birthed on the open road
beneath big sky
comes a look at life
through childlike eyes
an invitation into
where God’s love
touches the heart
& renews the mind
In July, I took a trip to the beautiful state of Montana. While there, I was gifted a notebook and God began to fill the pages on a road trip to Idaho and into the wilderness. I began to receive heavenly downloads as a waterfall of creativity began to flow in poetic form.
Thru the process of writing poetry, God began to open up orphan wounds and touched them with the spirit of adoption in new & beautiful ways.
When I got back home to Florida, I felt like He was leading me to publish the collection. As I said yes to Him, He began to unfold the process in a divine orchestration.
One day, as I was typing the poems, not knowing what to name the book, the LORD showed me a white cover with “modern psalms” written in typewriter script on the front. I couldn’t see what the rest of the cover looked like, but I knew that the LORD had given me the name of the book 🙂
I did my best to do a mock-up of a cover with the LORD’s specifications, but nothing felt right. Frustrated, I went to bed for the night, and while I was falling asleep, I felt the LORD say, “Have Brooks do the cover.”
Brooks Duell is a Kingdom artist who God had divinely connected me with just months prior in a dream class. I almost jumped for joy at the idea. Her paintings were breathtaking!
At Holy Spirit’s nudging, I connected with her and we began a dance of obedience to create the cover for this first book of poetry the way God intended.
It was God again who orchestrated the publishing date of September 1, 2022. He spoke to me, and gave Brooks a confirming dream that it was the right day. And so in less than 2 months, modern psalms was birthed into the world.
On the special release date, Brooks and I did a Facebook live talking about the book, divine orchestration, and Kingdom collaboration & creativity. Check out the interview here:
The release of modern psalms came just in time to be used in a fundraising effort for a missionary trip to Costa Rica I’ve been invited to be a part of. To learn more about the trip, check out my Missions Trip page. On it you will learn about the prophetic word about Costa Rica being the “Crest of the Wave” for a mighty move of God originating with the revival in Brazil.
If you feel led to sow, please donate thru this LINK. You will see a Tithely page and Joshua Todd Ministries (JTM) as the label. In the “TO” drop down label, select “Matrix Missions – Crest of the Wave National Conference Team Members.” At the bottom of the page in the note/memo, please put “Costa Rica – Nicole Allum.”
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To say thank you for donating, I will be giving a free signed copy of my new book, modern psalms (one:wandering) to each person who sows a donation through the Matrix Mission link. I would love to find 15 investors to sow $100 each, but any amount helps. (I will give/mail out copies once I receive the donor list from Matrix Missions once funds have been secured.)
modern psalms is also available on Amazon in ebook & paperback!
I pray that the book invites you into greater intimacy with the LORD, and expands your relationship outside the four walls of church!