SARA THURMAN

AUTHOR, ARTIST, CREATIVE MENTOR & SPEAKER

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Sara is known for the joy she carries in whatever she is doing, which happens to include gardening in her backyard with her chickens, taking daily walks with her two dogs, Coda and Chico, and experiencing adventures to the ends of the earth. Now in her early 60's, she is growing as an artist, author, and teacher of hearing God's voice. Recently she has been told that she has flunked retirement. Sara worked in Texas public schools in the roles of teacher and principal in the elementary, middle school and central administrative levels. She received her Doctorate in Education in K-12 School Leadership and retired after a successful 24-year career. She now lives in Wimberley, Texas with her husband, Wayman (My Man). She has two sons, Samuel and Justin, stepson Jared, three daughters-in-love, Rachel, Ana, and Donna, a precious granddaughter, Heba, and an amazing grandson, Jonah.

Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible is her first published book about her journey of becoming an artist after believing for 56 years she was not an artist.

Sara has been practicing her calling of becoming an artist for God since she heard God’s calling in October 2014. She has painted and sold over 750 paintings since that call. Sara had never considered herself an artist, in fact had never taken an art class before God told her who she was.

In her newly released book, Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible she shares testimonies of how her art speaks about the love of Jesus and her own personal goal setting examples for those searching for small business advisors and artist mentoring programs.

Teaching classes about hearing God’s voice and holding retreats to help others hear God’s voice in the creative process is now one of her life’s purposes. She is a retired teacher and administrator in Texas public schools. Sara received her Doctorate of Education from the University of Houston in Educational Leadership in 1999.

Sara has a heart of encouragement and intercession to release the hope and light and love of Jesus to others. Sara lives in Wimberley, Texas with Wayman, her husband of 34 years. Two sons and daughter-in-loves call her Mom and she is celebrating the arrival of her first granddaughter in March with another grandchild on the way in November. She and Wayman started an art ministry called Acts 1:8 Blessings in early 2017. Much of their profits go towards helping make the name of Jesus famous all over the world to missionaries and those in need in their own community and beyond.


WAYMAN AND SARA THURMAN

IT ALL STARTED WITH A DREAM.

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Dreaming with God.

Sara and Wayman Thurman had both recently retired, and they wanted to inspire others by sharing their passion for Jesus. So, they began to create. Wayman built birdhouse, bird feeders and other useful creations. Sara painted. In October of 2014, Sara gathered with nine other women to paint as a form of worship with no instruction. It was through this experience that Sara heard from the Lord, “You are an artist for Me.”

Trust Him in the painting. Trust Him in the process.

The following April, Sara committed to a daily practice of creativity for 100 days. It was during this time that Sara cultivated her craft. Christian inspired art became her daily practice and God used this time to encourage her as He revealed this hidden talent, fine-tuning her skills. Through daily prayer and practice, Sara stepped into her role as an artist, selling her first angel painting in November of 2016. By July of 2019, Sara had painted over 1100 paintings and sold over 800. She is now a published author. Her book, Small Beginnings, The Journey to the Impossible tells her story of becoming an Artist


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ORIGINAL ART WORK BY SARA THURMAN

Creating to bring heaven to the ends of the earth.

Sara Thurman has been practicing her calling of becoming an artist for God since she heard His clear call in October 2014. This caught her by surprise, as she had never taken an art class or considered herself an artist. Since then, she has painted and sold over 750 paintings! She is now the published author of Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible. Although she formerly retired from teaching and working as an administrator in the public school system, she continues to share her passion because she loves being a part of experiencing God with others.

“Love, Love, Love my special gift and that it was made by your special gift! Love how she tugs at my heart each day! She is so special! Thank you.”


Small Beginnings, The Journey to the Impossible

Take a step forward. Enjoy the process. Dare to hope for the impossible.

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Take a step forward. Enjoy the process. Dare to listen to God’s Voice and hope for the impossible.

In Small Beginnings, Sara Thurman, artist, author, and founder of a Christian business called Acts 1:8 Blessings, pens her inspiring true story of becoming an artist by pursuing God’s calling. Sara shares how her creative path intertwines with our impossible journey by giving hope to what seems unreachable. Small Beginnings is anchored on Sara’s belief that we all have an innate ability to create and it will teach you how to discover and focus on your gifts to build a life and work full of purpose.

This woven tapestry of devotional stories and testimonies gives light to the steps she took to reach goals beyond her wildest dreams. For more than 56 years, this former teacher and public school administrator never considered herself an artist. Sara had never taken a single art class. After believing the truth of a new identity spoken over her, she began to paint and sell her faith-based art. In two short years, she has painted and sold over 800 pieces of Christian inspired art. 

Sara writes as if you two are talking in her living room or art studio. These poignant and relatable stories go beyond the art world. She will have you laughing, crying, and believing you, too, can reach the impossible and be a servant of God.

“This well written memoir is filled with the Holy Spirit that serves as an inspiration to challenge yourself to greater heights. It is a book of personal moments that motivates you to dream big and let faith guide your vision. Well done, Sara Thurman!”


SPEAKER

SARA WILL CAPTIVATE YOUR AUDIENCE

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Sara Thurman has been practicing her calling of becoming an artist for God since she heard His clear call in October 2014. This caught her by surprise, as she had never taken an art class or considered herself an artist. Since then, she has painted and sold over 750 paintings! She is now the published author of Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible. Although she formerly retired from teaching and working as an administrator in the public school system, she continues to share her passion because she loves being a part of experiencing God with others.

As there are several topics that Sara shares with various audiences through a mix of fresh ideas, smart humor, and compelling stories, she believes the most captivating subject is her experience with God.

If you are interested in learning more about how Sara would be an ideal fit for your audience, please reach out to us today by clicking on the box below or you mail email Sara at Sara@SaraThurman.com