Podcasts
Needing Discipline
August 9, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
It's safe to say a majority of the population feels like they need more self-discipline. Luann and Rachel talk about the source of our self-control or procrastination struggles, and the solutions available to us.
Take Action
August 2, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
"I'll stop procrastinating tomorrow." How many times have we said those words? Maybe it's calling on someone or doing something that you've put off time and time again. Join Rachel and Luann as they talk about how to get it in gear and take action.
When You Can't Find Your Mustard Seed
July 26, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Sometimes big problems feel like they require big faith and yet in the face of a big problem it can be hard to muster even a little. Rachel and Luann talk about facing problems with faith.
The Unexpected Path to Success
July 19, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Is failing ten times a sign you’re just not cut out for something? What about ten thousand times? Do you give up when success doesn’t come relatively quickly or relatively easy? If you wish you could find a surefire path to success, this episode is for you.
Celebrating the Milestones
July 12, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Life is filled with cherished moments - the birth of a child, the first day of school, graduation, and marriage just to name a few. Between these milestones, we often find smaller, yet just as important, moments to cherish for a lifetime. Join Luann and Rachel as together we celebrate the many milestones in life.
The Never-Ending List
July 5, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Got more things on your plate than you have time for? Having trouble focusing, and feeling guilty about it? Yep. Rachel and Luann talk about getting stuff done without overwhelming ourselves.
Get Off The Couch
June 28, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Get off the Couch, Buy the Tickets, Share Life - Do you ever wish life was more fun? That you had more friends? Or that your relationships ran deeper? The solution might just be getting off the couch and into the game. Rachel and Luann talk about how to connect with and do life with others in meaningful ways.
Trash or Treasure
June 21, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Is worth as well? Listen in as Rachel and Luann discuss Jesus' direction to store up treasure in heaven and Luann shares how she views "treasure."
When Plans Fail
June 14, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Luann and Rachel talk about how we respond when we’ve worked hard to make something successful, or expectations are high for all to go well, and then our plans fail.
There's No Time Like the Present
June 7, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow (or yesterday) but how hard is that?! Luann and Rachel talk about staying present in the moment
Making Smart Financial Decisions
May 31, 2019
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.
Has It Been 10 Years?
May 24, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Luann and Rachel talk about starting new things, and lessons Luann learned from starting Encouragement Cafe. Happy 10th Birthday, Encouragement Cafe!
The Green-Eyed Monster
May 17, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Envy visits us all from time to time, making us feel short-changed or somehow less-than. Luann and Rachel talk about their struggles with the green-eyed monster, and how to kick him off your ladder to success.
Remembering Mama
May 10, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
This week around the table Luann and Rachel talk about their mothers, their Mother’s Day experiences, and the ways we can all honor those who have mothered us.
Easy Hospitality
May 3, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Does the idea of hosting a get-together send you into a stressed out cleaning frenzy? We get it, however hospitality doesn't have to be complicated. Today Luann and Rachel discuss ways to simplify, relax and enjoy opening our homes to others.
Prepare to be Called
April 26, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Have you ever wondered what your calling is? We believe everyone is called to ministry in some capacity! But maybe you don’t know what your gifts are. Listen as Luann and Rachel talk about their callings and how you can prepare for your call.
Can You Hear Me Now?
April 19, 2019
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.
Working with Others
April 19, 2019
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.
Special Guest Carol Turner
April 5, 2019
Theresa Mills & Carol Turner
What dream has God put in your heart? What if it ended up being more than you even imagined, even after delays in life? Carol Turner from e3Kids International shares how God worked in ways she could never imagine, even after taking years off to care for her family, to turn a dream into a reality. Join us today and be encouraged how God can use each one of us for amazing things for His glory!
Responding When God Speaks
March 29, 2019
Theresa Mills & Grace Mills
It'soften been said that God's first language is silence. Yet how often do we allow ourselves to listen for His voice in the silent moments of life? Join Theresa and Grace at the Cafe as they share their own stories of "Responding When God Speaks."
Living Hope
March 22, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen & Theresa Mills
Ever feel like life is terrible, and worry it will never change? Ever wrestle with depression? What about sleeplessness, anxiety or irritability? Us too. Luann, Rachel and Theresa explore how to move through these times of life with Hope as they talk about mental and emotional health.
Lopsided Relationships
March 15, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Are there people in your life that think differently than you? Ever wonder what’s wrong with them?! Rachel and Luann talk about “lopsided” relationships and working with opposite personalities.
Defining Moments
March 8, 2019
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen & Theresa Mills
Do you ever have those encounters in life that make you take a step back and ponder what happened? Join Luann, Rachel, and Theresa at the Cafe as they talk about those life-changing moments... or as some might call them "Defining Moments."
You Are Not Your Backstory
March 1, 2019
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 22, 2019
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 15, 2019
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.