Choose Joy Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts
Sara’s God inspired words live on through this book “Choose Joy, Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts,”and the Choose Joy Foundation. Laura is the President of the foundation which has a mission, “To be a disciple of God and touch people’s lives as they continue to learn, believe and trust in God. All while remembering, it’s not about us, it’s about Him.” In addition to sharing Sara's legacy of choosing, Laura shares her own life journey through divorce, loss, and breast cancer. It is during our hardest times that we experience our greatest growth if we choose to surrender ourselves to God and trust in His will.
Laura Frankl Pedersen is a Voice with Women of Faith. Laura is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach who has worked over 25 years in the field of human resources and organizational training and development. In 2011 after losing both her dad and sister, Laura found herself being called to continue the spirit lead legacy of her sister, Sara Frankl. Sara lived with chronic pain as a result of an autoimmune disease and was eventually confined to her home before dying at 38 years old. If anyone had reason to focus on the unfairness of life, it was Sara. Yet through her faith and trust in God, she surrendered her life to Him and therefore accomplished something few can…she chose joy!
"WE ARE HERE AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS, LIVING OUT OUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE, WITH THE INTENTION OF GATHERING AS A COMMUNITY, GIVING OF OURSELVES AND DISCIPLING TO OTHERS, BEFORE WE HEAD BACK HOME TO HIM." ~Laura Frankl Pedersen