Sandra Turley » Inspirational Singer, Speaker, Wife and Mom

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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

My mom texted me this quote by President Thomas S. Monson.  (photo: Hastenthework ) The poetic gate of his words planted in my heart and grew to become a poem…   UNFINISHED by Sandra Turley When man was placed upon the earth Did God bestow an unfinished gift? Much for man to work his skill […]

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  • Kara Kelley - Beautiful poem Sandra! Describes the inner desire and need to create that lies within us so well.ReplyCancel

When I contemplate the state of our American union (which is more often than my teenage self would ever have suspected), this is where my mind always wanders: “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.” – James Madison “Our Constitution was […]

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She said she was a paramedic. I thought: Well that’s nice, but I won’t be needing your help today. I’m all better. I’ve got this. We gave our talks. I sang my song. I sat down on the stand by the other speakers. I listened with full presence of mind to every word offered by […]

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  • Jolynn Miles - Sandra, I am so glad you are safe and doing well. I’m a fan of yours from BYU Women’s Conference a few years ago, where I saw you perform. Your voice was so angelic and brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to what you went through. I hope you will continue do well and be able to share the spirit through your music.ReplyCancel

    • Sandra Turley - thank you SO MUCH, jolynn! positive thoughts like yours last a long time in my heart! thank you thank you!ReplyCancel