:  Moment of Encouragement, What's the Big Idea, Stewardship Moments and Newsy Bits.   Each designed to empower you to overcome life's challenges and emerge victorious. 

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Episode 36
Sep. 28, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: September 28, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Terry’s Unique Contribution to the sport of soccer; What’s the big idea: A fun and creative way to share the love of Jesus; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding our challenges; Newsy bits: Ways of measuring the health of the economy you might not have thought of.
Episode 35
Sep. 21, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: September 21, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Terry’s brief career in pee wee league baseball; What’s the big idea: Missed Opportunities; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding A Heart of Worship: What Happens After Worship? Newsy bits: The back story on a commonly used office supply item invented accidently. ENJOY!!
Episode 34
Sep. 14, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: September 14, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A remarkable story of survival at sea.; What’s the big idea: Culture Clash Part 3: The conclusion of our series on Lessons from the church at Corinth;Stewardship Moments: The Essence of Worship (John Wimber); Newsy bits: The back story on a popular frozen treat.
Episode 33
Sep. 7, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: September 7, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A cautionary story of a teen, cyber crime, and redemption; What’s the big idea: Culture Clash Part 2: Lessons from the church at Corinth; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding A Heart of Worship Part 2; Newsy bits: Copyright issues around a popular song.
Episode 32
Aug. 31, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: August 31st, 2022 Moment of Encouragement: What to do when you have been put on the shelf; What’s the big idea: Culture Clash Part 1;Stewardship Moments: Heart of Worship; Newsy bits: One hit wonders
Episode 31
Aug. 24, 2022    Download Icon

What's coming up today on From Obstacles to Opportunities: Moment of Encouragement: An extraordinary example of forgiveness, What's the Big Idea: “What are we consumed by?” ; Stewardship Moments: "The Power of Love" ; Newsy bits: “the way to avoid traffic Jams.” ENJOY!
Episode 30
Aug. 17, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: August 17, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: The heroic efforts of Corrie Ten Boom to save Jewish lives during WW 2 Part 3 of 3; What’s the big idea: The importance of small beginnings; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding What’s on Your Table Part 2.;Newsy bits: Pizza & Surveillance
Episode 29
Aug. 10, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: August 10, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: The heroic efforts of Corrie Ten Boom to save Jewish lives during WW 2 Part 2 of 3; What’s the big idea: Incredible Transformation: Part 3 of 3. Please see, Mathew 8:28-34, Mark 5: 1-20 & Luke 8 26-29; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding What’s on Your Table Part 1; Newsy bits: The health benefits of cotton balls and cold rooms.
Episode 28
Aug. 3, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: August 3, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: The heroic efforts of Corrie Ten Boom to save Jewish lives during WW 2 Part 1 of 3; What’s the big idea: Incredible Transformation: Part 2 of 3. Please see, Mathew 8:28-34, Mark 5: 1-20 & Luke 8 26-29; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding your closet; Newsy bits: A different kind of patch for a different kind of addiction.
Episode 27
Jul. 20, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: July 20, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Remarkable survival story in the woods; What’s the big idea: Incredible Transformation: Part 1 of 3. Please see, Mathew 8:28-34, Mark 5: 1-20 & Luke 8 26-29; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding Growth. Newsy bits: the back story on something that has become a part of nearly every purchase we make.
Episode 26
Jul. 13, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: July 13, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Compassionate teenager helps fellow passenger on airline flight; What’s the big idea: Strength in weakness Stewardship Moments: Stewarding what we owe; Newsy bits: Origins of a popular soft drink
Episode 25
Jul. 6, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: July 6, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Epic Encounter with a Wrestling Legend; What’s the big idea: Putting Others First; Stewardship Moments: "Stewarding Our Giving" ; Newsy bits: Origins of the Cell Phone
Episode 24
Jun. 29, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: June 29, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: The Importance of Your beliefs and values What’s the big idea: Selfless love; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding treasure part 3: Stewarding your daily bread; Newsy bits: getting the most out of your creative brain
Episode 23
Jun. 22, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: June 22, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A baseball controversy going back to the 1930’s; What’s the big idea: Knowing your position as a child of God Stewardship Moments: Stewarding our First Fruits Newsy bits: tech helping visually disabled people read electronic & paper text
Episode 22
Jun. 15, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: June 15, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A cautionary tale about a baseball legend; What’s the big idea: Navigating difficult times Part 2; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding our Treasure Part 1; Newsy bits: A strange extreme sport. ENJOY!
Episode 21
Jun. 8, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: June 8, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A dramatic rescue on a busy highway; What’s the big idea: Navigating difficult times Part 1; Stewardship Moments: Releasing a talent. Newsy bits: The benefits of 3rd place.
Episode 20
Jun. 1, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: June 1, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A horse with heart; What’s the big idea: An extraordinary spiritual gift; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding Your Talents Part 2; Newsy bits: Modifying the work week.
Episode 19
May. 25, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on May 25th , 2022: Moment of Encouragement: You never know who’s listening; What’s the big idea: The Power of Restoration; Stewardship Moments: Stewarding Your Talents Part One; Newsy bits: Math problem becomes marketing problem for popular burger chain
Episode 18
May. 18, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up Today May 18th , 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A remarkable display of kindness and compassion What’s the big idea: Withstanding pressure Stewardship Moments: Stewarding our Time Part 2 Newsy bits: Selling the rights of your face
Episode 17
May. 11, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on May 11th , 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A remarkable display of sportsmanship; What’s the big idea: The reward of Perseverance; Stewardship Moments: Part 1 of Stewarding our Time; Newsy bits: A strict weight loss plan
Episode 16
May. 4, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: May 4th, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A remarkable expression of forgiveness; What’s the big idea: The challenges of pruning; Stewardship Moment: Stewarding your mind; Newsy bits: The merits of the sweet potato
Episode 15
Apr. 20, 2022    Download Icon

