Daniella Whyte

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You’ve Been Given This Mountain…but You’re Not Expected to Move It (Soul. Musings. 05/21/17)

So, you’re struggling to carry on. You’ve gone over everything again and again. You’ve checked in with God throughout the day and asked him to show you where you need to make a 360 or why your faith is being tried.

You’re in desperate need of someone to talk to, so you bring it up to your pastor or small group. In an attempt to encourage you, someone grabs your hand and tells you, “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.”  Read more…

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Nothing Exciting Happens on Most Days: A Message on Happiness and Meaning (Soul. Musings. 03/26/17)

People have long debated the question of what is happiness? We often use the term “happiness” as a catch-all to describe a range of emotions from excitement to contentment and every positive feeling in between.

Over the last several years, scientists and researchers have done solid work to help us understand what happiness is and how we can cultivate it in our lives. As it turns out, happiness has nothing to do with how much money you have in your bank account or how many clothes you have in your closet. Read more…

We All Face Challenges but Some of Us Are Finding Our Fire: A Message on Perseverance (Soul. Musings. 02/07/17)

Irish poet and novelist Oscar Wilde so accurately said some time ago, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Everyone you meet, whether they admit it or not, is fighting a very difficult battle, striving to overcome a challenge, problem, or hardship. While some of us choose to settle into the struggle and allow it to control us, others of us choose to dig in, deeper and deeper. Read more…

If You Were a Tree You’d Have Roots; Instead You’re a Human with Feet (A Message on Moving On) (Soul. Musings. 01/31/17)

Many times, we settle for where we are and for what we have because we think it is safe. We are ruled by the idea of staying because we are afraid of what it will feel like and actually be like to move into a new environment with new people, new opportunities, and new responsibilities.

We are frightened by the thought of moving on simply because we cannot bear to leave behind the familiar. Sometimes what we know and have can be the best blessing, but at other times, it can be the very things that keep us back from fulfilling our dreams. Read more…

You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Coffee (Soul. Musings. 01/12/17)

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The world is filled with people who are looking for validation and approval of who they are. It’s natural to want to be liked, loved, and valued. As the great Austrian psychologist, Alfred Adler once said, “Genuine human connection is as essential to our existence as air and water.” Read more…

Incredible, Amazing, Awesome Life (Soul. Musings. 01/06/17)

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In September of 2009, a video titled “Incredible, amazing, awesome Apple” took over the internet. Basically, it was posted to draw attention to Apple’s consistent use of superlatives. Hence the emphasis on “incredible, amazing, awesome”. And even today, Apple leaders and Apple lovers use these types of words to describe their products. Critics of Apple will say it is a tool by which millions of people are tricked into buying Apple products. Whether it is or it isn’t, the fact remains that it works. Read more…

Plans and Wills (Soul. Musings. 01/03/17)

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Of all the things that can offer satisfaction in life, reaching your goals would seem to be the most important. We all have goals but very few of us reach them. For whatever reason, we get sidetracked, we get lost, we let stuff get in the way. And we never get to where we think we should go yet still yearning deep on the inside for that real satisfaction. Read more…

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