Take time to listen, really listen, to the hearts, sounds and invitations this season of the year offers.

Breathe once to let go, twice to be present and a third time for now what…

Lower expectations, heighten relationships…

Try to live at the pace of guidance each day and less by the pace of to do lists…

Listen to the life wanting to live in and through you and less to the life you think others want you to be
living.

Remember, to care is to lament.

Finally, the phrase “fear not” is found in the scriptures 365 times. Hmmm…

Grace and peace this Advent….

Steve Scoggin
An ordained Baptist minister, Professor, licensed professional counselor, certified Franklin Covey facilitator, and Associate Certified Coach, Steve is President of CareNet., Inc., a wholly owned Subsidiary of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Along with his responsibilities of providing leadership to a statewide outpatient counseling network of 32 clinics he also is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He specializes in executive coaching and consulting having worked with executives and organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He is a coach and consultant for CHC.