Here I am at a CBA annual convention in 2002 with Greg Buick, the (former) Vice President of Barbour Publishing’s Promise Press imprint.

Greg is now the owner and president of MDiv Creative Services LLC with his own professional studio in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. Check out his services as a producer, audio engineer, and musician on his website at https://www.gregbuick.com

There are 710 God Allows U-Turns Authors in 13 Volumes!

With a surprise 2001 cover story feature in Writer’s Digest Magazine (calling us the next “Chicken Soup,”) a major publicity campaign launched by Barbour Publishing, and a serious website presence, we hit the ground running. A second cover story feature appeared in BOND Magazine, followed by a whirlwind of radio and TV interviews.

We received literally tens of thousands of submissions over the course of time that we were accepting true short stories for the God Allows U-Turns series. There were many months when over one thousand new stories would fill our email in box. Stories came from established, well-known authors, as well as from many first-time authors. It was an honor and a blessing to publish the powerful true stories of hope and healing from 710 authors in 13 volumes from 2001 to 2006.

Although most of the U-Turns books are now sadly out of print, you can still find them online at Amazon from time to time, and occasionally at Half Price Book stores nationwide. We have digital eBooks available of the first four volumes and will be offering these as free gifts on Facebook, as Flash Give-aways, and also as incentives when you join our Private Online Membership Only Groups for writers and readers.

ATTENTION GOD ALLOWS U-TURNS AUTHORS: Scroll through the list below to see new and familiar names—and if you are one of our family of God Allows U-Turns authors, please take a moment to visit Facebook and post a comment about your U-Turns experience. And make sure to “Like” my Facebook Author Page so you’ll receive notices of Flash Giveaways and special author events and interviews. Also, be sure to subscribe to my SANITY Support Newsletter for updates about U-Turn Author Reunions and special online events featuring interviews with our family of contributors.

Volume One – God Allows U-Turns
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings and Ellen Regan
© July 2001 by Promise Press, a Division of Barbour Publishing

Peter Adotey Addo The Night Before…An African Christmas Story
Charlotte Adelsperger On a Mountain Top in Norway
Cindy Appel The Nativity Scene at Easter
Tammera Ayers A Love Not Forsaken
Esther Bailey Laughing with God on a Bad Hair Day
Esther Bailey When Faith Conquered Fear
Pat Toornman Bales I Remember
Corey Ball A Shot in The Dark
Tracy Bohannon Michelle
Peggie Bohanon Walking on Water
Allison Bottke God Allows U-Turns – Introduction
Lanita Bradley Boyd Handcrafted with Love
Claudia Breland A December Story
Gilda Bryant The Wrong Road
Stephanie Welcher Buckley Time of My Life
Darlyn Bush The Ivory Quill
Sandra J. Campbell Who’s The Mama Now?
Marlene Capelle Without Question
Candace Carteen In God’s Eyes
Joan Clayton Footprints on My Heart
Jan Coleman Miracle in the Rain
Charleen Cook Alice
Jacque Day Tuslog Det 66
Marlene Depler Tribute to an Old Woman
Gerry DiGesu Kevin
Gerry DiGesu Reunion
Gerry DiGesu The Fig Tree
Dawn & Alex Edwards The Garden
Gerald Eisman A Simple Act of Faith
Bernis Elverum Out of the Depths
Lowell “Duke” Embs A Dentist Made Me a Fighter Pilot
Susan Farr Fahncke Nicholas
Susan Farr Fahncke Daddy Hands
Susan Farr Fahncke Make a Wish, Mommy
Susan Farr Fahncke The Tattooed Stranger
Malinda Fillingim Bathroom Blessing
Nancy B. Gibbs In His Time
Karen Goodman The Bad Day
Heather Collins Hamilton (aka) Brown Paper Bag
Cathy Herholdt Unplanned Blessing
Carlin Hertz Salvation Through Death
Joel Holtz God’s Plan–Not Mine
Shanna Hoskinson Sometimes There Are No U-turns
Michele Howe Laundry Lines & Broken Clothes Pins
Sheila Hudson Lesson for a Lifetime
Matthew James (aka) The Cross
Amy Jenkins The Stand of Cedar
Sara Jordan (aka) A Sign from God
La Rose Karr No Morning is Just Like Another
Linda Knight Angel of Kindness
Linda Knight Grandma
Kathryn Lay Twice Blessed
Kathryn Lay A Simple Prayer
Eunice Loecher Winter Bubbles
Martha Lusk Dave’s Apple Tree
Lea MacDonald Everybody Knows Everybody
Paul Madison My Buddy Jules
Michelle Matt Smile God Loves You
Michelle Matt Ready to Meet the Rider
Charles McKinstry Mabel’s Miracle
Linda Nathan From Beleaguered to Blessed
Jan Northington The Hug Fund
Jan Northington The Big Things, Like Legos
Jan Northington Looking for God at Charles DeGaulle Airport
Cheryl Norwood An Encouraging Word
Cheryl Paden A Lesson on Prayer
Linda Parker The Rules of Life
Michelle Pearson A Tribute to a Life Hero
Lt.Col.Harry Phillips River Ride
Marilyn Phillips Crowns Worth Seeking
Rose Plicik The Long Road Home
Michael Powers A Father’s Love
Vivian Preston The Missing Casserole
Harry Randles Love’s Power
Dorothy Rieke A Young Man Called Clinton
Pastor John Roberts She’s Probably Singing Right Now
Pastor John Roberts Sometimes Life Just Isn’t Fair
Pastor John Roberts When You Know Where You are Headed
Kathy Semon Into God’s Hands
Dianne Smith Remember the Cross
Laura L. Smith The Perspective of a Pansy
Gil Stadley No One is Ever Truly Broken
Philip Steele Wake Up Call
Ronda Sturgill A Mom Who Uses a Wheel Chair
Lynn Roaten Terrell A Hard Winters Prayer
Lynn Roaten Terrell The Permission Slip
Janice Thompson Someone Else’s Child
Elizabeth Turner Crossing the Bridge of Friendship
Maryella Vause Children Are a Gift
John Walker The Wedding
Peggy Whitson A Journey to Meet the Lord
Candice Lee Wilber A Knock at Heart’s Door
Nicole Winter Coming In to the Light
Maxine Wright Broken Angel
Maxine Wright Sweet Jesus and The Ice Storm
D.L. Young (aka) Roses and Silver Maples
D.L. Young (aka) Our Angel

