OFF-AIR with Carmen http://www.thejoyfm.com/carmen/ The Morning Cruise’s Carmen Brown from The JOY FM spends her mornings ON-Air, but in these one-on-one OFF-Air conversations, she grabs a cup of coffee and sits down with some of her favorite people. In these casual discussions nothing is off-limits! The chats are rawer, deeper, and even more surprising! Carmen also shares all of her favorite things. As an Enneagram 7, if she’s loving it, you will for sure hear about it, and everything is filtered through the lens of her faith. en-us The JOY FM Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:57:18 EDT Carmen Brown The Morning Cruise’s Carmen Brown from The JOY FM spends her mornings ON-Air, but in these one-on-one OFF-Air conversations, she grabs a cup of coffee and sits down with some of her favorite people. In these casual discussions nothing is off-limits! The chats are rawer, deeper, and even more surprising! Carmen also shares all of her favorite things. As an Enneagram 7, if she’s loving it, you will for sure hear about it, and everything is filtered through the lens of her faith. OFF-AIR with Carmen carmen@thejoyfm.com The JOY FM, OFF-AIR with Carmen, Carmen Brown No Episode 29: Vow Renewal Today’s mine & Pete’s anniversary! Last year, we sat down at our kitchen table and told our story. It was out of that podcast (Episode 14) that birthed the idea of us renewing our vows. With the help of one of my best friends, Kellie, we planned a 50th birthday party (for me) with a surprise Vow Renewal! In this episode, you’ll here’s how it all came together... CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @southern_grace_weddings @kayliegill @kellielhughes @goodmorningbill MENTIONS OFF-AIR with Carmen - Pete & Carmen’s Story Southern Grace Weddings Contact Kellie: KellieLHughes@gmail.com BIBLE VERSES Psalm 19:1 VENDOR LIST Venue: Southern Grace  @southern_grace_wedding southerngraceweddings.com Floral: Mary Nell Chadsey Floral Design  @marynellchadsey_floraldesign marynellchadsey.com Dinnerware: Kate Ryan Event Rentals @kateryaneventrentals  kateryanevents.com Furniture: Style House Rentals  @stylehouseflorida stylehouserentals.com Linens: Over The Top  @overthetoprentallinens overthetopinc.com Linens & Decor: Nuage Designs  @nuagedesignsinc nuagedesigns.com Photographer: Jenn Soos @jennsoosphoto jennifersoosphoto.com Cinematographer: Voila Cinematic  @voilacinematic  voilacinematic.com Caterer: Chef Doug  funwithfoodcatering.com Invitations: Dogwood Hill @dogwood.hill Dogwood-hill.com Planner: Kellie Hughes @kellielhughes KellieLhughes@gmail.com   Today’s mine & Pete’s anniversary! Last year, we sat down at our kitchen table and told our story. It was out of that podcast (Episode 14) that birthed the idea of us renewing our vows. With the help of one of my best friends, Kellie, we planned a 50th birthday party (for me) with a surprise Vow Renewal! In this episode, you’ll here’s how it all came together...

CONNECT

@carmenbrown
@themorningcruise
@southern_grace_weddings
@kayliegill
@kellielhughes
@goodmorningbill

MENTIONS

OFF-AIR with Carmen - Pete & Carmen’s Story
Southern Grace Weddings
Contact Kellie: KellieLHughes@gmail.com

BIBLE VERSES

Psalm 19:1

VENDOR LIST

Venue: Southern Grace 
@southern_grace_wedding
southerngraceweddings.com

Floral: Mary Nell Chadsey Floral Design 
@marynellchadsey_floraldesign
marynellchadsey.com

Dinnerware: Kate Ryan Event Rentals
@kateryaneventrentals 
kateryanevents.com

Furniture: Style House Rentals 
@stylehouseflorida
stylehouserentals.com

Linens: Over The Top 
@overthetoprentallinens
overthetopinc.com

Linens & Decor: Nuage Designs 
@nuagedesignsinc
nuagedesigns.com

Photographer: Jenn Soos
@jennsoosphoto
jennifersoosphoto.com

Cinematographer: Voila Cinematic 
@voilacinematic 
voilacinematic.com

Caterer: Chef Doug 
funwithfoodcatering.com

Invitations: Dogwood Hill
@dogwood.hill
Dogwood-hill.com

Planner: Kellie Hughes
@kellielhughes
KellieLhughes@gmail.com

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/05/26/episode-29-vow-renewal/ Wed, 26 May 2021 20:30:00 GMT Today’s mine & Pete’s anniversary! Last year, we sat down at our kitchen table and told our story. It was out of that podcast (Episode 14) that birthed the idea of us renewing our vows. With the help of one of my best friends, Kellie, we planned a 50th birthday party (for me) with a surprise Vow Renewal! In this episode, you’ll here’s how it all came together... CONNECT @carmenbrown@themorningcruise@southern_grace_weddings@kayliegill@kellielhughes@goodmorningbill MENTIONS OFF-AIR with Carmen - Pete & Carmen’s StorySouthern Grace WeddingsContact Kellie: KellieLHughes@gmail.com BIBLE VERSES Psalm 19:1 VENDOR LIST Venue: Southern Grace @southern_grace_weddingsoutherngraceweddings.com Floral: Mary Nell Chadsey Floral Design @marynellchadsey_floraldesignmarynellchadsey.com Dinnerware: Kate Ryan Event Rentals@kateryaneventrentals kateryanevents.com Furniture: Style House Rentals @stylehousefloridastylehouserentals.com Linens: Over The Top @overthetoprentallinensoverthetopinc.com Linens & Decor: Nuage Designs @nuagedesignsincnuagedesigns.com Photographer: Jenn Soos@jennsoosphotojennifersoosphoto.com Cinematographer: Voila Cinematic @voilacinematic voilacinematic.com Caterer: Chef Doug funwithfoodcatering.com Invitations: Dogwood Hill@dogwood.hillDogwood-hill.com Episode 29: Vow Renewal 00:44:22 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode29_VowRenewal.mp3
Episode 28: Laura Whitaker Laura Whitaker is the Executive Director of Extra Special People (ESP). ESP helps people see the abilities in people with disabilities.  My first interaction with ESP was in Athens a few years ago with Java Joy, their coffee service program. Java Joy is completely run by people with disabilities and special needs. They call themselves JOYristas! Every cup of coffee is served with joy AND with a hug! In our conversation, Laura tells us about ESP and the programs that help assist, encourage and EMPLOY these wonderful friends. And oh my goodness…wait till you hear about the “White Apron” Ceremony! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @laurahopewhitaker @java.joy @esp_inc   MENTIONS Extra Special People Java Joy Young Life Capernaum Laura’s Ted Talk - The Dandelion Shift: Seeing the Ability in Disability Laura Whitaker is the Executive Director of Extra Special People (ESP). ESP helps people see the abilities in people with disabilities.  My first interaction with ESP was in Athens a few years ago with Java Joy, their coffee service program. Java Joy is completely run by people with disabilities and special needs. They call themselves JOYristas! Every cup of coffee is served with joy AND with a hug!

In our conversation, Laura tells us about ESP and the programs that help assist, encourage and EMPLOY these wonderful friends. And oh my goodness…wait till you hear about the “White Apron” Ceremony!

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@laurahopewhitaker

@java.joy

@esp_inc

 

MENTIONS

Extra Special People

Java Joy

Young Life Capernaum

Laura’s Ted Talk - The Dandelion Shift: Seeing the Ability in Disability

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/05/18/episode-28-laura-whitaker/ Tue, 18 May 2021 08:00:00 GMT Laura Whitaker is the Executive Director of Extra Special People (ESP). ESP helps people see the abilities in people with disabilities.  My first interaction with ESP was in Athens a few years ago with Java Joy, their coffee service program. Java Joy is completely run by people with disabilities and special needs. They call themselves JOYristas! Every cup of coffee is served with joy AND with a hug! In our conversation, Laura tells us about ESP and the programs that help assist, encourage and EMPLOY these wonderful friends. And oh my goodness…wait till you hear about the “White Apron” Ceremony! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @laurahopewhitaker @java.joy @esp_inc   MENTIONS Extra Special People Java Joy Young Life Capernaum Laura’s Ted Talk - The Dandelion Shift: Seeing the Ability in Disability Episode 28: Laura Whitaker 00:50:24 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode28_Laura Whitaker.mp3
Episode 27: Chris Tomlin My guest this week is Chris Tomlin! Chris is the most sung worship artist of all-time! And because of this, he is often viewed through a “ super spiritual” lens. But here what you may not know… Chris is one of the funniest guys I know! And, boy can he tell a story!  In this episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you'll hear THIS side of Chris as he shares some of our all time favorite Chris Tomlin stories. My morning show partner, Bill, and co-worker Jayar were on this catch-up Zoom call with me. Chris is unscripted as he catches us up on the birth of his new baby girl, working with some of the biggest names in Country music, and a whole bunch more! You’re going to enjoy this episode! CONNECT @carmenbrown @goodmorningbill @thejayarshow @themorningcruise @christomlin   MENTIONS Who You Are To Me - Chris Tomlin ft. Lady A | Grand Ole Opry Thank You Lord - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line God Who Listens - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett My guest this week is Chris Tomlin! Chris is the most sung worship artist of all-time! And because of this, he is often viewed through a “ super spiritual” lens. But here what you may not know… Chris is one of the funniest guys I know! And, boy can he tell a story!  In this episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you'll hear THIS side of Chris as he shares some of our all time favorite Chris Tomlin stories. My morning show partner, Bill, and co-worker Jayar were on this catch-up Zoom call with me. Chris is unscripted as he catches us up on the birth of his new baby girl, working with some of the biggest names in Country music, and a whole bunch more! You’re going to enjoy this episode!

