Daniella Whyte

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HOPE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/09/17)

HOPE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/09/17)
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Hope is an element of adversity. Hope is not a feeling; it’s a way of thinking and being. If we want to be hopeful, we have to lean in, stop running, cease avoiding pain, and let ourselves struggle. We are told to “do what makes us happy”. We are rarely told to “do what makes us grow”. Growth is a byproduct of adversity and hope is a spinoff of traveling that journey.


Turning Points as Stepping Stones (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 356)


“Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don’t do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize the opportunity, or just miss it. Miss the moment and you never get a chance again.”
— Aidan Chambers

Every challenge we encounter and every adversity that we face comes with the opportunity to make a decision. It is as if we arrive at a fork in the road and have to stop in order to make sure we take the right path. Sometimes, we tend to rush through difficult times without giving any thought to what it might be trying to teach us.

Each of us will inevitably face such times. They are the moments of life that determine whether we stay the same or make the changes. Whether the experience is happy or unhappy or whether it pertains to our personal or professional lives, these are moments that regulate our thinking and often lead us to make small decisions that open the door to huge possibilities. Read more…

One Day It All Will Click (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 341)


“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”
— Unknown

So many things are vying for our attention in this world. In every direction we turn, there is someone or something calling us, pulling us, or pushing us. At every point in life, there is a new article or book, lesson or teacher wanting us to pay attention to them, telling us that this is important or this is necessary. If we are not careful, we can spend much of our lives allowing ourselves to be taken into so many different directions that pretty soon we won’t know where we are or who we are at all. Read more…

Adversity Is Asking For Something (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/19/16)

Adversity Is Asking For Something (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/19/16) (Right-click to download)

Adversity Is Asking For Something (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/19/16)
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Adversity has the ability of eliciting strength and talent which if everything were easy would have remained untapped.


The Grace Solution (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 274)


Proverbs 29:11 (NLT)
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

There are a host of things you can’t control in this life. You can’t control the color of your school, where you were born, or who your parents are. You can’t control what happens to you on a daily basis, what people say or think, or the situations you encounter. You also can’t control the way you look, how tall or short you are, or your past. Many people waste time trying to control the things and the people that are simply beyond their power. Read more…

You May Walk with a Limp, but Walk Anyway (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 268)


“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
— Ivy Baker Priest

Life is hard. Experiences can be harder. Just walking this journey can be both deeply painful and incredibly difficult. The doom and gloom all around make it increasingly tough to feel lightness, or air, or freedom. Or to see clearly without wincing at the brightness of reality. Or to walk on despite the debris underneath your feet. Sitting at rock bottom or holding on to a thin limb can be really frustrating and confusing. Read more…

The Struggle of Life (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/01/16)

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The Struggle of Life (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/01/16)
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The greatest gift we have all been given is the struggle of life.


One Prerequisite (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/19/16)

One Prerequisite (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/19/16) (Right-click to download)

One Prerequisite (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/19/16)
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Adversity is a prerequisite to progress.


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