The Challenge of Obstacles

As I walked to the hospital this morning from the hotel my mind was thinking about all of the obstacles we have experienced these past three months. Physical obstacles have caused us to daily take longer routes to the hospital and many health obstacles have been so hard to overcome - my wife is presently overcoming the obstacle of pneumonia.

So I thought that it might do me a bit of good to read, and share with you, a few thoughts from others on the topic of obstacles and the overcoming of them:

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them. -Woodrow Wilson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. -Frank A. Clark

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive. -Scott Adams

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. -Moliere

A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one. -Chuck Norris

Fear is your greatest obstacle - so question your fear. If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master. -Joy Page

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. -Jesus


  1. You are an amazing man, Bob. My thoughts are with you today.


  2. Praying for you and Ann today. You can do it! Show those doggone obstacles who's boss! :)

    Cheering you on,

  3. Our prayers are with you and Ann.
    You are close in our thoughts.

    God bless,
    Loretta & Jim

  4. Praying for you and Ann.
    Praying for healing and restoration.

  5. Road blocks, detours and obstacles can be very difficult and depressing at times. Praise God that He will show us the right way to turn. I pray that everything goes well today.

  6. You know I'm thinking of and praying for you and Ann, Bob. Hoping that with continued prayer, we all can help remove Ann's health "Mountain"!

  7. In life we do need cheerleaders. Bob, I join all the cheerleaders that have commented to day.

    Wonderful quotes, but the last quote of course is the best!!!!

    Continuing to cheer you to the Father and know you and Ann will overcome in HIS strength.

    Love and Hug

  8. I am grateful to my wife for having brought the obstacles Ann is facing to my attention. We are fighting this obstacle in prayer with you, my friend and brother. And we are believing for God's very best healing virtues to be Ann's and, by extension, yours as well.

    Love you my friend and brother,


  9. I want ou to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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