Wednesday, September 30, 2015

31 Days of Choosing Joy

Hello friends! 

How would you like to be part of 31 days of choosing joy? Doesn't that sound like an offer you can't refuse? 

I assure you it is!

This post is a part of a 31 day challenge. I'll be sharing a Choose Joy quote and graphic each day this month in honor of Sara, more affectionately known to many as Gitz. I hope that it will bring you hope and that you will find it encouraging!

Sara's definition of Joy:
"The unwavering trust that God knows what He is doing and has blessed me to be a part of it, not despite what's happening in my life, but because of it. When everything earthly feels heavy, He gives me an internal lightness that can't be touched."

How do you define joy? 

Please join me on this journey filled with joy over the next 31 days. You can also find hundreds of other 31 day series at The Nester’s 31 Days site.

To learn more about Choosing Joy and Sara's journey in choosing, you can also pre-order her book today! Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Choose Joy: The Sara Gitz Frankl Memorial Foundation

This is truly an exciting time for our family as well as each of you have loved and continue to love our sweet Sara! We are grateful for God's continued blessings. In particular, the opportunity to continue His teachings using Sara's life as an example of what being faithful to God can do in our lives.

God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good!

Our family has set up a memorial foundation in honor of Sara's legacy. All profits made from the sale of her book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts, will go directly to the foundation... Choose Joy: Sara Gitz Frankl Memorial Foundation.

Our 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.

Our Purpose:
To continue the memory and ministry of Sara "Gitz" Frankl. Sara's life was an example of God's love, grace, joy and care. Her memory moves us to fulfill her wish that people continue to learn, believe and trust in God while spreading His word and living a life of Joy!

Goals and Objectives:
To support Christian ministries and organizations, foster the development of Christian based education and provide support to Christian charities and churches.

You can visit the foundation website at:

Thanks also to each of you for loving our Sara so well! Keep choosing....JOY!!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sara's Heavenly Birthday Wish...

Today, September 24, 2015 marks 4 years since Sara reached for heaven and joined hands with her Father in heaven. Right up until the end, Sara was intentional with her time. She was intentional in making sure everyone knew how much they were loved and how excited she was to be going home.

We miss our Sara...our Gitzen Girl!

We miss how intentional she was in sharing...

Her life...Faithfully devoted to Him.
Her words...Filled with inspiration and hope.
Her heart...Filled with so much love and joy.

We miss all of her!

Sara lived with so much intention and taught us the importance of being intentional in all we do. To be intentional in making this life about Him, not us.

Since September 24, 2011 there has been continued intention in making sure Sara's God inspired legacy will continue here on earth. Sara always made sure that we knew..."It's not about me, it's about Him."

This journey has been amazing. God has opened so many doors. He has made this continued discipleship a reality.

Sara also liked to challenge us. Even in her last days, she provided us with challenges.  

First challenge … Sara didn't want her funeral to be about her…she wanted it to be about Him. 
How do you celebrate someone's life and not make it about them?  Sara's funeral was about the One who gave her JOY, Strength and Hope.  And, we celebrated Sara…Her example of being intentional in trusting the One who can give us JOY, strength and Hope.

Second Challenge…How to continue someone's beautiful legacy and not make it about them.
On January 5, 2016, the book Choose Joy, finding Hope and Purpose when Life Hurts will be released! This book is about Him. Using Sara's life and words as an example of how being intentional in choosing can bring us joy, hope and purpose. 

How can you be intentional?

If you want to be inspired and live a life of JOY, hope and purpose, click on the picture below to purchase your own copy of Choose Joy; Finding Hope and Purpose when Life Hurts.

You can also be intentional by sharing it with a friend…you won't regret it and neither will they.

God's blessings today and always ~