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. I know she will inspire you as she did me!

God is in charge of every area of your life – all you have to do is be still, stand firm, speak His Word and BELIEVE!

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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Come Alive, For God So Loves You

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The Latest from Dream in Soul Magazine: Perspectives on Love and Relationships

Editor’s Journal: The Heart Wants What It Wants – How I Can Relate to Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez says in one of her latest songs that the heart wants what it wants. Listening to the lyrics I find myself relating to the song more than I thought I did…do you? Here’s my take of what the heart wants…

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Inspiration & Music Pick: From Haven’t Even Kissed to I’ll Wait For You Moriah Peters Sings Her Love Story

Moriah Peters shared inspiring footage from her wedding in the lyric video above for her beautiful song “I’ll Wait For You” from her album “BRAVE” featuring her husband Joel, one part of the singing duo For King and Country. Their journey is sweet and encouraging – how Moriah allowed God to write their love story and how the pair waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss, which she describes in the interview and her song, (one of my favorites from her previous CD!) “Haven’t Even Kissed” describes below. Moriah is also vulnerable and real about how the life as a music artist is more of a responsibility as it may seem:

“God wants to use our story as an example of what He can do…”

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Dear Boys: Jamie Grace on Dating and Her Heartfelt Letter to Guys on Pursuing Relationships Dear Boys: Jamie Grace on Dating and Her Heartfelt Letter to Guys on Pursuing Relationships

Jamie Grace shares her heart to guys and girls about relationships and love – what she shares is pretty amazing!

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Jamie Grace shares her heart to guys and girls about relationships and love – what she shares is pretty amazing! This is the final chapter of her book Boys, Boys, Boys Thoughts on Dating from a Single (Since Birth) Girl (click here to get a copy).

The Creator of the beat of my heart wants to pick out my husband for me…

I Waited For You: P4CM Artist Janette…ikz Shares her Heart at Her Wedding in the Follow Up To “I Will Wait For You”

She might be best known for her spoken word poem “I Will Wait,” a piece about waiting on God to write her love story, but spoken word artist Janette…ikz now can say “I Waited For You”! Janette…ikz and her husband Matt shared their journey and great tips for singles and couples in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Watch the episodes of their series here…

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Missing Out On Love: David Marvin Shares Encouragement for Singles at The Porch…

David Marvin shares an inspiring word on our the desire for love in this message from The Porch

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Rise: Get Up and Live in God's Great Story Book by Trip Lee Rise: Get Up and Live in God’s Great Story Book by Trip Lee

Most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber—sleeping in on life until we’re forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now…

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Love Song Picks: “He Say, She Say” and More from TJ Pompeo


TJ Pompeo, who we interviewed previously, writes some of the best love songs that both inspire us to believe in love and in God’s design for it. TJ recently released a new song “He Say, She Say” featuring Mathai who you might know from a previous season of The Voice. Go to http://tjpompeo.bandcamp.com to download the song and enjoy it above.

Here are some other great love songs from TJ, “If I Have To Wait (The Patient Pursuit)” one of my very favorites, and “Boy Meets Girl” from his EP of the same name. You can get them at his site above.

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Dating with Purpose Interviews with Couples and Singles by Ashley Brown



While working on the We Dream of Love relationships series on Dream in Soul and my upcoming book “We Dream of Love” I came across the inspiring interviews by Ashley Brown of Ashley Empowers. Ashley and her husband (featured in the video above) are currently hosting a multi-city tour where she is interviewing couples to participate in her series “Dating with Purpose.”

The series showcases young couples that “date with purpose” to inspire people to keep God first in their relationships despite their past. If you would like to participate in this series or have a recommendation please visit, www.AshleyEmpowers.com. Find more of Ashley’s Interviews on her Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ashleyempowers