14 episodes

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 Brown

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 606 Ratings

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.

    Episode 14: Pete & Carmen's Story

    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
     

    • 55 min
    Episode 13: Mike Grayson

    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

    • 46 min
    Episode 12: Ford Taylor

    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 

    • 49 min
    Episode 11: Tammi Weed

    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
     

    • 35 min
    Episode 10: Fighting Fear & Anxiety

    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 

    • 47 min
    Episode 9: Jason Greitzer

    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)
     
     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
606 Ratings

606 Ratings

Briteyes1980 ,

Such a blessing

Carmen’s honesty and transparency in her conversation is such a blessing. Helps me to know I am not allow in struggles.

KathyO Broken Arrow ,OK ,

God moment

I am so thankful for the God moment several weeks ago when this podcast was brought to light for me. I love the way Carmen can be so light hearted and transparent, but really deliver a deep message. In these recent days of distancing while working as an essential, her podcasts have been such a great time during my commute to refocus and develop what feels like a friendship. She is certainly using her God given gift and purpose💗. REALLY MISSING HER PODCASTS😢

Got or love it ,

Pete and Carmen

That took true courage to be so open and vulnerable. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your story. The way you both were able to illustrate God’s hand in your entire relationship was amazing. Despite falling off course you both turn to God and he pulled you out of the pit and it showed his glory and immense love he has for his children. Carmen, I have come to admire you because you are the real thing and your love for God shines brightly. You lay it out there every day and it’s been really easy to love you and your family to include your radio family. Thank you for doing what you do best and that’s pointing out God’s presence in all our lives.

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