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@goodmorningbill

@thejayarshow

@themorningcruise

@christomlin

 

MENTIONS

Who You Are To Me - Chris Tomlin ft. Lady A | Grand Ole Opry

Thank You Lord - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line

God Who Listens - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/04/14/episode-27-chris-tomlin/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 GMT My guest this week is Chris Tomlin! Chris is the most sung worship artist of all-time! And because of this, he is often viewed through a “ super spiritual” lens. But here what you may not know… Chris is one of the funniest guys I know! And, boy can he tell a story!  In this episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you'll hear THIS side of Chris as he shares some of our all time favorite Chris Tomlin stories. My morning show partner, Bill, and co-worker Jayar were on this catch-up Zoom call with me. Chris is unscripted as he catches us up on the birth of his new baby girl, working with some of the biggest names in Country music, and a whole bunch more! You’re going to enjoy this episode! CONNECT @carmenbrown @goodmorningbill @thejayarshow @themorningcruise @christomlin   MENTIONS Who You Are To Me - Chris Tomlin ft. Lady A | Grand Ole Opry Thank You Lord - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line God Who Listens - Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett Episode 27: Chris Tomlin 00:49:40 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode27-ChrisTomlin.mp3
Episode 26: Easter 2021 Happy Easter, y’all! On this episode of OFF-AIR, I sat down with three of my favorites…Bill, Lindsay & Haley. We’ve been doing an online bible study together led by Paige Brown called “Bible History Overview.” That title sounds dry, but we were riveted! She connected to Old and New Testaments together for us and changed our perspective so much that we started a text thread with a few others called “5 Broads + Bill” to talk about each week’s lesson. So, that’s the starting place for our conversation. We ask two questions: “Why Jesus?” and “Why Jesus for us?” In today’s culture, Jesus often shows up as our pal who rubber stamps our feelings, and our “truth” who affirms everything we feel. While that’s a very sentimental way to view the Lord, it’s not biblical.  As we celebrate Easter this weekend, we share our love for the Jesus of Scripture, the Divine Son of God and Savior of the world!   CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @goodmorningbill @lindsaymccaul @haleyradeka   MENTIONS Paige Brown Wednesday Bible Study - subscribe for future studies TMC Talks about Paige Brown Bible Studies When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes The Final Days Of Jesus by Andreas Kostenberger and Justin Taylor    BIBLE VERSES Psalm 34:18 Philippians 4 Psalm 40:3 1 John 4:15 Jude 1:3 1 Timothy 1:9 2 Timothy 1:13 1 Timothy 6:20 James 4:8 Happy Easter, y’all! On this episode of OFF-AIR, I sat down with three of my favorites…Bill, Lindsay & Haley. We’ve been doing an online bible study together led by Paige Brown called “Bible History Overview.” That title sounds dry, but we were riveted! She connected to Old and New Testaments together for us and changed our perspective so much that we started a text thread with a few others called “5 Broads + Bill” to talk about each week’s lesson.

So, that’s the starting place for our conversation. We ask two questions: “Why Jesus?” and “Why Jesus for us?” In today’s culture, Jesus often shows up as our pal who rubber stamps our feelings, and our “truth” who affirms everything we feel. While that’s a very sentimental way to view the Lord, it’s not biblical.  As we celebrate Easter this weekend, we share our love for the Jesus of Scripture, the Divine Son of God and Savior of the world!

 

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@goodmorningbill

@lindsaymccaul

@haleyradeka

 

MENTIONS

Paige Brown Wednesday Bible Study - subscribe for future studies

TMC Talks about Paige Brown Bible Studies

When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes

The Final Days Of Jesus by Andreas Kostenberger and Justin Taylor 

 

BIBLE VERSES

Psalm 34:18

Philippians 4

Psalm 40:3

1 John 4:15

Jude 1:3

1 Timothy 1:9

2 Timothy 1:13

1 Timothy 6:20

James 4:8

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/03/31/episode-26-easter-2021/ Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT Happy Easter, y’all! On this episode of OFF-AIR, I sat down with three of my favorites…Bill, Lindsay & Haley. We’ve been doing an online bible study together led by Paige Brown called “Bible History Overview.” That title sounds dry, but we were riveted! She connected to Old and New Testaments together for us and changed our perspective so much that we started a text thread with a few others called “5 Broads + Bill” to talk about each week’s lesson. So, that’s the starting place for our conversation. We ask two questions: “Why Jesus?” and “Why Jesus for us?” In today’s culture, Jesus often shows up as our pal who rubber stamps our feelings, and our “truth” who affirms everything we feel. While that’s a very sentimental way to view the Lord, it’s not biblical.  As we celebrate Easter this weekend, we share our love for the Jesus of Scripture, the Divine Son of God and Savior of the world!   CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @goodmorningbill @lindsaymccaul @haleyradeka   MENTIONS Paige Brown Wednesday Bible Study - subscribe for future studies TMC Talks about Paige Brown Bible Studies When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes The Final Days Of Jesus by Andreas Kostenberger and Justin Taylor    BIBLE VERSES Psalm 34:18 Philippians 4 Psalm 40:3 1 John 4:15 Jude 1:3 1 Timothy 1:9 2 Timothy 1:13 1 Timothy 6:20 James 4:8 Episode 26: Easter 2021 00:56:31 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode26_EASTER.mp3
Episode 25: Summer Gordon Repp & Summer Gordon experienced every parent's worst nightmare. They lost their sweet five year old son, Sawyer, in a horrific accident when he pedaled his bike onto a busy road. In this vulnerable conversation, Summer shares their journey through unspeakable grief and inexplicable forgiveness, held together by an unwavering faith. Of all the episodes of OFF-AIR with Carmen, THIS one will inspire you the most, especially if you have experienced personal loss. Repp and Summer’s belief in the goodness of God, despite this tragedy, will help you realize when all seems lost, HOPE REMAINS. CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @summer_e_gordon   MENTIONS JOY Story Video with Summer, Rep and Casey Hope Remains by Reppard and Summer Gordon LeGrande Jewelry Repp & Summer Gordon experienced every parent's worst nightmare. They lost their sweet five year old son, Sawyer, in a horrific accident when he pedaled his bike onto a busy road. In this vulnerable conversation, Summer shares their journey through unspeakable grief and inexplicable forgiveness, held together by an unwavering faith. Of all the episodes of OFF-AIR with Carmen, THIS one will inspire you the most, especially if you have experienced personal loss. Repp and Summer’s belief in the goodness of God, despite this tragedy, will help you realize when all seems lost, HOPE REMAINS.

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@summer_e_gordon

 

MENTIONS

JOY Story Video with Summer, Rep and Casey

Hope Remains by Reppard and Summer Gordon

LeGrande Jewelry

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/03/23/episode-25-summer-gordon/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT Repp & Summer Gordon experienced every parent's worst nightmare. They lost their sweet five year old son, Sawyer, in a horrific accident when he pedaled his bike onto a busy road. In this vulnerable conversation, Summer shares their journey through unspeakable grief and inexplicable forgiveness, held together by an unwavering faith. Of all the episodes of OFF-AIR with Carmen, THIS one will inspire you the most, especially if you have experienced personal loss. Repp and Summer’s belief in the goodness of God, despite this tragedy, will help you realize when all seems lost, HOPE REMAINS. CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @summer_e_gordon   MENTIONS JOY Story Video with Summer, Rep and Casey Hope Remains by Reppard and Summer Gordon LeGrande Jewelry Episode 25: Summer Gordon 00:44:55 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode25_Summer.mp3
Episode 24: Taylor & Madison Cain My guests this week are sisters Taylor and Madison from the band, Cain. I met Taylor and Madison along with their brother Logan about a year ago. It’s been fun to watch their debut single, Rise Up, shoot to #1 on the charts and stay there for several weeks! We'll talk about the dynamics between siblings being in a band together, what they all learned in their first year of marriage, and what it was like for us all (me included!) to grow up in Alabama! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @caintheband @tcainordie @mcainjohnson @logodash MENTIONS Rise Up (Lazarus) Music Video My guests this week are sisters Taylor and Madison from the band, Cain. I met Taylor and Madison along with their brother Logan about a year ago. It’s been fun to watch their debut single, Rise Up, shoot to #1 on the charts and stay there for several weeks! We'll talk about the dynamics between siblings being in a band together, what they all learned in their first year of marriage, and what it was like for us all (me included!) to grow up in Alabama!

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@caintheband

@tcainordie

@mcainjohnson

@logodash

MENTIONS

Rise Up (Lazarus) Music Video

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/02/23/episode-24-taylor-and-madison-cain/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMT My guests this week are sisters Taylor and Madison from the band, Cain. I met Taylor and Madison along with their brother Logan about a year ago. It’s been fun to watch their debut single, Rise Up, shoot to #1 on the charts and stay there for several weeks! We'll talk about the dynamics between siblings being in a band together, what they all learned in their first year of marriage, and what it was like for us all (me included!) to grow up in Alabama! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @caintheband @tcainordie @mcainjohnson @logodash MENTIONS Rise Up (Lazarus) Music Video Episode 24: Taylor & Madison Cain 00:49:43 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode24-TaylorandMadisonCain.mp3
Episode 23: Temple Stewart My guest today is Temple Stewart. Temple is married to Ross, and they recently adopted sweet Ellie! They are also pregnant and expecting baby number two next month. Temple and I go to church together and have walked similar roads in trying to figure out our health through Functional Medicine. Temple is a WEALTH of knowledge in the Ketogenic world, and she is a “must-follow” on Instagram. She has helped many, many folks find long term success for their health goals.  You'll also hear Temple talk about adoption and faith. I can’t wait for y’all to meet Temple!   CONNECT  @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @the.ketogenic.nutritionist  MENTIONS Temple Stewart - Registered Dietitian  Radiant Church A Door of Hope Foster Care Information  The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung Temples’s Keto Mistakes Gin Stephens - Intermittent Fasting Books   My guest today is Temple Stewart. Temple is married to Ross, and they recently adopted sweet Ellie! They are also pregnant and expecting baby number two next month. Temple and I go to church together and have walked similar roads in trying to figure out our health through Functional Medicine. Temple is a WEALTH of knowledge in the Ketogenic world, and she is a “must-follow” on Instagram. She has helped many, many folks find long term success for their health goals.  You'll also hear Temple talk about adoption and faith. I can’t wait for y’all to meet Temple!

 

CONNECT 

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@the.ketogenic.nutritionist 

MENTIONS

Temple Stewart - Registered Dietitian 

Radiant Church

A Door of Hope

Foster Care Information 

The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

Temples’s Keto Mistakes

Gin Stephens - Intermittent Fasting Books

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/02/16/episode-23-temple-stewart/ Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMT My guest today is Temple Stewart. Temple is married to Ross, and they recently adopted sweet Ellie! They are also pregnant and expecting baby number two next month. Temple and I go to church together and have walked similar roads in trying to figure out our health through Functional Medicine. Temple is a WEALTH of knowledge in the Ketogenic world, and she is a “must-follow” on Instagram. She has helped many, many folks find long term success for their health goals.  You'll also hear Temple talk about adoption and faith. I can’t wait for y’all to meet Temple!   CONNECT  @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @the.ketogenic.nutritionist  MENTIONS Temple Stewart - Registered Dietitian  Radiant Church A Door of Hope Foster Care Information  The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung Temples’s Keto Mistakes Gin Stephens - Intermittent Fasting Books   Episode 23: Temple Stewart 00:33:39 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode023-TempleStewart.mp3
Episode 22: Sarah Faulkner Today you’ll meet Sarah Faulkner. I randomly met Sarah at a Christmas Market a couple of years ago. Like so many of us, Sarah thought her “story” would be one thing. But after surviving not one – but TWO – brain aneurysms, Sarah realized God’s story for her life had some unexpected chapters. Sarah’s faith inspires me, and I know it will inspire you too! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @mvpearlgirl   MENTIONS Milk Velvet Pearls Caron Treatment Center Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio   BIBLE VERSES Jeremiah 29:11 Psalm 37:33   Today you’ll meet Sarah Faulkner. I randomly met Sarah at a Christmas Market a couple of years ago. Like so many of us, Sarah thought her “story” would be one thing. But after surviving not one – but TWO – brain aneurysms, Sarah realized God’s story for her life had some unexpected chapters. Sarah’s faith inspires me, and I know it will inspire you too!

