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The Devoted Dreamers Podcast

Whether you have a dream in your heart or aren’t sure what God might be calling you to, The Devoted Dreamers Podcast will encourage you on the journey. This space is dedicated to sharing stories every week of women who are following Jesus and pursuing their God-given gifts in beautifully imperfect ways. You’ll hear about the fears and challenges that threaten their dreams as well as the joy, courage and confidence that comes from following Jesus even in the unexpected…especially in the unexpected.

I’m your host, Merritt Onsa, and my prayer is that this show will meet you where you are in your walk with God. I hope you will come away from the podcast each week with encouragement to begin pursuing your own dreams even when you still feel flawed, imperfect, unfinished and not ready. Because if you wait until you are perfect, you will never take the first step. Join us!

Jul 10, 2019

Writer, mama, and former silent-struggler Laura Harris shares her vulnerable story about the night on the bathroom floor when she realized that she was on the verge of depression and had to speak up about it.

Laura is a writer, mother of three, and Christ follower. Her words from the heart and parenting advice have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Huffington Post, Motherly, Scary Mommy, and Babble. She uses her faith, her passion for writing, and honest life experiences to encourage, educate, and inspire mothers to grow in their walk with Christ and in their joy.

This episode provides some real-world tools for dealing with discouragement, whether in life or as it relates to your dream. Laura talks us through her darkest moment—when she was on the verge of depression—and how God brought her through it with truths to help tackle the lies she was believing and actual steps she could take any time she finds herself in that place again. Laura’s honesty will remind you of the good that can come out of your own vulnerability about your deepest struggles.

You’ll learn strategies to add to your toolbox, including the reminder that “feelings aren’t facts.” Laura also teaches us, through her example, how to find the people who are struggling with some of the same things and why that’s so valuable, mostly so that you can stop believing the lie that you’re the only one who’s ever felt this way.  

If you’re currently feeling alone in your struggles or the pursuit of your God-shaped dream, I promise you, you’re not! I hope you’ll join us over in the Devoted Dreamers Insiders Facebook Group and get to know some fellow strugglers. We’d love to meet and encourage you toward Christ.

You’ll find the show notes and all the ways to connect with Laura, here:



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If you’re new to the Devoted Dreamers Podcast or just trying to figure out what’s next after you’ve heard this one, check out my 30 Days of Prayer series or one of these recent solo episodes:

Episode 113 – You Were Created for a Reason – released 3/20/2019

Episode 116 – Two Simple Reasons Your Dream is Not About You – released 4/17/2019





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