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 ready because when God brings you the right person you have to then be able to receive them…no person is going to be able to fill you up.” – DeVon Franklin

Being a twenty-something myself, love is one of the most popular topics among my peers and I (and the theme of many a Facebook status update announcing friends’ engagements and nuptials and reminding singles of their status – thanks alot Mark Zuckerberg;).

For our first Dreaming of Love Inspiration Interview I spoke to DeVon Franklin who is Senior Vice President of Columbia Tristar Pictures and author of the bestselling book Produced by Faith (one of my favorite books about pursuing your purpose and divine dreams featured previously on Dream in Soul, and his wife Meagan Good a talented actress from movies such as “Jumping the Broom” and “Think Like a Man.” In the first part of their interview they give advice to singles on purpose and preparing for a mate, and talk about the book they are writing together on waiting.

Stay tuned for more from DeVon and Meagan and other inspiration and resources on relationships in the Dreaming of Love Series at DreaminSoul.com.






Last year DeVon and Meagan shared their story and advice to other couples and singles at a special service “Kingdom Love” at One Church International hosted by Pastor Touré Roberts (author of the book Purpose Awakening). Watch them share their hearts in a raw and real way below:

More from the Dreaming of Love Series Coming Soon! Be inspired by these posts on Love and Waiting:

A Note from Dream in Soul Editor Julene

God writes the best #Love stories – you don’t have to strive, compare, or hold on to someone who doesn’t treat you how you’re worth. You are worthy not because of the physical or material, anything you did or didn’t but because of Whose you are…

You’re already affirmed by He who wonderfully made you in and for Love. When He desires to bring people together in & on purpose He will do it intricately, strikingly and beautifully beyond anything we can imagine or dream for reasons deeper than we realize. Keep your eyes on Him – He’s our true eternal prize. There is no greater Love. – Julene Fleurmond, Editor of Dream in Soul

More from the Editor’s Journal:

How He Loves…Always

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He loves me?

Sometimes experiencing what we call romance in this world leaves us wondering what love truly is. You feel that happy pounding and patter in your chest when he reveals a bouquet of roses and candy. Getting hurt though can peel away the layers of our hearts, like someone plucking the petals from a flower…

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

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Art Lessons From God: Interview with Visual Artist Tony Snipes Founder of ALFG & Kreative Kingdom

Art Lessons From God: Interview with Visual Artist Tony Snipes Founder of ALFG & Kreative Kingdom

Tony Snipes, a visual artist and founder of Kreative Kingdom, gives advice to other artists on discovering their creative purpose…

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SOAR Interview With Jenna Lucado Bishop - Dreaming On In Life & Faith

SOAR Interview With Jenna Lucado Bishop – Dreaming On In Life & Faith

Jenna Lucado Bishop talks about her role on the Revolve Tour and gives advice on God-given dreams and serving Him right where you are…

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Charting Out the Master's Plan: Interview with Kirk Franklin On His Book The Blueprint

Charting Out the Master’s Plan: Interview with Kirk Franklin On His Book The Blueprint

Kirk Franklin speaks to Dream in Soul about The Blueprint for standing firm in life’s storms…

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

Through any trial you’ve been through, the harvest and lives you can impact because of what you endured is greater than the dry season you experienced. You may have been squeezed by circumstances & confused by people who seemed to leave your life – but it had purpose beyond what you can see.

In my quiet time I heard “the desert purified your praise and depth of your love.” I know it’s a word of encouragement for someone else too. Restoration and new beginnings – that’s what I believe for you this year and beyond…

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

You survived and are stronger, your spirit is more resilient than you know. Suddenly surprises & the fruition of dreams & tears you sowed lay ahead…it’s winter but springs are coming, baby! Seek your Father and you’ll find Love, fulfillment, clarity, direction, new creativity & all you need… Your story is powerful and sharing it can influence the lives of many, bringing refreshing hope to others. Dreams bloom in due season for purposes deeper than you can imagine and you were made to Flourish for such a time as this – dare to step boldly into your purpose and nourish your divine dreams…

– Julene, Editor DreaminSoul.com

Below – Dream in Soul Creative Expression: Be Inspired by a Poem I Wrote As Encouragement for Dreamers On Overcoming and Understanding the Wilderness

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…


Prepare for Purpose In This Free Online Coaching Series…


God is calling us higher in this season and is doing a new thing on the Earth – will you be part of it. This year make a commitment to pursuing your purpose intentionally and boldly…

Pastor Touré Roberts of One Church LA (which we have featured in our previous “Ministry Watch” and “Message Pick” features) and author of the soon to be released book “Purpose Awakening” has launched a special free 12-week online coaching course called “Preparing for Purpose” to help you engage in your calling. I’ve been blessed by the encouragement and wisdom Pastor Touré has shared for years now and this course has been giving me keys to focus on as God leads me deeper into my calling this year.

