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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!

Nov 6, 2019

Rachel Pellegrino’s story of becoming a Christian children’s book publisher will teach you to look to your own passions and experiences—even into your grief and darkness—to discern what God has called you to do with your life.

When she was in the middle of grief, Rachel couldn’t have imagined what she would be doing today. At the time, her dream to publish children’s books wasn’t even on her radar. But a few business courses, a conversation with her husband, and some outreach to people in an industry she’d never worked in were steps that brought this dream to fruition four years ago.

God revealed to her that the dream was not too big for Him and that He had a plan and a purpose to grow Rachel’s faith and to flourish this dream for her good and for the benefit of others.

Her story is a reminder that it’s okay if your dream is not crystal clear from the beginning. And it’s okay if you find yourself fighting back uncertainty, fear and insecurity, like she did. You’ll hear how she did that and how taking the next step played a role in getting over those early start-up fears.

Let this episode serve as a reminder that God calls you to be who you are, right now, in whatever season you’re in and that He can use anything in your life, good or bad, to shape your dream.

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



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 131 – Holding on to Hope Because God Is Faithful with Anna Sackett – released 10/9/2019

Episode 133 – How to Center Your Life on What Matters with Tonya Dalton – released 10/31/19




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