The Gift of Another Year!!!
Thought for the day – each year of life is an opportunity to grow in the knowledge of God. Wow, here we are at the beginning of a new year. A year full of opportunity – what are your plans for the new year???

A New Dream – A New Year

The Lord says, “Behold, I will do a new thing.” – Isaiah 43:19 (KIV)
Yes, the new year is just around the corner and as we all rest and remember our Christmas celebrations with family and I friends, I give you this new thought: When I turn toward God, I can find a new beginning.
I salute the new year that the Lord has provided – Be Blessed and Happy New Year…

Support the New Life Emmaus Community with your gifts. There are many expenses to conduct a Walk to Emmaus that are not covered by Pilgrim walk fees such as insurance, supplies and materials. We rely on donations for these costs. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help, you may send a check to New Life Emmaus, P.O. Box 5151, Decatur, AL 35601. Include your mailing address to receive a receipt at the end of the year. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

A Thought For This Day

As we approach the birth of our Savior I always spend more time thinking and praying. I saw this today a poem often told and shared by Bear Bryant and thought it is just the right thought for today.

“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss — good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.”

Time To Share The Light

Monday the first day of the week – the day when things start new. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family – a time to eat to much, laugh to much, watch to much football and maybe slip in one nap.

As we begin this week and start that march to the most wonderful day of all the birthday of our savior I will like to give you this thought for the day – How can I share the light of Christ today?

Yes, this is the perfect time to focus on sharing that light as we shop and prepare for the Lord’s Birth. As you go to work, school or just at Walmart remember to share that light. May your day and week be blessed.

Now is the time to sign up to serve on the upcoming Women’s walk November 8-11. Contact Sylvia Betts at or 256.318.3307 and talk about service opportunities

Faith = Action

James 2:17 (NIV) Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Think about it how will you and I demonstrate God’s grace through loving actions today?

Do You Have A Pilgrim?

Do you have a pilgrim you want to sponsor for the women’s walk? Many applications have already been received and space is limited, so get applications in as soon as possible. Applications need to be completed by the pilgrim, sponsor and pastor and a check for the $30 application fee. If you are unsure about sponsorship responsibilities, contact any NLE board member.

Don’t forget this week is the Emmaus board meeting. Thursday at 6:30 at the Olive Garden in Decatur. Hope all board members can make it as we prepare for the upcoming women’s walk this fall.

After a day off in the middle of the week most of us have made plans for the remainder of the week. Are you on vacation, or just a day off or did you have to go back to work today, you should have a plan. So my thought for the day is: “What plans do I need to release to God Today?” Think about it and may your day be blessed…..