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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 24, 2021

Find the Show Notes here.  

Which do you struggle with most: starting on a dream or staying faithful through the messy middle?

My guest this week is Rachel Baker an author, a pastor’s wife and director of women’s ministries in her local church. Along her journey she has questioned her lack of training, doubted her calling, and has been tempted to give up before reaching the finish line.

Like many of us, she also went through a season of not knowing where to begin. In a beautiful turn of events (and through a conversation with her husband), she realized that the starting line was just outside her own door.

In this conversation we also talk about:

  1. God’s rebuke when Rachel doubts her calling,
  2. What to do if you’re prone to great ideas but you face discouragement in the messy middle, and
  3. What it looks like to fight for your identity in Christ.

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Rachel is the author of Deconstructed, a bible study guide for the woman who feels overwhelmed or ill-equipped to study the word of God. She’s a pastor’s wife and director of women’s ministries who believes in leading through vulnerability and authenticity. She is a cheerleader herself, an encourager, and a sometimes drill-sergeant. She serves the local church alongside her husband, Kile, in Northern Nevada. They have two amazing kiddos and three dogs. Rachel is fueled by coffee, tacos and copious amounts of cheese.



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