August 18, 2021


August 18, 2021


  • The Touchstone Board Meeting last Saturday went well.
  • Melony led a really good CiViL Coach Training for Rocketown staff on Monday.
  • A friend is doing well during radiation treatment
  • Another friend starts radiation treatment today.
  • A friend had a new baby girl.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services   

  • Our CiViL graduates who are starting college
  • Guidance regarding some financial decisions for Touchstone
  • 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

  • Several families who lost loved ones recently.
  • A friend dealing with post-partum high blood pressure.
  • A friend recovering from sternum surgery.
  • A friend who is grieving a relationship loss
  • Two friends on daily radiation treatments for cancer
  • A friend undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • Those suffering in Haiti and Afganistan
  • An unspecified prayer for Leslie
  • A friend who needs a change of heart
  • A bipolar friend fighting a manic phase
  • 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

  • The backlash against Critical Race Theory and its effect on education
  • 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.



  • The tug-of-war between personal freedoms and safety
  • Threats and violence anti-mask protests
  • Stamina and safety for all health care workers
  • Wise leadership over masking and vaccine requirements
  • Protection for those w compromised immune systems
  • The revival that could come from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.