August 25, 2021


August 25, 2021


  • A friend has had no side effects to her daily radiation treatments.
  • We had a good meeting with one of our ministry partners on Tuesday.
  • The 2021 Tribute Committee is making progress on plans for the Tribute in October
  • A friend’s dog did great after getting spayed.
  • Touchstone has a new counseling client starting soon.



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 as we begin to interview college intern candidates
  • The development of a ministry partnership with a local business.
  • Guidance as we consider providing counseling services for one of our ministry partners.
  • Plans and staffing for CiViL school programs that start the day after Labor Day. 
  • Continued guidance for the 2021 Touchstone Tribute planning team and participants
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients


Comfort and Healing

  • Multiple friends battling cancer or COVID-19
  • Family, friends & parishioners of Thomas McKenzie
  • A friend battling post partum high blood pressure
  • A friend recovering from sternum surgery.
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • Survivors and volunteer helpers of the Waverly TN flood 
  • Afghanistan evacuees and those who will be left in danger
  • Those suffering from the earthquake in Haiti 
  • Our aging families
  • An autistic friend who will be moving soon.
  • 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.