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@mvpearlgirl

 

MENTIONS

Milk Velvet Pearls

Caron Treatment Center

Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio

 

BIBLE VERSES

Jeremiah 29:11

Psalm 37:33

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/02/10/episode-22-sarah-faulkner/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMT Today you’ll meet Sarah Faulkner. I randomly met Sarah at a Christmas Market a couple of years ago. Like so many of us, Sarah thought her “story” would be one thing. But after surviving not one – but TWO – brain aneurysms, Sarah realized God’s story for her life had some unexpected chapters. Sarah’s faith inspires me, and I know it will inspire you too! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @mvpearlgirl   MENTIONS Milk Velvet Pearls Caron Treatment Center Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio   BIBLE VERSES Jeremiah 29:11 Psalm 37:33   Episode 22: Sarah Faulkner 0041:50 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode022-SarahFaulkner.mp3
Episode 21: Functional Medicine Like so many people, I’ve had a life-long struggle with weight. I’ve tried everything under the sun. You name it, I’ve done it. That all changed in 2019 when I was introduced to FASTer Way to Fat Loss. It was through this program that Amanda Tress introduced me to Alex, who practices Functional Medicine. In February of 2020, I had my first appointment with Alex, and I can confidently say that I have FINALLY found the answers I spent decades looking for. In today’s episode, I talk with Alex and Amanda about Functional Medicine (What is it?), Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling, and more. If you struggle with weight – or you just want to FEEL better, this episode is for you!   CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @amandatress @fasterwaytofatloss @thewellnesscodebyalex   MENTIONS Young Foundational Health to book your appt with Alex FASTer Way to Fat Loss - The JOY FM Round Sign-up (use code JOYFM for $50 off) Instagram Q&A with Amanda Tress The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung The Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung Like so many people, I’ve had a life-long struggle with weight. I’ve tried everything under the sun. You name it, I’ve done it. That all changed in 2019 when I was introduced to FASTer Way to Fat Loss. It was through this program that Amanda Tress introduced me to Alex, who practices Functional Medicine. In February of 2020, I had my first appointment with Alex, and I can confidently say that I have FINALLY found the answers I spent decades looking for. In today’s episode, I talk with Alex and Amanda about Functional Medicine (What is it?), Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling, and more. If you struggle with weight – or you just want to FEEL better, this episode is for you!

 

CONNECT

@carmenbrown
@themorningcruise
@amandatress
@fasterwaytofatloss
@thewellnesscodebyalex

 

MENTIONS

Young Foundational Health to book your appt with Alex

FASTer Way to Fat Loss - The JOY FM Round Sign-up (use code JOYFM for $50 off)

Instagram Q&A with Amanda Tress

The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2021/01/27/episode-21-functional-medicine/ Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:00:00 GMT Like so many people, I’ve had a life-long struggle with weight. I’ve tried everything under the sun. You name it, I’ve done it. That all changed in 2019 when I was introduced to FASTer Way to Fat Loss. It was through this program that Amanda Tress introduced me to Alex, who practices Functional Medicine. In February of 2020, I had my first appointment with Alex, and I can confidently say that I have FINALLY found the answers I spent decades looking for. In today’s episode, I talk with Alex and Amanda about Functional Medicine (What is it?), Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling, and more. If you struggle with weight – or you just want to FEEL better, this episode is for you!   CONNECT @carmenbrown@themorningcruise@amandatress@fasterwaytofatloss@thewellnesscodebyalex   MENTIONS Young Foundational Health to book your appt with AlexFASTer Way to Fat Loss - The JOY FM Round Sign-up (use code JOYFM for $50 off) Instagram Q&A with Amanda Tress The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung The Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung Episode 21: Functional Medicine 00:54:01 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2021/Episode021-AmandaandAlex.mp3
Episode 20: Natalie Grant Welcome to my 20th and final episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen in 2020!  This week’s guest is my girlfriend, Natalie Grant!! Folks have said for years that we could be sisters, and I take this as a very high compliment! Natalie is equal parts hilarious, prone to TMI (like me!), and so full of wisdom. I just love her!! We recorded this episode in February. Since then, Natalie has released a new project called “No Stranger.” In this pre-pandemic episode, we talk about Team Freedom (something we birthed together), raising teenage girls, and identity and truth in today’s culture. Natalie and I twin pretty hard, up to and including both of us having COVID this year, just a few weeks apart. Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2021! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @nataliegrant   MENTIONS Spanx Faux Leather Leggings  “James” by Beth Moore No Stranger Carmen couldn't contain herself     Welcome to my 20th and final episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen in 2020!  This week’s guest is my girlfriend, Natalie Grant!! Folks have said for years that we could be sisters, and I take this as a very high compliment! Natalie is equal parts hilarious, prone to TMI (like me!), and so full of wisdom. I just love her!!

We recorded this episode in February. Since then, Natalie has released a new project called “No Stranger.” In this pre-pandemic episode, we talk about Team Freedom (something we birthed together), raising teenage girls, and identity and truth in today’s culture.

Natalie and I twin pretty hard, up to and including both of us having COVID this year, just a few weeks apart.

Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2021!

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@nataliegrant

 

MENTIONS

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings 

“James” by Beth Moore

No Stranger

Carmen couldn't contain herself

 

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/12/01/episode-20-natalie-grant/ Tue, 1 Dec 2020 09:00:00 GMT Welcome to my 20th and final episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen in 2020!  This week’s guest is my girlfriend, Natalie Grant!! Folks have said for years that we could be sisters, and I take this as a very high compliment! Natalie is equal parts hilarious, prone to TMI (like me!), and so full of wisdom. I just love her!! We recorded this episode in February. Since then, Natalie has released a new project called “No Stranger.” In this pre-pandemic episode, we talk about Team Freedom (something we birthed together), raising teenage girls, and identity and truth in today’s culture. Natalie and I twin pretty hard, up to and including both of us having COVID this year, just a few weeks apart. Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2021! CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @nataliegrant   MENTIONS Spanx Faux Leather Leggings  “James” by Beth Moore No Stranger Carmen couldn't contain herself     Episode 20: Natalie Grant 00:40:33 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode020-NatalieGrant.mp3
Episode 19: A Biblical Look At Government Because you asked for it, here’s a special ELECTION DAY 2020 edition of OFF-AIR with Carmen! With all the political noise and social tensions this year, we need some solid guidance. So, somewhat unplanned, my morning show partner Bill Martin and I sat at my kitchen table the weekend before the general election to have a conversation about a biblical view of government. Really, it’s more of a Bible study, so there are notes—3 pages of them—with all the Scriptures Bill referred to. You might want to print them, then grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn!  CONNECT @carmenbrown  @themorningcruise @goodmorningbill   MENTIONS Bill’s Notes PDF   GO DEEPER God and Government A Tale of Two Kingdoms Because you asked for it, here’s a special ELECTION DAY 2020 edition of OFF-AIR with Carmen! With all the political noise and social tensions this year, we need some solid guidance. So, somewhat unplanned, my morning show partner Bill Martin and I sat at my kitchen table the weekend before the general election to have a conversation about a biblical view of government. Really, it’s more of a Bible study, so there are notes—3 pages of them—with all the Scriptures Bill referred to. You might want to print them, then grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn! 

CONNECT

@carmenbrown 

@themorningcruise

@goodmorningbill

 

MENTIONS

Bill’s Notes PDF

 

GO DEEPER

God and Government

A Tale of Two Kingdoms

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/11/03/episode-19-a-biblical-look-at-government/ Tue, 3 Nov 2020 09:00:00 GMT Because you asked for it, here’s a special ELECTION DAY 2020 edition of OFF-AIR with Carmen! With all the political noise and social tensions this year, we need some solid guidance. So, somewhat unplanned, my morning show partner Bill Martin and I sat at my kitchen table the weekend before the general election to have a conversation about a biblical view of government. Really, it’s more of a Bible study, so there are notes—3 pages of them—with all the Scriptures Bill referred to. You might want to print them, then grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn!  CONNECT @carmenbrown  @themorningcruise @goodmorningbill   MENTIONS Bill’s Notes PDF   GO DEEPER God and Government A Tale of Two Kingdoms Episode 19: A Biblical Look At Government 00:48:07 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode019_BillElection.mp3
Episode 18: Haley Thirty years ago today, my oldest, Haley Amanda, made me a momma! I was young, nervous, and had no idea what I was doing! But, looking down at her sweet little face, I felt a love I had never felt before. As much as we can protect them as parents while they’re little, life happens, and they eventually have their own journeys they have to walk.  I asked Haley if she would be my guest this week to talk about singleness. Of course every girl has childhood dreams of finding that one Prince Charming that was made just for her! From the time we’re little, we dream of the wedding, the house, the babies. For Haley, that hasn’t happened yet. And there are days she wonders if that will happen at all. BUT, she knows Jesus so intimately, and as her Mom, I am so thankful she wrestles these emotions and desires out WITH Jesus, instead of away from Him. If you are living in a waiting season of your life, or maybe you’re not where you thought you’d be at a certain milestone in your life, I hope this conversation encourages you. CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @haleyradeka   MENTIONS  A Beautiful Story Podcast Prayer Journal - Every Single Moment Book about Sabbath - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry Radiant Message - In A Dark Place Bible Study – God of Creation Haley’s Worship Playlist   BIBLE VERSES 3 John 1:4 2 Peter 3:8-9   Thirty years ago today, my oldest, Haley Amanda, made me a momma! I was young, nervous, and had no idea what I was doing! But, looking down at her sweet little face, I felt a love I had never felt before. As much as we can protect them as parents while they’re little, life happens, and they eventually have their own journeys they have to walk. 

