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WHY READ THE BOOKS

Sara's books will expand your knowledge and strengthen your faith in marriage, parenting, grief, and legacy, providing insights and perspectives to help you grow spiritually and live a more purposeful, fulfilling life. 

 

Each of the books can be purchased through Amazon along with other fine retailers and bookstores globally. Retailers may purchase through Ingram.

SMALL BEGINNINGS
A Journey to the Impossible

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 own 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 own 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. 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 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.

Small Beginnings by Sara Thurman
Small Beginnings by Sara Thurman

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SMALL BEGINNINGS
COMPANION PRAYER JOURNAL
A Journey to the Impossible

Have you ever considered your life as a tapestry? God weaves a beautiful

tapestry for all of our lives, so ask God to show you His plans in the weaving.

I pray He will show you His thread of gold as He weaves beauty and dreams into your story.

 

God wants to heal our past by bringing beauty from ashes, using our experiences to help define our current realities with our own small beginnings. God redeems things in the past to weave new and beautiful things for your present and future. Using the visual of a tapestry, Sara will help you through guided prayer journaling to ask God to show you how He has woven healing and freedom through your life.

 

As you go through the book, may God open your ears to hear Him more clearly. May you stretch and grow all of your senses to know Jesus in greater ways as your Great Creator. Through this process of discovering more of God, He will receive more glory for His goodness.

With chapters like Walk Out on the Water: God is up to something in the detours and Hold It all Lightly: We are never finished, always in process, you will be inspired with the Scriptures, meditate with Psalms, and work on the reflections and action steps.

 

It all leads to one action that can be taken: changing your relationship with God. What is God telling you about your “something impossible” right now? Just start dreaming. You have permission from the God who gave you dreams to take the next step.

 

May this journal bless you. My prayer is that you will hear clearly from God as you meditate, reflect, and consider the answers to all your questions.

Small Beginnings Prayer Journal

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HOW GOOD CAN GOD BE?
A Story About A Little Girl
And Her Daddy

Have you ever wondered if God loves you? This question has been asked

by children of all ages and the answer sometimes is that they feel unloved.

We often make the connection with our feelings about God in the heavens, to how we feel about our fathers on earth. If children have grown up in a harsh and unloving environment, they may have made a connection that God also gets angry easily and is not loving. 

 

How Good Can God Be? is an inspiring book to all humans who want to feel the universal emotion of love and shows the example of a loving earthly father to his daughter through the growth stages of life, as a reflection of our loving and kind heavenly Father, God. 

 

Sara Thurman beautifully connects the earthly relationship of father and daughter to the heavenly relationship with God and His children. In How Good Can God Be? the dad includes his daughter in purposeful activities on a big ranch in Texas, where they live, while he teaches her how to garden and to patiently wait for the harvest. He also uses words of affirmation to his adult daughter to declare her identity as a loved child. He makes himself present in his daughter's life since she was a little girl and watches her become a teenager and young adult, continuing to be involved in her life. 

 

Offering layered meanings written within the storyline to make the relationship of parent to child positive through a lifetime, How Good Can God Be? is a book for all ages and all children. There is even a hide and seek element in the illustrations with an armadillo to add interest to each stage of life. 

 

The purpose behind this book is to give hope to all children, no matter what age, to be able to develop a loving relationship with Father God who wants to spend time, help, teach and affirm His children.

How Good Can God Be
How Good Can God Be by Sara Thurman

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REFLECTING ON GRIEF AND MOVING BEYOND PAIN
Living with Loss and Discovering
New Meaning

How does one grieve the loss of a loved one? How does one help others

in the grieving process? 

 

Losing a loved one is often our greatest fear in life. We are trying to find our way on unfamiliar grounds, not knowing where it will lead us to. Working through grief is such an unknown journey yet, one we must learn to navigate with new meaning and clarity. Without a one size fits all approach to grieving, we are unsure of what to do in our own grief when it hits us. We often don't know what to do or what to say when trying to help others grieving a loss either. Thinking we are going to cause more pain, we do nothing to help the bereaving or we try to “fix them”.

 

By sharing private journal entries of her first 100 days of being a widow, Sara Thurman beautifully shares her heart and struggles of living with the loss of her husband of nearly 35 years. You will be able to see the transitions of healing in her grief journey. Sara even shares her prayers and the beautiful and meaningful responses of Jesus to her prayers and tears of grief. 


