god allows u-turns

Send us your true short story of new direction living.


The God Allows U-Turns Mission

“To celebrate and share how faith in God can transform a life.”


The God Allows U-Turns Guiding Scripture

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

2 Corinthians 5:17


When I made a U-Turn toward God as an adult in 1987 my life changed. With a desire to share the faith-filled hope and healing I was experiencing, I initially wrote God Allows U-Turns® as my life story—my testimony. However, the good Lord had other plans and God Allows U-Turns® became a global outreach dedicated to sharing true stories from people around the world who were making bold, new direction choices, with God at the center of their life.


I’ve been blessed to read literally thousands of true short stories, and to publish both first-time and well-known writers in God Allows U-Turns®. Thirteen anthologies in the acclaimed book series have been published since 2001; by Barbour Publishing, Promise Press, and Bethany House, and the recognized logo has appeared on tracts by Good News/Crossway, merchandise by J-Mar Universal Designs, and greeting cards by Masterpiece Studios.

The God Allows U-Turns® outreach has quietly existed the past several years as I’ve felt called to branch out into other areas of writing. Yet the ministry has continued to hold a special place in my heart—and in the hearts of many readers and writers.


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