Volume Two – More God Allows U-Turns
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings and Ellen Regan
© September 2001 by Promise Press, a Division of Barbour Publishing

Charlotte Adelsperger The Bridal Bouquet
Jon Alessandro The Day I Lost My Dad’s Fishing Hat
Cindy Appel Cyber Witness
Esther Bailey Time Management
Richard Bauman Does God Move Away From Us?
Amy Beres In My Weakness He is Strong
Mildred Blankenship Powerful Prayers
Judi Braddy The Vernal Pool
Claudia Breland The Soup Ladle
Ginger Broslat Fall Therapy
Stephanie Brown The Matchless Gift
Renie Burghardt The Guardian Angel
Renie Burghardt A “D.P.” School Girl
Debbye Butler The Privileged Life
Janice Byrd A Severe Mercy
Joan Clayton Love First, Teach Second
Joan Clayton Jeremy, My Teacher
Joan Clayton It’s the Size of Your Love
Leanne Cloudman Chicken Wings and Collard Greens
Jan Coleman Gramma Jan
Denise Courtney A Heavy Load to Carry
Elaine Cunningham The Pre-Dawn Test
Barbara Curits Getting Out of God’s Way
Robert Diacheysn, Jr. Giving Christmas
Ron DiCianni 1951
Gerry DiGesu Split Screen
Cyd A. Donaldson God Opens Windows
Sharon F. Doorasamy Extraordinary Faith of a Dung Catcher
Ellen DuBois The Angel In The Dumpster
Sara DuBose A Secret Code
Wendy Ann Dunham Burning Bushes
Thesesa Durden Yes, No, Not Yet
Eva Marie Everson Sixty-Six Poinsettias
Susan Farr Fahncke Lessons From My Angel
Susan Farr Fahncke Live
Malinda Fillingim Joy in D-7
Carolyn Fox In the Midst of a Blessing
Karen L. Garrison Smiley
Michael Adair Gibbs Do Not Be Afraid, Little Flock
Mary Ellen Gudeman The Cross on the Chalkboard
Nelum Haththella From Buddha to Christ
Sharon Haynes The Song
Elaine Hogg A Day in a Life
Michele Howe Good Words and Reflectful Pauses
Carol Jackson My Spiritual Bulletproof Vest
Sallly John License Plates from Heaven
Louise Tucker Jones A Heart to Give
Sara Jordan (aka) In the Spirit
LaRose Karr Lily the Clown, Rests Today
Muriel Larson The Arrogant Nuclear Scientist
Carman Leal Flight to Forgiveness
Aaron Lewis Searching for Solutions
Delores Christian Liesner Surprise Us for Dinner, God!
Marita Littauer Love Extravagantly
Eunice Loecher Eye of the Storm
Connie Lounsbury God’s Flying Flowers
Susan Lynn (aka) Can Jesus See?
Meriam Matthews My First Easter as a Christian
Merrie Maurer/Root Dear Mr. B.
Lucinda Secrest McDowell Just a Regular Old Lady
Carrie Mikolajczyk-Russell The Gift — Confessions of a Surrogate Mother
Kathy Collard Miller I Don’t Really Want to Hurt My Child
Karen O’Connor Chicken and Checks
Linda Parker Go Fish!
Debra Peppers Teaching with Class
Bob Perks The Thankful Chair
Lauren Perotti Finding Our Way Home
Mary Pierce Mama Schwarzeneggar
Kim Pullen Letting Go
Carol Rehme Crossings
Carol Rehme Gethsemane
Pastor John Roberts I’m Trying to Tell Them, Roy
Carol Russell Sweet as Strawberries
Suzy Ryan Growing Pains
Joe Seay Don’t Hold a Grudge
Brette Sember The Write Force
Lucy Sennett Forgiveness
Margaret Shauers Building Blocks
Sandy Sheppard Are You Sitting Down?
Dianne Smith Rising from the Dead
Jennifer Smith-Morris Trash to Treasure
Brenda Sprayue Moving Day
Gloria Cassity Stargel From Poolroom to Pulpit
Karen Strand The Neighbors Next Door
Ronda Sturgill Whine or Shine
Tamara Swinson Angel On Earth
Margie Wellman My “Great” Aunt
Jill Zimanek Five Minutes to Live
Jeanne Zornes The Giver

