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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.

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Small Beginnings : A Journey to the Impossible

This memoir of becoming an artist will encourage you to take the next steps in your life, no matter how small. Has B&W and color pictures. Stories from the author’s life woven together in a story only God could write. Reading the book for a second time!
This book is wonderful, enlightening, encouraging, inspiring, delightful and heartfelt. Very well-documented journey from a beautiful soul, who’s everyday life turned her into a true disciple of God. A must read for anyone!!!!! Well done Sara❤️
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Small Beginnings is Sara Thurman’s story of how she became an artist. Follow along with her journey as she tells of the adventures of her youth, her passion for global missions and the process of becoming an artist. Her testimonies of God’s goodness will surely inspire the inner artist in you.

Sara shares how her personal artisan story intertwines with our own impossible journey by giving hope to what seems unreachable. Sara anchors her story on the belief that we all have an innate ability to create. This woven tapestry of personal 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. In fact, 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 art. In two short years, she has painted and sold over 800 pieces of art. Since relationships are the core of Small Beginnings, 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.


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.

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