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Small Beginnings with Sara

Welcome to my Small Beginnings with Sara podcast. Each week I will be sharing my personal journey with you, a journey full of new beginnings, from tears of joy to tears of grief. I will be sharing how God has been right in the middle of my own journey. God will be right in the middle of your story, too. My prayer is you will become brave and courageous in your own small beginnings. Get ready to be inspired and encouraged as I share my heart and my life with you. How good can God be?

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025 Give God Your Best Yes with Michelle Hagen

Y'all, you are going to love my podcast #25 that completes my first season of podcasting. It is perfect since Michelle Hagen was instrumental in helping me get Small Beginnings with Sara off the ground back in May 2020. She held my hand the first night way past midnight as I was uploading and learning "all things podcasting." I am very grateful for my new virtual friend and recently got to meet her in person when Michelle came to my house for lunch while she was in Texas this Fall. This woman of God speaks from her heart with such love and strength. She is always thinking of others.    Michelle is amazing and full of wisdom about all things mamahood, transitioning from career superstar to a stay-at-home mom with postpartum depression. She has an amazing podcast called The Busy Years and knows how to juggle a small business and mamahood and just the important things in life. Be blessed as you listen and learn from my friend Michelle how to give God your best yes.    Michelle is a sales strategist, podcast, and the cheerleader we all need. With over 10 years of experience, Michelle helps women entrepreneurs take their sales and profits to the next level by them helping them refine their offerings, build systems and processes and creates sales cycles that sell. She also hosts the beloved podcast The Busy Years - Where Motherhood and Business Meet, she brings together guests who speak to women right where they are in the middle of motherhood and business. She is a midwest wife and mama to two spirited boys and can be found most mornings with messy hair, leggings, and a great cup of coffee.       Michelle Hagenmichellehagen.com Michelle Hagen | Sales Strategy | Omaha Nebraska michellehagen.comMichelle Hagenhttps://www.instagram.com/michelleannhagen/ michelleannhagen instagram.com

50mins

27 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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024 Living in the Playground of Creativity with Noel Yang

What a treat to be able to interview Noel Yang for this episode. Noel is one of the creatives I mentor one-on-one. Her story of small beginnings is so inspiring. Her near daily practice of creating has brought such freedom in her life. She describes her creative journey with God as discovering the playground of God instead of a tightrope walk. Noel is learning to trust God more as she embraces her new pathway as a painter. She describes her exchange of working for God to now living a life of rest, creating with God. She feels such joy from God and a deep satisfaction as she continues to explore her small beginnings of her pivot from film to painting. I know you will be inspired to take the next step in your own journey of creating as you listen to this episode. Noel Yang is a Taiwanese artist living in New Zealand. She has been a film director/producer for 15 years and is now a painter creating vibrant abstract and realistic works with collectors over North America, Europe and Asia. Her desire is to create beauty and touch people through her work. You can connect with her and buy her original paintings and prints on https://www.noelyangart.com/ and follow her on her FB https://www.facebook.com/noelyang  and IG https://www.instagram.com/noelyangart/ Small Beginnings with Sara now has 44 five star reviews.  I am so blessed for my listeners.  I thank God for this amazing start as a podcaster. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Click to follow me on my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a  feed I think you will enjoy. Note:  I am taking a social media fast until December 15 to begin writing my next book about my grief journey of losing my husband earlier this year.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 25 different countries and we have nearly 5000 total downloads in our sixth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus and stories about His goodness to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

39mins

20 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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023 Acts 1:8 Blessings: The Passion Behind the Scenes

Sara Thurman was interviewed by Kamran Akbarzadeh, founder of Dream Achievers Academy for his series on Better Business Tactics. Sara shares her enthusiasm about her business Acts 1:8 Blessings in this interview. She also talks about how she has pivoted this year during COVID to connecting to her clients by Zoom and more virtual settings. You can reach Kamran at kamran@dreamachieversacademy.com. Sara shares her passion and purpose for her art and education business with strategies for growth.  Small Beginnings with Sara now has 44 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. God is showing off so I thank God for this start. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 25 different countries and we have over 4500 total downloads in our fifth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

