Creative Living

Face That Fear to Live On Purpose and…Grad School Musical?

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Here’s a snippet of a recent pep talk I did on overcoming fear to live out your purpose especially in the time we live in…and apparently my life is a musical so I apologize in advance for any random outbursts of song and dance… ;)

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Do You Believe in Love? Dreaming of Love Series

With what seems like so many celebrities and other couples around you breaking up…Do You Believe in Love and Is It REALLY Worth the Wait? Here are some clips that are part of the We Dream of Love Series at dreaminsoul.com, stay tuned for more. Below read how the idea for this series started…

My Diary: Love Is Everything

My Diary: Love Is Everything

Love is everything. It was a few years ago when I had a life-changing experience that rocked my world…



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We’re All In This Together: Love Always Wins

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One love, one heart…We are one in Love💖✊👑 – no matter what the media or society says we were all created by God in His image and He has the last say. With all that’s going on in the world today sometimes we might ask…ummm where’s the love? It’s okay to cry, to address our hurt and feelings, to have discussions and even protests and take action against injustice – but always remember that this fight is multifaceted. When we see that the biggest fight is Light vs. darkness, Good vs. evil and take action on every front then #lovewins.

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All throughout history darkness and fear tries to divide us by race, gender and differences but we are stronger together for our battle is not against people, flesh and blood but it’s in the spiritual realm. “There is no us vs them. There is only ALL OF US. We’re all in.” – Glennon Doyle Melton

When we argue, make generalizations, sink into bitterness and offense and bicker we give the real enemy the power of distracting us from our real battle, the one that’s unseen. We do need to have discussions and take action in the physical realm (I dare you to pray and ask God what part He has for you to play in all this) and fight injustice but we have to do it the wise way not the angry and reactive way – sometimes in order to win a war you have to rise above the battlefield with divine wisdom, strategy and spiritual weapons like unity and worship – Love always wins! 🔥

Maybe Bob Marley said it best in his song:
One love, (What about the one heart)
One heart, (What about love)
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)
Alright, “Let’s give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”

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The Beauty of the Butterfly: Embrace the Process of Your Purpose

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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

I love this quote and how it reminds us of how what may appear beautiful (or successful and esteemed) may have been molded through a long period of trial, darkness, growth and solitude. What we believe to be an overnight success is never really made over night. There’s always a journey that shapes us, and a process that graces us to achieve true beauty. In a painting there may be layers of sketches, underpainting and seasons where you can’t recognize what’s being made but as it develops you see a striking image of beauty – purpose unfolds like that…

It can be frustrating and discouraging when you have a dream but have lost grasp of it or seem to be nowhere near reaching it. I’ve learned through experience that stepping into your destiny is not an overnight occurrence; it’s a journey of preparation and a life class that’s vital & just as rewarding as the “success.”

Anything that is great and truly worth experiencing takes time, patience and dedication to develop. You might find yourself in painful trials and isolation at times, but know that like it seems like the world closes in on a caterpillar as enters darkness to be transformed into the full extent of its true identity, it takes stretching, strengthening and shaping to become what’s already in you – the person you’re truly meant to be…It takes time to grow into the beauty of your true purpose…embrace the process and love journey with the One painting the masterpiece of your life.

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Inspiration: Author and Artist Dallas Clayton on What We Can Learn From Kids On Dreaming

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Dallas Clayton is a big inspiration to me – I have some of his children’s books for kids and adults like “It’s Never Too Late” and they are crazy cool. I love what he shares here about how kids can teach us how to dream big again. Adults can sometimes dream in repetitive, practical ways but kids dream outside of the box in ways that defy logic. I actually did research on this while in grad school so love sharing this message everywhere I go. Check out Dallas’ art and books at his site: http://www.dallasclayton.com


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Be Free to Be Yourself

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I used to be afraid to be myself, but am learning that trying to be “normal” to fit in is pretty time-consuming & boring…💁🏽

It really is the ones who are misfits who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world that will! Embrace your freedom – you were created in Love💖 to dream and to be different, unique, creative, yourself – so be free and be YOU! 😘 Shine your light cause the world is a whole lot brighter🔥 with you in it, living on #Purpose…🎆 (P.S. if you can’t tell I love all things Disney, Minnie is my home girl;)

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