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Sara Thurman

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Sara Thurman, EdD is founder of Acts 1:8 Blessings, a creative art ministry serving creatives all over the world. Sara facilitates spiritual creative retreats and mentors, teaches, writes, and paints to share her love of the connections with God in this devotional process. Sara is also the host of a podcast Small Beginnings with Sara. After a successful Season 1 with 25 episodes and guests that present their own Small Beginnings, she is now working on Season 2, which will also include people’s stories of how they have walked through grief as their small beginnings. Her authenticity in sharing her own story draws others to share their story through creativity.  


Sara has written two #1 bestselling books: Small Beginnings, her memoir of becoming a prominent artist in her late 50’s with no previous art experience, encouraging others to take the first steps for their own small beginnings, along with an accompanying journal. In 2021, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book How Good Can God Be? using her own childhood memories of God’s goodness on a Texas ranch. Her book Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain presents journal entries and reflections on living with loss and discovering new meaning within the first 100 days after her husband passed from this earthly life into eternity. 27,000 Miles in Love, which recounts her epic story of faith in marriage with her husband and its legacy, and Give Me Some Baby Grins, the second book in the How Good Can God Be series, are her most recent books. 


Sara enjoys life in Wimberley, Texas, when she is not on an adventure traveling the world, inspiring others on their journey of creativity. Sara lives to motivate and tell others about the goodness of God through encouraging creativity all over the world.

Sara Thurman
Sara Thurman


Sara is a #1 bestselling author, inspiring speaker, and woman of faith. Her natural ability to connect and share with her audiences brings forward her calming approach to life and her transformative expertise. She merges faith, energy, and enthusiasm to empower, and encourage any audience. Learn more now about how to feature Sara’s books, interview Sara, or invite Sara to speak at your event.

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Why Interview Sara?

Sara shares various topics with rich content with audiences through a mix of life experiences, faith, and compassion, and she believes the most captivating subject is her experience with God. While Sara routinely delivers custom content, her most popular topics include:

  1. Dare to Listen to God's voice and pursue His Calling to discover and focus on your own gifts to build a life and work full of purpose. Take a small step forward and hope for the impossible.

  2. Rediscover Life After Loss, Reflect on Grief and Move Beyond Pain: Reflections, Writings, Prayers, and Scriptures to Help You Anchor Through the Devastating Pain of Losing Someone You Love.

  3. Strengthening Your Family Bond Through Christian Books on God's Goodness.

  4. The Role of Faith in Marriage: When Conflict Arises About Finances, Parenting, or Anything Else, Time Spent Together Holding Hands, and Walking and Talking Fuels Rhythms of Clear Communication Between Couples.


If you are interested in learning more about how Sara would be an inspiration for your audience, please reach out to us today.

Sara Thurman
Acts 1:8 Blessings

The Mission

Profits from Acts 1:8 Blessings help support worldwide missions. The team currently supported is living full time in Central Asia. Our desire is to support missionaries all over the world, joining in the cause of sharing the love of Jesus. We also support missionaries in India, Latvia, Uganda, Macedonia, Greece, Russia, Mongolia, and China.


We are blessed to have your support and prayers in being a part of our purpose on earth to bring the Good News of Jesus to the world. We are a 501c3 leadership development non-profit called Central Asia Leadership Legacy, (CALL) to help support specifically young people from Mongolia to be trained in Central Asia.

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Sara Thurman
Sara Thurman

The Mission

We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Our goal is to provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference in individuals, families and entire communities.

Giving back through
life-changing experiences.
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