I asked Haley if she would be my guest this week to talk about singleness. Of course every girl has childhood dreams of finding that one Prince Charming that was made just for her! From the time we’re little, we dream of the wedding, the house, the babies. For Haley, that hasn’t happened yet. And there are days she wonders if that will happen at all. BUT, she knows Jesus so intimately, and as her Mom, I am so thankful she wrestles these emotions and desires out WITH Jesus, instead of away from Him.

If you are living in a waiting season of your life, or maybe you’re not where you thought you’d be at a certain milestone in your life, I hope this conversation encourages you.

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@haleyradeka

 

MENTIONS 

A Beautiful Story Podcast

Prayer Journal - Every Single Moment

Book about Sabbath - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Radiant Message - In A Dark Place

Bible Study – God of Creation

Haley’s Worship Playlist

 

BIBLE VERSES

3 John 1:4

2 Peter 3:8-9

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/10/28/episode-18-haley/ Wed, 28 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT Thirty years ago today, my oldest, Haley Amanda, made me a momma! I was young, nervous, and had no idea what I was doing! But, looking down at her sweet little face, I felt a love I had never felt before. As much as we can protect them as parents while they’re little, life happens, and they eventually have their own journeys they have to walk.  I asked Haley if she would be my guest this week to talk about singleness. Of course every girl has childhood dreams of finding that one Prince Charming that was made just for her! From the time we’re little, we dream of the wedding, the house, the babies. For Haley, that hasn’t happened yet. And there are days she wonders if that will happen at all. BUT, she knows Jesus so intimately, and as her Mom, I am so thankful she wrestles these emotions and desires out WITH Jesus, instead of away from Him. If you are living in a waiting season of your life, or maybe you’re not where you thought you’d be at a certain milestone in your life, I hope this conversation encourages you. CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @haleyradeka   MENTIONS  A Beautiful Story Podcast Prayer Journal - Every Single Moment Book about Sabbath - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry Radiant Message - In A Dark Place Bible Study – God of Creation Haley’s Worship Playlist   BIBLE VERSES 3 John 1:4 2 Peter 3:8-9   Episode 18: Haley 00:47:23 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode018_Haley.mp3
Episode 17: Zach Williams On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen you’ll hear a conversation I had with Zach Williams BC (Before COVID!) It was actually the last big event that we did before everything shut down. We talk about Zach’s redemption story, new music (at the time), and candles! You’ll also hear a hysterical story about the first time Zach met Chris Pratt in person.   FOLLOW @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @zachwilliamsmusic   MENTIONS Thymes Fraiser Fir candle PF Candle Co Song: “Less Like Me” Song: “Empty Grave” Jason Greitzer Before & After On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen you’ll hear a conversation I had with Zach Williams BC (Before COVID!) It was actually the last big event that we did before everything shut down. We talk about Zach’s redemption story, new music (at the time), and candles! You’ll also hear a hysterical story about the first time Zach met Chris Pratt in person.

 

FOLLOW

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@zachwilliamsmusic

 

MENTIONS

Thymes Fraiser Fir candle

PF Candle Co

Song: “Less Like Me

Song: “Empty Grave

Jason Greitzer Before & After

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/10/20/episode-17-zach-williams/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen you’ll hear a conversation I had with Zach Williams BC (Before COVID!) It was actually the last big event that we did before everything shut down. We talk about Zach’s redemption story, new music (at the time), and candles! You’ll also hear a hysterical story about the first time Zach met Chris Pratt in person.   FOLLOW @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @zachwilliamsmusic   MENTIONS Thymes Fraiser Fir candle PF Candle Co Song: “Less Like Me” Song: “Empty Grave” Jason Greitzer Before & After Episode 17: Zach Williams 00:26:15 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode017_ZachWilliams.mp3
Episode 16: Jules We all walk with a limp. Some are literal. Some are figurative. But we all have things with which we struggle. For my co-worker and friend, Jules, you’ll hear her share “the limp she walks with.” You can’t see it, but it’s there. And it affects every area of her life, including her job of reading the news for us on The Morning Cruise. I often say what Jules may lack in one area, she certainly makes up for with hustle. She inspires me! You’ll also hear her gush about her husband, David’s spray tan talents. Yep, you read that right. And don’t think I haven’t gone to Amazon and checked out the actual kit they use for myself! For anyone needing an inspiring story of how God truly does use us in our weakness, I have no doubt this episode with Jules will be that for you! CONNECT  @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @jules_show    MENTIONS Spray Tan Kit  Dyslexia Resources We all walk with a limp. Some are literal. Some are figurative. But we all have things with which we struggle. For my co-worker and friend, Jules, you’ll hear her share “the limp she walks with.” You can’t see it, but it’s there. And it affects every area of her life, including her job of reading the news for us on The Morning Cruise. I often say what Jules may lack in one area, she certainly makes up for with hustle. She inspires me!

You’ll also hear her gush about her husband, David’s spray tan talents. Yep, you read that right. And don’t think I haven’t gone to Amazon and checked out the actual kit they use for myself!

For anyone needing an inspiring story of how God truly does use us in our weakness, I have no doubt this episode with Jules will be that for you!

CONNECT

 @carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@jules_show

  

MENTIONS

Spray Tan Kit 

Dyslexia Resources

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/09/29/episode-16-jules/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT We all walk with a limp. Some are literal. Some are figurative. But we all have things with which we struggle. For my co-worker and friend, Jules, you’ll hear her share “the limp she walks with.” You can’t see it, but it’s there. And it affects every area of her life, including her job of reading the news for us on The Morning Cruise. I often say what Jules may lack in one area, she certainly makes up for with hustle. She inspires me! You’ll also hear her gush about her husband, David’s spray tan talents. Yep, you read that right. And don’t think I haven’t gone to Amazon and checked out the actual kit they use for myself! For anyone needing an inspiring story of how God truly does use us in our weakness, I have no doubt this episode with Jules will be that for you! CONNECT  @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @jules_show    MENTIONS Spray Tan Kit  Dyslexia Resources Episode 16: Jules 00:37:19 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode016Jules.mp3
Episode 15: Aaron Burke Welcome to Season 2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen!!   We're starting this season off a little differently. Aaron Burke, Pastor of Radiant Church in Tampa,  recently joined us on The Morning Cruise to give us his 10 Reasons why it's to your benefit to be un-offendable.  Since Aaron is my pastor, when I heard this message a few weeks ago, I decided EVERYONE needs to hear this Top Ten list!  It had such GREAT response (first as a sermon, then on the morning show), and so many asked where they could get all 10 reasons together, that I decided to make it my first podcast of this season.   Given the climate we're in right now, don't we all need to become a little more like Jesus--a little more un-offendable?   I hope you enjoy Pastor Aaron! If you do, please hit "subscribe," and then share this podcast with someone you love!   Thanks for listening!!   CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @aaronrburke @weareradiant     MENTIONS Radiant Church Choosing to be Unoffendable Message Decade Defining Decisions - Release the Offense Message 10 Reasons to be an Unoffendable Person List     BIBLE VERSES MENTIONED Psalm 51:12 Proverbs 19:11 Ephesians 5:15-17 Ephesians 4:26 Proverbs 22:24 1 Peter 4:8 Romans 12:18-19 Psalm 119:165 Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 Colossians 3:13 Matthew 5:23-24 Ephesians 4:32 2 Timothy 2:23-24 Proverbs 19:11 Welcome to Season 2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen!!

 

We're starting this season off a little differently. Aaron Burke, Pastor of Radiant Church in Tampa,  recently joined us on The Morning Cruise to give us his 10 Reasons why it's to your benefit to be un-offendable.  Since Aaron is my pastor, when I heard this message a few weeks ago, I decided EVERYONE needs to hear this Top Ten list!  It had such GREAT response (first as a sermon, then on the morning show), and so many asked where they could get all 10 reasons together, that I decided to make it my first podcast of this season.

 

Given the climate we're in right now, don't we all need to become a little more like Jesus--a little more un-offendable?

 

I hope you enjoy Pastor Aaron! If you do, please hit "subscribe," and then share this podcast with someone you love!

 

Thanks for listening!!

 

CONNECT

@carmenbrown

@themorningcruise

@aaronrburke

@weareradiant

 

 

MENTIONS

  • Choosing to be Unoffendable Message
  • Decade Defining Decisions - Release the Offense Message

 

 

BIBLE VERSES MENTIONED

Psalm 51:12

Proverbs 19:11

Ephesians 5:15-17

Ephesians 4:26

Proverbs 22:24

1 Peter 4:8

Romans 12:18-19

Psalm 119:165

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22

Colossians 3:13

Matthew 5:23-24

Ephesians 4:32

2 Timothy 2:23-24

Proverbs 19:11

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/09/22/episode-15-aaron-burke/ Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT Welcome to Season 2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen!!   We're starting this season off a little differently. Aaron Burke, Pastor of Radiant Church in Tampa,  recently joined us on The Morning Cruise to give us his 10 Reasons why it's to your benefit to be un-offendable.  Since Aaron is my pastor, when I heard this message a few weeks ago, I decided EVERYONE needs to hear this Top Ten list!  It had such GREAT response (first as a sermon, then on the morning show), and so many asked where they could get all 10 reasons together, that I decided to make it my first podcast of this season.   Given the climate we're in right now, don't we all need to become a little more like Jesus--a little more un-offendable?   I hope you enjoy Pastor Aaron! If you do, please hit "subscribe," and then share this podcast with someone you love!   Thanks for listening!!   CONNECT @carmenbrown @themorningcruise @aaronrburke @weareradiant     MENTIONS Radiant Church Choosing to be Unoffendable Message Decade Defining Decisions - Release the Offense Message 10 Reasons to be an Unoffendable Person List     BIBLE VERSES MENTIONED Psalm 51:12 Proverbs 19:11 Ephesians 5:15-17 Ephesians 4:26 Proverbs 22:24 1 Peter 4:8 Romans 12:18-19 Psalm 119:165 Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 Colossians 3:13 Matthew 5:23-24 Ephesians 4:32 2 Timothy 2:23-24 Proverbs 19:11 Episode 15: Aaron Burke 00:30:35 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode015-AaronBurke.mp3
Welcome To Season 2! Season #2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen starts tomorrow (Tuesday, September 22nd)! She kicks the season off with some great guests! Season 2 will begin a little differently: we're starting it off with an ON-AIR conversation The Morning Cruise had with Carmen's Pastor, Aaron Burke of Radiant Church in Tampa, Florida.  He joined The Morning Cruise to share 10 Reasons why it's to our benefit to be unoffendable. We got A TON of response, so Carmen decided to make it the first podcast of the season.  You'll also hear from Natalie Grant and Zach Williams in the next few weeks! Subscribe today to OFF-AIR with Carmen on your favorite podcast stream and you'll get the entire conversation bright and early tomorrow morning!      Season #2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen starts tomorrow (Tuesday, September 22nd)!

