Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dollycas's Thoughts

Dollycas's Thoughts My book will be review tomorrow July 1st

My quote of the day

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny...

My Quote of the day

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prayer for courage

Put Courage Into My Heart

Lord, put courage into my heart, and take away all that may hinder me serving you.
Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness, that all may understand me.
Give me friends to advise and help me, that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit.
And, above all, let me constantly remember that all my actions are in vain unless they are guided by your hand.
Sincerely Ms Arlene R. Crenshaw

My quote of the day

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe...My quote of the day

Featured spotlight

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Author Spotlight with Arlene Crenshaw

K.S.  Hello Arlene and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself. 

A.C. First of all I thank God for giving me a chance to interview with you.  I am a lady who decided to one day write a novel dedicating to my mother’s life, and with that trying to tell women as well as men that love doesn’t have to hurt.  I have no writing experience the only thing is people enjoyed reading my work so I went with that.  I’m also a 48 yrs old lady with one son and two adorable grandchildren who I adore.

K.S.  Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?

A.C. Once I had written my first novel, I decided to challenge myself in other areas of writing, short stories with suspense, drama and even wrote comedy. The more I wrote the more people seemed to enjoy my stories and the one statement everyone would make who read my stories was “ Girl I started reading that story and couldn’t put it down.”  This became an adrenaline rush for me so, I continued writing and writing taking friends on and family on a journey, and now I have two more novel coming out this year one about secret’s that people hide in their secret closets and the other is and assortment of short stories all comedy.

K.S.  When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?

A.C. I always use to write quotes and post them up on my mirrors, refrigerator, on doors while raising my son in my home.  I would do this to keep me and my son motivated. Example “If your mind can conceive it you can achieve it.” This was on of my favorite and “If you can look up you can get up.” Then I started writing them one year on my job every morning and people began to start looking forward to my quotes of the day.  That’s when I decided that I’m going to be a writer because people listen to me. I’ve always been told I had a special gift to reach people to make then think as well as to make them happy and laugh.

K.S.  What genre do you write?

A.C. I write a variety of styles such as drama, suspense and comedy.

K.S.  What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?

A.C. Strangers from all walks of life who always listen to my stories I would tell my stories to complete strangers, not just for their opinion but mostly to make them smile or encourage them to have a better day, or just know that life will get better no matter what kind or adversity they face. 

K.S.  What does your family think of your writing?

A.C. My family thinks it’s great and that it’s a awesome thing to be able to do but, there are also those in the family no matter what you do, they’ll try to steal you’re glory if they could.

K.S.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book?

A.C. The more I wrote about my mother’s life and my own the more I felt I was healing after carrying this guilt most of my life. What happen in “Twelve Roses for Uretta” which is all true I realized it wasn’t my fault at all and it was time for me to live after crying for 47 years behind closed doors, while putting on a false face to people that my life was happy? I got tired of blaming myself for things I couldn’t control.

K.S.  What inspired you to write your novel?

A.C. After losing my mother 1st of all, then years later after being let go on my job years later.

K.S.  Can you tell us a little about your novel?


This is a true story told through the eyes of a child growing up with her mother, her name
is Erica.  Erica’s mother suffered horrendous abuse by her husbands; Erica was the third child of Uretta. Erica also tells of her own suffering and guilt of not being able to reach out and help her mother, because at the time she was to young as well as her sisters and brothers, were unable to do anything they were all too young. 
 Growing up with all her sadness and pain at age fourteen, Erica finds herself in a situation that also added to the trauma of her life that caused her to be tormented from carrying so much guilt that it led to anxiety and depression throughout her whole life.
Erica never was able to let her mother Uretta, no of the pain she endured and the suffering she carried from her mother’s life, now in her own life, she had a secret that was to unbearable for her to tell her mother about what happened to her at age
Erica loved her mother so much; she was never able to tell her the secret before her mother’s untimely passing away. This story is very emotional and heartbreaking and I guarantee it will grab your attention to want to read more.

K.S.  Where can we find your novel?

A.C. My novel can be found at , , under ISBN 978-0-557-30920-7

K.S.  Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit? 

