Leadership Quotes for Kids, Women and Students – By StyleGerms

a coach helps others win by helping them to discover the knowledge, strategies, action plans, inspiration and accountability they need to excel and reach even greater levels of success.


help teammates to identify gaps in their businesses and personal lives

recognize and affirm the gifts of teammates

discover their teammates convictions and encourage them to create a vision consistent with those convictions

assist with creating plans necessary for further levels of success

keep teammates focused, passionate and on track in regard to their plans

pinpoint and assess their team’s resources

provide the fresh perspective their teammates may need to complete their goals and actions

hold teammates accountable to their commitments



as a coach we help to:

make sure they have defined their reality, to stop, think and truly asses their current situation

clarify their vision and define their goals, most people constantly react to events, people and things… and therefore are not driven by purpose

understand and address roadblocks to their vision, we are most blinded to the things that are most comfortable or familiar to us

test their thinking, opinions, and conclusions, we easily get caught up in insanity, “doing the same things over and over, but expecting different results”

establish accountability, too often people fall short by confusing intent with action



Purpose: All Heart break , All Hurts every thing in our lives has a reason even when we do not see it clearly.

But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 1 Corinthians 12:18


As i was reading my bible this morning this ONE THING jumped out at me.


i am positioned for God’s purpose and pleasure.

my form and function are designed by God for His pleasure and will.

who i am.

where i am.

what i am doing.

my family.

my giftings.

my personality.

all of my life.

for such a time as this.


i am positioned by God in His family and His kingdom as He has seen fit.

He is wise above wisdom and sees outside of time, so He knows the best fit.

He was happy and satisfied, willing to do it, delighted, prepared, pleased to set each member in their own specific placing.


there is a place for me.

God has made a place for me.

i belong.



do you know where you fit? 



2014 definitely ranks as one of the best years of my life.  in part it is to these wonderful guys and gals above in the photo – The SAS (Set Apart School) Students and pastors.  Set Apart has been my great love and passion for this year.

Set Apart is a one year course for school leavers heading to university education or university students moving on to start new jobs or launch their career.  It is like a gap year, with a part time course for young adults to be equipped and trained with great foundations for life – no matter where they are going next.  The course is split over 6 days with 2 days of class material and learning, 2 days of serving in the Kingdom of God and 2 days of part time work in the marketplace.  This ensures students are not just sitting in a classroom, but actually putting into practice new concepts as they learn them.

The course is divided into 8 different areas that cover every part of life including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects.

Set Apart is designed to equip students in the same 8 areas of life that Daniel and his friends excelled in (Daniel 1:3-4) so that no matter where the King leads each one, His light can shine.  The 8 areas are: identity, physical, vision, presentation, learning, relationships, discernment and attitude.

This year I have done so many new things as a result of my involvement with SAS.  I have taught sessions on topics that were new to me too – speaking 3-6 times each term.  I have also written and marked all the assessments for each student.   I have been blessed to hear many phenomenal guest speakers, both church/ministry speakers and practical life skills (note taking, car maintenance, hospitality etc).  I have loved watching our students grow exponentially.   SAS fills my heart.

In 2015 we have deferred having students and will be working on getting the course govt accredited and prepared for relaunch in 2016.




now THIS is my kind of christmas music!

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Last night I had my first night at HKC youth….  I officially start in January and so wanted to make the most of seeing what happens now and how things click together.   I felt incredibly priv’d to be at what turned out to be an incredibly special night.  Many young people felt the presence of God for the first time and it took me back to my own youth group days when I first got saved and knew that God loved me.  This is why I said “yes”.  This is it.  This is the real deal.  This is what life is about.

*  photo is me speaking at youth camp last weekend



There’s something about Christmas music for me.

It evokes both good memories, and horror memories.

It stirs wonder and worship as we sing about our Saviour, the newborn king.

But on the flipside it reminds me of long car rides, at any time of the  year, when we had to endure Snoopys Christmas Album – my brothers choice of music, and long shifts late into the night when I worked as a student at The Warehouse (like Walmart).  Whoever was in charge of the music selection for the store had a fondness for Alvin and the Chipmunks and old style Christmas songs that, well, they made me feel very sleepy and unimpressed.

However that comes that time in your life when you have kids and you have to embrace everything Christmas and create new rituals and traditions.  Kids love Christmas music.  All things Christmas.  And rightly so.  So I have eased my “no Christmas music ban” but do reserve the right to veto any particular songs.

So I am loving the new Pentatonix music!  It fills my heart!  I hope you enjoy it too!

What’s your favourite Christmas song?


Recently I got to watch a clip of a 12 year old boy give a speech in the Auckland speech finals.   His sister died in the Elim cannoning tragedy in 2008.  His speech was on legacy and the challenge to his audience was  What are you doing to leave a legacy?  He challenged us to make our lives count.

Life is more than breathing.  It’s more than minecraft (shock), more than our friends, more than today.

You may think, yeah I’ll think about that when I’m 21, when I’m a grown up, when I’ve got a job.  But today matters.  Today counts.  Today you are creating your legacy.

