Footprints 50th Anniversary Treasury

Footprints 50th Anniversary Treasury

by Margaret Fishback Powers


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October 9, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the writing of the Footprints poem. To mark this poem’s 50th anniversary milestone, Margaret Fishback Powers has compiled a stunning treasury that celebrates a poem that has resonated over the years and around the world. Decade by decade, Margaret weaves together her own stories, moving letters, inspiring scripture and memorabilia in a gift book that will be treasured for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062342911
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 510,894
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 3.40(d)

About the Author

Margaret F. Powers is the creator of the world-famous "Footprints" poem, an inspirational message inscribed on cards, calendars, and posters that is treasured by millions of people.

As itinerant evangelists, she and her husband Paul travel throughout the world. They live in British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Walk on the Beach - Margaret Fishback Powers 1

Part 1 Compassion

A Poem for Arthur Arthur Thompson 19

Roses Are Red Eva Schatz 22

The Pharmacy Alan Baker 26

The Letter Writer Charles Mueller 29

Life Lessons Hilda Weill 34

A True Florence Nightingale Lois Simpson 36

Finding a Doctor Jane Serlin 39

The Caregiver Vincent Rosner 41

101 Acts of Random Kindness and Compassion Various 45

Part 2 Hope, Trust, and Faith

Carried through Grief Roberta A. Neault 59

A Second Chance Jody Bergsma 62

A Pair of Sandals Dan Liebman 65

Sometimes I Walk on Water Michelle Holmes 71

I'm Not Alone George Schmidt 75

The Three Bells Steve Connolly 78

Do Not Fear, I Am with You Joy Gove 84

Through Happiness and Sorrows Joyce Bilton 89

Carried as on the Wings of an Eagle Lesley Anthea Lewis 93

Part 3 Burdens, Courage, and Strength

Another Day Faye Dewhurst 105

The Shrouded Moon Marilyn Stremler 107

Talking to the Children Sylvia Bosworth 112

Waiting for the Streetcar Linda Dee Smith 116

The Winning Ticket Anne Walker 119

What I Signed Up to Do Captain James Lee 126

Good News Stories 133

Part 4 Goodness and Gentleness

Bedside Manner Suzanne Goodman 145

A Tribute to Alice Paula Margaret Callahan 150

What the Wind Blew In Joseph Liebman 156

Chopsticks and Forks Jane Sato 160

A Lifeline from My Son-in-Law Judith Landy 165

Give Your Flowers to the Living Sally Sue Lucas 168

Let's Hear It for Our Aunts! Frances Jenkins 170

More Good News Stories 175

Part 5 Kindness and Comfort

The Real Spirit of Christmas Lois Simpson 186

The Kindness of Strangers David Ross 190

A Perfect Cup of Coffee Tina Sullivan 197

This Little Light Cory Leon 202

Look After Your Kids Andrea Palmer 205

On a Hot Day in August Emma Bell 212

It Only Takes a Moment Janet Stein 218

Comfort Foods Bonnie Thompson 223

Elijah's Cup Ellyn Jacoby 229

Guardian Angels Come in Many Disguises Ann Woollcombe 234

Part 6 Friendship

A Letter to a Friend Arden Jean Robertson 243

What Are the Chances? Cherry Dawn Bolognese 245

A Package Deal Rebecca Nordquist 251

Life's "Other" Moments Ray Granet 254

No Matter How Heavy Our Problems Elizabeth Cranston 257

The Diploma Susie Morgan 262

Reconnecting Jean Anderson 266

Shrek and a Beautiful Friendship Lázaro da Silva Pinto 269

Part 7 Gratitude

A Blessing in My Life Carlos Cepeda 280

The Silver Lining Nancy Perrin 283

And a Little Kid Shall Lead Them Joseph Liebman 287

There Was a Plan Shirley May 291

Angus's Story Gus Le Chat 297

Reflections from a Quilter Gerda Lycklama 304

For the Birds Bill Ross 308

Part 8 Old Favorites

Footprints of Faith: Margaret Fishback Powers 317

Their Faith Strengthened Agnes Manthorpe 320

Family Joni Eareckson Tada 322

Guideposts Margaret Fishback Powers 324

Words of Encouragement: Margaret Fishback Powers 327

Hand in Hand: Margaret Fishback Powers 331

God's Unknown Ways: Margaret Fishback Powers 333

Never Will I Leave You: Margaret Fishback Powers 336

A Beautiful Song Tony Campolo 348

Growing Up Molly Decweiler 350

The Minefield: Margaret Fishback Powers 352

The Physics Class Showey Yazdanian 354

Four Generations Frieda Zink 360

The Golden Box Paul Powers 365

Finding My Way: Margaret Fishback Powers 379

Afterword: Looking Back, Glancing Ahead: Margaret Fishback Powers 381

Acknowledgments 383

Contributors 385

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