Podcasts
Commotion Emotion
June 26, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
Tired? Fed up? Worn out? Luann and Holly find inspiration in the Book of James.
Crisis Fatigue & Embroidered Pillows
June 19, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Doesn't God promise not to let too many hard things hit us at once? Luann and Rachel discuss coping strategies for when life's problems are piling up.
Stinking Thinking
June 12, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
Are life's hardships bringing you down? Luann and Holly discuss the importance of checking our thinking and reflecting Christ's light when times are tough.
Take Hold of Faith
June 5, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen & Sharon Jaynes
You cannot move forward in your future until you let go of your past. Don’t get stuck in shame, unforgiveness, resentment, or the past. Let go so you can take hold of faith. Sharon Jaynes is back with us today sharing the stories behind her book, "Take Hold of the Faith You Long For".
Going Over The Hill
May 29, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Going Over The Hill - Is 50 the new 40? Luann and Rachel discuss crow's feet, the spaghetti box, making peace with your age, and living a full life.
Progression Not Perfection
May 22, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
Nobody's perfect, so why do we try so hard to pretend otherwise? Luann and Holly explore the self-destructive behavior of seeking perfection in a less than perfect world.
When Plans Fail
May 15, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Sometimes life doesn't go to plan. Luann and Rachel discuss how to embrace and respond to the failures that come our way.
Lopsided Relationships
May 8, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
The best teams and organizations are a collection of people who have very different personalities and gifts. Luann and Rachel discuss the importance of embracing what makes each of us uniquely different.
Making Smart Financial Decisions
May 1, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
We've all done dumb things with our money. Remember that hot-dog maker/retro dress/page-boy hat/etc. you bought? We do, too. Luann and Rachel talk about spending, saving and sharing wisely.
Holy Sandpaper
April 24, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
The voices of our children can be raw and unfiltered to the point of leveling us emotionally. Luann and Holly look at the importance of listening to those we love when they seek to speak truth into our lives.
Working with Others
April 17, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
There are two competing sayings: "Many hands make light work," and "If you want something done right, do it yourself." Luann and Rachel realize both are sometimes true, as they discuss how God calls us to work together in community.
Can You Hear Me Now?
April 10, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Can You Hear Me Now? Adventures in Miscommunication - laugh with Luann and Rachel over some funny miscommunications and learn why listening carefully is so hard to do, yet such an important skill.
I Was Sorely Wrong
April 3, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
We all try to project that perfect image from time to time. Luann and Rachel talk and laugh about how we sometimes get it wrong… and why it's okay.
It Is The Little Things
March 27, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
Chances are your world is a bit upside down right now. Luann and Holly discuss how the little things in life can make all the difference in your relationship with God and others.
Golden Girls
March 20, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
The younger generation has discovered the classic television show "Golden Girls”, but what does it mean? Luann and Rachel discuss what lasting friendships look like and why the next generation is watching.
In The Valley
March 13, 2020
Luann Prater & Holly Holton
We have all been in the valley at one time or another. Luann and Holly talk about the ups and downs of life and how to escape the pits we sometimes find ourselves in.
You Are Not Your Backstory
February 28, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
When we look back in our life's past, what do we see? Are we necessarily proud of everything that we have done? For most of us, the answer would be no. In fact, some of us let our past decisions define who we are. This week, join Luann and Rachel at the table as we share life together. May we be reminded that our past does not define us. It is who we are today that makes the difference.
Abigail's Choice
February 21, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Does it ever seem that the other person acts so selfishly that they don't deserve your kindness, or acts so foolishly that they don't deserve any grace? That would be Abigail's husband Nabal. Luann and Rachel talk about what we can learn from looking at how Abigail lived with a person like that.
When Good Trumps Great
February 14, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
It's easy to keep busy doing lots of good things. Like helping others. But what if that means you never help yourself, or get around to doing the projects God has called you to do? Rachel and Luann talk about the pitfalls of getting too distracted with good things, and share strategies for making time for the great things.
New and Improved
February 7, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
They say that the only constant in life is change. Let's face it, friends. Change is not always easy. It's sometimes hard to change, adapt, or adjust with the times. Yet, we often forget that change may be a blessing from God. This week, join Luann and Rachel at the Cafe as we share stories and experiences of how "new and improved" can be a good thing.
Talking to Unbelievers
January 31, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
What do you say when you are talking to an unbeliever? Luann and Rachel discuss how we can better understand the unbelievers mindset and help them take their next step toward God.
When You Don't Like Your Odds
January 24, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Sometimes life feels like a casino game and "the House" is betting against you. Luann and Rachel discuss our tendency to think our winnings should outweigh our losses. Find out what the Bible says about the times when it seems we don't have a chip to our name.
Shiny Happy People
January 17, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Does it seem like the whole world is projecting a well-crafted image, and in comparison you look like a football linebacker that woke up with bed head? Rachel and Luann discuss the current demand for positive messages and pretty images.
Six Healthy Habits
January 10, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
The new year brings a feeling of new beginnings and fresh momentum, making it a great time to implement new habits. Luann and Rachel discuss six simple habits for better health and peace of mind.
Brave Enough to Stink
January 3, 2020
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Sometimes it just feels easier to stay put than to step outside of our comfort zones. Luann and Rachel discuss the importance of trying new things in the New Year.
My One Word 2020
December 27, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Got any new year's resolutions? Or have you quit doing that after years of failure? Rachel and Luann talk about a different approach, and share their experiences choosing a word to be their theme for the year. Try it!