Editor’s Picks: Inspiration for Your Purpose

In the Editor’s Picks posts I share some inspiring messages and resources that have been inspiring me and will encourage... 

Editor's Picks: Inspiration for Your Purpose

The Latest From Dream In Soul Magazine: Artist Spotlight with Hannah Schaefer

“Through my music I want people to experience the work of the Holy Spirit…I want to bring... 

The Latest From Dream In Soul Magazine: Artist Spotlight with Hannah Schaefer

Inspiration & The Latest from Dream in Soul Magazine

Going In a New Direction: Awesome Series With Tauren Wells Has God ever asked you to step out of the comfortable... 

Inspiration & The Latest from Dream in Soul Magazine

Inspiration & Music Pick: Marry Me (Wedding Song) by Amy Noelck created for THE Surprise Wedding

Recently I got to meet Amy Noelck, a passionate singer/songwriter with a... 

Inspiration & Music Pick: Marry Me (Wedding Song) by Amy Noelck created for THE Surprise Wedding

The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience

“Be patient, work on yourself…what is your purpose? Be passionate about that and get yourself... 

The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience
Inspiration and Music Pick: To the Dreamers from For King and Country

Inspiration and Music Pick: To the Dreamers from For King and Country

For King and Country’s song “To the Dreamers” as a noble tribute to those wide-eyed hopeful believers who dream and gives encouragement to keep on keeping on…

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The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience

The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good give advice to singles on preparing for a mate…

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Editor's Journal: You Were Made to Flourish Even In the Wilderness

Editor’s Journal: You Were Made to Flourish Even In the Wilderness

The harvest and lives you can impact because of what you endured is greater than the dry season you experienced…

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Experience a Purpose Awakening with Touré Roberts

Experience a Purpose Awakening with Touré Roberts

“You don’t find purpose; purpose finds you. In fact, purpose conceived you; it was the catalyst for your birth…”

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Heart Encouragement: Standing On the Promises of God

The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still. Exodus 14:14 My friend Sakenim shared this powerful word about standing on God’s promises in your situation regardless of how things look and how you feel. Sakenim is a beautiful warrior of God who has overcome many battles and speaks with power and grace. […]

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The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience

The Wait: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good Interview on Love and Patience

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good give advice to singles on preparing for a mate…

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The Pre View: An

The Pre View: An “Inner-view” with Music Artist and Producer TJ Pompeo on Dreams, Faith and Trust

Growing up, TJ Pompeo had a painful experience that could’ve permanently skewed his spiritual vision. Later on he realized the only way to see clearly was to keep his eyes focused the One who set him free…

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A Shining Living Miracle: Interview & Inspiration from Life Coach & Speaker Evelina Solis of Sol2Soul

A Shining Living Miracle: Interview & Inspiration from Life Coach & Speaker Evelina Solis of Sol2Soul

Evelina inspires others to surrender to God and live with purpose in the darker places of life…

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Dreaming of Love Series: Love Is Everything - Join Me On a Journey of Discovery

Dreaming of Love Series: Love Is Everything – Join Me On a Journey of Discovery

“I have found the one my heart loves…” God’s Love is everything. It was a few years ago when I had a life-changing experience that rocked my world. I found myself waking up in the back of an ambulance and then in the hospital after passing out at my house and was scared of what […]

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Be New Everyday: Let Your Dreams Flourish On Purpose

We don’t have to be confined to a calendar to have a new beginning – everyday is New Year’s Day – a fresh new start to live and flourish on purpose! This year I encourage you to embrace your uniqueness and passions, to water and nourish those dreams you may have buried. It’s never too […]

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

When you have a God-dream it goes way beyond yourself… When you have a God-dream it goes way beyond yourself, it has the good of other people in mind and takes you where you never thought you’d go…it’s like you’re a kid on an awesome adventure with your Dad a King better than any movie… […]

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God Can Do More Than You Can Dream: Editor’s Journal and Inspiration from Ephesians 3:20

No matter what your world looks like with Love there is beauty and anything is possible. We have the power to be the change, to fly high, way beyond our dreams – just take a leap and believe “…[He] will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask […]

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God's Love Sets Us Free to Play and Dream... Editor's Journal and Inspiration From Bethel Music

God’s Love Sets Us Free to Play and Dream… Editor’s Journal and Inspiration From Bethel Music

