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Sara Thurman


Sara has a heart of encouragement and intercession to release the hope, light, and love of Jesus to others. 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 Sara's life purposes. Join Sara in helping make the name of Jesus famous worldwide to missionaries and those in need in their community and beyond.

Sara Thurman

Classes, Mentorship & Retreats

Sara’s classes and retreats take you deeper into practicing hearing God’s voice in the creative process. Sara’s own experience of creating she has heard God in a more focused and beautiful way and releases what God has given her to each attendee!

Sara Thurman

100 Days Creating with God


The E-Course will:

  • Increase Your Creative Skills

  • Improve Your Relationship with God

  • Help You Find Your Community

This self-paced e-course gives you specific strategies to listen to God as you create uniquely on your journey. It is all about creating with God and hearing His unique pathway for you on your artistic journey. This e-course also gives you access to a private FACEBOOK page specifically for members of this course.

Inner Family Circle

$57.00 A Month

What’s included:

  • Live Interactive Weekly Zoom meetings each Monday;

  • Access to a Private Community of like-minded creatives;

  • A SAFE Community with other Jesus-loving Creators;

  • Small Group Masterminds;

  • A personal relationship with Sara;

  • An Opportunity to connect with a Blessings Buddy every month;

  • Discounts on other products offered by Sara;

  • Invitation to join the Leadership Cohort of Small Beginnings, an accountability group and a deeper dive into all things Creative and Spiritual twice a month with Sara; 

  • A FREE Copy of Sara's Top Six Bible Translations Guide to help you connect with God every day.

Become a member of this private mentorship inner circle of Small Beginnings with Sara.

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Mini Spiritual Retreat
How Good Can God Be?

August 3 - 6, 2023

$525 - All inclusive with accommodations at Sara’s home / double occupancy (4 spots)

$400 - All inclusive no accommodations (6 spots)


Do you need time to reset and refocus? Come away to the quiet, intimate setting of Sara Thurman’s creative space. Join me in my own home and creative studio to create with God. Our time will include taking walks, creating with paint (choices of watercolor, acrylic, and cold wax), writing sessions on journaling with God, prose, and time to outline your next project, and quiet time sitting with Jesus. You will leave refreshed and refocused for whatever the rest of 2023 holds.

Only ten spots are available to keep the setting intimate in my studio. Attendees may choose to stay at Sara’s home or at a nearby Airbnb. Please note that there are only four spots available at Sara’s home and Airbnb’s fill quickly in Wimberley, so rooms need to be booked quickly. Sara will be happy to help you secure a room locally if you would like.


Cost includes all art and writing supplies, breakfasts and lunches and two dinners. One dinner will be at a wonderful local restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious meal and live music. Attendees will be responsible for their meal and drinks.

Tentative Schedule

  • Thursday 8-3-23

    • 4:00 p.m. - Check-in

    • 6:30 p.m. - Dinner and gathering around the table to share, dream and pray. 

  • Friday 8-4-23

    • 7:00 a.m. - Coffee

    • 7:30 a.m. - Walk with Jesus; Journaling time

    • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

    • 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Create in the Studio

    • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Lunch

    • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Free Time to Meet with Jesus, Rest, Get Quiet, Create.  For those who desire, Sara will have a 30-minute individual session of prayer and direction with you.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Meet together and Process the Day 

    • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner in Wimberley with live music

  • Saturday 8-5-23

    • 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

    • 7:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Wimberley Market Day

    • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Walk and shop in town

    • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch at Sara’s home

    • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Create time in the studio; Finish any art or writing pieces

    • 6:30 p.m. - Dinner on the back porch; Gather and Share

  • Sunday 8-6-23

    • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

    • 9:00 -11:00 a.m. - Gather and share and dream and pray. Depart

Note: No refunds allowed but transferable to another attendee or future retreats.

Sara Thurman

Creative Spiritual Retreat
How Good Can God Be?

$545 Early Bird Price before 12.1.21

$645 After 12.1.23

February 29- March 3,  2024

How Good Can God Be—A Creative Spiritual Retreat Practicing Hearing the Voice of God in the Creative Process with Scripture, Writing, and Watercolor Painting - Three nights and four days at Deer Creek Camp  in Medina, Texas.


Come away to hear the voice of Jesus in new ways as you quiet yourself and connect with God through guided scripture readings, writing, and painting with watercolor. Develop new friendships in a safe setting and expect to experience breakthroughs and healing in your relationship with God. Pray into and practice skills to allow your unique creative gifts to come to light. You were created to create and will enjoy this experience of freedom in your creativity. Time in prayer, worship and creativity are woven into the practices during our time together. The Holy Spirit is our number one teacher and guide, and we will be following the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Free time will be available daily to enjoy the beautiful Medina River and Deer Creek Camp, a place of holy intersection with nature on a gorgeous retreat property to hear God's voice.

All inclusive with accommodations in air-conditioned Hill Country cabins with a short walk to the bathhouses. You will need to bring your own linens for single beds, including towels and toiletries.

Cost includes watercolor sets and art journals and writing supplies, breakfasts, lunches and  dinners. 

Tentative Schedule

  • Thursday 2.29.2024

    • 4:00 p.m. - Check-in

    • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner and gathering around the table to share, dream, worship and  pray.

    • 7:00 p.m. Sara will teach and activate with watercolor and lectio divina

  • Friday 3.1.2024

    • 7:00 a.m. - optional Walk with Jesus; Journaling time

    • 8:00  Breakfast

    • 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Outreach with  Arms of Hope Single Moms

    • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Lunch

    • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Free Time to Meet with Jesus, Rest, Get Quiet, Create.  

    • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Optional Meet Up to Pray and Process Obstacles in Hearing God's Voice

    • 6:00  Dinner 

    • 7:00-9:00 Worship, Prayer and Testimonials

  • Saturday 3.2.2024

    •  7:00 a.m. - optional Walk with Jesus

    • 8:00 a.m Breakfast - 

    • 9:00a.m. -12 noon Create and Write using Lectio Divina with Sara 

    • 12:00 noon Lunch 

    • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Free time to create, rest, pray, connect

    • 4:00-5:00 p.m.Optional Meet Up for Writers to pray and share

    • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner

    • 7:00- 9:00 Worship, Prayer and Testimonials 

  • Sunday 3.3.24

    • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

    • 9:00 -11:00 a.m. - Gather, Pray and Bless Each Other

    • Depart

Note: No refunds allowed but transferable to another attendee.

Upcoming Events

  • Creative Spiritual Retreat How Good Can God Be?
    Creative Spiritual Retreat How Good Can God Be?
    February 29-March 3, 2024
    February 29-March 3, 2024
    Medina, 494 Elm Creek Rd, Medina, TX 78055, USA
    How Good Can God Be—A Creative Spiritual Retreat Practicing Hearing the Voice of God in the Creative Process with Scripture, Writing, and Acrylic Painting - Three nights and four days at The CJY Retreat Center in Wimberley, Texas.
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Kind Words

100 Days Creating with God

“I am about to embark on my 2nd go round with 100 days of creating with God. I did not complete the first go round, but because of it I am now writing poetry which I had given up. God is a creator and He made us to be creatives. I am so excited to see the scriptures God shows me and what He will have me creating over the next 100 days. I would encourage anyone who may feel a tug on their heart to do this course to reach out and do it! One on one with God…everyday….creating with Him….it does not get much better than that!!!”

~ Elaine Orth

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