The greatest legacy we can leave is lives changed eternally.  To see His Kingdom Come.

DL Moody, a famous old dead guy who was a famous preacher and revivalist said ““The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to him. By God’s help, I aim to be that man.”


“The world has yet to see what God can do with a man or woman fully consecrated to him. By God’s help, I aim to be that person.”


That is the challenge that I throw down to each of you, to myself.   To know God and make Him known.

So how do we make that real in our lives?


When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.  Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them,  four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat.  They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”

 But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves,  “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”

Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts?  Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’?  So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said,  “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

 And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!”  Mark 2:1-12


In this passage we see four men with radical faith, who created a legacy and made a difference.  They heard Jesus was in town and knew that Jesus was the answer their friend needed.   This was their one chance, their moment.

Their friend was paralysed.  He could not walk or move.  He could not get to Jesus himself.  He needed the deliberate intentional choices and actions of his friends to get Him to Jesus.


Who are you bringing?


Who are the paralysed people in your life?  They may not be confined to a wheel chair unable to walk or move, but there may be other areas that they stuck and paralysed in.  Loneliness.  Fear.  Rejection.  Depression.   Sin.

The paralyzed man had his whole life radically changed.  He could walk and run and dance for the first time.  And more importantly, his sins were forgiven.  His eternity was changed.   He knew that God loved him, rescued him and that God was real and amazing.  Heaven collided with earth.  It was more than just a story, it was more than just a good idea.  God did something so real and irrefutable, so big and spectacular that it blew the limitations that people had around God.

There is so much more possibility than we have seen before because Jesus is more amazing than we can dare, ask or imagine.  So lets dare, ask and imagine great things and see God exceed those things.

In my own story, before going to youth group I was paralyzed.  Just like that man.  I was stuck in the blackness of my life.  I didn’t know who I was or what I was doing.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.

On the first night I was at youth group they sung a song – Don’t you know that I love you, don’t you know that my plans for you are good.  Look and see I’ve engraved you on the palms of my hands.”

When God saved me it was like I walked for the first time.  In fact, at the end of the meeting I went outside and did cartwells and couldn’t stop moving and talking and expressing the crazy happiness I felt on the inside!

I believe that as we bring people to Jesus we’re going to see people get up and walk for the first time.  We’re going to see the mess of people’s lives collide with the majesty of God’s grace.  We’re going to see people set free and discover that they are created on purpose by a very real on purpose God.  You are going to see the amazing things that God can do through someone that says YES.  Someone who is consecrated and goes hard out to see His Kingdom come.


The people who know their God shall be strong and do exploits.  Dan 11:32




The heart of the Gospel is the pierced heart of the Son of God. It is all there, at the cross. God horrified and assaulted by our sin, our clenched fist in His face and His breathtaking act of turning that same cross into the instrument of redeeming love, reconciliation and salvation. He died for those who killed Him. By His blood He forgave those who spilled it. That is the Gospel story.  Reinhard Bonnke


“The emotion of feeling grateful doesn’t happen naturally. It is a result of the deliberate choice of demonstrating gratitude.” In other words, you don’t show gratitude because you feel grateful, you feel grateful because you show gratitude.

When we’re living our lives with intentional gratitude we’re fixing our eyes upon Jesus and agreeing YES He is good and YES He is faithful and YES He is Lord and YES He is the one who loves us!  Gratitude is an expression of faith.



1000 things



Be joyful: Intentionally look around for measures of joy each day. There is joy in simply being alive and in being redeemed by God. Remember, joy is a choice we make, not a feeling we hope to get from our circumstances. It’s good to look for the good, to celebrate it even in small ways. Doing so is a moment of victory.  Lysa TerKeurst



2639.  sunshine

2640.  new opportunities – acting Youth Pastor 2015 @ The River

2641.  new opportunities – Life Coaching Course 2015

2642.  #liveyourlist

2643.  the best housegroup in the world

2644.  delicious fresh bread

2645.  fault in our stars

2646.  generous friends

2647.  the best church in the world

2648.  my sweet girl – she is delightful

2649.  my spunky son – nearly taller than me, growing in wisdom

2650.  new babies

2651.  christmas trees

2652.  dreamers and builders

2653.  frozen

2654. new dining room table and chairs… and the east auckland grapevine to give away our old ones (and quickly too, posted it and boom, gone and picked up!)

2655.  good conversation

2656.  safe travels

2657.  weddings, births and engagements

2658.  fringe times with antonio

2679.  mumstime

2680.  lovely cards from my bible in schools class

2681.  leading and loving it connectLIVE

2682.  upholstery cleaner

2683.  fly spray

2684.  navy

2685.  early nights

2686.  spotify


“Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with. True, He is everywhere, always. Before I thought of Him as further off, not so close. When I started to see all the things that I love bestowed upon me, I started to see Him as near, present, everywhere, showering me with good things. Seeing the things I love all around me gives me eyes to see that I am loved, that He loves me.” Ann Voskamp


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