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Dolley Carlson

Dolley has a heartfelt desire to equip women with creative solutions to meet the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. "Women want the best for their family and their relationships. It's wonderful to be able to share how God's Word, the power of prayer, and the Lord's love and guidance have been powerful influences in my life and in the lives of my family and friends."

Also close to Dolley's heart is reaching out to adults from dysfunctional backgrounds. Her mother was an alcoholic and, as a result, her teenage years were marked by turmoil and abuse. The miracle of Dolley's survival proves the love and protection that her heavenly Father had for His child. "His wisdom, mercy and love were so evident during this time of little guidance and support." Dolley holds deep in her heart the hope a relationship with Jesus and a heavenly Father can provide. The Lord is answering the prayer of Dolley's life verse, "For my father and mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up. Teach me Thy way O Lord, and lead me in a level path . . ." (Psalm 27:10-11)

The Lord has given Dolley many opportunities to share her life and insights in ministry for Him across America and in Kiev, Ukraine. She is a frequent speaker at women's retreats, outreaches, luncheons, banquets, and conferences. She has been a popular and inspirational speaker for the National Charity League and has shared her testimony numerous times over the last 20 years for Christian Leadership Week in Newport Beach, CA.

In addition to her speaking ministry, Dolley is an author, professional model and fashion show commentator.
Dolley has been married to her husband, Tom, for over 29 years.

They have two daughters, Candy and Katie, and reside in sunny Southern California.


Wherever your audience is, Dolley’s messages will reach their hearts as she weaves God’s Word, the power of prayer, her own testimony and motivating real life situations into the tapestry of ministry she calls, Gifts From The Heart.
Her talks are excellent for a variety of events but especially for, luncheons, conferences, banquets, retreats and evangelistic outreaches. Christmas Gifts From The Heart is Dolley’s most requested talk, with many churches beginning the season in November in order to give their ladies a head start on the busiest time of the year, Christmas.

Each talk is 40 to 50 minutes and all can be expanded into workshops with discussion questions.

Friendship Gifts From The Heart… Loving Ways to Celebrate & Cherish Friendships - Old & New

Christmas Gifts From The Heart… Wrapped in Joyous Celebration & Tied With a Ribbon of Love & Tradition

Mr. & Mrs. Gifts From The Heart… Thoughtful Ways to Bless Your Marriage With Honor, Romance, Fun & Love!

Gifts From The Heart …Thoughtful Ways to Bless Those You Love

This Old House Remodeling or Restoration? …. In this talk, Dolley likens our hearts and souls to a house. There are many parallels between the houses we actually live in and our hearts house.

Don’t Miss the Joy! …Our hearts never stop longing for joy ... both to give and receive. Dolley’s prayer for every talk is that each listener will leave with something she can hold on to.

Morning-by-Morning, New Mercies I See …Days will never be the same after hearing the new day blessings of this talk, filled with hope, love, grace, staying power and joy!

Legacy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving …Here's your opportunity to evaluate the legacy you are leaving to your children and future generations.

Sister Act …This talk is for "sisters" in the same church family. Sisters who desire to strengthen their walk with the Lord and enrich their "family ties

The Call to Love ~ "Can You Hear Me Now?" …
"In our relationships we need to be love finders, not fault finders" and relationships are the bottom line, with our Lord, our families, our friends and neighbors.

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