At the end of 2013 I felt disconnected from my purpose, stuck and with a lack of clarity in how to move forward on the visions God has given me, and discouraged because of feeling isolated and not seeing the seeds I’d sown come to fruition in the ways I expected. Listening to various messages from Pastor Touré and starting the “Preparing for Purpose” series has renewed my hope that the past years of pain and trial have been preparing me for the purpose God is continuously unveiling in my life. I’ve really resonated with this series and the topics that have been covered, from “Vision,” “Discipline,” “Finding your Tribe,” “Preparation,” to “Embracing Change,” these are all areas I’ve found important to develop in my own journey of living out destiny. Pastor Touré will teach you how seeking God and taking steps revealed by Him will lead you in the right direction.

Pastor Touré shares both motivation and practical steps you can take to truly make the course relevant to your life and divine dreams. I encourage you to do the reflection exercises and really delve into the questions, writing down the vision and making it plain so you have something of substance you and your purpose tribe can run with. Check out the video introduction to the series above and visit ToureRoberts.com to join the course.

Watch the first video of the “Preparing for Purpose” series “Vision” below and click here to see the following weeks’ videos and exercises:

“Every life began as an epic idea.”

Purpose Awakening: Discover the Epic Idea that Motivated Your Birth

Click here to pre-order the book Purpose Awakening that releases March 18th.

PURPOSE AWAKENING, the breakout book of international speaker Touré Roberts, is about that transformational moment when you are awakened to the purpose of your life. Your life began with a brilliant thought in God’s mind. Your purpose, therefore, is the awakening to that thought. In this groundbreaking book, Touré introduces a new way to perceive the meaning of purpose. As he says: “You don’t find purpose; purpose finds you.” In fact, purpose conceived you; it was the catalyst for your birth.

This thought-provoking book opens with the revolutionary concept that “Every life began as an epic idea.” This new way of finding your purpose will empower you and change your life forever. You haven’t even begun to live until you find out why you are here.

Touré uses personal stories, humor, and eye-opening analogies to take you on a transformational journey. You will learn how to discover your unique purpose, know God’s voice, identify and choose purpose mates, end wrong relationships, put an end to fear, grow your faith, and so much more.

PURPOSE AWAKENING will also give you a relatable and practical guide that will instill confidence, peace, and fulfillment by demystifying the journey to purpose, and enabling you to discover your own unique awakening. Being more than just a “feel good book,” PURPOSE AWAKENING provides true direction and gives parameters that guide the purpose-seeker. It will set you on a life-changing course to discovering the good idea concerning your life and the joys of seeing it fulfilled.

Click here to pre-order the book Purpose Awakening that releases March 18th.

Soul Dreamer Inspiration from DeVon Franklin – Hollywood Executive and Author of Produced by Faith


“I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God’s hands and trust Him, you can’t account for all the ways He will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations…

If I have learned anything, it’s this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.” - DeVon Franklin, Author of Produced by Faith

Hollywood is often thought to be a place where believers may face decisions that cause them to compromise or stray from their beliefs. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures who is also a preacher, has worked in the midst of show business, having produced movies such as The Karate Kid, Pursuit of Happiness and most recently Jumping the Broom. In his book Produced By Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self Franklin talks about the importance of knowing our vocation and calling, and how we can serve God within the field He places us without compromising what we believe in.

Connect with DeVon to find out where he will be speaking at his website ProducedbyFaith.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProducedByFaith or Twitter: @deVon_franklin

Below in an interview with The 700 Club DeVon talks about his career and how he wants to inspire others to hold on when following their God-given dreams:






In a Behind the Scenes Clip DeVon Franklin Describes How To Recognized a Self-Given Goal vs. a God-Given Goal and What To Do to Step into God’s Purpose for Us:




2012 Update: DeVon Franklin shared his story and inspiration on being produced by faith with Oprah on her show Super Soul Sunday on OWN, check out a preview of the interview below:


“Stay in your own movie…” – DeVon Franklin


More About the Book Produced By Faith From the Publisher:

STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.

Click here to be encouraged and inspired by ordering your copy of “Produced By Faith”

You are the movie. Produced by Faith parallels each step of the Hollywood filmmaking process with the faith-making process God uses to turn your career into a success. You will discover that it is possible to be both wildly successful and completely committed to God—and that you will be even more successful when you place your faith at the center of your career. You can unleash the power of your faith as your greatest professional advantage and use the compass of God’s Word to guide you to your true passion and purpose in life.

In this informative, inspiring book, DeVon reveals the secrets to maintaining your faith while advancing in your career. Here he shows you:

• How to discover The Big Idea for your life

• How to take your career to the next level

• How to recognize the signs God sends you that indicate when it’s time to move in a new direction

• How to stand firm on your Christian principles without compromise

• How to work with people who don’t understand your beliefs

• How to choose a profession, industry, or company that is in tune with your purpose

Soul Dreamer Resource: From Dream To Destiny Video Message Series from Gateway Church

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From Dream To Destiny is a current message series from Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church, on living out God’s dream for your life, based on the biblical story of Joseph:

Do your dreams seem out of reach?

God has given each of us a dream—an idea that sets our hearts racing at the mere thought of it.

Unfortunately, most people never see their dreams come to pass, so they never fulfill God’s destiny for their lives…

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