Volume Three – God Allows U-Turns – A Woman’s Journey
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings and Ellen Regan
© July 2002 by Promise Press, a Division of Barbour Publishing

Charlotte Adelsperger My Secret Sanctuary
Nancy Bayless Valentine Dance
Angela Keith Benedict (aka) Night of Terror
Allison Bottke Bull’s-Eye
Allison Bottke My New York Angel
Melanie Bowden The Cliff
Lanita Bradley Boyd What Was I Supposed to Be?
Robin Brisbin Empty Arms, Full Heart
Leone A. Browning Honey, Will You Come Here?
Debbye Butler The Long Miracle
Sandra J. Campbell Midnight Serenade
Candace Carteen Clown Love
Joan Clayton A Lesson in Forgiveness
Lisa Copen Lessons from the Floor
Ruth Lerdal Cummings The Right Hour
Barbara Curtis His Little Girl
Kris Decker One Small Loaf of Bread
Eva Marie Everson The Grasshopper
Susan Farr Fahncke Internet Angels
Malinda Fillingim Warmed by God’s Love
Rusty Fischer Love Thy Neighbor
Barbara Jeanne Fisher It Isn’t the End of the World
Karen L. Garrison The Birthday
Carol Genengels Miracle on Mercer Street
Nancy B. Gibbs A Whirlwind Way of Life
Amy Givler Please Forgive Me
Anne Goodrich On My Honor
Elizabeth Griffin Fruit in Every Season
Diane Gross My Daughters March to the Sea
Patty Smith Hall The Wal-Mart Missionary
Gail Hayes Tea and Crackers
Ruth Hess A Fathers Love (by Mildred Hussey)
Margaret Hoffman Mae
Michele Howe Standing on Shaky Ground
Ellen Javernick Angel in a Snowsuit
Amy Jenkins Friendship Bread
Linda LaMar Jewell Press On
Jennifer Johnson The Smiles of Children
Lindy Johnson All the Pianos
LaRose Karr The Eyes Have Spoken
Maie Kellerman A Matter of Perspective
Brandi Lentz The Sewing Machine
Delores Christian Liesner Sweet Surrender
Eunice Loecher Celebrate the Gift
Alyse A. Lounsberry Bandaging and Bailing
Sandra McGarrity An Unexpected U-Turn
Lynn D. Morrissey Hope Blooms
Cheryl Norwood Treasure Hunting
Karen O’Connor Wisdom and Wrinkles
Linda Parker E-Mail from God
Sheryl Pellatiro The Provision
Ginger Plowman The Name on the Card
Mark L. Redmond Arthur’s Alterations
Timothy Michael Ricke Christmas Bear
Pastor John Roberts Wanted: A Grandma to Pray
Julie Saffrin Mercy’s Time
Bea Sheftel A Mustard Seed of Faith
Linda Evans Shepherd Recipe for a Good Cry
Debbie Skinner Putting Away the Pity Party
Laura L. Smith My Anthill Mountain
Gloria Cassity Stargel Finally, a Father’s Love
Rose Sweet The Ring
Jo Upton Milk Money
Rev. Michael F. Welmer Doing the Dishes with Mom
Betty Winslow Not Just Any Serviceman

