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?
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 Hagen | Sales Strategy | Omaha Nebraska
Living in the Playground of Creativity with Noel Yang
Noel's story of small beginnings is so inspiring. Her near daily practice of creating has brought she much freedom. 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 painting. 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 explore her small beginnings of her pivot from film to painting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sara shares her passion and purpose for her art and education business with strategies for growth.
What's Up? Personal Journal Entry #1 with Sara Thurman
Sara Thurman shares an authentic & 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 & reads Psalm 24 aloud in this episode. This psalm has become new inspiration. Sara also shares the top seven things she has learned recently. And she shares her big announcement of her new small beginnings, a brand new puppy surely to bring her joy.
Living 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. I was privileged to write the forward to her new book, Your HeartSong Journey, just released in summer 2020.
God's Goodness in Fulfilling Our Longings with Emili Broyles
This episode 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 & 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 you are going to want this same relationship with your Creator, too. God is so good.
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The Real Deal
I’ve known Sara for almost two decades. Her wisdom and encouragement is priceless. I was with her on the flight from NC when God told her to start a Podcast...I can clearly see Him moving mountains in the lives of people, not just the artists, globally. You will not be disappointed as you listen to Sara and her guests. These stories and teachings are about and from real-life people who live every-day lives.
I started my journey as a creative artist when Sara started this 7 day challenge I had no idea what God had plan how he would use this woman of God to inspire me to overcome obstacles that keep me from being who God creates me to be. I am blessed this was an excellent teaching.
Life giving message in every episode
I love Sara’s podcast and it has quickly made it into my favorites list. Her message and those she interviews always points us back to Jesus and His amazing goodness. Her encouragement for creatives is life-giving and you will feel empowered and excited as you follow God’s lead in your own creative journey.