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










Word: Write the Vision Make it Clear


The vision you’ve been entrusted with isn’t just for you – other’s may rely on finding hope in it, and lives may depend on it too. What’s the message God has given you that others are waiting for you to deliver? It’s time to make it clear…

“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:12-3

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

“For, ‘In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.’” Hebrews 10:35-37


Speak Life Over Your Dreams: There Is Power In Your Words, Let God Breathe Through You

“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:14

Are your mouth and hands planting the harvest you’d like to see? What words are you speaking over your dreams, your health, your relationships…your life? When your circumstances look dark, dead and decaying do you simply say what seems to be?

God spoke the world into motion and breathed life into you and I. He said, “Let there be light,” and it was so. We are made in His image and He can breathe His power through us to speak light into a dark world.

Let’s declare life and truth into the lives of others and our own, bringing hope and newness that will never fade. What will you speak to these dry bones, when the world seems cold and colorless? Decide that you will prophesy God’s word to your situation and purpose. – Julene, dreaminsoul.com
“The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them…

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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 glimpse of the human experience through the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is powerful and timely – with truths this world truly needs. SELMA is a must see and the message goes deeper into the spirit and far beyond what’s on the surface of the issues we faced then and today.

Why This Film is So Important: What happened in Selma we see happening today is more than a race issue – it’s a spirit issue. We are spirit having a human experience in unique, beautiful vessels that Love created. Darkness tries to keep us from seeking deeper truth and distracts us from seeing Light by having us focus on what we see – the temporary.

We’ve warred among ourselves since the beginning of history but the real issues in life are rooted in the greatest battle at hand – against darkness and principalities, for spirit and eternity. From the genesis of our world to the revelation we have now, it’s time to come back, to return to love and the way God meant our lives to be.

Thank you director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and everyone involved for bringing us this inspiring story, life-piercing art and the vital message to live a dream of impact that focuses on a higher purpose. #Selma #forsuchatimeasThis #Glory

“I will not be focusing on what I want today – I’m focused on what God wants…His truth is marching on…” – David Oyelowo in the film SELMA

I loved hearing the stories behind the making of this story, watch the full press conference for the SELMA movie below, with the actors, producers and more including David Oyelowo, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Roth, Common, Tom Wilkinson, Dede Gardner, Carmen Egojo, Andrew Holland and director Ava DuVernay.

The song “Glory” from the movie, a striking collaboration between John Legend and Common, is so inspiring and has deep truths for anyone to hold on to: