August 11, 2021


August 11, 2021


  • Jim had a good weekend in Knoxville helping family and celebrating his parents’ 70th Wedding Anniversary.
  • Melony had a good meeting with the Hays Foundation representative.
  • We found the new prospective board member we’ve been praying for!
  • The first grandchild of former board members Greg & Cheryl Seneff born on Saturday morning.
  • A friend’s wedding reception went very well after having been delayed from last year’s wedding due to COVID-19.
  • A friend is celebrating her dad’s 88th birthday.
  • A friend has been promoted to the co-presidency of a national non-proffit organization.
  • A friend’s new home project continues to make progress.
  • A friend is visiting her dat to celebrate his 88th birthday.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services  

  • Guidance for the Touchstone board meeting on Saturday
  • Protection and success for all our Nashville public school students who started school this week.
  • Guidance and favor for the Hays Foundation grant
  • Pray that Scott Hamilton’s “Good People” TV show (on which our CiViL students have a segment) will be picked up.
  • Guidance for Touchstone Tribute planning team
  • Plans for CiViL school programs in the Fall including staffing, training, and new volunteers
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients


Comfort and Healing

  • A friend and her family for the safe delivery of their new baby
  • The families of several friends who passed away within the last week or two.
  • A friend recovering from a C-section, high blood pressure, & pregnancy-induced diabetes.
  • A friend having sternum surgery on Thursday.
  • A friend is grieving a lost relationship.
  • A friend is undergoing daily radiation treatment for cancer
  • Jim’s sister Meg has lung cancer and a new infection.
  • A friend recovering from COVID-19.
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • An unspecified prayer for Leslie
  • A friend who needs a change of heart
  • A special needs friend and will need a need place to stay after they are released from in-patient psych treatment
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • A change of heart for young people bullying a special needs adult.
  • Guidance for a friend with a new vision for ministry
  • A friend has regular grand jury duty, and it is important, but intense.
  • Those with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend who is working his way out of homelessness.


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ 


Racial Justice

  • A reduction in police shootings and justice in those cases
  • Threats to voting rights
  • Racial accountability at private schools
  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • Progress in anti-racism movement
  • Social media conflict over race and other justice issues.



  •  Stamina and safety for all health care workers
  • Wise leadership over masking and vaccine requirements
  • Protection from the Delta and Lambda variants, especially for those w compromised immune systems
  • The revival that could come from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health and those unable to receive a vaccine
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety, encouragement, and of our heroic health care workers.