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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 17, 2021

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Do you ever want to quit when it feels too hard to keep running after a dream? First, you are not alone. You also need to know that feeling resistance about some aspect of your God-shaped dream is not a reason to give up. Resistance may, in fact, be a nudge to keep going and keep trusting that God is with you, and He will carry you through it.  

Like a lot of dreamers, Devin Clevenger discovered her dream because of a deep need in her own life. A recent move to a new city, a major life transition, plus the pandemic lockdown left her lonely and longing for connection with others. She threw out a simple idea on social media and was met with encouragement that she should take her suggestion up a notch and be the one to lead it.

You’ll hear all about how she founded Circle of Grace, who came up with the name (it wasn’t her!), and how she’s leading outside her comfort zone and trusting God to provide every next step.  

We also talk about:

  1. What to do with the resistance you sense when you’re considering a God-shaped dream,
  2. The impact of bringing your humanity into it when you’re trying new things, especially when you feel vulnerable doing it in front of others, and
  3. How to not let the little things stand in the way of the bigger impact of your dream.

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Devin Clevenger is a wife, retired cosmetologist, homemaker & entrepreneur. Her psychologically abusive childhood led her into a dark season of life where she struggled to invest in any relationships, including her relationship with God. By His grace, she learned the tools necessary to walk through a season of healing & ultimately found freedom.

Her husband’s role as a provider has allowed her to create the Circle of Grace -- An online membership community for women who are committed to growing deeper in self-awareness, embracing their feminine design & encouraging one another to leave a greater impact in their sphere of influence.



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