Strong and Mighty Wings and My Presence is Here
by Sara Thurman - Wimberley, Texas
These angels hover high in my living room.
Do not despise these small beginnings,
for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,
to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.
This verse launched an artist.
Recently I had the honor to co-teach a breakout session with my artist friend,
at the inaugural We Believe Women’s Conference in Wimberley, Texas.
We are creatives who have been called to pursue our passions
(writing for me, painting for her) through avenues that require giant steps of faith and more learning than these two fifty-something
former teachers ever imagined.
Sara’s story began with a desire to produce income that she could send to missionaries, including her two sons and their wives,
in order to bring heaven to the ends of the earth.
With no formal training, no artist community support, and only the prompting of the Holy Spirit, Sara completed her first painting with worship music and a small handful of women in October 2014.
“The process of layering paint on roofing felt was healing,
and my identity of being ‘created to create’ became a reality.”
In November 2016, she sold her first angel created primarily with a palette knife and textured layers of acrylic paint. Angels are her primary subject, but she also paints churches and botanicals.
Many of her paintings are also available as
notecards, prints, and canvas reproductions.
In less than a year, Sara has sold over 200 paintings.
Learn more about Sara and shop her inventory at
I am a small beginning.
I don't have a dream team of professionals bossing me around
or thousands of people with cash in their pockets
and fingers poised to blast a social media blitz to promote my books.
But I have encouraging friends, devoted family, steadfast faith,
and a stubborn will to learn and stretch and leap out of my comfort zone.
I am a small beginning. The story has just begun.
What about you?
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