Get this song and others on Bethel’s album “You Make Me Brave (Live)” on iTunes… Let us learn to trust the heart of Love from which freedom flows and everything begins… We began our journey on this Earth with the freedom to discover, to explore with wide-eyed wonder, we dreamed, we played naturally – until […]

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A Living Dream: The Film Selma Reveals Hope and Light

I went to go see the film Selma on opening day and was moved and inspired – I highly recommend this movie for anyone to see! – Julene, Editor of DreaminSoul.com One dream can truly change the world – when people come together for a greater vision! The film SELMA brings to life a relevant […]

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Editor's Inspiration: You and Your Dreams Were Made to Flourish

Editor’s Inspiration: You and Your Dreams Were Made to Flourish

The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:12-13 The beautiful thing about purpose is that everyone was born with it – the question is will you choose to fully […]

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Love More, Fear Less: Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Love More, Fear Less: Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

We can move in courage and be at peace even when it seems like our world gives way and our expectations fall into the heart of the sea…

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Be New Everyday: Let Your Dreams Flourish On Purpose

We don’t have to be confined to a calendar to have a new beginning – everyday is New Year’s Day – a fresh new start to live and flourish on purpose! This year I encourage you to embrace your uniqueness and passions, to water and nourish those dreams you may have buried. It’s never too […]

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The Latest from Dream in Soul Magazine: New Music from Britt Nicole and Group 1 Crew, Alex G on Overcoming Anxiety and More

Music Pick: Through Your Eyes From Britt Nicole I’m loving the single “Through Your Eyes” From Britt Nicole and so happy that she is releasing new music. The message of the song strikes a chord – how often we pressure ourselves to be something that God never called us to be and how His grace […]

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This is Your Invitation to Another World: Reclaim Your Imagination and STORY

The promo video for STORY in Chicago caught my attention and was like God drawing me in to see what He’s been speaking to my heart over the past few years, about reigniting our creativity to dream like children again: What if we can reclaim the places where imagination has been lost and find the […]

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The Latest From Dream In Soul Magazine: Artist Spotlight with Hannah Schaefer

The Latest From Dream In Soul Magazine: Artist Spotlight with Hannah Schaefer

“Through my music I want people to experience the work of the Holy Spirit…I want to bring hope, faith and love with every song I sing/write and change lives.” – Hannah Schaefer For this Artist Spotlight feature 19-year-old Hannah Schaefer introduces herself and the story and passion behind her music and the song “All the […]

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Dreaming of Love Series: Love Is Everything – Join Me On a Journey of Discovery

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“I have found the one my heart loves…” God’s Love is everything. It was a few years ago when I had a life-changing experience that rocked my world. I found myself waking up in the back of an ambulance and then in the hospital after passing out at my house and was scared of what was happening.

After having one anxious thought after the other a calm came over me and I experienced wave after wave of God’s presence and love like I never had before. He soothed my fears away and said through an electric encounter, if you only knew [how much He loved us] and how love on this Earth is just a glimpse of how He intended our love to be. I found His love in a way I never had before and ever since then I want MORE. The whole experience is too WHOA to be captured in a single post but I will be sharing more of it on the Dreaming of Love series here at DreaminSoul.com, stay tuned for more…

When you find Love – the kind of love that’s unconditional, passionate and everlasting you’ve found everything you need. Love finds us and brings us to our purpose in life – to be forever united with Him… – Julene Fleurmond, Editor of Dream in Soul Magazine

Stay tuned for more from the We Dream of Love Series on Dream in Soul

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I have this song on rotation on my worship playlist and am so inspired by it. Colin and Paige Edge are a couple who are worship leaders at my church and their music is so refreshing. Take a listen and click here to check out their album “Break Heaven Open” on iTunes.


Be New Everyday: Let Your Dreams Flourish On Purpose

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We don’t have to be confined to a calendar to have a new beginning – everyday is New Year’s Day – a fresh new start to live and flourish on purpose!

This year I encourage you to embrace your uniqueness and passions, to water and nourish those dreams you may have buried. It’s never too late to live your dreams – you were made for the visions that were planted in your heart so get going! I’m here on the journey with you and am cheering you on!

