Daniella Whyte

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We Expected to Die (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 324)


2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NLT)
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.

In our fast-paced world and often harried lives, it is so easy to focus only on the mountains we’re facing or allow ourselves to be blinded by our problems to the point where we feel like we can’t go on or even function in day to day tasks. The real obstacle that is standing in our way most of the time is that we try to do too much in our own strength. Read more…

3 Brilliant Ways to Waste Your Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 237)

3 Brilliant Ways to Waste Your Life

“Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we don’t believe in our goals, we will never reach them. If we only wish for things to get better, they will stay the same. If we don’t take action and make progress, we never get to where we want to go. If we don’t work for it hard enough, we’ll never get it. If we don’t learn to ask the right questions, we’ll always end up with the wrong answers or no answers at all. If we aren’t willing to find solutions, there will always be a problem. If we don’t have faith, we’ll be stuck in the same place dreaming about what could have been. Too many of us waste our lives doing all the wrongs things expecting to get to the right places. Read more…

Get Yourself Busy (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/14/16)

Get Yourself Busy (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/14/16) (Right-click to download)

Get Yourself Busy (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/14/16)
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Opportunity knocks on the doors of those who are already busy.


3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 114)

3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward

“If you take care of important things, the urgent things don’t show up as often. The opposite is never true.”
— Seth Godin

Some things are urgent and some things are important. Focusing on one will keep you in firefighter mode. Paying attention to the other will help advance you toward your goals. Most of what we encounter every day — situations, problems, and people — are urgent, but not important. Urgent things are short-term; important things are usually long-term. Important is coherent; urgent is muddled. Important is methodical; urgent is scattered. If you’re not playing in the hand of one, more than likely you’re dancing in the hand of another. Finding out what side you’re on will help determine how far you go.  Read more…

3 Final Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 37)

3 Final Ways We Complicate Life

“I’ll live as well, as deeply, as madly as I can–until I die.”
— Anne Lamott

Perhaps the thing we need the most isn’t more things to do but a thorough cleaning of our mental, emotional, and physical to-do lists. When you’re doing so much in a day that you can’t remember anything you did and you don’t feel any better or fulfilled having done it, then you are simply too busy and your life is too full and complicated. We were created to be human beings, not humans doing things. Never be too busy to enjoy life and really, truly live. If you had a final grade at the end of your life, what would it be? Would it be based on all the things you did and how important and busy you were? Or would it be based on how much you really lived and lived well. Read more…

3 Further Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 35)

3 Further Ways We Complicate Life

“‘No’ is a complete sentence.”
— Anne Lamott

Being busy — or “crazy busy” as Dr. Edward Hallowell would say — makes us feel significant. It makes us feel as though the world couldn’t revolve without us being there to make things go. Right? Well, that’s not always true. Many times, that’s in our heads, but not in reality. In this super busy life, we’re never bored, but always tired. We’re never unoccupied, but always fed up and irritated. And we complicate our lives by trying to cope with the mayhem and madness instead of letting it all go. Life as we know it has made us feel like we are supermen and superwomen, able and ready to do everything, go everywhere, and meet everyone even if our already jam-packed schedules don’t allow it. Everyone has a maximum capacity and we really need to learn to embrace it. When you hit your max, stop, sit down, and breathe.

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3 More Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 32)

3 More Ways We Complicate Life

“Full minds create chaos.”
— David W. Jones

Have you ever asked someone how they’re doing? Have you ever asked a friend how their work day went? Has anyone ever asked you these questions? What did they say? What did you say? I bet you I can guess the answer, and it’s a pretty universal one — “Busy”. It’s almost an automatic response.

We forget that being busy is not always good. It just looks good — sometimes. The busyness we think we should be proud of could be the very thing that is killing us, and it often is. So much busyness is hindering us from really living our lives. Nobody feels we were put on earth to be busy, but yet, here we are. Busy as ever and not doing the things that matter. Busyness complicates an otherwise simple life.

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Busy Doing You (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/21/15)

Busy Doing You (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/21/15)  (Right-click to download)

Busy Doing You (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/21/15)
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