January 26, 2022


January 26, 2022


  • All who prayed for and expressed condolence to Melony and her family at the passing of her mother, Shirley Pugh on January 14.
  • Safe travels for the Webers last weekend to Shirley Pugh’s memorial service
  • Shirley Pugh’s life and her love of her family
  • Good times with family during the memorial celebration
  • Good response from CiViL students 
  • Glad to be back in Hillsboro High School
  • Our new Belmont intern started this week.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services    

  • Planning for the CiViL Liberties Chattanooga Trip on February 19
  • Favor for an HCA Grant and 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

  • Melony & family at the passing of her mother Shirley Pugh 
  • Melony’s brother’s hearing loss
  • The family of Jim’s niece whose father-in-law died of COVID.
  • Several more friends and family members who have been diagnosed with COVID. 
  • A friend is recovering from three strokes and has been moved to nursing care. 
  • A friend has terminal cancer
  • A friend is undergoing chemotherapy 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



  •  Surivors of Tropical Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique and other recent disasters
  • 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