Volume Four – God Allows U-Turns – American Moments
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings
© September 2002 by Promise Press, a Division of Barbour Publishing

Bonnie Alba Terror in the Night
Mary Emma Allen Uncle Al’s Flag
Michael A. Anderson The Day I Became a Man
Miriam Aneses In the Midst of Tears
Sandy Austin Shots Echoed ‘Round the World
Sandy Austin Courage That Changed the World
Tammera Ayers Surrounded by the Enemy
Lanita Bradley Boyd Saved for Service
Mary Ralph Bradley Miss Ralph Goes to Washington
Angel Brown Faith Under Fire
Renie Burghardt An Angel in the Closet
Melissa Chavez Recovering at Ground Zero
Ann Coogler Finding Faith
Nancy Cripe Faith at Iwo Jima
Karen Harper DeLoach Covering Concern with Prayer
Margo Dill Finding Strength
Susan Farr Fahncke Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor
Susan Farr Fahncke (brother) Twilight Prayer
Susan Farr Fahncke (Farrell) The Promised Reunion
Robert Fox Escape From Tower II
Cay A. Gibson The Pregnant Pause
Charles Gibson Faith in Geometry Class
Tony Gilbert The Universal Language
Glenn Grady Pentagon Plane Crash
Grace Graziano A Reminder to Love
Elizabeth Griffin One Lost Sheep
Patty Smith Hall The Greatest Soldier of All
Don. J. Hanson Battlefield Promises that Last
Carlin Hertz The Wake-up Call
Sara Houy Safe Again
Kathryn K. Howard Mr. J.
Marie Jones Foundation of Faith
LaRose Karr Freedom March
Kathy Coudle King Grace Lake
Marcia Knoblock The Ultimate Challenge
Mary LaClair Guardian Angel on Duty
Trina Lambert We Are All Columbine
Pat Laye God Rewards Good Deeds
Carman Leal A Matter of Perspective
Mary Dixon LeBeau From Numbers to Nelly
Mary Dixon LeBeau From Gridiron to Ground Zero
SuzAnne Martin The Slap
Iris E. May The Wall
Sandra McGarrity The Vocabulary Lesson
Janet Lynn Mitchell Plum Purple Prayer
Jennifer Smith Morris When No Jobs Existed
Marilyn Morsch Tour of Duty
Joyce Anne Munn Schoolroom Lessons in Love
Kirsten Oschwald Embers of Love
Michelle Pearson A Child’s Explanation
Rhonda Lane Phillips Perfect Timing
Marilyn Phillips Task at Hand
Diane H. Pitts A Legacy
Stephanie Plank From Columbine to Comfort
Gary Plourde, Sr. The Crossing
Michael Powers The Flag Raisers at Iwo Jima
Norka Blackman Richards When the World Became One
Robert Robeson Aloft and Afraid
Robert Robeson Mine Field Miracle
Margaret Sayler Civil War Friends
Maureen Schmidgall Survivor’s Blood
Gail Schuit From Fear to Faith
Gayle Team Smith The Bomb that Launched our Hearts
Gloria Cassity Stargel Devastation at Dawn
Tamara Swinson Faith in a Foxhole
Lynn Roaten Terrell Escape from Ground Zero
Lynn Roaten Terrell Pride and Prejudice
Linda Tinker Out of the Whirlwind
Lydia Ure The Prairie Dwellers
Kristine Vick Triumph Over Tragedy
Kristine Vick He Loved That Truck
Kristine Vick The Lesson of Light
Kristine Vick Kacey’s Trust
Kathy Wahling Unexpected Tragedy, Undeserved Grace
Rev. Michael F. Welmer Body Count
Kari West Building Dreams on Shaky Ground
Kari West Nazi P.O.W. #2458

Volume Five – God Allows U-Turns – Journeys of Friendship
By Allison Gappa Bottke
© July 2004 by Barbour Publishing

