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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!

Oct 30, 2019

Productivity expert, writer, and speaker Tonya Dalton joins us on the podcast to share her vision for helping women to center their lives not on doing more but on doing what’s most important. Tonya has recently published a book and launched a movement of the same name: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More By Doing Less.

This interview was full of value in an intentional, tight little package, shorter than most of our interviews around here. Tonya really knows how to make the most of her time and if you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed by your life, you’ll get a lot of out this conversation.

In it, Tonya shares how she uncovered her God-shaped dream to help women discover the goals and dreams they’ve pushed aside. You’ll hear why having clarity on your dream doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. In fact, if you’ve been listening very long at all you already know that challenges will come no matter what.

Tonya reminds us that as we face those challenges, we can choose to grow in our dependence on the Lord or we can flounder because we feel out of control.

You’ll discover that no one has all the answers, even that girl with the perfect Instagram feed.

And you will grow in confidence as you hear her story about not giving up and the choices she made when she had no idea what she was doing. It’s a poignant reminder that you always have choices and can find your way through even the most daunting of unknowns!


Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a copy of Tonya's book, The Joy of Missing Out, over on my Instagram feed.

You’ll find the show notes and all the ways to connect with Tonya, 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 interviews:

Episode 130 – How to Turn Up the Volume on Truth with Charlena Ortiz – released 10/2/2019

Episode 133 – Holding on to Hope Because God Is Faithful with Tonya Dalton – released 10/16/19



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