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Encouragement Café with Luann Prater & Rachel Olsen


When Plans Fail

Friday, 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.


There's No Time Like the Present - Friday, June 8, 2018

Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow (or yesterday) but how hard is that?! Luann and Rachel talk about staying present in the moment.

Prepared To Be Called - Friday, April 27, 2018

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? - Friday, April 20, 2018

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.

Easy Hospitality - Friday, April 13, 2018

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 - Friday, April 6, 2018

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.

Walking In Someone Else's Shoes - Friday, March 30, 2018

Have you literally tried to wear another person's shoes? It's not easy, is it? They often don't fit, and we find it hard to walk normally. This weekend, come to the table as Luann and Rachel discuss the often difficult task of walking in someone else's shoes. What can we as Christians do to better understand the difficulties facing many of our friends and neighbors? How can we better walk a mile in their shoes?

Dinner, Disagreement, and Ditching Your Ego - Friday, March 23, 2018

Let's face it, friends. We let our foolish pride get in the way sometimes. Honestly, the hardest thing to do is admit when we're wrong. Think about this for a moment. Can our pride stand in the way of our dear friends and family? How will our actions impact their lives? Join Luann and Rachel at the Cafe as we learn to ditch our ego and come together at the table.

Where's Your Motive? - Friday, March 16, 2018

There is so much in life that can throw us off-kilter. From time to time, we have to self-evaluate and find our prime motivation. Join Luann and Rachel as they share stories around the table at the Cafe. Together, we'll answer the question, "Where's Your Motive?"

Wee Little Man - Friday, March 9, 2018

As a child, were you ever treated poorly by your classmates? Did they ever call you names? Such might have been the case with the wee little man, Zaccheus. As a tax collector, he was hated by many and scorned for his actions. Yet, in the eyes of Jesus, he was someone special. Hear the story of Zaccheus along with others shared by Luann and Rachel at the Encouragement Cafe.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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