36mins

13 Oct 2020

Rank #3

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022 What's Up? Personal Journal Entry #1 with Sara Thurman

Sara Thurman shares an authentic and personal update in her personal and professional life on episode 22. It has been four months since she started her podcast and eight months since her husband passed away.  Sara is learning to embrace her grief and is beginning to write a prayer journal book on her first 100 days of grief that she hopes to be published before the end of the year. Psalm 24 has been a source of inspiration and revelation the last few weeks so Sara shares a reading aloud of this psalm of David. Sara also shares the top seven things she has learned in the past few months. And she shares her big announcement of her new small beginnings. She is getting a brand new puppy to keep her company and bring her joy. A red toy poodle will be coming to live with her very soon.  Small Beginnings with Sara now has 44 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. God is showing off so I thank God for this start. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. And my next virtual retreat is on October 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time. Join me by signing up here. You will be blessed! Click here to sign up to change your life:  Click here to sign up for my virtual Creative Spiritual Retreat that will change your life on October 24. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 25 different countries and we have over 4500 total downloads in our fifth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

39mins

29 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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021Living Your HeartSong with Gail Armatys

What a privilege to hear the treasures from Gail Armatys as she shares her own heart song journey of healing. She shares her powerful story of how even as a young girl, she knew she needed to find her purpose in life. After being a successful business owner for 27 years, she pivoted to a new career to help others find their own purposes. "Why am I here and what difference do I make?" are two very important questions Gail started asking herself at age 10. I was privileged to write the forward to her new book, Your HeartSong Journey, just released in summer 2020.    A message from Gail: Do you have a copy of my life-changing book, Your HeartSong Journey? You can order yours on Amazon or on my website at GailArmatys.com It's available in paperback, Kindle, and very soon, on Audible.    You're invited to be a part of my free, private Facebook group: Your HeartSong Journey: Book Club Coaching Series with Gail, beginning Monday, September 28th. Join soon and walk together with me and other Christian women through my book's content each week. I'll offer insight and guidance through the Heart Challenges, and encourage thoughtful private conversations, questions, and sharing. Join here: https://facebook.com/groups. Be sure to invite friends you think might want to join the group! I know God will bless our time spent drawing near to Him as we come, share, and learn together.    You're also invited to visit my website: https://www.gailarmatys.com where you'll find helpful blogs, free resources, and learn more about my services for your personal and spiritual growth. Let's connect on social media, too. I'd love to hear from you!      @GailArmatys   GailArmatysCoaching      GailSmall Beginnings with Sara now has 44 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. God is showing off so I thank God for this start. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. And my next virtual retreat is on October 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time. Join me by signing up here. You will be blessed! Click here to sign up to change your life:  Click here to sign up for my virtual Creative Spiritual Retreat that will change your life on October 24. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 24 different countries (Israel and the Philippians are new countries this week!) and we have over 4200 total downloads in our fifth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

39mins

22 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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020 God's Goodness in Fulfilling Our Longings with Emili Broyles

You are going to love my conversation with Emili Broyles. This may be just become your favorite episode. Emili shares her wisdom, right from the the heart of God on how to fulfill our longings with the plate in front of us, regardless of our circumstances.  Your mouth is going to drop open as you hear Emili’s real life stories. I love this girl so much. Get ready to laugh, cry and be in awe of a great big loving God that Emili loves and lives so very close to every single day. This same God loves you, too.    Episode 20 is full of wisdom and humor and real authentic stories from my dear friend, Emili Broyles. Emili will soon have her nurse midwife certification from Vanderbilt University. She talks about rollercoasters, a ten course meal with Jesus, her encounters of answered prayers on airplanes and more. God is so in the middle of Emili’s life. You are going to be so encouraged by her story of small beginnings and how God usually just shows her the very next step on your journey.  Small Beginnings with Sara has 43 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. God is showing off so I thank God for this start. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. And my next virtual retreat is on October 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time. Join me by signing up here. You will be blessed! Click here to sign up to change your life: https://sarathurman.com/creative-spiritual-retreat-102420 Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 24 different countries (Israel and the Philippians are new countries this week!) and we have nearly 4100 total downloads in our fifth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

