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


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Let us learn to trust the heart of Love from which freedom flows and everything begins…

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We began our journey on this Earth with the freedom to discover, to explore with wide-eyed wonder, we dreamed, we played naturally – until we lost our trust and fear drew us away from our real life reverie and the freedom that is ours…

What would happened if we embraced the childlike freedom to dream and play again?
I’ve been learning the freedom of having childlike faith and joy since interning at the children’s ministry at my church and seeing how full of joy and wonder the kids are…

Permission to Play Flourish Conference

Flourish 2015 Conference Recap from Covenant Church on Vimeo.

Recently at my church the theme of the women’s ministry conference was “Permission to Play” and when I heard it announced it was like a nudge of confirmation. God has been instilling the lesson of trusting Him in me for the past few years – since He rocked my world in a vivid encounter in 2009 giving me visions of God’s deep love for us…

In one of the visions I saw little kids giggling and playing dress up, and it was as if He was showing me how joyous and free like kids we were meant to be. In another I was in a vast forest that reminded me of the Garden and I was a little girl dancing in a pure white dress asking my Daddy question after question, trying to make sense of life and why things are the way they are.




His response was a deep, extravagant impartation of His love, a glimpse of His passionate plan from the Beginning to end, for us His children, to discover His love and dwell with Him forever and words I will never forget: “Do you trust Me?”

Trust is so important in the journey of purpose and living out the dreams we were made for! Jesus Himself says that it’s like a child that we enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Let’s just rest, play, embrace joy and trust Him, not leaning on our own understanding – He’s got you covered!

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4

These songs from Bethel Music have spoken to me recently, I they do you too, as you worship, dance and stare in wonder at our King…


Get this song and others on Bethel’s album “You Make Me Brave (Live)” on iTunes




Get this song and others on Bethel’s album “You Make Me Brave (Live)” on iTunes




P.S. Click Here to Join Me On My Journey of Learning to Play and Dream at The Dare Dreamer Movement

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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 embrace and move in it?


You’ve caught glimpses of it ever since you were a child, when your hope and wonder was still fresh and you explored the world with joy and wide-eyed awe. You’ve always imagined making an impact in the unique way you were created to – so what are you waiting for? You’ve already been chosen…

Deep down you know you weren’t made for the ordinary, you may have been rejected or always felt like a mis-fit – but it’s because you are from more royal origins. You were made to live out a story greater than your wildest dreams, grander than your highest hopes, to love boldly, sowing seeds of healing and setting others free.


This beautiful purpose crafted and written for you, and those you are connected to, is more captivating than any fairy-tale, more riveting than an epic legend or film…So why do we constantly seek outward, aimless distraction, yearning for merit-less validation, entertaining meaningless excuses and powerless foes like fear that dull and pull us away from our real-life reverie?


This year is ours to be found and to seek, to create, dance and play on purpose with childlike belief, to cultivate, thrive and flourish, to savor the love we were made for and finally live out that dream courageously. This 2015 we’re waiting in eager anticipation for you to come awake and realize the truth of who you were always meant to be…free.


But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8

Love More, Fear Less: Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

“There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear…”

Love changes the way we see ourselves, others and the world around us – we see truth and light where others may see despair and darkness. 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…

I’ve been learning in places that shake and stretch me that if I intentionally fix my eyes on God and truly live out a life of love with Him leading, fear has no power and doubt will fade. Live boldly every day in the fullness of love so rich and pure, so measureless and strong – you will always be fulfilled and will never miss out on the greatest of dreams, the destiny and One you were made for to love and be loved forever…

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Editor’s Journal Notes: He Loves Us, Forever

We hear so much about how love is defined but I’m thankful that true Love has no variation or shadow of turning – God’s Love for us goes beyond a day, a month – it lasts for all of eternity…

Man can be fickle but our Creator is forever faithful & His steadfast Love & mercy never end – they are renewed every morning. “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His Love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” He Loves Us. He Loves YOU – Forever.

– Julene, Editor DreaminSoul.com

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