She kicks the season off with some great guests! Season 2 will begin a little differently: we're starting it off with an ON-AIR conversation The Morning Cruise had with Carmen's Pastor, Aaron Burke of Radiant Church in Tampa, Florida. 

He joined The Morning Cruise to share 10 Reasons why it's to our benefit to be unoffendable. We got A TON of response, so Carmen decided to make it the first podcast of the season. 

You'll also hear from Natalie Grant and Zach Williams in the next few weeks!

Subscribe today to OFF-AIR with Carmen on your favorite podcast stream and you'll get the entire conversation bright and early tomorrow morning! 

 

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/09/21/welcome-to-season-2!/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT Season #2 of OFF-AIR with Carmen starts tomorrow (Tuesday, September 22nd)! She kicks the season off with some great guests! Season 2 will begin a little differently: we're starting it off with an ON-AIR conversation The Morning Cruise had with Carmen's Pastor, Aaron Burke of Radiant Church in Tampa, Florida.  He joined The Morning Cruise to share 10 Reasons why it's to our benefit to be unoffendable. We got A TON of response, so Carmen decided to make it the first podcast of the season.  You'll also hear from Natalie Grant and Zach Williams in the next few weeks! Subscribe today to OFF-AIR with Carmen on your favorite podcast stream and you'll get the entire conversation bright and early tomorrow morning!      Welcome To Season 2! 00:00:51 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Tease Season 2.mp3
Episode 14: Pete & Carmen's Story Today is mine & Pete’s 30th Anniversary. If there’s anything I’ve learned in thirty years, it is this: Marriage does not “fix” you. Marriage does not heal you. Nope, marriage does not fix your problems. It reveals them. Whenever two broken people join together to become one, you simply double the brokenness. When I tell you that our marriage is a miracle, I mean OUR MARRIAGE IS A MIRACLE. The fact that we’re still standing – happier than we’ve ever been – THIRTY years later, is simply the result of the grace, mercy & kindness of God. The last thing I would say is “There is always, always, always HOPE!”      MENTIONS: Beth Moore Blog – My man and me Casting Crowns – Broken Together   FOLLOW: Instagram: @carmenbrown   Today is mine & Pete’s 30th Anniversary. If there’s anything I’ve learned in thirty years, it is this: Marriage does not “fix” you. Marriage does not heal you. Nope, marriage does not fix your problems. It reveals them. Whenever two broken people join together to become one, you simply double the brokenness. When I tell you that our marriage is a miracle, I mean OUR MARRIAGE IS A MIRACLE. The fact that we’re still standing – happier than we’ve ever been – THIRTY years later, is simply the result of the grace, mercy & kindness of God. The last thing I would say is “There is always, always, always HOPE!”  

 

 MENTIONS:

Beth Moore Blog – My man and me

Casting Crowns – Broken Together

 

FOLLOW:

Instagram: @carmenbrown

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/05/26/episode-14-pete-carmens-story/ Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Today is mine & Pete’s 30th Anniversary. If there’s anything I’ve learned in thirty years, it is this: Marriage does not “fix” you. Marriage does not heal you. Nope, marriage does not fix your problems. It reveals them. Whenever two broken people join together to become one, you simply double the brokenness. When I tell you that our marriage is a miracle, I mean OUR MARRIAGE IS A MIRACLE. The fact that we’re still standing – happier than we’ve ever been – THIRTY years later, is simply the result of the grace, mercy & kindness of God. The last thing I would say is “There is always, always, always HOPE!”      MENTIONS: Beth Moore Blog – My man and me Casting Crowns – Broken Together   FOLLOW: Instagram: @carmenbrown   Episode 14: Pete & Carmen's Story 00:55:48 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode014-CarmenPete30Anniversary.mp3
Episode 13: Mike Grayson On this week’s episode, you’ll hear from one of my great guy friends, who can totally hang with the girls. He’s probably going to kill me for saying that! I met Mike years ago when he was in a band. We did several mission trips together, and he’s truly one of my dearest friends. He’s married to Molly (think Sunday Bakes that you’ve heard on The Morning Cruise). They have two daughters and one on the way. Mike is a Worship Pastor in Nashville, and has been leading his congregation through this online church season. Like many of us, he’s leaning in and listening to what the Lord is wanting to teach/show him during this time.   MENTIONS: Message: “Don’t Waste the Wilderness”  by Kevin Queen, Crosspoint Church Grailey’s 5th Birthday - Watch the highlight “Graileys 5” on Molly’s Instagram  Book: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer   CONNECT WITH US: Follow Mike @mikegrayson Follow Crosspoint Music @crosspoint.tvmusic Follow Carmen @carmenbrown On this week’s episode, you’ll hear from one of my great guy friends, who can totally hang with the girls. He’s probably going to kill me for saying that! I met Mike years ago when he was in a band. We did several mission trips together, and he’s truly one of my dearest friends. He’s married to Molly (think Sunday Bakes that you’ve heard on The Morning Cruise). They have two daughters and one on the way. Mike is a Worship Pastor in Nashville, and has been leading his congregation through this online church season. Like many of us, he’s leaning in and listening to what the Lord is wanting to teach/show him during this time.

 

MENTIONS:

Message: “Don’t Waste the Wilderness”  by Kevin Queen, Crosspoint Church

Grailey’s 5th Birthday - Watch the highlight “Graileys 5” on Molly’s Instagram 

Book: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

 

CONNECT WITH US:

Follow Mike @mikegrayson

Follow Crosspoint Music @crosspoint.tvmusic

Follow Carmen @carmenbrown

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/05/19/episode-13-mike-grayson/ Tue, 19 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT On this week’s episode, you’ll hear from one of my great guy friends, who can totally hang with the girls. He’s probably going to kill me for saying that! I met Mike years ago when he was in a band. We did several mission trips together, and he’s truly one of my dearest friends. He’s married to Molly (think Sunday Bakes that you’ve heard on The Morning Cruise). They have two daughters and one on the way. Mike is a Worship Pastor in Nashville, and has been leading his congregation through this online church season. Like many of us, he’s leaning in and listening to what the Lord is wanting to teach/show him during this time.   MENTIONS: Message: “Don’t Waste the Wilderness”  by Kevin Queen, Crosspoint Church Grailey’s 5th Birthday - Watch the highlight “Graileys 5” on Molly’s Instagram  Book: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer   CONNECT WITH US: Follow Mike @mikegrayson Follow Crosspoint Music @crosspoint.tvmusic Follow Carmen @carmenbrown Episode 13: Mike Grayson 00:46:53 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode013_MikeGrayson.mp3
Episode 12: Ford Taylor On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you’re going to meet Ford Taylor. Ford has been coaching me the last year and a half through some professional transitions. He has taught me so much about leadership, navigating change, conflict resolution, and how to sincerely apologize. {Yes, there is a healthy and meaningful to ask forgiveness.}   Ford is the founder of Transformational Leadership and author of Relactional Leadership. He’s married to Sandra, and they have three daughters. This particular episode is very meaty! You’re going to want to take notes. We’ve helped you, though, by providing the outline below! You’re going to learn lots from Ford today!   NOTES from the show today:  For the Transformational Leadership Dynamics of Change, Six-Step Apology, Approaches in Conflict and VPMOSA, download the PDF.  Relactional Leadership book  Transformational Leadership  Six-Step Apology Video  On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you’re going to meet Ford Taylor. Ford has been coaching me the last year and a half through some professional transitions. He has taught me so much about leadership, navigating change, conflict resolution, and how to sincerely apologize. {Yes, there is a healthy and meaningful to ask forgiveness.}

 

Ford is the founder of Transformational Leadership and author of Relactional Leadership. He’s married to Sandra, and they have three daughters. This particular episode is very meaty! You’re going to want to take notes. We’ve helped you, though, by providing the outline below! You’re going to learn lots from Ford today!

 

NOTES from the show today: 

For the Transformational Leadership Dynamics of Change, Six-Step Apology, Approaches in Conflict and VPMOSA, download the PDF

Relactional Leadership book 

Transformational Leadership 

Six-Step Apology Video 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/05/12/episode-12-ford-taylor/ Tue, 12 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT On this week’s episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen, you’re going to meet Ford Taylor. Ford has been coaching me the last year and a half through some professional transitions. He has taught me so much about leadership, navigating change, conflict resolution, and how to sincerely apologize. {Yes, there is a healthy and meaningful to ask forgiveness.}   Ford is the founder of Transformational Leadership and author of Relactional Leadership. He’s married to Sandra, and they have three daughters. This particular episode is very meaty! You’re going to want to take notes. We’ve helped you, though, by providing the outline below! You’re going to learn lots from Ford today!   NOTES from the show today:  For the Transformational Leadership Dynamics of Change, Six-Step Apology, Approaches in Conflict and VPMOSA, download the PDF.  Relactional Leadership book  Transformational Leadership  Six-Step Apology Video  Episode 12: Ford Taylor 00:49:50 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode012_FordTaylor.mp3
Episode 11: Tammi Weed Welcome back to OFF-AIR with Carmen! I think it’s time we get back to it. To re-start the pod, I reached out to my girlfriend, Tammi. You know her best from being our lifestyle contributor on The Morning Cruise. We always call her to find out what she’s cooking, and we post all of her recipes on themorningcruise.com and carcarandco.com.   When I was growing up, my mom told me that if I had a handful of true blue girlfriends in life, I would be incredibly blessed. She was absolutely right! Proverbs 27:9 says, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”   Tammi for sure refreshes my soul. You’re going to hear us talk about friendship, food, and faith. And THEN at the end you’ll hear some bonus content. I’m talking pee-in-your pants funny!!   Links from this episode: Follow Tammi Weed on Instagram: @tammiweed   Tammi’s Recipes    Fajitas Recipe   David Study by Beth Moore Workbook   David Study by Beth Moore Leader Kit   Welcome back to OFF-AIR with Carmen! I think it’s time we get back to it. To re-start the pod, I reached out to my girlfriend, Tammi. You know her best from being our lifestyle contributor on The Morning Cruise. We always call her to find out what she’s cooking, and we post all of her recipes on themorningcruise.com and carcarandco.com.