43mins

15 Sep 2020

Rank #6

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019 The Creation Story, Power Days 6 and 7, Part 2

The creation story is the second of two episodes where Jenni Fletcher interviews me about the seven days of creation. (Jenni is my dear friend who also wrote and sings my Small Beginnings song for this podcast. Her interviewing me for this two part series blessed me as she adds interesting details in this series on the seven days of creation.) In part two I share my passion about God passion and unique plan of creating man in such a beautiful way on Day 6. And then God rested with Adam and Eve on a very special Day 7. I share about the treasures of day six and day seven of creation as purpose in God's beautiful plan of creation. I speak of the foundation of each day adding to the next day as a perfect plan of God speaking what He created into being. I pray you are moved to create more in all areas of your life by listening to this episode. Thanks for listening to Part 2 of my special series on the seven days of creation.  Only 5 STAR reviews! What? Thanks so much for giving my podcast so many five star reviews.  Small Beginnings with Sara has 42 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded in over 24 different countries and we have over 3800 downloads in our fourth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

24mins

8 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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018-God Spoke and Creation Happened, Part 1

The creation story is the first of two episodes where Jenni Fletcher interviews me about the seven days of creation. (Jenni is my dear friend who also wrote and sings my Small Beginnings song for this podcast. Her interviewing me for this two part series blessed me as she adds interesting details in this series on the seven days of creation.) In part one I share my passion about God creating us to create to bring His light and love and glory to the world. I share about the treasures of day one through day five of creation as purpose in God's beautiful plan of creation. I speak of the foundation of each day adding to the next day as a perfect plan of God speaking what He created into being. This is how God created until He gets to day six. This will be in part 2 of this series. I end part 1 in a prayer of blessing over you, my listeners for more creativity, more blessings just as God prayed a blessing at the end of day five over what He created.  I pray you are moved to create more in all areas of your life by listening to this episode. Please tune in next week for Part 2 which will cover two very important days-day 6 and day 7.  Only 5 STAR reviews! What? Thanks so much for giving my podcast so many five star reviews.  Small Beginnings with Sara has 41 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Come away with Me virtually. Join my virtual creative spiritual retreat on September 4, 2020. We will be sharing a day together with me teaching and facilitating live from my Acts 1:8 Blessings studio in Texas. I will be focusing on three areas of creativity:  hearing God's voice through Spiritual practice, writing creatively with prompts to go deeper in the spoken word, and of course, painting in your choice of medium: acrylic, watercolor or even crayons. You will be refreshed and renewed for your own next small beginnings. Our verse for this Creative Spiritual Retreat is Psalm 126:4 TPT "Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again." Oh, I am so excited to share this day with you. Sign up here: https://sarathurman.com/book-mentoring-classes-retreats-sarathurman/september-4-2020-weekend-retreat-e3fg9-a32hr-9cydh-w3ysr Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded Inver 20 different countries and we are over 3500 downloads in our fourth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

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1 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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017 When Life Gives You Repeated Grief: How to Rise Up with Billy & Jaime Thomas Part 2

Have you had repeated losses in your life? Meet my dear friends, Billy and Jamie Thomas as they share their life of adventure with many new small beginnings along the way They openly share about the journey of their marriage, their struggles with infertility, miscarriages, a failed adoption, and disappointments within the church. When we recorded the podcast they were one week away from moving to Bogota, Columbia to start a new adventure with their two daughters on a new continent and new language with new international school staff positions. Many new small beginnings in their family continue to unfold as they challenge the "no's" in their lives. I believe you will be so encouraged by their courage and bravery to face the adventure of many changes in their lives. They are an amazing family with deep values. Listen as they share about a most recent challenge of trust as they continue to learn and lean on God's pathway for their family.  Only 5 STAR reviews! What? Thanks so much for giving my podcast so many five star reviews.  Small Beginnings with Sara has 41 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Come away with Me virtually. Join my virtual creative spiritual retreat on September 4, 2020. We will be sharing a day together with me teaching and facilitating live from my Acts 1:8 Blessings studio in Texas. I will be focusing on three areas of creativity:  hearing God's voice through Spiritual practice, writing creatively with prompts to go deeper in the spoken word, and of course, painting in your choice of medium: acrylic, watercolor or even crayons. You will be refreshed and renewed for your own next small beginnings. Our verse for this Creative Spiritual Retreat is Psalm 126:4 TPT "Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again." Oh, I am so excited to share this day with you. Sign up here: https://sarathurman.com/book-mentoring-classes-retreats-sarathurman/september-4-2020-weekend-retreat-e3fg9-a32hr-9cydh-w3ysr Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded Inver 20 different countries and we are over 3200 downloads in our fourth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

