Belle Vida Bed & Breakfast - Wimberley, Texas
Sara Thurman, Artist and Retreat FacilitatorWeekend Retreat May 3-5, 2019 “Hearing the Voice of God in the Creative Process” actsoneeightblessings.com
Come away to the peaceful Belle Vida Bed & Breakfast located in Wimberley, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for a weekend that will bring refreshment to your relationship with your Creator God. It will prove to be a time of making new friends and experiencing God in deeper ways regardless of where you are on your journey.
Included in the fees ($450):
Two nights lodging.
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
Light Lunch on Saturday.
Snacks, Hot and Cold Drinks.
All art supplies for creative sessions.
And some additional surprises!
*For an additional $50 you can arrive for Thursday night stay and full breakfast, a time to rest and relax or explore in the beautiful Hill Country all day Friday before our Friday evening meeting.
During this retreat you will be guided in a deeper way of practicing how to hear from God in the creative process. Creative experience nor artistic abilities are required! With Sara’s own experience of creating, she has learned to hear God in a more focused and beautiful way since becoming an artist a few years ago. Sara will be releasing what God has given her in the past few years. Ann Younger will share the deep love of Jesus to each attendee with her gifted teaching and art. Affirming our identity as daughters of God, will allow us to move deeper into renewing our thoughts to hear God more in all areas of our lives.
Your time at this retreat will include:
Teaching and guidance
Creative expression time
…all interlaced with the joy of God’s presence.
Friday: Check-in between 4-5 pm.
Dinner. Getting To Know Each Other and Worship/Teaching/Prayer
Saturday will include Teaching, Painting, Sharing, Quiet & Reflection time, on-your-own Free Time.
Sunday morning will include more painting and sharing time. Depart by 1 p.m.
*No refunds allowed but transferable to another attendee or future retreat.
TO REGISTER AND GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT SARA’S WEB-SITE:
The Artists & Facilitators
Sara Thurman has been practicing her calling of becoming an artist for God since she heard His clear call in October 2014. She has painted over 900 paintings since that call. Sara had never considered herself an artist, in fact has never taken an art class before God told her who she was. She is releasing her first book, Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible in the spring 2019. It is her story full of testimonies of how her art speaks about the love of Jesus. She is a retired teacher and administrator in Texas public schools. She has a heart of encouragement and intercession to release the hope and light and love of Jesus to others.
Sara lives in Wimberley, Texas with Wayman, her husband of nearly 34 years. Two sons and daughter-in-loves call her Mom and she is awaiting the arrival of her first granddaughter in late March, 2019. She and Wayman started an art ministry called Acts 1:8 Blessings in early 2017. Follow her journey on Instagram at: @actsoneeightblessings and www.actsoneeightblessings.com
Ann Younger is an artist and also a Certified Pastoral Counselor who often incorporates creativity into the therapeutic process. Her pastoral mission is dedicated to restoration, encouraging, affirmation, and ministering God’s Truth. Ann has had a love for creativity her whole life. Before going into practice, she had a successful business where she sold her crafts and art in several shops throughout Texas. Since retiring her counseling practice in Sugar Land, Ann has been drawn back into creating art full time. Her main medium is acrylic painting. She now resides in Jonestown, Texas on the north shore of Lake Travis with her husband Roland. Ann is “Mom” to two grown sons and a daughter in-love. She has two grandchildren who call her “ZsaZsa”. You can see Ann’s work at www.artbyann.org
Follow her on Instagram @artbyann,inspiredbyHim
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