Sandra Turley » Inspirational Singer, Speaker, Wife and Mom

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I am not Mormon. Mormon was an ancient Prophet and historian. I am not him. For those who ask my religious affiliation, if I respond that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, most likely you look at me with confusion until I add the tag line, “I am […]

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  • Julie - I love this! In my gospel doctrine class a few years ago, the teacher asked: “What is the core of our doctrine, the most central theme of our church from which all other doctrine flows?” A brother responded, “the Book of Mormon.” Then others answered “families” and “service.” I was appalled (and borderline offended), so I immediately blurted out “It’s Jesus Christ!” I’d never before noticed the pervasive identity crisis among members of our church. We belong to Jesus Christ’s church, and He is the central theme from which all church doctrine is derived. We must recognize our own identity before expecting the world to recognize it.

    BTW, you’re a fabulous writer!ReplyCancel

My brain simply does not retain scripture. I can sing hymns to you, but ask me to recite a favorite scripture and I suddenly lose all confidence and wish I could hide behind a curtain. Our brains are wired differently when it comes to retention of God’s scripture. Regardless of our ability, I take comfort […]

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We are abolitionists. As a couple, we support the work of Operation Underground Railroad with all our hearts. O.U.R works tirelessly to save children from the hell that has been thrust upon them in lands all around the globe.  Slavery did not end with Abraham Lincoln.  Sex slavery must be abolished and we all must […]

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I want world peace. And I have a stratagem to secure it. There is ‘ISIS’ in my heart that I must destroy. ISIS is all over the news. A four letter acronym that evokes fear, pain, hatred and war. Like groups before them, they specialize in terrorizing nations and individuals. And yet, the fundamental vices […]

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Today the little girl that first made me a mother is celebrating her 11th birthday. I don’t know where she is or what she looks like. I don’t know if she is happy and I’m fairly certain that she doesn’t know what she means to me. But I love her. Eleven years ago today, my […]

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  • Helen Poelman - Bless you and each one of your family members Sandra.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - From one mother of a child loved, but released back to the birth mother, I say thank you. Thank you for posting your story with such courage. Thank you for helping me feel that I do not grieve for the child I didn’t get to keep alone. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - Thank you for so beautifully sharing this tender experience. Your faith is inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Thank you so much for sharing your story of Eden. You express so perfectly the beauty of the atonement when you said “The natural man is not capable of feeling what we felt. It was only in and through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we were blessed to be refined and even sanctified through our trial.”
    I too have felt that blessing after losing my son seven years ago in April. Though I still cannot say I would have chosen that trial, I can now say, we were richly blessed by it though so very painful then and still, sometimes now. It gave me the opportunity to become closer to the Savior than I ever thought possible. That is perhaps the purpose of all of our trials.
    Thank you again for sharing. It edified me today. May you have a beautiful Easter.ReplyCancel