 

When I was growing up, my mom told me that if I had a handful of true blue girlfriends in life, I would be incredibly blessed. She was absolutely right! Proverbs 27:9 says, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”

 

Tammi for sure refreshes my soul. You’re going to hear us talk about friendship, food, and faith. And THEN at the end you’ll hear some bonus content. I’m talking pee-in-your pants funny!!

 

Links from this episode:

Follow Tammi Weed on Instagram: @tammiweed

 

Tammi’s Recipes 

 

Fajitas Recipe

 

David Study by Beth Moore Workbook

 

David Study by Beth Moore Leader Kit

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/05/05/episode-11-tammi-weed/ Tue, 5 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT Welcome back to OFF-AIR with Carmen! I think it’s time we get back to it. To re-start the pod, I reached out to my girlfriend, Tammi. You know her best from being our lifestyle contributor on The Morning Cruise. We always call her to find out what she’s cooking, and we post all of her recipes on themorningcruise.com and carcarandco.com.   When I was growing up, my mom told me that if I had a handful of true blue girlfriends in life, I would be incredibly blessed. She was absolutely right! Proverbs 27:9 says, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”   Tammi for sure refreshes my soul. You’re going to hear us talk about friendship, food, and faith. And THEN at the end you’ll hear some bonus content. I’m talking pee-in-your pants funny!!   Links from this episode: Follow Tammi Weed on Instagram: @tammiweed   Tammi’s Recipes    Fajitas Recipe   David Study by Beth Moore Workbook   David Study by Beth Moore Leader Kit   Episode 11: Tammi Weed 00:35:46 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode011_Tammy2.mp3
Episode 10: Fighting Fear & Anxiety Hey Y’all, we shuffled some things around and decided to do a Special Edition of the podcast! Given what everyone is walking though in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, so many people are asking us for a real conversation about fear and anxiety from a faith perspective. And I just want you to know - we hear you, and we are with you! It’s a lot to handle right now, and even those of us that don’t typically struggle with fear can feel a little anxious in this season.    In this episode, I grabbed Dave, Bill, Jayar and my youngest, Abbey. They each came to the table with a little different experience and how they are finding solid ground. I really hope this conversation encourages you as much as it did me!    More than anything, I want you to know that we are praying for you, and as we'll learn in this episode, we can do hard things because the Lord is WITH us.   Here are some verses we mentioned today: Psalm 23 Matthew 6:25-34 2 Timothy 1:7 Isaiah 41:10   Dave mentioned the CDC self-checker    Bill’s SNAP response, adapted from Ian Morgan Cron: S - Stop and pause N - Notice how you are feeling A - Access God’s presence through scripture P - Pray and Praise  Hey Y’all, we shuffled some things around and decided to do a Special Edition of the podcast! Given what everyone is walking though in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, so many people are asking us for a real conversation about fear and anxiety from a faith perspective. And I just want you to know - we hear you, and we are with you! It’s a lot to handle right now, and even those of us that don’t typically struggle with fear can feel a little anxious in this season. 

 

In this episode, I grabbed Dave, Bill, Jayar and my youngest, Abbey. They each came to the table with a little different experience and how they are finding solid ground. I really hope this conversation encourages you as much as it did me! 

 

More than anything, I want you to know that we are praying for you, and as we'll learn in this episode, we can do hard things because the Lord is WITH us.

 

Here are some verses we mentioned today:

Psalm 23

Matthew 6:25-34

2 Timothy 1:7

Isaiah 41:10

 

Dave mentioned the CDC self-checker 

 

Bill’s SNAP response, adapted from Ian Morgan Cron:

S - Stop and pause

N - Notice how you are feeling

A - Access God’s presence through scripture

P - Pray and Praise 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/03/25/episode-10-fighting-fear-and-anxiety/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT Hey Y’all, we shuffled some things around and decided to do a Special Edition of the podcast! Given what everyone is walking though in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, so many people are asking us for a real conversation about fear and anxiety from a faith perspective. And I just want you to know - we hear you, and we are with you! It’s a lot to handle right now, and even those of us that don’t typically struggle with fear can feel a little anxious in this season.    In this episode, I grabbed Dave, Bill, Jayar and my youngest, Abbey. They each came to the table with a little different experience and how they are finding solid ground. I really hope this conversation encourages you as much as it did me!    More than anything, I want you to know that we are praying for you, and as we'll learn in this episode, we can do hard things because the Lord is WITH us.   Here are some verses we mentioned today: Psalm 23 Matthew 6:25-34 2 Timothy 1:7 Isaiah 41:10   Dave mentioned the CDC self-checker    Bill’s SNAP response, adapted from Ian Morgan Cron: S - Stop and pause N - Notice how you are feeling A - Access God’s presence through scripture P - Pray and Praise  Episode 10: Fighting Fear & Anxiety 00:47:24 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode010_FearandAnxiety.mp3
Episode 9: Jason Greitzer This week, I'm talking to a really special guy that I've gotten to know over the last couple of weeks. His name is Jason Greitzer.  Jason's story is my dad's story. With one big difference. Jason survived addiction. My dad did not.  I'm really eager for you to hear this conversation with Jason. If you are struggling with addiction, I hope it encourages you. If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, keep praying for them.  LINKS:  Jason's Testimony Teen Challenge (Faith Based Recovery Program)  The JOY FM Prayer & Crisis Referral Line Southern Hospitality Lawn and Landscaping (St. Petersburg, Florida)     This week, I'm talking to a really special guy that I've gotten to know over the last couple of weeks. His name is Jason Greitzer. 

Jason's story is my dad's story. With one big difference. Jason survived addiction. My dad did not. 

I'm really eager for you to hear this conversation with Jason. If you are struggling with addiction, I hope it encourages you. If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, keep praying for them. 

LINKS: 

Jason's Testimony

Teen Challenge (Faith Based Recovery Program) 

The JOY FM Prayer & Crisis Referral Line

Southern Hospitality Lawn and Landscaping (St. Petersburg, Florida)

 

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/03/11/episode-9-jason-greitzer/ Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT This week, I'm talking to a really special guy that I've gotten to know over the last couple of weeks. His name is Jason Greitzer.  Jason's story is my dad's story. With one big difference. Jason survived addiction. My dad did not.  I'm really eager for you to hear this conversation with Jason. If you are struggling with addiction, I hope it encourages you. If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, keep praying for them.  LINKS:  Jason's Testimony Teen Challenge (Faith Based Recovery Program)  The JOY FM Prayer & Crisis Referral Line Southern Hospitality Lawn and Landscaping (St. Petersburg, Florida)     Episode 9: Jason Greitzer 00:59:41 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode009-Jason.mp3
Episode 8: Tauren Wells Today’s guest on OFF-AIR with Carmen is Tauren Wells. We recently took at trip to Houston and sat down with Tauren at his kitchen table. I think we can all agree that Tauren is at the top of his game right now! He’s got hit, after hit, after hit. You know him best for Hills & Valleys, but also songs like Known, When We Pray and most recently Like You Love Me. His new CD, Citizen of Heaven is out!    In this episode we hit it all…   Identity & Calling. Our Assignments. Marriage & Touring. Kanye & Kobe.   The thing about Tauren is that he drops these platinum nuggets that make you wanna grab a pen & paper and start taking notes. He is a preacher, and he is one our favorites!   You can get his new CD here!  Today’s guest on OFF-AIR with Carmen is Tauren Wells. We recently took at trip to Houston and sat down with Tauren at his kitchen table. I think we can all agree that Tauren is at the top of his game right now! He’s got hit, after hit, after hit. You know him best for Hills & Valleys, but also songs like Known, When We Pray and most recently Like You Love Me. His new CD, Citizen of Heaven is out! 

 

In this episode we hit it all…

 

Identity & Calling.

Our Assignments.

Marriage & Touring.

Kanye & Kobe.

 

The thing about Tauren is that he drops these platinum nuggets that make you wanna grab a pen & paper and start taking notes. He is a preacher, and he is one our favorites!

 

You can get his new CD here

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/03/03/episode-8-tauren-wells/ Tue, 3 Mar 2020 09:00:00 GMT Today’s guest on OFF-AIR with Carmen is Tauren Wells. We recently took at trip to Houston and sat down with Tauren at his kitchen table. I think we can all agree that Tauren is at the top of his game right now! He’s got hit, after hit, after hit. You know him best for Hills & Valleys, but also songs like Known, When We Pray and most recently Like You Love Me. His new CD, Citizen of Heaven is out!    In this episode we hit it all…   Identity & Calling. Our Assignments. Marriage & Touring. Kanye & Kobe.   The thing about Tauren is that he drops these platinum nuggets that make you wanna grab a pen & paper and start taking notes. He is a preacher, and he is one our favorites!   You can get his new CD here!  Episode 8: Tauren Wells 00:30:36 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode008-TaurenWells.mp3
Episode 7: Mohair (Carmen's Mom) This week’s episode is really special to me. I get to introduce you to my mom, who I affectionately call Mohair. You’ll hear how she got that name. Not unlike a lot of folks, I grew up with a single mom, in low-income housing. I remember my mom working two jobs just to keep mac n cheese on the table. We may not have had a lot, but I wouldn’t trade the way I was raised for anything. My mom taught me about perseverance, how to be resourceful, and how to laugh through any circumstance. She’s never taken herself too seriously, and that is a gift she - for sure -  has passed on to me. My mom is southern through and through. She’s also hysterical. She keeps us laughing all the time, and she’s known for saying the “quiet parts” out loud!  In our sit-down, you’ll hear about the time I got in the most trouble in high school, her MS diagnosis, and when I told her I was pregnant. We share some really personal moments. I love my mom so much. And I’m really eager to share her with you. This week’s episode is really special to me. I get to introduce you to my mom, who I affectionately call Mohair. You’ll hear how she got that name. Not unlike a lot of folks, I grew up with a single mom, in low-income housing. I remember my mom working two jobs just to keep mac n cheese on the table. We may not have had a lot, but I wouldn’t trade the way I was raised for anything. My mom taught me about perseverance, how to be resourceful, and how to laugh through any circumstance. She’s never taken herself too seriously, and that is a gift she - for sure -  has passed on to me. My mom is southern through and through. She’s also hysterical. She keeps us laughing all the time, and she’s known for saying the “quiet parts” out loud!  In our sit-down, you’ll hear about the time I got in the most trouble in high school, her MS diagnosis, and when I told her I was pregnant. We share some really personal moments. I love my mom so much. And I’m really eager to share her with you.