Cindy Appel Cyber Witness
Allison Bottke My New York Angel
Darlyn Bush The Ivory Quill
Nancy Cripe Faith at Iwo Jima
Jacque Day Tuslog Det 66
Sara DuBose A Secret Code
Susan Farr Fahncke Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor
Susan Farr Fahncke Nicholas
Rusty Fischer Love Thy Neighbor
Karen L. Garrison Smiley
Carol Genengels Miracle on Mercer Street
Mary Ellen Gudeman The Cross on the Chalkboard
Patty Smith Hall The Wal-Mart Missionary
Carlin Hertz Just Keep Up with Me
Kathryn K. Howard Mr. J
Ellen Javernick Angel in a Snowsuit
Amy Jenkins Friendship Bread
Jennifer Johnson The Smiles of Children
Linda Knight Angel of Kindness
Paul Madison My Buddy Jules
Jan Northington The Hug Fund
Michael Powers A Father’s Love
Norka Blackman Richards When the World Became One
Julie Saffrin Mercy’s Time
Margaret Sayler Civil War Friends
Karen Strand The Neighbors Next Door
Janice Thompson Someone Else’s Child
Elizabeth Turner Crossing the Bridge of Friendship
D.L. Young (aka) Roses and Silver Maples
Jeanne Zornes Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (was The Giver)

Volume Six – God Allows U-Turns – Journeys of Hope
By Allison Gappa Bottke
© July 2004 by Barbour Publishing

Esther Bailey Laughing with God on a Bad Hair Day
Stephanie Welcher Buckley Time of My Life
Renie Burghardt The Guardian Angel
Lisa Copen Lessons from the Floor
Barbara Curtis Getting Out of God’s Way
Barbara Curtis His Little Girls
Wendy Ann Dunham Burning Bushes
Gerald Eisman A Simple Act of Faith
Lowell “Duke” Embs A Dentist Made Me a Fighter Pilot
Eva Marie Everson Sixty-Six Poinsettias
Tony Gilbert The Universal Language
Patty Smith Hall The Greatest Solder of All
Sara Jordan (aka) In the Spirit
Carman Leal A Matter of Perspective
Mary Dixon LeBeau From Numbers to Nelly
Iris E. May The Wall
Jennifer Smith Morris When No Jobs Existed
Jan Northington Looking for God at Charles de Gaulle Airport
Cheryl Paden A Lesson on Prayer
Linda Parker Go  Fish!
Linda Parker The Rules of Life
Linda Parker E-mail from God
Timothy Michael Ricke Christmas Bear
Carol Russell Sweet as Strawberries
Sandy Sheppard Are You Sitting Down?
Laura L. Smith The Perspective of a Pansy
Lynn Roaten Terrell A Hard Winter’s Prayer
Lynn Roaten Terrell Pride and Prejudice
Jo Upton Milk Money
Candice Lee Wilber A Knock at Heart’s Door

Volume Seven – God Allows U-Turns – Journeys of Joy
By Allison Gappa Bottke
© July 2004 by Barbour Publishing

Petter Adotey Addo The Night Before…An African Christmas Story
Charlotte Adelsperger My Secret Sanctuary
Miriam Aneses In the Midst of Tears
Mildred Blankenship Powerful Prayers
Claudia Breland The Soup Ladle
Stephanie Brown The Matchless Gift
Leone A. Browning Honey, Will You Come Here
Debbye Butler The Long Miracle
Sandra J. Campbell Midnight Serenade
Joan Clayton A Lesson in Forgiveness
Gerry DiGesu Split Screen
Sharon F. Doorasamy Extraordinary Faith of a Dung Catcher
Malinda Fillingim Joy in D-7
Karen L. Garrison The Birthday
Nancy B. Gibbs A Whirlwind Way of Life
Elizabeth Griffin Fruit in Every Season
Joel Holtz God’s Plan – Not Mine
Shanna Hoskinson Sometimes There Are No U-Turns
Linda LaMar Jewell Press On!
Lindy Johnson All the Pianos
Delores Christian Liesner Sweet Surrender
Sandra McGarrity An Unexpected U-Turn
Charles McKinstry Mabel’s Miracle
Bob Perks The Thankful Chair
Stephanie Plank From Columbine to Comfort
Bea Sheftel A Mustard Seed of Faith
Debbie Skinner Putting Away the Pity Party
Rev. Michael F. Welmer Doing the Dishes with Mom
Kari West Building Dreams on Shaky Ground
Kari West Nazi POW #2458

Volume Eight – God Allows U-Turns – Journeys of Love
By Allison Gappa Bottke
© July 2004 by Barbour Publishing