44mins

25 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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016 Living a Life Embracing the Small Beginnings with Billy & Jaime Thomas

Have you ever considered living overseas? Meet my dear friends, Billy and Jamie e Thomas as they share their life of adventure with many new small beginnings along the way They openly share about the journey of their marriage, their struggles with infertility, miscarriages, a failed adoption, and disappointments within the church. When we recorded the podcast they were one week away from moving to Bogota, Columbia to start a new adventure with their two daughters on a new continent and new language with new international school staff positions. Many new small beginnings in their family continue. I believe you will be so encouraged by their courage and bravery to face the adventure of many changes in their lives. They are an amazing family with deep values. Listen as they share about a most recent challenge of trust as they continue to learn and lean on God's pathway for their family.  Only 5 STAR reviews! What? Thanks so much for giving my podcast so many five star reviews.  Small Beginnings with Sara has 40 five star reviews. This is an amazing start and I am so blessed. Please subscribe and listen each week and share with your friends when you know your friends could use some encouragement in their own journey.  Connect with me and follow me on my social media pages. I love getting to know my listeners. Come away with Me virtually. Join my virtual creative spiritual retreat on September 4, 2020. We will be sharing a day together with me teaching and facilitating live from my Acts 1:8 Blessings studio in Texas. I will be focusing on three areas of creativity:  hearing God's voice through Spiritual practice, writing creatively with prompts to go deeper in the spoken word, and of course, painting in your choice of medium: acrylic, watercolor or even crayons. You will be refreshed and renewed for your own next small beginnings. Our verse for this Creative Spiritual Retreat is Psalm 126:4 TPT "Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again." Oh, I am so excited to share this day with you. Sign up here:  https://sarathurman.com/book-mentoring-classes-retreats-sarathurman/september-4-2020-weekend-retreat-e3fg9-a32hr-9cydh-w3ysr Have you read my book Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible? It is available on Amazon in paperback (b&w), hardback (color), Audible (I read my own book) and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1734156015/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1585602550&sr=8-4 Here is a link to get Chapter 1 of my book Small Beginnings for Free. Sign up: https://sara-thurman.mykajabi.com/small-beginnings-take-the-next-step-landing-page Sign up for my Instagram @actsoneeightblessings; I have a fresh feed you will enjoy.  https://www.instagram.com/actsoneeightblessings/ FaceBook at Acts 1:8 Blessings, my business page. You can like and follow me there.https://www.facebook.com/actsoneeightblessings/ And I have a growing private free creative Facebook group called Creative Community with Sara Thurman that has lots of positive encouragement on your unique creative journey. Ask to be invited.https://www.facebook.com/groups/2964002270283282/ https://SaraThurman.com There is so much on my website-my art work, my ecourse info and link, my blog, my story, my membership, my signed book and more. Check out my website to connect with me. I will be blessed to hear from you. Can you please help me tell others about my podcast, Small Beginnings with Sara in the huge podcasting world? I am all major podcast platforms. Thanks so much! Wow! Thanks, dear ones. It really means a lot to me to have you subscribe and leave a review. Choose your stars and write just one sentence about my podcast. Without you listening, my podcast would not matter. Exciting at last count, Small Beginnings with Sara has been downloaded Inver 20 different countries and we are over 3100 downloads in our fourth month. This makes my heart so happy for the name of Jesus to be going to the ends of the earth.  So I want to leave you with this question and I hope you can ask it and answer it better after listening to Small Beginnings with Sara. As my Mama said frequently during her last years,"How Good Can God Be?" Many Blessings, Sara Thurman Podcast Music-Jenni Fletcher

48mins

18 Aug 2020

Rank #10