December 23, 2021


December 23, 2021


  • Jim’s sister Meg is cancer free!
  • Alex & Mae are with us
  • For Alex on his 27th birthday!
  • Jesus’ Nativity
  • Melony’s mom is back at her assisted living facility.
  • The poems for Jim’s 2nd poetry book are finished.
  • A friend agreed to provide cover art for one of Jim’s poetry books.
  • The Haitian missionary hostages have all been released!




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services   

  • Rest & refreshment for staff, volunteers & students
  • 4th Quarter fund raising drive
  • An HCA Grant
  • Several other unnamed fundraising initiatives
  • Staffing, students & supplies for CiViL school-based programs
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Melony as counseling is effective.
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns

Comfort and Healing

  • Friends and loved ones of Randy Yarbrough after his passing from cancer
  • A aging friend is confused, obstinate, and sometimes manipulative.
  • COVID-19 safety for several health compromised friends during the holidays
  • A friend has an untreatable form of cancer

  • A friend has breast cancer
  • A friend is at the end stages of lung cancer. Pray for her loved ones and caretakers.
  • A friend’s heart arrhythmia procedure on Jan 12
  • Friends grieving broken families and lost loved ones
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends working on addiction recovery



  • A friend is job hunting
  • A friend needs guidance regarding a creative idea.
  • Traveling mercies during the holidays
  • Those suffering from disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, drought, fires, earthquakes, and war) 
  • Our aging families
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges


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

  • Denial vs blaming in education on history of race
  • 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.



  • Concerns about the Omicron variant
  • Wise leadership and humble citizens
  • Protection for those w compromised immune systems
  • Stamina and safety for all health care workers
  • The revival that could come from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance

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