Chasing My Father is about my journey to find rest in a chaotic world. My new life started in Soweto, South Africa where I learned the real meaning of forgiveness and love. Returning home to Nashville, Tennessee, I finally found freedom and rest.
Your life can be different, too. Chasing My Father is your invitation to join me on this journey.
Everyone I have met has brought me one step closer, or one step further away, from God. All the lessons are valuable, and I've had untold opportunities to receive and give love. With my fellow conspirators, we have great expectations of the coming of the Holy Spirit as we see glimpses of God's Kingdom through the great power, wonderful light, contagious love, and holy fire that is all around us.
I have not sailed a straight course on my journey, but I've learned to put God first in my life. When he is my Commander, decisions become easier, and His whispers become crystal clear invitations to join Him in His work.
This book is dedicated to the countless people who have inspired me and held me up when I stumbled. It is their example and wisdom that has made me hungry to help others take those first tentative steps to a new life.
I pray that you will find healing in your relationships by putting God first, and allowing all other relationships to flow from your first love.
|Publisher:||Holy Desires Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Insecurities, fears, and false idols prevented me from having intimate, fulfilling relationships. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, new and old friends engulfed me with unearned love. It was the most powerful emotion I had ever felt, to have people love me just as I was: broken, vulnerable, and scared.
I once again felt love freely given on a mission trip to South Africa. Twelve people taught me how to love as Jesus loves us, even loving me through a painful divorce in 2008. I've found a church community that nurtures the desires in my soul: to love, and to be loved.
I started a new life when I returned to Nashville, TN and my journey of transformation continues.
I am zealous about helping others re-channel their earthly desire for independence and individualism into a dependence on God and full participation in meaningful relationships with the people in their lives.
I write a blog where I post stories, photography and prayers at www.agathanolen.com.
I grew up in Geneseo, NY in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, and now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. I earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. degree from Tennessee State University. I played varsity Golf on the inaugural Women's Golf team at OU, 1974-1976 and have practiced pharmacy in New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. I work for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) in the Corporate Offices located in Nashville, TN.
I give tours at the Frist Center for Visual Arts and serve on the Docent Advisory Group (2012-2014). I enjoy writing, art, photography, reading, golf, and conversation. At St. George's Episcopal Church, I am a Healing Prayer Minister, teach in the Inquirer's Class, and travel to South Africa annually on mission trips. I made my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2011. My spiritual gifts are healing, evangelism, giving, exhortation and wisdom.
I have an enthusiastic heart in helping others to know Christ and fully use their spiritual gifts.
Blessings for your heart, my friend,