Rebranding Launch

Hi, friends! I’m so grateful and I appreciate your support of the Choose Joy Foundation. Our efforts honor the legacy of my sister, Sara Frankl, who started the mission of sharing joy with everyone she met. Even though she is no longer with us, her story continues to inspire many. The good news is that…

Choose Growth

In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who…

Choose Love

Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” How are we…

Thankfulness in Times of Pain

Happy Friday, everyone! I give thanks even when I don’t easily see the gifts because I trust that He is making beauty in places my eyes can’t see. And I am taking my thankfulness, and breaking it into pieces and I am sharing it with all of you.               …

Choose Chat

Hey friends! I am excited about a new weekly series that my friend Jill Miller and I are doing together. We are calling the series Choose Chat. Our life is full of choices, from the moment we get up in the morning until our head hits the pillow at night. Some of the choices are…

Remembering Dad

Today marks 8 years since I’ve lost my dad. One of those days that I can still vividly remember. My daughter Becca and I were shopping at Target for some last minute items needed to celebrate my son, Thomas’ 17th birthday. My phone rang, it was my uncle, Bill. I answered the phone in a…

Thy Will Be Done…

“I didn’t realize until tonight that peace doesn’t come from putting my life in God’s hands, it comes from the knowledge that it’s not mine, to begin with. It has been His from the beginning. I in my humanness must step aside and let Him do His work through me because I am His.” I…

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there! I’m sitting here thinking of all the different ways I could talk about my dad and my wonderful husband in this post. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 is what comes to my mind when I think of both of them. These commandments that I give you today are to be…

Whisper

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to the whisper which is heard by him alone.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Whisper — To speak with soft, hushed sounds. The word whisper has been popping up in various places of my life. The first was in a devotional that my…

Yes, Lord I am Listening

This past week I was blessed with an opportunity to say Yes to God. An opportunity to turn the struggles that I went through last year with breast cancer and bless someone in need. My husband Jeff saw a story on the news of an individual in our community named Chris, who is going through…