November 13, 2021


November 13, 2021



  • Jim got to spend a few hours with our son Alex before Melony & Alex flew to NYC to visit our daughter Mae.
  • Jim is meeting with two former CiViL students today.
  • Last week’s CiViL Rocketown intense, but good, and this week’s meeting will be co-led by one of our college students. 
  • A friend’s jury duty obligation is almost finished.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services   

  • That all our CiViL school groups get formed soon
  • The Touchstone Tribute planning team and participants
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Guidance and favor for the Hays Foundation grant
  • Plans and staffing for CiViL school programs 
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients


Comfort and Healing

  • Several friends have parents in declining health.
  • A friend is in the ICU w COVID.
  • A friend is having major shoulder surgery on Nov 15
  • Melony’s aunt is recovering from broken pelvis.
  • Multiple friends are grieving lost loved ones.
  • A friend is battling cancer.
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends working on addiction recovery



  • Anger and conflict hyped by social media
  • A better job situation for a friend
  • Those suffering from recent disasters (hurricane, floods, fires, earthquakes) 
  • All those left behind in Afghanistan 
  • Our aging families
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • 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, 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

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



  • Conflict over vaccine mandates
  • The tug-of-war between personal freedoms and safety
  • Threats and violence in anti-mask and anti-vaccine 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

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