A.C. and

K.S.  Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?

A.C. In order to get the story out and on paper you have to become what you’re writing about.

My quote of the day

If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your
 mountain, "MOVE!" and it  WILL move... and NOTHING will be
  impossible for YOU!
- Matthew 17:20...My borrowed quote of the day

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My quote of the day

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around...My quote of the day

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My quote of the day

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless....My quote of the day

My quote of the day

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before...My quote of the day

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


GUEST POST JULY 1, 2010 Arlene Crenshaw

GUEST POST JULY 1, 2010  Arlene Crenshaw
Dolly's Cas's Thoughts July 1st 2010

My quote of the day

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men/women and men/women are great only if they are determined to be so...My quote of the day

Tonight on blog radio with Brandi Dury I will be featured guest to discuss my book "Twelve Roses for Uretta" Please remember to join in to listen and you're welcome to comment.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My quote of the day

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are...My quote of the day

Monday, June 21, 2010

My quote of the day

Seize every day as an adventure and your spirit will soar when you discover the wonderful surprises life has to offer...My quote of the day

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My quote of the day for Father's Day

A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you quote of the day (Happy father day, dad's) .

My quote of the day

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and quote of the day

Friday, June 18, 2010

My quote of the day

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come quote of the day

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My quote of the day

Love is giving people the freedom to be the way they are, not
trying to make them the way you quote of the day

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My quote of the day

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of quote of the day

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My quote of the day

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself, and is capable of thinking hard and quote of the day

Monday, June 14, 2010

My quote of the day

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be quote of the day

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My quote of the day

You don't become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means quote of the day

Friday, June 11, 2010

My quote of the day

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to quote of the day

My quote of the day

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and quote of the day

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My quote of the day

"Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by
looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?" my quote of the day

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My quote of the day

   "Remember that life's most treasured moment  often come unannounced."

Book on tour with

HERE'S SOME EXCITING NEWS, CHECKOUT MY BOOK  TODAY" TWELVE ROSES FOR URETTA"  IT'S ON VIRTUAL TOUR WITH visit the website and give your comments or just stop by and read my interview and comments...thanks fb friends

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My quote of the day

When you live in reaction, you give your power away.  Then you get to experience what you gave your power to.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ms. Crenshaw article featured at "Coffee table press".

Monday, June 7, 2010

Guest blog with author Arlene R Crenshaw

 Domestic Violence (love shouldn’t hurt) 

What is it about hurting someone that you claim you love? There are women and children that suffer everyday by the hands of someone who claims that they love them. There are women who are preyed upon daily by men who want to control every aspect of their lives. 

Some of these women who find themselves in situation like these are women who at some point in their life dealt with some form of mental or physical abuse.

There are men that prey on these types of women. They look and seek out women who can’t protect themselves. They look for women that are venerable in many areas in there life. Such as loneliness, low self-esteem, mental or even physical problems.

Why do they do what they do?  I’d say “control,” abuse is abuse and no one has to tolerate this type of treatment from anyone.  Love shouldn’t hurt; domestic violence is a big problem in our world today.

Not only are women suffering but children suffer as well. What a women may go through who has children, then children hearing and watching their mother being abused effects these children in ways that it can follow them for the rest of their live.

Results from seeing these types of behavior are daughters growing up with dominant men controlling and abusing them, and sons growing up being abusers.

I feel everyone who is in relationship deserves to be treated with the utmost respect. Children should be able to sleep at night, learn and play throughout the daytime. We all as individual look forward to being in healthy relationships, not dysfunctional relationship and if you are in a relationship that isn’t healthy remember love doesn’t hurt. Stop and put an end to “Domestic Violence.” 

      By Arlene R. Crenshaw

My quote of the day

Measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which have been overcome while trying to quote of the day.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My quote of the day

No matter how steep the mountain,the Lord will climb it with quote of the day.

My quote of the day

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter quote of the day

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My quote of the day.

"STOP" tensing up or worrying about things you cannot change. "Change" the things you can. Then go on and live your life and enjoy your quote of the day