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Agatha Nolen
Works at Hospital Corporation of America
Attended Tennessee State University
Lives in Nashville, TN
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Is it really necessary to be recognized for everything you do?
We are in another short period of waiting, between Ascension Thursday when Christ rose to heaven, and next Sunday when the Holy Spirit comes as we celebrate Pentecost. After Jesus was taken up to heaven, the eleven remaining disciples stayed in Jerusalem for prayer and waiting. They called together a group of about 120 and plunged ahead nominating two qualified candidates to fill the void left by Judas’ defection and death. The two w...
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I wondered what would happen if I stopped being so "useful"....
The Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess was sharing at our women’s group last Thursday evening from John 15:16, “You did not choose me but I chose you” and she exhorted us to realize that God is always present and active in our life. We need to tune our attentiveness to seeing, hearing, and feeling God around us. He is always working, but we need to be more keenly aware of it. God brings Good news into bad. Kristine was commenting that it has b...
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Four finalists announced for Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop. Voting at General Convention end of June.
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Isn’t it what faith is all about? Being willing to trust God and go with others where we’ve never been before?
I’m blessed to have found those kinds of friends

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The Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess shared with us some words from Dr. Paul Weston during her sermon last week. Paul was discussing the question, “What does it mean to be a witness?” Kristine gave us a small glimpse of his teaching, listing three ways in which we “make space” for good news telling: 1.     We invite people to join us where we worship. Churches have been doing this since the 1st century. 2.     We go out as missionaries wher...
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A post goes viral on Why Marriages Fail...but are the reasons for Christians as non-Christians?
In My Bright Abyss: Meditation Of A Modern Believer, Christian Wiman writes about a brief time in Texas talking with 60-year old Adele whose faith has fallen away after a “depressingly undramatic divorce.” Adele wonders, “How can a love that seemed so fated fail so utterly? A recent internet post received 625,185 “shares” on Facebook in three days: 5 Reasons We Can’t Handle Marriage Anymore. Author Anthony D'Ambrosio, 29, is recently...
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Rational thought is only good when you have all the information. None of us can see into the future.
I was raised to appreciate the scientific method, where rational thought processes arrive at predictable conclusions. Almost all the management courses that I’ve attended in my career teach logical decision-making, often promoting listing the pros and cons of a situation to “score” the correct answer. Some systems are elaborate where certain items are weighted heavier than others, whereas other systems rely on the length of the list t...
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Waiting for a friend in front of a busy strip mall, I realized, everyone was "on their phone" but me. Felt like something out of an end-of-earth movie.
He might as well have screamed out, “You don’t matter to me. Your existence doesn’t count. You are a nobody.” We hadn’t had a fight; sometimes we are strangers in elevators or in line at the post office. Sometimes it is people I know in meetings or new acquaintances at dinner. They all have one thing in common: they are talking or playing on their phones and not engaged in the immediate world around them, including me. Growing up...
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Great words from the Archbishop of Cape Town-Internet as Evangelism?
The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Southern Africa and Bishop of Cape Town preached on John 15:1-8 yesterday at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. Many of us met Rev. Makgoba on a mission trip to South Africa in March 2013. He installed the new Bishop of Johannesburg and we were pleased to attend the ceremony. Rev. Makgoba commented that although we are separated by thousands of miles bet...
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A Prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book: Night Prayer
Be present, Spirit of God, within us, your dwelling place and home, that this house may be one where all darkness is penetrated by your light, all troubles calmed by your peace, all evil redeemed by your love, all pain transformed in your suffering, and all dying glorified in your risen life. Amen.                 -New Zealand Prayer Book, pg. 183
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What advice on finances would you have for a young adult?
I had the pleasure of visiting with the Nashville Fellows over lunch a few weeks ago.  Monthly guest speakers are invited to share wisdom of some things that they’ve learned about life, love and success. I asked them what questions they had for me,  “What was something you’d heard in the past year that was most interesting, or caused you to re-think your position on a topic?” After a few moments of silence, one gentleman spoke up, “...
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1982 years later and we are still celebrating Christ rising from the tomb. It changed the world forever.
Biblical scholars continue to debate the significance of the “darkness that came over the whole land” in the crucifixion accounts in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. Early theories held that it was a solar eclipse, but scientists contest this explanation as a solar eclipse only occurs during a new moon, and Passover only takes place during a full moon. Intriguingly, in 1983, Colin Humphreys and W. G. Waddington, who had used ...
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Sometimes it is the photo with the words that tells the whole story. Beautiful.
  How silently how silently the rose from nothingness in bud appears and piano pianissimo it bursts blood petalled manwards silently and thirsts for hallowed recognition. Then blown returns to dust assured of resurrection. How silently how silently the rose.               - Harry Wiggett, Collected Poems, 1970-2006                    (South African priest and poet)  
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Writer, Photographer, Relationship Enthusiast, Regulatory Compliance Support Specialist
Employment
  • Hospital Corporation of America
    Director, 1997 - present
  • University of Tennessee
    Assistant Professor, 2003 - present
  • Mercy Health Center
    Director, 1989 - 1993
  • St. Anthony Hospital
    Pharmacist, 1981 - 1989
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Nashville, TN
Previously
Geneseo, NY - Oklahoma City, OK - San Antonio, TX
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Writer, Photographer, Relationship Enthusiast
Introduction
I'm a free lance writer and photographer, a relationship enthusiast and a Christ Imitator. My book CHASING MY FATHER was published in November 2013 and tells of my 6-year journey to find freedom and rest. It's available from Amazon.com, iTunes and autographed copies are available from my website. Information about the book and ordering links are available here: CHASING MY FATHER
My first book was on healthcare policy which I completed in my doctoral program at TSU in Nashville: SAILING INTO THE WIND on healthcare reform and patient safety. I
I've displayed photographs in ART SALONS including the 2nd and 3rd C3 Conferences in Nashville, TN in 2012 and 2013 and a private showing at St. George's Epsicopal Church in Germantown, TN.
I also am a Director in Regulatory Compliance Support at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in the Corporate Offices in Nashville, TN. Worked for them over 16 years; a great company!
Bragging rights
I've met the most amazing people in my life. God keeps sending me more of them! I am Blessed.
Education
  • Tennessee State University
    Ph.D., 2006 - 2011
    Public Administration- U.S. Health Policy
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Pharmacy, 1977 - 1986
    M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy
  • University of Oklahoma
    Pharmacy, 1974 - 1977
    B.S.
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
    Chemistry, 1972 - 1974
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Female
Birthday
December 13
Other names
Gibney, Underhill, Nolan
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We are in another short period of waiting, between Ascension Thursday when Christ rose to heaven, and next Sunday when the Holy Spirit comes