Jon Alessandro The Day I Lost My Dad’s Fishing Hat
Pat Toornman Bales I Remember
Tracy Bohannon Michelle
Lanita Bradley Boyd Handcrafted with Love
Lanita Bradley Boyd What Was I Supposed to Be
Candace Carteen In God’s Eyes
Joan Clayton Love First, Teach Second
Jan Coleman Gramma Jan
Kris Decker One Small Loaf of Bread
Gerry DiGesu Reunion
Dawn & Alex Edwards The Garden
Susan Farr Fahncke Daddy Hands
Susan Farr Fahncke Make a Wish, Mommy
Malinda Fillingim Bathroom Blessing
Malinda Fillingim Warmed by God’s Love
Elizabeth Griffin One Lost Sheep
Diane Gross My Daughter’s March to the Sea
Gail Hayes Tea and Crackers
Ruth Hess A Fathers Love (by Mildred Hussey)
Sara Jordan (aka) A Sign from God
Alyse A. Lounsberry Bandaging and Bailing
Carrie Mikolajczyk-Russell The Gift – Confessions of a Surrogate Mother
Cheryl Norwood Treasure Hunting
Karen O’Connor Wisdom and Wrinkles
Michelle Pearson A Child’s Explanation
Harry Randles Love’s Power
Lydia Ure The Prairie Dwellers
Maryella Vause Children Are a Gift
John Walker The Wedding
Jill Zimanek Five Minutes to Live

Volume Nine – God Answers Prayers
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings
© February 2005 by Harvest House Publishers

Candy Abbott Beulah’s Bull Calf
Andrea Boeshaar Heaven in My Dreams
Kevin Bottke Bull Attack
Renie Burghardt The Voice of God
R.T. Byrum No Small Miracle
Penelope Carlevato A Nurse’s Prayer
Joan Clayton Life is Precious Where There’s Love
Roger Allen Cook The Prayer
Michael Dandridge With Sighs Too Deep for Words
P. Jeanne Davis Not Impossible with God
Wendy Dellinger Do You Trust Me?
Iris Gray Dowling A Life Saved
T. Suzanne Eller The Rest of the Story
Susan Farr Fahncke Angel with an Attitude
Sharon Fawcett A Mission of Love
Rusty Fischer Fireplug No More
Susy Flory Drive-By Blessing
Susan Foster A Night of Peril
Nancy B. Gibbs Be Still with God
Barbara Haley A New Heart
Clement Hanson Cliff Hanger
Bob Haslam A Day of Miracles
Sharon Hinck Missionary Miracle
BJ Jensen Dance for Me
Anne Johnson P.O.W.
Bob Kelly Miracle Behind the Iron Curtain
Sharon Knudson Hands Around the Bed
Nan McKenzie Kosowan Getting Lost, Getting Home
Muriel Larson Simple Faith
Jan Ledford God is Good…All the Time (by H.P.)
Delores Liesner Strangers No More
Deanna Luke One Child’s Prayer
Pastor Lowell Lundstrom My Precious Prodigal
Emory May My Wife’s Answered Prayer
Sandra McGarrity What Does Anna Need?
Jennifer McMahan For Better or Worse…with Boxing Gloves
Cheryl Norwood Sunday School Lesson on the Front Porch
Karen O’Connor The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Ann Oliver CoCo Comes Home
Dr. Tom Rakow Meeting in a Snow Bank
Sandra Snider Answered Prayer-on-a-Stick
Gloria Cassity Stargel Angels Watching Over Little Naomi (by M.W.)
John (Stargel) Stewart The Day the Cheering Stopped
Suzan Strader God and the Map
Dennis Van Scoy All Things for the Good
June Varnum No Is An Answer
Phyllis Wallace Get on Your Knees…
Thelma Wells A Marriage Made in Heaven
Rev. Michael F. Welmer Roy, Trigger and God
Lou Killian Zywicki Kassie’s Kittens

Volume Ten – God Answers Mom’s Prayers
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings
© February 2005 by Harvest House Publishers