With valuable insights on what was helpful in the grieving process she practiced herself and what others did to walk with her in the grieving process, Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain also includes a list of what was NOT helpful for Sara to provide grief education in knowing what to do to help others. Sara unpacks her new normal with a life even after the first 100 days including some of her self-care practices and reflective writing exercises which moved her from pain to healing. One cannot grieve wrongly; however, this book offers some key strategies to help others learn to live again with loss.

Reflecting on Grief and Moving Beyond Pain by Sara Thurman
Reflecting on Grief And Moving Beyond Pain

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Reflecting On Grief And Moving Beyond Pain Journal

REFLECTING ON GRIEF AND MOVING BEYOND PAIN
COMPANION REFLECTION JOURNAL
Living with Loss and Discovering
New Meaning

May this journal bring healing to your soul.

 

May you be met with the unfailing love and care from God in these uncharted waters.

 

May this journal help you move through the pain with grace.

 

My prayer is you will hear from God as you meditate, reflect, pray and journal using His Word along your unique journey of grief. You are not alone. No one person can fix your grief.

 

May this journal be an anchor of healing for you and others as you write your own story of grief.


This unique journal will help guide you through 100 days of journaling. Each day includes a scripture passage from the Bible, a prompt for journaling, and a place to respond. It also has a space to write what you hear from God in prayer, called Jesus Stream. This journal is designed to help guide you in grief by processing and reflecting your emotions and feelings by writing your own story. Finding meaning in your grief and moving through the pain of your loss will become evident as you journal for 100 days.

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27,000 MILES IN LOVEAn Epic Marriage Story Guided by
Faith Leaving a Legacy

How small steps and little changes can purposefully make your

spousal relationship a holy journey.

Do you feel you are going down two different paths with your faith walk but don't

know what to do? 27,000 Miles in Love shares the nitty gritty of Sara and Wayman Thurman’s epic love story. When conflict arose about finances, parenting, or anything else, their daily walks enabled them to come to an agreement and move forward in step with each other. This vulnerable story of a husband and wife will encourage you to focus on clear communication by taking a daily walk, increasing respect and honor in your marriage in ways you never imagined.

27,000 Miles In Love by Sara Thurman
27,000 Miles In Love

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GIVE ME SOME
BABY GRINS
A Story about a Dad and
His Sons

There was once a little boy who grew up in the sandy red dirt fields of West Texas where the horned toads and rattlesnakes roamed. This little boy did not get told he was loved by his father. In fact, he never was told he was loved or that his dad was proud of him. He made a promise to himself that when he became a father someday, he would be sure to tell his sons he loved them and he was proud of them, and he did. With positive words of encouragement, sage advice, and undivided ​attention, he showered his sons with unconditional love creating a multi-generational blessing's tradition. 


Give Me Some Baby Grins is a heartwarming tribute story of the love and affection a father had for his sons that now pours over his grandchildren and will continue to do so FOR GENERATIONS. It will inspire you to do the same and never spend a day without telling your children you love and care for them.

Give Me Some Baby Grins Children's Book
27,000 Miles In Love by Sara Thurman

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KIND WORDS

If you felt motivated or inspired by Sara’s books, we encourage you to share your thoughts with other readers as a review at the retail outlet the books were purchased at. Please also feel free to reach out to us today to share your kind words.

Sara Thurman

Kind Words

Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible

“I couldn’t sleep last night, which is very unusual for me, and God told me to get out of bed and finish reading Sara’s book. It was a beautiful time with God and ended in me journaling, listening, and healing. I have been an artist my whole life, but only recently became brave enough to call myself by that title. Sara and her book entered my life at the right moment when I started to believe that the impossible might be possible.

 

Sara shares her thoughts of fear, peace, and joy with tremendous vulnerability and insight. She details encounter after encounter of obeying God’s gentle voice during the creative process and finding the courage to speak truth into and over her customers’ lives. She gives evidence that art - just one small painting - can speak to a viewer’s heart and leave that person changed, healed, and hopeful. As I read the book, Small Beginnings I felt my heart heal old wounds from living in a world that doesn’t always know what to do with artists. I closed the book with a renewed belief in what God can do through art and, consequently, me, if I will only say “yes” to his voice and the journey ahead.”

~ Abbie Moegelvang Nielsen

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