Today I bought a book I am really excited about....
Choose JOY is by Sara Frankl. I am so happy about this...
Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose when Life Hurts.
"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." --Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by Motherhood
Sara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy--again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words.
CHOOSE JOY is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned.
In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task--but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.
God is bigger than that.
His grace is sufficient.
I count the gifts and "that" seems to grow smaller. Some days it is harder than others and at times unbearable.
As I read through Sara's blog/Gitzen Girl..... it encouraged me. We all have struggles, some harder than others. Just like with Kara Tippets and her struggle with cancer. Life is hard. But, we CHOOSE JOY instead of allowing the enemy to steal it.
Can't wait to start this book. Even today as words have been said to cut deep... I have to breathe deep and CHOOSE JOY.