January 12, 2022


January 12, 2022


  • Touchstone Fourth Quarter donations were the highest in the past 4 years!
  • We enjoyed meeting a new student at Hillwood CiViL Group.
  • Our plans for the MLK Day Let Freedom Ring Trip to Chattanooga are going well.
  • A friend’s mom is moving back to assisted living on Thursday after hospital & rehab care from two “mini-strokes”.
  • A very successful counseling relationship
  • We will have a new intern once Belmont University starts back.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services   

  •  Alignment of schedules between interns, staff, volunteers, and schools
  • MLK Day Trip plans, safety, & weather
  • Favor for 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

  • A friend’s heart arrhythmia procedure this morning
  • Many friends are being exposed to and diagnosed with COVID during the post-holiday surge. 
  • A friend’s mother is recovering from “mini-strokes” and will need constant care going forward. 
  • A friend has terminal cancer
  • A friend is starting chemo for breast cancer
  • A friend is at the end stages of lung cancer. Pray for her loved ones and caretakers.
  • 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.
  • Those suffering from disasters 
  • Our aging families
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges
  • Peace & safety for American democracy in 2022


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.



  • A quick end to the holiday Omicron surge
  • 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