Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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 9, 2022

Find show notes here.

Have you been keeping your dream to yourself?

Putting your work out into the world is an act of vulnerability. Writers know this. Artists know this. Dreamers, too, know what it feels like to share something beyond your small, trusted circle and afterwards experience a vulnerability hangover.  

My guest Ainsley Britain is an author, podcast host, and Enneagram coach, who helps young adults embrace their confidence, date healthy, and discover their identity in Christ. In this episode she shares what it was like to take her private writings and expose them to the publishing industry, editors, and to the audience she seeks to serve. We actually talk very little about the details of publishing a book (although some of my other episodes discuss it here, here, and here). Instead, Ainsley shares about the mental and spiritual battle of learning to receive praise and criticism with an eye toward Christ.

We also discuss:

  • One painful but necessary part of making your dream more public
  • Working from overflow rather than exhaustion and the value of being interruptible
  • Practical tips on how she plans out her writing milestones and related tasks, even with a baby at home


Connect with Merritt:

Website || Facebook Community || Instagram || Book a Call

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Leave a Review: Apple Podcasts/iTunes

Subscribe: on Apple Podcasts * on Android