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…

You can get the latest album “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” including the hit single “Fix My Eyes” on iTunes here and visit www.forkingandcountry.com to keep up with the guys on social media or on tour.

Check out our feature on For King and Country and more of their music on our youth and young adults’ section SOAR:

Music Spotlight & Inspiration: Fix My Eyes & Without You from For King and Country and the Story Behind the Songs Music Spotlight & Inspiration: Fix My Eyes & Without You from For King and Country and the Story Behind the Songs

“The things of Earth are dimming in the light of Your glory and grace – I’ll set my sights upon Heaven I’m fixing my eyes on You…”

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“To The Dreamers” Lyrics

We’re beat up but won’t be broken
Lonesome but always searching
Homesick but nobody’s heading home soon
Keep on, keeping on, keeping on

Long days and too many short nights
And wrong ways that almost felt right
Lovesick but nobody’s holding you
Keep on, keeping on, keeping on
So sing along, sing along, sing along… Yeah

[Chorus:]
To the dreamers
Wide-eyed believers
Hanging onto hope by a thread
To the soulful
Heart open hopeful
Keep on charging ahead
‘Cause, when you feel it, once you see it, and you breathe it
It’s unforgettable
When you know it, once you know it, and you hold it
It’s unforgettable

God knows you question your courage
And some days I can’t walk for stumbling
If we could only see what we’re becoming

Keep on, keeping on, keeping on
So sing along, sing along, sing along… Yeah
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Inspiring Music Pick: BRAVE Moriah Peters Featuring Andy Mineo

“No one ever told me this would be easy, but I never knew that it could be this hard…Oh the worry the worry the worry is weighing on me. Could you help me break down, all these question marks, and make me BRAVE.” – Lyrics from Moriah Peters’ “Brave”

“Brave” ft. Andy Mineo is an encouraging song from Moriah Peters’ new album, BRAVE, available now in stores and online: http://bit.ly/MoriahBRAVE. Moriah shows us how she is being brave by facing new heights – literally:

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 vision for impacting the world and am inspired by her heart for serving others and vibrant energy. Amy wrote “Marry Me,” a moving anthem of love and the perfect wedding song (from her new album Amy Noelck EP) created for “The Surprise Wedding” of Ryan & Amanda Leak that you may have seen featured on the news and social media in the past few months.

On June 7, 2013, Ryan Leak proposed to his girlfriend. Her dream was to get engaged and married on the same day, and so later on that night he cleverly delivered her surprise dream wedding after planning it for weeks with inspiration from Amanda’s wedding board on Pinterest.

I got to hear Ryan share the story behind the proposal at church a few months back and this music video/documentary shows a little bit of their story. To see the entire documentary of The Surprise Wedding, you can watch below:


Video Produced by Jeff Ray (jeffshootsyou.com)


Giving Back: Help Amy and the Leaks Fight Against Human Trafficking Through the A21 Campaign

Instead of receiving wedding gifts, “The Surprise Wedding” couple asked all of their wedding guests to give to the A21 Campaign (thea21campaign.org), an organization fighting against human trafficking all over the globe. Amy was so inspired by this that she started raising awareness for the cause herself.
You can purchase the song here to make a difference: http://bit.ly/1dFntwb


More About Amy Noelck

Amy Noelck is a talented singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas who wants to use her music to impact people all around the world. Through songs of love, heartbreak and hope, her folk/pop sound & charismatic personality have captured the hearts of everyone who hears her music. She is passionate about helping others, and using her gift in music to do so. All of the proceeds from her new album “Amy Noelck EP” will be given directly to organizations like the A21 Campaign, that are helping to end human trafficking world-wide.


“I try to write music with lyrics that reveal the transparency of life. I love God, and I love people. I write about brokenness so those that are hurting and longing for something to fulfill them, will see that they are not alone.

We are constantly searching for something that will give us peace and joy through the struggles of this life, but, I am confident that lasting peace and joy cannot be found in anything—unless first found in Jesus. It is my hope and prayer that not only my songs & lyrics would represent God’s character, but also every aspect of my life.” – Amy

To find out more about Amy and to connect with her, visit her site www.amynoelck.com.


How to Identify and Stay Faithful To Your Calling with BJ Putnam on Top 3

In this interview with Top 3 worship leader BJ Putnam gives great wisdom on embracing and staying faithful to your calling:

Support a Dream: Staring at the Sky EP by Lynn Cifuentes

We love supporting others’ dreams here at Dream in Soul and SOAR, and this is a project we encourage YOU to support, from an artist that inspires.

Lynn Cifuentes kicked off a Kickstarter project to help fund for her Staring at the Sky EP, her first release. I first came upon Lynn’s Youtube videos a few months back and was inspired by her moving covers and recently original songs that she’s shared. Here’s what Lynn says about her upcoming project that she needs your help to produce:


Note from Lynn on Staring at the Sky

Hey Everyone!

I am so excited about the great opportunity that I have before me to make this lifelong dream of mine a reality. With your help WE can make this record happen. The EP titled “Staring at the Sky” comes from a very deep place within my heart. It was the tragic death of a very dear friend Timmy in 2008 that got me questioning God about who I am and what purpose I serve in this life. I turned to my journal and started writing down my feelings, anything I read, heard or felt bled out of my pen and onto the pages. It was my way of dealing with my feelings and those simple words turned into melodies and it was as though music and writing were the only two things I was absolutely sure of. I started looking deeper within myself and cried out to God one night and I distinctly remember Him reminding me that my life had a purpose and I would only discover it in Him. That purpose was to just WORSHIP. So I linked up with my pianist and my simple words became songs that I hope will be a blessing to everyone that hears them, and brings worship to the heart of God.

This EP contains 7 tracks that are a mixture of love songs to God as well as worship. This will be my first ever EP and it’s an exciting season of my life, one that requires that I place my complete trust in God. After searching for the right producer I found one who understands the vision and passion I have for this EP. He is located in Nashville, TN and if I accomplish my goal of $5,000 (with your help, of course) I will be able to lay down my vocals, pay for studio musicians, pay the producer and ultimately have a mix and mastered product.

The goal of reaching $5,000 when you look at it, it looks intimidating and at first I thought “Wow, this is too much”. The truth is, it’s not. I believe that if you have a desire in your heart and God places a Dream in you, then you should give Him everything you’ve got to reach the places that He’s carved out for each of us. I want the production of my work to reflect the gift that The Lord has given me and for Him to get the glory for it.

As I write to you all and I reflect on the start of this journey I can’t help but to be thankful and feel blessed. I never thought that I would find the courage to even create this Kickstarter page and invite all of you into the journey with me. I know that this whole thing is a result of Gods leading on my life and that I truly am nothing without His grace.

So with your faith in me and my faith in God we can make this a reality. My motto lately is DreamBIG and I truly believe in this, so if you have dreams, then I pray you do something about it and make it happen ;)

Thanks for reading.

God Bless,

-Lynn

Click here to visit Lynn’s Kickstarter project page and show your support with any amount that you’re led to give. Keep following your dreams Lynn, you’re an encouragement to others to do the same!

Check out some of my faves from Lynn’s Youtube channel a cover of “I See Heaven / Holy Spirit” by Bryan & Katie Torwalt and the first video I came across from her, a cover of Kari Jobe’s “I Know You Are For Me”: