Podcasts
Attitude of Gratitude
October 8, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Your attitude is a choice not a feeeeling. There are plenty of days you don’t feeeel like being joyful, but it’s your decision. Luann and Tracey encourage you today to be joyful even when life is tough.
Freedom in Christ
October 1, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Is it time to let go and let God? Luann and Tracey discuss the freedom that comes from putting down the controls and turning things over to God.
Perfection Is A Game
September 24, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Do you remember the game Perfection? You know the one with all the tiny pieces that you had to get in just the right spot while an annoying timer buzzed at you, then if you didn’t finish in time the whole thing blows up in your face. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it! Why are we still playing the game of Perfection with our life? Luann Prater and Tracey Eyster are going to help us put down all the tiny pieces we are trying to put in just the right place and start the journey to freedom.
Only Mention Good
September 17, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
At some point we’ve all tried the power of positive thinking. How long did that last, an hour maybe two? Negative thoughts are going to flood our minds on occasion, but there are good thoughts mixed in too. What if we only mention the good thoughts? The thoughts that lift our sisters up and encourage each other as we walk through this life together.
Tell Me I'm OK
September 10, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Tell me I’m okay…no seriously, tell me I’m okay! We all want to know we’re okay or that everything will be okay. Ladies, you are okay! Even if your world is upside-down you can still be confident. Join us in the cafe to find out how.
More Than Hearing
September 3, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
We live in a world of noise: sound bites, tweets, commercialism… our attention quickly wanders away from true conversations. How can we quiet the background noise and tune in to what’s most important?
Top 10 Fears of Women
August 27, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Throughout the Bible, we see the words "Fear Not." Yet, we continue to worry over things in life. What are those things that make us afraid? Luann and Tracey talk about the Top 10 Fears of Women, as requested by Encouragement Cafe listeners.
God's Call
August 20, 2021
Luann Prater & Matthew Sink
Sometimes God opens doors and other times we break them down, because we WANT it to be God’s call on our life. After all, He wants to give me the desires of my heart, right? What about when God opens a door and it’s not the door we wanted… well then God is obviously a man, because He is reading my signals all wrong, right? Pull up a chair as Luann Prater and Matthew Sink talk about God’s call for our lives and how we can live it out… even when it’s not exactly the way we planned it.
Cultivating Friendships
August 13, 2021
Luann Prater & Tracey Eyster
Luann Prater and Tracey Eyster talk about the idea of cultivating friendships. So many times we seem to be too busy to attend to one of the most important things in our lives - friendships. Here, Luann and Tracey share their experiences on how they made and invested the time for their friends.
For The Love
August 6, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Athletes play the game because they love it. They are willing to sacrifice and work hard. What do we do because of our love for our Heavenly Father? How can His love motivate us?
Baptism: A Story of Faith
July 30, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen & Noelle Okolowicz
In this week's broadcast, Luann Prater and Rachel Olsen are joined by special guest Noelle Okolowicz. You'll hear them share stories of how baptism shaped their faith journey. For some, it was an experience similar to that of the Ethiopian eunuch. For others, it was an answered prayer.
Talking to Unbelievers
July 9, 2021
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.
My Purple Pants with Samantha Jackel
July 2, 2021
Luann Prater & Samantha Jackel
Funny how a symbol like purple pants can change your perspective on life. Have you ever thought your past is too bad to overcome? Luann talks with Samantha Jackel, author of "My Purple Pants," about God's transforming power.
Take Action
June 25, 2021
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
June 18, 2021
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.
Becoming a Satisficer
June 11, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Do you get overwhelmed with the number of items on your schedule, or the number of decisions you need to make? Find it hard to know which is the right choice? Worried you’ll regret your decision? Listen in as Rachel and Luann discuss this, and find out how to become a “satisficer.”
The Never-Ending List
June 4, 2021
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
May 28, 2021
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.
Easy Hospitality
May 21, 2021
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.
Don't Play the Fool
May 14, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
How can you tell if the decision you’re making or the course you’re taking is going to work out well, or be a bust? Where can we turn for wise counsel? Rachel and Luann discuss some foolish decisions they have made and how we can make wiser choices.
Kiwi or Carrot
May 7, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Think about the analogy between kiwis and carrots. If you slice open a kiwi, you'll find that the color and texture is different from what might be on the outside. On the other hand, if you were to slice open a carrot, you find that it is the same on the inside as it is on the outside. This same analogy holds true with our own lives. How do people see us? Are we the same on the inside as we are on the outside? Which are you - a kiwi or a carrot?
Jarring Conversations
April 30, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
If we were to take a moment, we would realize that not everyone sees things the same way. We all come from different backgrounds and different creeds; yet, how do we interact with others in light of our differences? Join Luann and Rachel at the Cafe as we discuss those "Jarring Conversations" with others.
Out of the Blue
April 16, 2021
Theresa Mills & Pete Dechat
While living with his family in Florida, Pete Dechat was startled by the sound of a loud crash. An airplane had crashed into his neighbor's home, and the engine's fuel tank had exploded into his own home. Pete Dechat went back into the home to rescue his daughter; he was not successful and his efforts resulted in 96% of his body being burned. He would spend the next few months in a coma. Join guest host Theresa Mills as she shares the story of Pete Dechat - a story of healing and discovery.
Rattled in the Right Ways
April 9, 2021
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Life can often throw us curve balls - events and experiences that we just don’t see coming. These things can often rattle us and rock our world. Suppose, however, that we became rattled in a positive way? What are the things that grab our attention and set us moving? Join Luann and Rachel as we share in these experiences together.
Faith When We Are Faithless
April 2, 2021
Luann Prater & Allison Harrison
The faithfulness of God is on display as Luann and Allison recall personal stories of God showing up in their past and even as Allison faced recent loss.
God In The Midst of Grief
March 26, 2021
Luann Prater & Allison Harrison
Finding hope even in the midst of grief, Allison offers key lessons from her story and journey. Luann and Allison talk about the practical and tangible ways to still experience the closeness of Christ during difficult seasons.