How do you choose joy in spite of the circumstances life throws at you?
Often our experiences can leave us feeling alone, but the good news is that God is always there with us, even if we can’t feel Him.
Laura Pedersen continues to champion the legacy of the Choose Joy Foundation that her sister, Sara Frankl, left behind. The encouraging words written by Sara during a debilitating disease that eventually took her life; continues to encourage others to Choose Joy not matter their situation.
Laura shares her own journey through breast cancer, grief and loss and how she was able to find the strength to make the conscious choice to choose joy.
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Laura Pedersen is the second oldest of six children, raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa. After high School, Laura attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, earning a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Currently, Laura is a certified business coach with ActionCOACH – Siouxland. She is also a certified speaker, coach, and teacher with the John Maxwell team.
In 2011 after losing her dad and sister, Laura found herself called to continue her sister Sara’s spirit lead discipleship of Choose Joy.
After walking a path through the publishing industry, Laura and her family were blessed in 2016 with the release of Sara’s book, co-authored by Mary Carver, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts. The book is based on Sara’s writings about her journey to discover joy.
Since the book release, Laura has also published a Choose Joy study guide and DVD to accompany the book.
In addition to sharing Sara’s legacy of choosing, Laura shares her own life’s journey with loss, divorce 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 is President of the Choose Joy: Sara Gitz Frankl Memorial Foundation. All proceeds from book sales go to the foundation.