Highlights from Monday, Feb 18, 2013

Week of February 18-22, 2013


Britt Merrick is the founding pastor of Reality, a family of churches with locations in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Stockton, Boston, and London, England. He is the author of Big God and is the pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Santa Barbara. Britt lives and surfs in the area with his wife, Kate, and their two children, Isaiah and Daisy. 

Recently, Britt Merrick provided a message to his church called "When Sparrows Fall," which we felt compelled to share with you this week. 

WATCH   Britt Merrick - When Sparrows Fall


Good Morning America's Robin Roberts has inspired millions, including all of us at The Morning Cruise.  She turned a mess into a message.  This week, we joined in the celebration as she was welcomed back to the set of Good Morning America in New York City.

LISTEN  Robin Roberts welcomed back to GMA

WATCH Robin Roberts say what she waited 174 days to say.

WATCH  JOY FM Artist Mandisa welcome Robin Roberts back to the set.

Michael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson).  It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-seller.  He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the United States.  He has a personal blog that is focused on "Intentional Leadership," where his mission is to help people live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.  This week on The Morning Cruise, we shared with you his blog entry: The One Thing You Must Do to Achieve Break-Through Results

LISTEN   Dave, Bill, & Carmen talk about the blog.


Amanda's story is one example of the impact of Abolition International, founded by JOY FM artist Natalie Grant. 

((Disclaimer: Please use parental guidance if watching with children around))


Other highlights from this week:

LISTEN   Tampa Bays Rays #18, Ben Zobrist, and his wife, Julianna, a Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artist, dropped by The Morning Cruise studios.

LISTEN    Cont. fun with Ben and Julianna Zobrist.

LISTEN    Cont. fun with Ben and Julianna Zobrist.

LISTEN    We wanted to introduce you to Wayne, Bill's former roommate at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  Wayne knows more about United States Presidents and Football than you'll ever believe....so we called him.

LISTEN    We never told Bill this, but we believe Wayne gained all of his knowledge of United States Presidents from Bill.  The football stuff he must have learned on his own.