Much love, Julene

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19

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A Dream So Big

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When you have a God-dream it goes way beyond yourself…


When you have a God-dream it goes way beyond yourself, it has the good of other people in mind and takes you where you never thought you’d go…it’s like you’re a kid on an awesome adventure with your Dad a King better than any movie… (This pic was taken at Christ for the Nations – these people have truly impacted my life, thank you CFNI!) I used to dream so small, dreams that only included me and my desires and passions but God can teach us to dream with Him and have a passion for His plans, for the broken and the world…

He has a dream of everyone discovering His love and truth and being brought back to Him. Let’s dream and partner with our Father to help His dreams come true…give us the nations Daddy, give us a bigger dream and sense of purpose that we couldn’t come up with on our own, to rock this world with Love, Love, Love… Dream BIG dreams, higher, deeper dreams that have a ripple effect on other people and that require intervention from the One greater than yourself! My mentor Cindy Thienard once wrote me an encouraging note that said: “You have a gift…I am excited and the word of God says! ‘Eyes have not seen, nor ears have heard, nor has it entered into the minds of man the things I have for those who love ME!’ Love God and Dream! So BIG! that only God! can REPLY!” Now THAT’s how we should dream!

He says, “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession…” Psalm 2:8

Even before I was born,
the Lord God chose me
to serve him and to lead back
the people of Israel.
So the Lord has honored me
and made me strong.
Now the Lord says to me,
“It isn’t enough for you
to be merely my servant.
You must do more than lead back
survivors from the tribes of Israel.
I have placed you here as a light
for other nations;
you must take my saving power
to everyone on earth.” Isaiah 49:5-6


Inspiration: Have Faith God Has a Plan

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When the atmosphere of our world seems uncertain know that God is still in charge, that He has a plan even if we can’t always see it. You were created for a time like this so now is the time for you to boldly embrace your purpose!


God Can Do More Than You Can Dream: Editor’s Journal and Inspiration from Ephesians 3:20

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No matter what your world looks like with Love there is beauty and anything is possible. We have the power to be the change, to fly high, way beyond our dreams – just take a leap and believe

“…[He] will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in…the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights… Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3 MSG

From my design series at dreaminsoul.com – Julene Fleurmond, editor of Dream in Soul Magazine…Keep dreaming!

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Check out one of the dreams I’ve been pursuing at my blog, creating inspirational music with a greater purpose…

Above is an animation showing a snippet of lyrics for my song “Arise and Shine (Dare Dreamer)” and a little venturing into stop-motion (I love trying new things) The lyrics in the clip above say:

“Arise and Shine, Dare Dreamer can’t you see you’re full of purpose and possibility! So arise and shine O Sleeper, don’t give up now dare, Dreamer, arise and shine Dear Dreamer come alive!” That’s my message to YOU today and everyday!

A while back I shared how I have been pursuing my dream of inspiring others through music. It’s weird but I’ve been realizing that one of the reasons why I’ve been avoiding doing music is because I’ve been feeling so unconnected with so much of the music in the world and felt like I had to follow the way things have been done. I was like I’m not even as passionate about singing as I am about other things and as much as music artists are, I don’t feel like a “singer,” I’m a speaker/writer/visual artist why do You want me to do this??? Then He told me though multiple ways and people, why can’t you be both, I made you that way…why can’t we merge our passions into something that hasn’t been seen before?

youremadehellopurposeIt came to the point where I couldn’t even listen to music or enjoy it much, like I always felt like something was off for me. Not because other music is bad music but because when God wants you to step out into the unknown to create something new He makes you restless and annoyed until you do it, lol…so don’t avoid your purpose. You won’t feel fully alive until you fully embrace your calling.

Dreamers often get frustrated because what God asks them to do doesn’t make “sense”, as they are made to do something new and get tired of the status quo – usually because they are meant to shake things up to change the world – misfits are lit yo… we weren’t made to be “normal.” We color outside the lines to pioneer a new path that no one has seen…

juleneyounowtwitterscreenPeople like Walt Disney and Oprah Winfrey inspire me (I might have been their wild child) because they paved new paths, defined their own success and innovated unique dreams that did not exist before and didn’t wait for anyone’s validation. That’s my dream – to meld my passions into something new that may not “fit in” but expresses that part of God’s heart I’m created to be. For the longest time I felt pressured to do what others expected me to or to fit a mold so others can like me but that’s no way to live!

I don’t want this to be about me – stars don’t shine alone in the dark sky. My dream is not celebrity but community – to ignite a movement to unite singers and artists who have a heart for creating art with a greater mission and together we support one another, collaborate and change the world. Sound like you? Send me a line!

<3 Why do so many great artists fall and why do so many artists struggle - maybe because we were never made to carry glory alone or to be worshipped but to unite to draw people to the greatest Artist of all...

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