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:


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


Trust and Believe: With God Nothing is Impossible

Do not fear – no matter how your life may seem, a miracle is always possible – we were created for the extraordinary…

She thought she was an ordinary girl – but little did she know that she was made for extraordinary purpose that would deliver the gift of light to the world. When she surrendered her life to manifest what seemed impossible, she found out that the greatest dreams are birthed through great Love and miracles…

It may have seemed like a strange way to save the world but there’s such mystery and beauty in the way Love came down to be with us, rescue us from darkness and experience life as us so we can live with Him forever. Just as Mary let God’s dreams flourish through her life – plans that were greater and deeper than she could imagine – let’s do the same and be carriers of love and the greatest dream. Remember in this season and in the upcoming year that with God, nothing is impossible.

God is always greater than our circumstances and His purpose and promises are forever true. He is a God of miracles, marvels and great love for you and I, represented in the present He sent to live among us – Jesus, God incarnate, love personified…Trust that God’s dream and love for you is greater than your own will – He can do the supernatural in our lives if we surrender to a higher story. #letLovelead #Believe #bestill #bethemiracle #anythingispossible

“You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said.” Luke 1:45

– Julene


Christmas Playlist Featuring Britt Nicole, Shuree, Anthem Lights, Jamie Grace and More


Play all of the songs on the playlist above

Here are some of our Christmas faves from some amazing artists for you to enjoy this Christmas season (and if you’re like me many days afterwards;)…

Anthem Lights – All I Want For Christmas Is You

1 Girl Nation – A Very A Capella Christmas Mashup

Jamie Grace – Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Beckah Shae – Merry Christmas Baby

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Worship: You Make Me Brave from Amanda Cook and Bethel Music

I remember the first time I heard this song – at a conference surrounded by thousands of my fellow dreamers with our hearts soaring with the heart resonating truth about God’s love and faithfulness. “You Make Me Brave” is from the album of the same name from Bethel Music. Below the songwriter Amanda Cook shares the story behind the song that she wrote after struggling through years of fear and the journey to discovering that she could trust in the One who could make her brave…