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/02/26/episode-7-mohair/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT This week’s episode is really special to me. I get to introduce you to my mom, who I affectionately call Mohair. You’ll hear how she got that name. Not unlike a lot of folks, I grew up with a single mom, in low-income housing. I remember my mom working two jobs just to keep mac n cheese on the table. We may not have had a lot, but I wouldn’t trade the way I was raised for anything. My mom taught me about perseverance, how to be resourceful, and how to laugh through any circumstance. She’s never taken herself too seriously, and that is a gift she - for sure -  has passed on to me. My mom is southern through and through. She’s also hysterical. She keeps us laughing all the time, and she’s known for saying the “quiet parts” out loud!  In our sit-down, you’ll hear about the time I got in the most trouble in high school, her MS diagnosis, and when I told her I was pregnant. We share some really personal moments. I love my mom so much. And I’m really eager to share her with you. Episode 7: Mohair (Carmen's Mom) 00:46:24 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode007.2_Mohair.mp3
Episode 6: Team Freedom Welcome to another episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s episode is a little bit different. For starters, it’s all about something very near to my heart – TEAM FREEDOM, and our fight against Human Trafficking. You are going to hear how it all came about almost ten years ago.   This weekend, thousands of runners will lace up to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic along the shoreline of Tampa Bay. Several hundred of those runners will be wearing a Team Freedom jersey and running for those not free to run… YET!   In this special episode, I am once again joined by my morning show partner Bill as well as Jacqueline Pastika and David Lord. Jacqueline has been with Team Freedom since Day 1. She is an OG member! David manages the US office of Hope For Justice, the organization that we partner with in this fight.   Human Trafficking is a tough subject. You will hear some hard stuff in this episode. But William Wilberforce’s words always echo in my head, He said, “having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.   To learn more about the work of Hope For Justice, visit hopeforjustice.org Registration for Team Freedom is closed, but you can still donate to Team Freedom at themorningcruise.com To learn more about our Worship Rally on Saturday, February 22nd, with Natalie Grant, visit thejoyfm.com. Welcome to another episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s episode is a little bit different. For starters, it’s all about something very near to my heart – TEAM FREEDOM, and our fight against Human Trafficking. You are going to hear how it all came about almost ten years ago.

 

This weekend, thousands of runners will lace up to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic along the shoreline of Tampa Bay. Several hundred of those runners will be wearing a Team Freedom jersey and running for those not free to run… YET!

 

In this special episode, I am once again joined by my morning show partner Bill as well as Jacqueline Pastika and David Lord. Jacqueline has been with Team Freedom since Day 1. She is an OG member! David manages the US office of Hope For Justice, the organization that we partner with in this fight.

 

Human Trafficking is a tough subject. You will hear some hard stuff in this episode. But William Wilberforce’s words always echo in my head, He said, “having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.

 

To learn more about the work of Hope For Justice, visit hopeforjustice.org

Registration for Team Freedom is closed, but you can still donate to Team Freedom at themorningcruise.com

To learn more about our Worship Rally on Saturday, February 22nd, with Natalie Grant, visit thejoyfm.com.

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/02/18/episode-6-team-freedom/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:30:00 GMT Welcome to another episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s episode is a little bit different. For starters, it’s all about something very near to my heart – TEAM FREEDOM, and our fight against Human Trafficking. You are going to hear how it all came about almost ten years ago.   This weekend, thousands of runners will lace up to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic along the shoreline of Tampa Bay. Several hundred of those runners will be wearing a Team Freedom jersey and running for those not free to run… YET!   In this special episode, I am once again joined by my morning show partner Bill as well as Jacqueline Pastika and David Lord. Jacqueline has been with Team Freedom since Day 1. She is an OG member! David manages the US office of Hope For Justice, the organization that we partner with in this fight.   Human Trafficking is a tough subject. You will hear some hard stuff in this episode. But William Wilberforce’s words always echo in my head, He said, “having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.   To learn more about the work of Hope For Justice, visit hopeforjustice.org Registration for Team Freedom is closed, but you can still donate to Team Freedom at themorningcruise.com To learn more about our Worship Rally on Saturday, February 22nd, with Natalie Grant, visit thejoyfm.com. Episode 6: Team Freedom 00:44:13 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode006-TeamFreedom.mp3
Episode 5: Bill Martin Welcome to my 5th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is my brother, Bill Martin! Of course, if you listen to The Morning Cruise, you hear Bill & I along with our third, Dave, every weekday morning. Bill & I have worked together for almost 17 years. And I can honestly say, I’ve learned as much about the Bible from Bill as I have anyone!     In this episode, Bill and I are going to talk about one of Bill's favorite subjects (and mine too!) … Scripture. What happens when you set the Bible aside in the name of looking more like Jesus? And are there "red flags" to look for when someone has done that? Bill gets pretty heady in this conversation...just like SO many conversations we've had OFF AIR, but I guarantee if you listen all the way through, you'll learn important stuff you can use in your own life as you grow in your understanding of the Bible Welcome to my 5th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is my brother, Bill Martin! Of course, if you listen to The Morning Cruise, you hear Bill & I along with our third, Dave, every weekday morning. Bill & I have worked together for almost 17 years. And I can honestly say, I’ve learned as much about the Bible from Bill as I have anyone!  

 

In this episode, Bill and I are going to talk about one of Bill's favorite subjects (and mine too!) … Scripture. What happens when you set the Bible aside in the name of looking more like Jesus? And are there "red flags" to look for when someone has done that? Bill gets pretty heady in this conversation...just like SO many conversations we've had OFF AIR, but I guarantee if you listen all the way through, you'll learn important stuff you can use in your own life as you grow in your understanding of the Bible

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/02/11/episode-5-bill-martin/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT Welcome to my 5th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is my brother, Bill Martin! Of course, if you listen to The Morning Cruise, you hear Bill & I along with our third, Dave, every weekday morning. Bill & I have worked together for almost 17 years. And I can honestly say, I’ve learned as much about the Bible from Bill as I have anyone!     In this episode, Bill and I are going to talk about one of Bill's favorite subjects (and mine too!) … Scripture. What happens when you set the Bible aside in the name of looking more like Jesus? And are there "red flags" to look for when someone has done that? Bill gets pretty heady in this conversation...just like SO many conversations we've had OFF AIR, but I guarantee if you listen all the way through, you'll learn important stuff you can use in your own life as you grow in your understanding of the Bible Episode 5: Bill Martin 00:40:35 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode005_BillMartin.mp3
Episode 4: Joyce Kelly Welcome to my 4th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Joyce Kelly. Joyce is one of my favorite people ever. I actually met Joyce through the station. OF COURSE, I feel like everyone in our listening family is my bestie, but goodness, when I get to meet some of you, and become real life friends…well, it’s one of the biggest gifts ever! Joyce is one of these people for me. I have so much respect for her, and she has become a dear friend.    There’s not a soul who will hear this that has not been affected by cancer. Joyce is no exception. You’re going to hear how she and her family have navigated – and are still navigating - this road that no one wants to walk down. But she will be an inspiration for you. If you have walked or are currently walking this road, you will feel less alone.  And you might want to grab a pen and take notes towards the end when she shares how to sit with someone in their grief.    One last note: when I thought about launching this podcast and the space I wanted to create, my time with Joyce is EXACTLY what I had envisioned. This is what I want OFF-AIR with Carmen to be. Thanks for listening! And if you like this podcast, please rate it and share with your friends. To learn more about IAMFreedomGirl, visit: https://www.iamfreedomgirl.com/ To see photos of Joyce, with her husband, Ronn, and their children, Grant & Sydney, visit:  https://www.themorningcruise.com    Welcome to my 4th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Joyce Kelly. Joyce is one of my favorite people ever. I actually met Joyce through the station. OF COURSE, I feel like everyone in our listening family is my bestie, but goodness, when I get to meet some of you, and become real life friends…well, it’s one of the biggest gifts ever! Joyce is one of these people for me. I have so much respect for her, and she has become a dear friend. 

 

There’s not a soul who will hear this that has not been affected by cancer. Joyce is no exception. You’re going to hear how she and her family have navigated – and are still navigating - this road that no one wants to walk down. But she will be an inspiration for you. If you have walked or are currently walking this road, you will feel less alone.  And you might want to grab a pen and take notes towards the end when she shares how to sit with someone in their grief. 

 

One last note: when I thought about launching this podcast and the space I wanted to create, my time with Joyce is EXACTLY what I had envisioned. This is what I want OFF-AIR with Carmen to be. Thanks for listening! And if you like this podcast, please rate it and share with your friends.

To learn more about IAMFreedomGirl, visit: https://www.iamfreedomgirl.com/

To see photos of Joyce, with her husband, Ronn, and their children, Grant & Sydney, visit: 

https://www.themorningcruise.com 

 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/02/04/episode-4-joyce-kelly/ Tue, 4 Feb 2020 07:00:00 GMT Welcome to my 4th episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Joyce Kelly. Joyce is one of my favorite people ever. I actually met Joyce through the station. OF COURSE, I feel like everyone in our listening family is my bestie, but goodness, when I get to meet some of you, and become real life friends…well, it’s one of the biggest gifts ever! Joyce is one of these people for me. I have so much respect for her, and she has become a dear friend.    There’s not a soul who will hear this that has not been affected by cancer. Joyce is no exception. You’re going to hear how she and her family have navigated – and are still navigating - this road that no one wants to walk down. But she will be an inspiration for you. If you have walked or are currently walking this road, you will feel less alone.  And you might want to grab a pen and take notes towards the end when she shares how to sit with someone in their grief.    One last note: when I thought about launching this podcast and the space I wanted to create, my time with Joyce is EXACTLY what I had envisioned. This is what I want OFF-AIR with Carmen to be. Thanks for listening! And if you like this podcast, please rate it and share with your friends. To learn more about IAMFreedomGirl, visit: https://www.iamfreedomgirl.com/ To see photos of Joyce, with her husband, Ronn, and their children, Grant & Sydney, visit:  https://www.themorningcruise.com    Episode 4: Joyce Kelly 00:47:53 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode004_JoyceKelly.mp3
Episode 3: Amanda Tress of FASTer Way To Fat Loss Welcome to my 3rd episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Amanda Tress, CEO & Creator of FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Today’s episode is going to be a little more niche. This conversation is for those of us who battle with their weight. I have had a life long battle with the scale. Even as middle schooler, I was the tallest and the chunkiest. I’ve always been super self-conscious about my weight. I will say that in recent years, I’ve transitioned to worrying less about the number, and focusing more about how I feel. This has been a huge win for me. BUT still… I battle,  y’all. This is where Amanda comes in. I was introduced to her program last year, and this is what I’m committing to for 2020. I think she has the key to unlock all my failed attempts. I believe she can coach me to the victory line by combining lots of what I’ve learned over the last 4 years with her strategies of whole food nutrition, carb cycling, proper exercise, and many other things. To be sure, this is NOT a product sales pitch. She created a program focusing on wholistic health personalized to each person. While other programs have given me short-term success, they were not lifestyle sustaining for me! I believe the FASTer Way will be! If any of what I have said resonates with you, maybe this could be your answer too! We announce something at the end that I’d love for my JOY FM family to do with me! It’s beginning on Monday, February 10th. And for those of you that want to join us, you’ll want THIS promo code: JOYFM LINKS:  To Join The JOY FM Round  To learn more about Amanda and FASTer Way  To follow Amanda on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/amandatress/ Welcome to my 3rd episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Amanda Tress, CEO & Creator of FASTer Way to Fat Loss.

