Choose Joy

One day, I found the Gitzen Girl blog by accident. I fell in love with Sara Frankl and her spirit. Due to a chronic illness, Sara was physically confined to her condo. Thousands were forever changed by the love and encouragement they received from her. Sara’s motto of “Choose Joy” has become a mantra for many in the blogging community.

On September 24, 2011, Sara got to meet her Jesus face to face and her joy was made complete.

Today, she would have been 40 years old. This is a video that many in the blogging community participated in to honor Sara in the months following her passing.

I encourage you to Choose Joy, friends.


me and buxStacy Edwards (@sjedwards) is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ. If you need her, she’s probably hiding in the bathroom.


  1. I remember reading about her in one of Lysa TerKeurst’s books. Thank you for reminding the world of her reach today!