Coming Up on: From Obstacles to Opportunities: April 20th, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: A story of remarkable integrity by arguably the greatest player in hockey. What’s the big idea: Abiding In The Vine. Stewardship Moments: Postponed until next time Newsy bits: Coffee addiction
Episode 14
Apr. 13, 2022    Download Icon

Coming up on Show 14: April 13, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: The Power of Words Big Idea: The health benefits of prayer and scripture Stewardship Moment: Stewarding what you already have Newsy Bits: Strange beauty pageant.
Episode 13
Apr. 6, 2022    Download Icon

Coming up on Show 13: April 6, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Dynamic Father and Son Team Big Idea: Does God care? Stewardship Moment: Stewarding your Return on Life Newsy Bits: Stuff about space
Episode 12
Mar. 30, 2022    Download Icon

Coming up on Show 12: March 30, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Handling Criticism; What's Big Idea: Forgiving in advance; Stewardship Moment: Stewarding Thankfulness; Newsy Bits: The back story on a bank that deals in delicious currency. ENJOY!!
Episode 11
Mar. 23, 2022    Download Icon

Coming up on Show 11: March 23, 2022: Moment of Encouragement: Dramatic rescue on the water Big Idea: How do I forgive myself? Stewardship Moment: Stewarding Your Value Newsy Bits: The back story on a popular fast-food staple.
Episode 10
Mar. 16, 2022    Download Icon

Welcome to From Obstacles to Opportunities. here’s what’s coming up for Wednesday March 16, 2022: Moment OF encouragement: The power of forgiveness transforms the life of a young lady who was abandon as a baby. What’s The Big Idea? we talk about forgiveness as a choice. Stewardship Moments: Dawn talks about Stewarding forgiveness Newsy Bits: Dave reveals the back story on a popular myth.
Episode 9
Mar. 9, 2022    Download Icon

Moment of Encouragement: Terry tells the back story on a movie that almost didn’t make it to the big screen but went on to win an academy award for best picture and is one of his all-time favourites. What’s the big idea? We explore the power of forgiveness. Stewardship Moments: Dawn talks about, "Kingdom Stewardship" Newsy Bits: Dave reveals two surprising historical facts.
Episode 8
Mar. 2, 2022    Download Icon

Moment of Encouragement: you’ll hear of an extraordinary person who inspired Wayne Gretzky and many other professional athletes to become the best they could be. “What’s The Big Idea? We’ll talk about a key to finding peace in God, affirmation. “Stewardship Moments: Dawn explores: “Stewardship of knowing God.” “Newsy Bits: The back story on a popular snack, invented by mistake. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
Episode 7
Feb. 23, 2022    Download Icon

Here’s what’s coming up on “From Obstacles to Opportunities" Moment of Encouragement: A popular recording artist chooses forgiveness over revenge. “What’s The Big Idea? We explore the topic, “Practical Faith.” “Stewardship Moments: Dawn explores: “Stewarding Unexpected Blessings.” “Newsy Bits: the origins of an important feature found on social media platforms. THANKS FOR LISTENING! .
Episode 6
Feb. 16, 2022    Download Icon

Here’s what’s coming up on “From Obstacles to Opportunities: Today on Moment of Encouragement: Terry shares how his mom and he teamed up to confront play yard bullying. “What’s The Big Idea? We explore the topic, “Things you need to get rid of.” “Stewardship Moments: Dawn explores: “Stewarding the cry for change.” “Newsy Bits: The back story on an invention that revolutionized hockey. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
Episode 5
Feb. 9, 2022    Download Icon

Here’s what’s coming up on “From Obstacles to Opportunities: Moment of Encouragement: Terry shares how his dad used incredible creativity during a thunderstorm “What’s The Big Idea? We explore the topic, “Inclusion In The Family of God.” “Stewardship Moments: Dawn explores: “Stewarding your attitude.” “Newsy Bits: The back story on a dining concept that combines 2 meals in one. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
Episode 4
Feb. 2, 2022    Download Icon

Here's what's coming up today: Moment of Encouragement: Terry shares how a positive role model had a profound impact on his life. “What’s The Big Idea?: We explore the topic, “Accessibility to God.” “Stewardship Moments: Dawn asks the question: “Who is your source? “Newsy Bits: The back story on a cool piece of eye wear. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
Episode Three
Jan. 26, 2022    Download Icon

Welcome to Episode Three of Terry's podcast. Today on Moment of Encouragement: "Willie O'Ree" Big Idea: "What are you Leaning On?" Stewardship Moment: "Stewarding of Relationships"; Newsy Bits: "Drive-Thru" Thanks for Listening!
Episode Two
Jan. 19, 2022    Download Icon

Welcome to Episode Two of Terry's podcast. Today on Moment of Encouragement: " Small Changes, Big Results" Big Idea: "How to LISTEN to God's Voice?" Stewardship Moment: "Stewarding your Destiny" Newsy Bits: "Cornflakes" Thanks for Listening!
Episode One
Jan. 12, 2022    Download Icon

Welcome to "From Obstacles to Opportunities" Podcast! Today on Moment of Encouragement:" We are not our Disabilities" What's Big Idea? "The Ability to Focus" Stewardship Moment: "Who owns it All?" Newsy Bits: "Chocolate Chip Cookies" THANKS FOR LISTENING!!
Demo Show
Dec. 23, 2021    Download Icon

Demo show of what is to come in January 2022 on From Obstacles to Opportunities! Thanks for listening! Moment of Encouragement: "Gas Cans & Compost Piles" Big Idea:' Opposite Spirit"; Stewardship Moment: "What is Stewardship?" Newsy Bits: "Microwave Oven"