Usefulness
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The Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess was sharing at our women’s group last Thursday evening from John 15:16, “You did not choose me but I chose you”

Internet as Evangelism
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The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Southern Africa and Bishop of Cape Town preached on John 15:1-8 yest

Night Prayer
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Be present, Spirit of God, within us, your dwelling place and home, that this house may be one where all darkness is penetrated by your ligh

Traveling Together
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The Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess shared with us some words from Dr. Paul Weston during her sermon last week. Paul was discussing the question, “

Financial Security
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I had the pleasure of visiting with the Nashville Fellows over lunch a few weeks ago. Monthly guest speakers are invited to share wisdom of

Why Marriages Fail
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In My Bright Abyss: Meditation Of A Modern Believer, Christian Wiman writes about a brief time in Texas talking with 60-year old Adele whose

Change Forever
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Biblical scholars continue to debate the significance of the “darkness that came over the whole land” in the crucifixion accounts in the Gos

Pros and Cons
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I was raised to appreciate the scientific method, where rational thought processes arrive at predictable conclusions. Almost all the managem

The Rose
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How silently how silently the rose from nothingness in bud appears and piano pianissimo it bursts blood petalled manwards silently and thirs

STOP and PRAY
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Holy Week is all about LOVE. I hope you’ve enjoyed journeying with the Brothers of The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) and their

BELOVED
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Today’s question: WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOU THAT GOD DELIGHTS IN? This is Day 39 and the last day of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society o

GIFT
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Today’s question: WHAT IS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF LOVE YOU’VE EVER HAD? This is Day 38 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of S

RESPOND
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Today’s question: HOW DOES YOUR LOVE BUBBLE UP IN RESPONSE TO OTHERS TODAY? This is Day 37 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of

YIPPEE
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Today’s question: DO YOU GREET THE DAY WITH A GROWL OR A YIPPEE? This is Day 36 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint John

IDENTITY
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Today’s question: HOW ARE YOU A LOVER? This is Day 35 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint John the Evangelist and their d

AUTHENTIC
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Today’s question: ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS TOO RIGID? This is Day 34 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint John the Evangelist

LOVE
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Today’s question: HOW MIGHT YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU MAY NOT NECESSARILY LIKE? This is Day 33 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of S

CREATE
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Today’s question: BOOK YOURSELF A PLAY DATE. WHAT DID YOU DO? This is Day 32 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint John the

ADVENTURE
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Today’s question: WHAT HAS SURPRISED AND DELIGHTED YOU MOST RECENTLY? This is Day 31 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint