September 8, 2021


September 8, 2021


  • We have another good board candidate. 
  • CiViL school programs start tomorrow. 
  • A friend’s trip to visit family went very well.
  • Friends who contracted COVID-19 have recovered.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services   

  • Our upcoming CiViL Service Project in Waverly, TN on Sep 11 
  • Guidance and favor for the Hays Foundation grant
  • That Scott Hamilton’s “Good People” TV show (on which our CiViL students have a segment) will be picked up by the network.
  • The development of a ministry partnership with a local business.
  • 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

  • A friend is being tested for heart issues.
  • A friend’s 92 year old aunt in hospital. 
  • A friend having oxygen/lung issues
  • A friend experiencing COVID-19 after-effects.
  • Multiple friends battling cancer 
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends working on addiction recovery



  • Hurricane Ida flood survivors
  • All those left behind in Afghanistan 
  • Survivors and volunteer helpers of the Waverly TN flood 
  • 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


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 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 economyA friend is being tested for heart issues.