Podcasts
Christmas Carol Countdown
December 7, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Get your holly on around the cafe table. Join Luann and Rachel as they reflect on some of their favorite Christmas carols and why they love them.
When Helping Hurts
November 30, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
We often consider this to be a season of giving. Sometimes, while we may give with best intent, our giving may be more of a hurt than a help to someone. Join Luann and Rachel at the Cafe as we share life together at the table. May we all discover how we can truly help others in the long-term.
Rattled in the Right Ways
November 23, 2018
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.
Have You Got Any Gaps?
November 16, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Some days (most days) there's a gap between where we are and where we long to be, between our reality and our expectations. Luann and Rachel laugh about times they've fallen down, and discuss how to live with the gap, without losing hope.
Give Thanks for the Storm
November 9, 2018
Luann Prater & Lon Mortz
Miracles really do happen. Sometimes those miracles come in the midst of the storm, and it can be hard to be thankful for those storms that come our way. Join Luann and her brother Lon as together they share his story of how God gave His blessings through a storm.
Precious In His Sight with Brenda Page
November 2, 2018
Luann Prater & Brenda Page
Some of us may not feel as though we are as good as other people. We may not value ourselves as we should. This week, Luann is joined by special guest Brenda Page. Together, they help remind us that we are all "Precious in His Sight."
Lessons from Amazon
October 26, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
After listening to an interview with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Rachel and Luann discuss what they learned about making decisions.
Purpose Through Perspective with Sarah Seiz
October 19, 2018
Luann Prater & Sarah Seiz
This week, Luann is joined by special guest and author, Sarah Seiz. Sarah recently published the book "Purpose Through Perspective: 30 Letters of Encouragement." Hear the stories of how God led Sarah to write this special book.
My Purple Pants with Samantha Jackel
October 12, 2018
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
October 5, 2018
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
September 28, 2018
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.
Recovering Is Harder Than The Storm
September 21, 2018
Luann Prater & Rick Olsen
Storms of any kind are tough to get through, but sometimes even when the storm is over, it's not fully over. Luann and Rachel's husband Rick discuss how to handle the recovery period.
The Unexpected Path to Success
September 14, 2018
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.
Headstands, Tassels, and How to Be Humble
September 7, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
It has often been said that "Pride goes before a fall" - even when that fall comes after our very best headstand! Join Luann and Rachel at the table as we share stories from life and from Scripture. Stories that will help to guide us in How to Be Humble.
Celebrating the Milestones
August 31, 2018
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.
Becoming a Satisficer
August 24, 2018
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.”
Green Acres
August 17, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Green Acres – Is it the place to be? Should we all be living a quiet life on the farm somewhere? Luann and Rachel talk about what the Bible means in the verses that urge us to live a quiet life, and work with our hands.
The Never-Ending List
August 10, 2018
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
August 3, 2018
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.
Special Guest Bill Shivers
July 27, 2018
Luann Prater & Bill Shivers
Each of us has stories of life experiences that have brought us to this point in life. Join host Luann Prater as she welcomes special guest Bill Shivers, vocalist with the Southern Gospel group, Brian Free and Assurance. Bill shares some of the stories from his past that have impacted his present.
Get Fresh
July 20, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
What would you like to do that you wish you’d started a few years ago? What did you start a few years ago that you never finished? Rachel talks about what it’s like as she starts a new endeavor. Join Rachel and Luann as they discuss what keeps us from starting (or finishing) and how to approach being a newbie.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
July 13, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
The world according to Mister Rogers. We’d all like to live in his neighborhood. In his neighborhood you were seen, accepted, loved and empowered. Listen in as Luann and Rachel reflect on some of the truths they learned from Mr. Fred Rogers, who was an excellent model of Christ. Cardigan and sneakers optional.
How To Be A Mentor
July 6, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Do you desire to connect with others on a deeper level, maybe as a mentor or mentee? Luann and Rachel discuss how they approach mentoring and coaching. Rachel offers some key questions to ask (others and ourselves) to uncover the thoughts, desires and motives that are driving us or keeping us stuck.
Trash or Treasure
June 29, 2018
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."
I Don't Care What You Think
June 22, 2018
Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen
Luann posted a quote on Facebook that got a ton of shares and became the topic of today’s discussion in the Café. Listen in as Rachel and Luann talk about how to handle it when people think wrongly, or think ill of you.
When Plans Fail
June 15, 2018
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.