Today’s episode is going to be a little more niche. This conversation is for those of us who battle with their weight. I have had a life long battle with the scale. Even as middle schooler, I was the tallest and the chunkiest. I’ve always been super self-conscious about my weight. I will say that in recent years, I’ve transitioned to worrying less about the number, and focusing more about how I feel. This has been a huge win for me. BUT still… I battle,  y’all.

This is where Amanda comes in. I was introduced to her program last year, and this is what I’m committing to for 2020. I think she has the key to unlock all my failed attempts. I believe she can coach me to the victory line by combining lots of what I’ve learned over the last 4 years with her strategies of whole food nutrition, carb cycling, proper exercise, and many other things. To be sure, this is NOT a product sales pitch. She created a program focusing on wholistic health personalized to each person. While other programs have given me short-term success, they were not lifestyle sustaining for me! I believe the FASTer Way will be!

If any of what I have said resonates with you, maybe this could be your answer too! We announce something at the end that I’d love for my JOY FM family to do with me! It’s beginning on Monday, February 10th.

And for those of you that want to join us, you’ll want THIS promo code: JOYFM

LINKS: 

To Join The JOY FM Round 

To learn more about Amanda and FASTer Way 

To follow Amanda on Instagram: 
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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/01/27/episode-3-amanda-tress-of-faster-way-to-fat-loss/ Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT Welcome to my 3rd episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  This week’s guest is Amanda Tress, CEO & Creator of FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Today’s episode is going to be a little more niche. This conversation is for those of us who battle with their weight. I have had a life long battle with the scale. Even as middle schooler, I was the tallest and the chunkiest. I’ve always been super self-conscious about my weight. I will say that in recent years, I’ve transitioned to worrying less about the number, and focusing more about how I feel. This has been a huge win for me. BUT still… I battle,  y’all. This is where Amanda comes in. I was introduced to her program last year, and this is what I’m committing to for 2020. I think she has the key to unlock all my failed attempts. I believe she can coach me to the victory line by combining lots of what I’ve learned over the last 4 years with her strategies of whole food nutrition, carb cycling, proper exercise, and many other things. To be sure, this is NOT a product sales pitch. She created a program focusing on wholistic health personalized to each person. While other programs have given me short-term success, they were not lifestyle sustaining for me! I believe the FASTer Way will be! If any of what I have said resonates with you, maybe this could be your answer too! We announce something at the end that I’d love for my JOY FM family to do with me! It’s beginning on Monday, February 10th. And for those of you that want to join us, you’ll want THIS promo code: JOYFM LINKS:  To Join The JOY FM Round  To learn more about Amanda and FASTer Way  To follow Amanda on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/amandatress/ Episode 3: Amanda Tress of FASTer Way To Fat Loss 00:30:09 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode003-AmandaTress.mp3
Episode 2: Brooke Ligertwood Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 2nd episode of Off-Air with Carmen.  This week’s guest is Brooke Ligertwood of Hillsong Worship. You’ve heard her sing songs like What A Beautiful Name, Who You Say I Am, and a whole catalogue of others!  As a matter of fact, the music bed you'll hear in the beginning is "King of Kings", from Hillsong’s current album, Awake. It’s also my current favorite! Pulling back the curtain just a bit, I was super nervous about recording this podcast. I’d never met Brooke before the day we recorded it. She’d been on our morning show earlier that day, and then we came into my office. We’d talked all through Hillsong’s music, so I wanted to start with a personal story and something we’d not yet talked about.  One tip for the future I now know is not to do a morning show with a guest and then have them on my podcast. It’s hard for me to have the same conversation twice. And I feel like they’re thinking, “wait, you just asked me that 10 minutes ago!” But like I say…that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go. Still, you’re going to hear another side to Brooke. Towards the end she talks about one of her favorite books. It’s “Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years… and yours" by Alicia Britt Chole. Of course I ordered it, and Brooke is right, it really is a must read for everyone.  I love the premise that our unseen years does not equal unimportant years.   LINKS:  Anonymous: Jesus' hidden years...and yours  Hillsong Worship - Awake  Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 2nd episode of Off-Air with Carmen.  This week’s guest is Brooke Ligertwood of Hillsong Worship. You’ve heard her sing songs like What A Beautiful Name, Who You Say I Am, and a whole catalogue of others!  As a matter of fact, the music bed you'll hear in the beginning is "King of Kings", from Hillsong’s current album, Awake. It’s also my current favorite!

Pulling back the curtain just a bit, I was super nervous about recording this podcast. I’d never met Brooke before the day we recorded it. She’d been on our morning show earlier that day, and then we came into my office. We’d talked all through Hillsong’s music, so I wanted to start with a personal story and something we’d not yet talked about.  One tip for the future I now know is not to do a morning show with a guest and then have them on my podcast. It’s hard for me to have the same conversation twice. And I feel like they’re thinking, “wait, you just asked me that 10 minutes ago!”

But like I say…that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go.

Still, you’re going to hear another side to Brooke. Towards the end she talks about one of her favorite books. It’s “Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years… and yours" by Alicia Britt Chole. Of course I ordered it, and Brooke is right, it really is a must read for everyone.  I love the premise that our unseen years does not equal unimportant years.

 

LINKS: 
Anonymous: Jesus' hidden years...and yours 
Hillsong Worship - Awake 

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/01/20/episode-2-brooke-ligertwood/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:00:00 GMT Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 2nd episode of Off-Air with Carmen.  This week’s guest is Brooke Ligertwood of Hillsong Worship. You’ve heard her sing songs like What A Beautiful Name, Who You Say I Am, and a whole catalogue of others!  As a matter of fact, the music bed you'll hear in the beginning is "King of Kings", from Hillsong’s current album, Awake. It’s also my current favorite! Pulling back the curtain just a bit, I was super nervous about recording this podcast. I’d never met Brooke before the day we recorded it. She’d been on our morning show earlier that day, and then we came into my office. We’d talked all through Hillsong’s music, so I wanted to start with a personal story and something we’d not yet talked about.  One tip for the future I now know is not to do a morning show with a guest and then have them on my podcast. It’s hard for me to have the same conversation twice. And I feel like they’re thinking, “wait, you just asked me that 10 minutes ago!” But like I say…that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go. Still, you’re going to hear another side to Brooke. Towards the end she talks about one of her favorite books. It’s “Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years… and yours" by Alicia Britt Chole. Of course I ordered it, and Brooke is right, it really is a must read for everyone.  I love the premise that our unseen years does not equal unimportant years.   LINKS: Anonymous: Jesus' hidden years...and yours Hillsong Worship - Awake  Episode 2: Brooke Ligertwood 00:20:37 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode002-BrookeLigertwood.mp3
Episode 1: Becca Wilson Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 1st episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen. There’s nothing I love more than making a cup of coffee, curling up on my couch, and having a great conversation with a friend.  That’s life-giving to me! I’d been kicking around starting a podcast for a few years, and last Fall, I decided just to do it! My girlfriend, Becca, was on her way for a visit, and I literally texted her when she was an hour out, and said, “You’re gonna be my 1st guest on my new podcast.”  Y’all that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go…. Thankfully, Becca said yes, and my first episode was recorded! Many of you will know this already, but Becca is married to Josh Wilson, who is one our favorite artists that we play on The JOY FM. They have one son, Asher who is just a delight! Alright, welcome to 2020 and welcome to the first episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  Warning: Becca & I do tell a story towards the end that never made it to the air. Let’s just say this incident took our friendship to the next level!! AND, that's not all! Becca shares her most embarrassing moment! Sweet Becca...who you'd never see this happening to. It's one of the best stories I'ver ever heard!! Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 1st episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen. There’s nothing I love more than making a cup of coffee, curling up on my couch, and having a great conversation with a friend.  That’s life-giving to me! I’d been kicking around starting a podcast for a few years, and last Fall, I decided just to do it! My girlfriend, Becca, was on her way for a visit, and I literally texted her when she was an hour out, and said, “You’re gonna be my 1st guest on my new podcast.”

 Y’all that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go….

Thankfully, Becca said yes, and my first episode was recorded! Many of you will know this already, but Becca is married to Josh Wilson, who is one our favorite artists that we play on The JOY FM. They have one son, Asher who is just a delight!

Alright, welcome to 2020 and welcome to the first episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen! 

Warning: Becca & I do tell a story towards the end that never made it to the air. Let’s just say this incident took our friendship to the next level!! AND, that's not all! Becca shares her most embarrassing moment! Sweet Becca...who you'd never see this happening to. It's one of the best stories I'ver ever heard!!

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http://florida.thejoyfm.com/carmen/podcast/2020/01/08/becca-wilson/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:30:00 GMT Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM.  Welcome to my 1st episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen. There’s nothing I love more than making a cup of coffee, curling up on my couch, and having a great conversation with a friend.  That’s life-giving to me! I’d been kicking around starting a podcast for a few years, and last Fall, I decided just to do it! My girlfriend, Becca, was on her way for a visit, and I literally texted her when she was an hour out, and said, “You’re gonna be my 1st guest on my new podcast.”  Y’all that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go…. Thankfully, Becca said yes, and my first episode was recorded! Many of you will know this already, but Becca is married to Josh Wilson, who is one our favorite artists that we play on The JOY FM. They have one son, Asher who is just a delight! Alright, welcome to 2020 and welcome to the first episode of OFF-AIR with Carmen!  Warning: Becca & I do tell a story towards the end that never made it to the air. Let’s just say this incident took our friendship to the next level!! AND, that's not all! Becca shares her most embarrassing moment! Sweet Becca...who you'd never see this happening to. It's one of the best stories I'ver ever heard!! Episode 1: Becca Wilson 00:45:35 https://www.thejoyfm.com/sites/joyfl/carmen/podcast/2020/Episode001-BeccaWilson.mp3