You know when you meet a person, and you just know there’s a strong connection there right from the first Hello? And a deep stirring that this connection is going to produce glory for the King? That happened to me a few months ago, when I met Merritt Onsa.

It happened at a sweet friend’s house. She opens her home once a week for friends and strangers to come enjoy dinner and community together. Seriously–it is one of the neatest examples of true community I have seen. And our mutual friend told me, “You need to meet Merritt. You need to be on her podcast.”

As I got to know Merrit more, I fell in love with her vision. On her podcast, Devoted Dreamers, she interviews women about the God-shaped dreams on their hearts. The interviews don’t shy away from the nitty-gritty struggles, deep heartaches, or overwhelming give-God-the-glory moments. When she asked if I would interview, my answer was a resounding Yes!

So many of you have been beside me in some way or another in the journey of bringing the 936 Pennies book to the shelves. Thank you. Thank you! And if you are a bit curious about the very real struggles along the way, my dry season of doubt, and the very specific ways God brought this all to be–click here to listen to the full story on the Devoted Dreamers podcast! 



Eryn Lynum is a speaker and the author of 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting. (Bethany House Publishers, 2018) She lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and three boys, where they spend their time hiking, camping, and exploring the Rocky Mountains. She loves to travel and share at conferences, churches, and writers’ groups. Every opportunity she gets, she is out exploring God’s creation with her family.