Nancy Anderson Timmy’s Ring
Peggie Bohanon A Blue-Ribbon Bundle for Mom
Martha Bolton Beside Still Waters
Vicki Caruana My Son, Humpty Dumpty
Jennifer Lynn Cary A Legacy of Giving
Joan Clayton Ruth and Naomi – An Answered Prayer
Sheila Corey A Divine Misprint
Charlene Davis A Child to Love
Mary Ann Diorio The Power of Faith
Susan Farr Fahncke P.S….Pray
Pam Farrel MVP
Carleta Goodwin Fernandes Mine Story
Lana Fletcher Meredith and the Mop Heads
Cheri Fuller God Answers a Prayer of Release
Lynette Galisewski The Artful Dodger
Judy Gann A Spiritual Mom
Carol Genengels A Roommate for Mom
Nancy B. Gibbs The Gift of Life
Carol Davis Gustke Eight-Years Worth of Love
Anne Johnson A Smile to Remember
Eileen Key Dancing in Red Velvet
Muriel Larson Prayer for Gideon’s Bride
Lucinda Secrest McDowell When God’s Answer is “No”
Sandra McGarrity However the Lord Leads
Marcia Mitchell One Quick Prayer
Paula Moldenhauer A Blizzard, a Baby and a Swimming Pool
Tofia Morales-Calkins God’s Unlikely Expert
Jessie Ann Moser All Things Work Together for Good
Marilyn Naseth Angel Kisses
Ginger Nelson Day of No Ashes
Jeanne Pallos Mom, I’m Moving Out!
Vickie Pape A Pair of Sunday Shoes
Susan Peabody Power of Prayer
Debra Peppers The Power of Praying Parents
Gloria Plaisted Full Circle Prayer
Shirley Rose Mom, I’m Pregnant
Carolyn Ruch Chocolate Prayers
Tonya Ruiz To Err is Human; to Forgive Divine
Kim Sawyer Sometimes God Says “No”
Patricia Sheets A Birthday Present from God
Debbie Skinner An Unexpected Package
Cori Smelker Shattered Dreams
Dee Smith Heaven’s Special Child
Karen Strand Hezekiah and I
Kathleen Szitas Pray the Impossible
Amy Wallace For This Child
Anne Watkins An Urge to Pray
Sharen Watson The Dreaded Piggy-Back Ride
Peggy Sue Wells What I Didn’t Pray For
Kari West When the Only Language is Tears
Patricia Wolf My Mother’s Floral Quilt

Volume Eleven – God Answers Prayers – Military Edition
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings and Jennifer Devlin
© February 2005 by Harvest House Publishers

Jean Adams Cool Breezes
Charlotte Adelsperger The Prayer Card
Nancy Anderson Each Letter Was a Prayer
Linda Mae Baldwin God said Yes
Rachel Blevins The Mourning After
Cynthia Hope Clark Air Force Brat
Maryanne Coronna Military Brat
Ginger Cox On Empty
Rona Cunningham One More Night
Glen Dabbs Jesus Loves You
Jennifer Devlin Beautiful
Rev. Patricia Duncan My Only Son
Eva Marie Everson One Lifetime and Five Miles Apart
Susan Farr Fahncke Twilight Prayer (Story by Daniel Fahncke)
Carleta Goodwin Fernandes The Locket
Wendy Fil Divine Assignment
Mark Gerecht Bitter, Beaten and Made Better
Tricia Goyer The Hand of God
Caron Guillo All the Fullness of Heaven
Pamela Hallal A Gift of Peace from Iraq
Glen Hambrick My Own Pilgrim’s Progress
Audrey Helbling Faith and Hope in a Land of Heartbreak
Shawn Helgerson Into a Hot, Lonely Place
Cynthia Hinkle Presence of Mine Enemies
Norman Holland Daily Prayers for Survival
Pamela Johnson My Brother, My Only Brother
Nelda Jones My Grace is Sufficient
Ellie Kay The World’s Greatest Fighter Pilot
Ronie & Brian Kendig Man on Fire
Pat Knox I Thank God You Come Home Safe
Steven Manchester Miracle in the Sand
Sandra McGarrity Simultaneous Answers
Christy Miller The Walk
Janet Lynn Mitchell A God Thing
Gloria Penwell Basic Training
Jim Pillsbury God’s Word a Reality
Teresa Puckett Belief, Doubt, Belief
Kayleen Reusser Lesson from Desert Storm
Heather Ruppert Rising Starr – Underwater Prayer
Jerzy Rzasowski For God and Country (Father George)
Judy Spolarich Quest for Carl
Gloria Cassity Stargel Flight for Freedom (by Major Oscar Cassity)
Gloria Cassity Stargel No Leftover Courage
Jerry Thomas Out of the Mud and Mire or Safe Conduct
Christine Trollinger A Solder for Christ
Mike/Carlo Warren/Serrano Power of Effective Prayer
Toinette Welch Right Next Door
Steven Wickstrom When God Says No
Jean Wise Mail from Mosul
Kimlee Worrell The Eyes of the Lord
Candy Zarcone A U-Turn from Panama

Volume Twelve – God Allows U-Turns for Women #2
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings
© February 2005 by Bethany House Publishers

