It’s Friday!

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Where does the time fly? It’s Friday, it’s the end of April, and the new year is almost half over.

We’ll have some fun this afternoon as we kick off the weekend. Lots of great music headed your way as usual and we’ll take a look at the Peach State Post at 6:30. The Peach State Post — find out what’s happening near you! You can visit The Peach State Post page under the Events tab on the newlife.fm homepage. There will be a list of all the events mentioned on today’s program in case you miss the radio version.

Today’s New Life Praise! verse: 

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.”  Proverbs 20:19

Enjoy your weekend! Next week Monday we will have a couple special guests on the program from Rock Springs Church…


Thankful Thursday

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There is a plethora of reasons to be thankful today. You woke up, the weekend is around the corner, the Metro area is experiencing some beautiful weather, and the King (God) is on the throne!

  When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a gentle rain.”  Proverbs 16:15 — Our verse of the day!!

As we wind down yet another work day, I hope that you’ll join me on New Life Praise! We haven’t done this in a few days, but this afternoon we’ll take a look at this day in history and I’ll share a hilarious email I was sent concerning actual questions asked on a cruise ship. Here is just a snippet: “What time is the midnight buffet served?”

Of course we will have a time of prayer at 5:45 and we’ll keep you up-to-date on the news and weather at the top of each hour. We’ll get you home the New Life Praise! way — great music and great programming with a focus on the One who makes all things possible!


Is the week half over or half full?

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Wednesday is upon us! Where has the week gone?

I had to go and find this pic of my youngest daughter enjoying her first snowfall in Mississippi. The Chagnon family was recently located in Tupelo before we made the move to Metro Atlanta. Originally the wife and I hail from New England. My wife is from Boston and I’m from Vermont. This pic is in honor of the 2 feet of snow some places got just yesterday in my home state! Boy, I’m glad to be in Georgia where spring is firmly rooted!

Our verse for the day on New Life Praise! is:

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  — James 5:16

We will have a time of prayer at 5:45 and if you have a prayer request you can call 770-229-2020 ext. 11. Also on New Life Praise! we will discuss 10 hilarious ways a person can go from sanity to insanity. And speaking about insanity…I’ll share some interesting life lessons my daughters have taught me. Who thought raising girls would be easier than boys? If you have some interesting and funny stories about raising your own kids, please share them in the comment section. I’d love to hear from you!

Well I told you about a couple segments on the program today, but you’ll have to tune in to hear the rest. New Life Praise! 4:30-7 pm on Atlanta’s 90.7! And 107.1 Jonesboro! Coming soon to 91.7 serving the communities southwest of Atlanta!


It’s a Terrific Tuesday!

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Welcome to a Tuesday edition of New Life Praise! Here is our verse of the day:

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. –1 Corinthians 1:18

That verse reminds me of the old hymn Rescue the Perishing. I know this is true for me, but maybe it’s true for you too, at one time in my life the message of the cross was nothing but foolishness and it didn’t make sense. Then one day it was explained to me in such a way that something just clicked and in an instant it went from not making any sense to making perfect sense. If you are a follower of Christ, I encourage you to share with us the moment that the message of Christ “made sense” to you. You can leave your story in the comment section of this blog post. I’d love to hear the many diverse stories.

On the program today we’ll highlight a way Focus on the Family is honoring mothers, and we’ll talk to a Focus on the Family rep about the upcoming “Celebrate Family Tour,” which will be coming to Atlanta in October — stay tuned for more details.

Listen/download the interview:  Celebrate the Family Tour

Of course we’ll share some great music, programming, and a time of prayer as well. I hope you will join us! Don’t forget, you can follow New Life Praise on Twitter…our Twitter name is NewLifePraise.

Enjoy your Tuesday!



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I hope you all had a great weekend despite the rain that moved through the Atlanta area. Sunday proved to be an awesome day and the family and I enjoyed the afternoon at Southern Belle Farm!

Since joining the team at New Life FM, we have been searching for a new church. This past Sunday we visited Rock Springs Church near Milner and enjoyed a great service by Dr. Benny Tate. Dr. Tate took time to congratulate his drummer (from Casting Crowns) on winning Artist of the Year at the recent Dove Awards. Congrats guys!

Following Church, my family and I spent the day in McDonough where we sampled some fine Thai cuisine at the Red Orchid — best ginger catfish and mango chicken in town! Then it was off to Southern Belle Farm for some Georgia strawberries!

The crop was excellent and it took no time before our two buckets were filled with the plump red berries. After picking in the hot sun, we cooled off with some homemade strawberry icecream from the concession stand and then visted some of the farm animals.  

Southern Belle Farm has something for kids of all ages, right now of course the strawberries and then in June the blackberries and blueberries will be ripe for picking. They also have sweet corn, a hay maze, and pumpkin patch and lots of other activities for the kids. All around a great place to bring the family for some fresh Metro Atlanta produce!

You can check out the rest of the photos from Southern Belle Farm on our facebook fan page. I hope you will tune into New Life Praise! from 4:30 to 7 pm this afternoon\evening. I’ll be talking more about our trip and bringing you some great music and programming too!

On the show this afternoon:

Today’s verse — For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6

What exactly is haggis? An interesting, and hilarious survey!

Is it okay to celebrate the National Day of Prayer — a bit of encouraging news from the Alliance Defense Fund

…and lots, lots more!


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Happy Friday! We’ve got the music and programming to kick off your weekend on New Life Praise!

We’ll start off with the verse for the day, a bit later we’ll look at this day in history, and have you ever tried to drive with your eyes? I’ll explain more on that during the program.

At 5:45 we’ll pause for a moment of prayer on the Throne of Grace. If you have a prayer request or praise report…call 770-229-2020 ext. 11.

At 6:30 Ashley Monroe will be joining me in studio for The Peach State Post. Together we’ll take a look at things to do in Atlanta and the surrounding communities. You can catch a podcast of The Peach State Post by going to www.newlife.fm/thepeachstatepost .  As time goes on we will be enhancing The Peach State Post blog with more details and links to events and hosts. You’ll also be able to send your events by either faxing 770-229-4820 or by submitting them as a comment on The Peach State Post blog. All submission via the blog will require approval by the blog administrator.

Let’s kick off the weekend together! Tune in from 4:30-7 pm M-F to New Life Praise! Interact live with the program via the comment section, who knows, maybe I’ll read your comment on-air!


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 Spring has sprung in Metro Atlanta! The strawberries are ripe for picking and I snapped this shot of what I think is red clover. There was just acres and acres of this stuff along the road in Butts County.

It reminded me of the crimson blood of Jesus that makes all things new and covers a multitude of sins. I’m a New England boy, so I’m not quite sure why the farmers plant this clover, but the state flower of Vermont is the red clover so I’ll just take it as a welcome mat to the great state of Georgia! Does anyone know why this clover is planted? I’m just curious.

Today on New Life Praise we will be playing great music and programming as always from 4:30-7 pm. We’ll make your ride home joyful, even if you are stuck in rush hour traffic! LOL! And if you are not on the road this afternoon…tune in anyway! There is something for everyone.

You’ve probably heard that today is earth day. On the program today we will be visited by an individual from the Cornwall Alliance. Dr. Jim Tonkowich will talk to us about how Christians should view earth day and take care of this beautiful planet on loan from God. The Cornwall Alliance is a coalition of pastors, Christian leaders, theologians, and scientists who believe in Biblical stewardship of our environment.

Listen to the clip here:  earth day clip 1_2

I hope you will join us today on New Life Praise! 4:30-7 pm on 90.7 New Life FM.