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Agatha Nolen
Works at Hospital Corporation of America
Attended Tennessee State University
Lives in Nashville, TN
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I like this photo because I feel trapped by the tree holding me back. But the door is clear if I can just reach it. http://ow.ly/Qg68F
Today's post is a poem from Sam Shoemaker titled, "I Stand by the Door." Sam was an Episcopal priest who was instrumental in the Oxford Group and founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here's the poem: I stand by the door. I neither go too far in, nor stay too far out. The door is the most important door in the world - It is the door through which men walk when they find God. There is no use my going way inside and staying there,...
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I've had good bosses, and well...bad bosses, but I don't do my best work when I'm being intimidated by someone, just because they can.
It was my 18th anniversary at HCA on Friday. It’s the longest I’ve ever worked for one company, and I’ve got the best job of my career. I thought back over my long career as a pharmacist and realized that the work has always been challenging, but the best jobs were with the best managers. I’ve had supervisors that were micro-managers, always assigning busy work or demanding impossible timeframes for new projects. I always felt off-gu...
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This is weird; is it happening to any other females?  A few weeks ago I started getting notifications that I've been added to circles....men I don't know. All the profiles say they are single and/or widowed and looking for a long-term relationship. Was it something I posted?  They are coming in 3-4 per day????? I am not adding them to any of my circles since I don't know them and wouldn't know which circle to put them. Any ideas???
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That is why I call it pseudo world. One may be good but in today's world there is everything but trust. Moreover there should be some concrete ground or correspondence of thoughts to have A relationship . ..... Not surprising. 
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Thank you to THE TENNESSEAN for featuring my article, "The Lost Art of 'I don't know'" in today's FAITH AND VALUES section. (This was published on my blog on June 22 @ http://agathanolen.com/journal/the-lost-art-of-i-dont-know)
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"It is only when we have received mercy and forgiveness that we can give it away. Jesus offers us both."-Rev. Kristine Blaess
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Please join this group to petition to have June 17 designated each year to commemorate THE MARTYRS OF CHARLESTON, as a feast day in the Episcopal Church.
Please share this post with families and friends who believe that America can be a different place where all people are accepted and that America is no longer a place of hatred and violence in our churches and communities. Please join one or more of the groups on social media listed below to designate June 17 each year as the day we remember THE MARTYRS OF CHARLESTON. Our America is rampant with hatred, violence and discrimination. T...
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It's wonderful poem to start the day about how we help each other in our journey.
Today's post is a poem from Sam Shoemaker titled, "I Stand by the Door." Sam was an Episcopal priest who was instrumental in the Oxford Group and founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here's the poem: I stand by the door. I neither go too far in, nor stay too far out. The door is the most important door in the world - It is the door through which men walk when they find God. There is no use my going way inside and staying there,...
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Sometimes we are healed through rest. Our healing service includes quiet music, a Scripture reading and short reflection as well as an opportunity for healing prayer. We are hosting a workshop on October 16 and 17 in Nashville that will include a healing service on Friday evening. Will you join us? Both days are only $30 which includes Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast. Judith MacNutt is our keynote speaker and workshop leader. Will your church consider sending a team or 3 or 4? That would be ideal. Registration is limited to 140. Info at: http://www.stgeorgesnashville.org/ministries/healingprayerworkshop
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I've received healing through healing prayer. Is it the only thing that will reclaim Christianity?
The doomsday prophets are out in full force, quoting polls that show us becoming less and less “religious”. Recent Supreme Court rulings and world affairs have just added fuel to their argument that we have become a Godless nation in a Godless world. Two thousand years ago the story wasn’t much different when Jesus was still with us. In Luke 9:9, King Herod heard about Jesus and the apostles preaching and teaching, but also of the he...
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Amen my Dear, i pray for more grace and healing for you, because healing is thy children bread says my scripture.
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Amazing sculptures; amazing evening.
I traveled to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to take photos at dusk of the outdoor sculptures by Jaume Plensa and staked out a good spot to capture Awilda and Irma, two larger-than-life sculptures made of stainless steel “mesh”. The artist says, “They are in dialogue both with each other and with the landscape around them. “You can see through it,” he told us. “They are never hiding what is happening behind them and I think that’s import...
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Join me in commemorating June 17th as a day each year that we recognize THE MARTYRS OF CHARLESTON
Please share this post with families and friends who believe that America can be a different place where all people are accepted and that America is no longer a place of hatred and violence in our churches and communities. Please join one or more of the groups on social media listed below to designate June 17 each year as the day we remember THE MARTYRS OF CHARLESTON. Our America is rampant with hatred, violence and discrimination. T...
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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.

I'm a religion writer for THE TENNESSEAN, contributing to the FAITH and VALUES page. I'm working on my next book (due September 2015): RECLAIMING TIME with 40 Daily Meditations, Photos, Prayers, and Scripture on THE HOLINESS OF TIME.

.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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Gender
Female
Birthday
December 13
Other names
Gibney, Underhill, Nolan
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I Stand by the Door - Sam Shoemaker
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Today's post is a poem from Sam Shoemaker titled, "I Stand by the Door." Sam was an Episcopal priest who was instrumental in the Oxford Grou

Managing by Intimidation
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It was my 18th anniversary at HCA on Friday. It’s the longest I’ve ever worked for one company, and I’ve got the best job of my career. I th

Reclaiming Christianity
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The doomsday prophets are out in full force, quoting polls that show us becoming less and less “religious”. Recent Supreme Court rulings and

Lost in Thought
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I traveled to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to take photos at dusk of the outdoor sculptures by Jaume Plensa and staked out a good spot to cap

Martyrs of Charleston - June 17
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Please share this post with families and friends who believe that America can be a different place where all people are accepted and that Am

The Lost Art of "I Don't Know"
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I’m an amateur photographer and view many on-line tutorials to help me improve my photos. I was excited to participate in a recent one-day p

On Being Needed
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It is about having a purpose in life. An apparition came to me in a dream the week before surgery for breast cancer in 2006 and I wrote abou

Needing God
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The latest Pew Research Poll shows that people continue to drop out of Christianity and organized religion. It would be easy to blame clergy

Blessing for a STUDY or HOME OFFICE
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In the New Zealand Prayer Book is the BLESSING OF A HOME. It is in the home that the first experience of love occurs; it is there that love

Healing Prayer: The First Time
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My first encounter with healing prayer was in 2008. I hadn’t asked to receive it, but healing prayer was offered. Here’s the excerpt from my

Beyond Cooperation
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I’d entered both marriages with the idea that we were nice people that would always be civil to each other. But then bad things started happ

Nameless Leaders
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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