Nancy Anderson I Am Woman
Candy Arrington The Choice of Forgiveness
 Esther Bailey God’s Surprises
Nancy Baker How God Spoke to Me
Pat Toornman Bales Purpose of Life
Shelly Beach A Miracle Named Larry
Rita Billbe Eagle’s Note as told by Cheryl Taylor
Debbye Buttler The Long Miracle
Connie Cameron Righting a Wrong
Janet Carpenter Two Carloads from Peru
Elena Chevalier Bold as a Lion
Jennifer Devlin No One Will Know
Jan Eckles His Reflection
Kriss Erickson Why Now, Lord?
Anita Estes A Tidal Wave of Hope
Eva Marie Everson I Will Not Be Afraid
Phyllis Farringer Unrecognized Blessings
Sharon Fawcett Dying for a Crown
Linda Ferris Watching Over You
Sharon Fink My Family’s Hands
Susan Foster Victory Over Anxiety
Tammy Gehman My Favorite Color is Red
Carol Genengels The Bride
Nancy B. Gibbs Walking the Walk
Anne Goodrich A Gift of Memories
Dianna Graveman Saving Babies
Cheryl Haggard Lessons from Monteray Street
Pamela Hallal First You Ask Why
Renee Hixson The Homeless Heart
Elaine Hogg Lessons of a Lifetime
Betty Johnson Living in the Faith Zone
Venice Kichura God Used Baby Booties
Karen Kosman On Wings and a Prayer
Margie Lang A Wreath and a Cup of Tea
Marcia Krugh Leaser The Doll in the Attic
Jaye Lewis When Love Held My Hand
Julie Mathiason-Bendel Emma
Carol McGalliard Conquering Silence
Geri Moran Meeting Kelly
Darla Noble Precious Emma
Maggi Normile No Title
Pamela Norton From New Age to the Cross
Marie Golen Partain Was Blind But Now I See
Diane H. Pitts For Better or Worse
Connie Pombo Living the Passionate Life
Cindy Powell Do You Want to Get Well
Kathy Pride Julia
Carolyn Ruch Ever After
Tonya Ruiz Dinner with Sinners
Margaret Shauers Johnny’s House
Susan Kelly Skitt A Test of Faith
Brenda Sprayue The Woman Next Door
Betty Walker A Definite Answer
Sharen Watson Waiting at the Crossroads
Gayle Zinda The Lemonade Stand

Volume Thirteen – God Allows U-Turns for Teens
By Allison Gappa Bottke with Cheryll Hutchings
© February 2006 by Bethany House Publishers

Genetta Adair When Missy Rejected God
Eva Allen Six Months to Live
Nancy Anderson Yes, Daddy, I Promise
Esther Bailey A Casual Witness
Esther Bailey (att) Boomerang Blessings
Mary Brown High on Jesus
Sandra J. Campbell First Love
Christy Carlson Dating God
Candace Carteen Through God’s Eyes
Kitty Chappell Free At Last
Joan Clayton Traci’s Brave Stand (ATB)
Ann Jean Czerwinski Jonny’s Gift of Life
Jennifer Devlin A Night with the Band
Gail Dickert A Genuine Soldier
Wendy Ann Dunham Giving from the Heart
Sharon Dunn The Help Wanted Ad in the Bible
Ann Eide The Hidden Blessing
Laura Farrar Extreme Makeover: Life Edition
Lynette Galisewski Fingertip Faith Under Fire
Carol Genengels A Handle on Our Prayers
Nancy B. Gibbs A Teen Shall Lead Him
Charles Gibson Leaving Luggage in France
Rebekah Hamrick An Ordinary Kid, Story of Jeremy Bliss
Tyrice Harrell Proud to be Me
Christy Heitger-Casbon 15 Months
D. Marie Hutko The Story With No Ending
Jan Kern Beautiful, Beautiful, Scars
Candice Killion Perfectly Imperfect
Karen Kosman The Truth Will Set You Free (ATB)
Karen Kosman The Cop that God Sent
Helen Grace Lescheid It’s Not Fair by Cathy Lescheid
Helen Grace Lescheid God Forgives by Susan Houle
Lynn Ludwick Two Cups
Steven Manchester First Prize
Sandra McGarrity Just Different Enough
Amber Renee Medrano Turning Point
Michelle Newhouse He Lives With Me, But We’re Not …
Lauren Nixon Bob’s About Face
Carol Oyanagi Journal to a Friend
Jeanne Pallos (att) Winning is More Than a Score
Cara Symank Parker The Price of Acceptance
Michael Powers A Father’s Love
Carolyn Byers Ruch (att) Sentence Overturned
Bonnie Scheid Where There is Hope
Linda Evans Shepherd Close Encounters
Laura L. Smith Fire on the Mountain Tonight
Gloria Cassity Stargel Sweet 16
Gloria Cassity Stargel The Day the Cheering Stopped (ATB)
Joyce Stark Kaleidoscope
Heather Tomasello Just Trust Me
Shelley Anne Wake Accepting Without Understanding
Amy Wallace If Only I Were Beautiful
Sharen Watson My Daddy’s Lap
W. Terry Whalin Two Words that Changed my Life
Sydney Tate Williams Special Agent

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