Daniella Whyte

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3 More Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 279)

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“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.”
— Unknown

I wish I could change my bad habits in one single day. However, habits that have been developed over time must also change over time. I don’t advocate quick fixes. They rarely work. I do however advocate making definite and immediate choices that will produce changes in habit over the long term. Read more…

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8 Ways to Challenge Your Reliance on Convenience (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 276)

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“Maybe where we choose convenience is an indication of where we’re not being honest about our values.”
— Kiran Umapathy

Convenience has its place but for too many of us, it takes center stage to all the wonderful things we could be doing, seeing, and being. Of course, it isn’t leaving us anytime soon. Nobody would exactly advocate against ease or uncomplicated experiences. But we could be setting ourselves up to be less prepared for adversity or unpleasant encounters when much of our life depends on a phone or tablet. Read more…

Why We Should Be Compassionate (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 271)

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Luke 6:36 (NLT)
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

Jesus is the epitome of compassion and mercy. Each day we are alive is the perfect example of mercy being made evident in our lives. Sometimes, we won’t feel like being merciful or compassionate to other people. I know there are times in my own life where I allow frustration and disappointment to take over instead of showing mercy and extending compassion. It is one of the most difficult, but right decisions we can ever make. Read more…

Uncomfortable Growth (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 214)

Uncomfortable Growth

“Stop talking. Start walking.”
— L.M. Heroux

Many things get put off not because we can’t do them but because we are afraid at what the outcome will be if we try. You need to know that you will do just fine at the things you are afraid to do simply because challenge is good and growth of any kind is useful. If you never attempt anything, you’ll never know what result you could get. Read more…

Comfort that Comforts (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 188)

Comfort that Comforts

Matthew 5:4 (NLT)
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Much of a believer’s life is paradoxical. Much of life itself is paradoxical. We rise to the top by being willing to go to the bottom. We discover life by embracing death. We discover true peace and joy by the way of suffering and pain. The way to success is often paved with failure. Every virtue needs refinement by its opposite virtue. Read more…

Closer Than You Think (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 120)

Closer Than You Think

Psalm 145:18 (NLT)
The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.

God is always closer than we think. He is even closer than we can feel. We don’t always feel that God is near especially when we are in trouble or facing some difficulty, but He is. God’s omnipresence is hard to understand. But we don’t need to understand it as much as we need to experience it.  Read more…

Stop Resisting Your Drive (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 101)

Stop Resisting Your Drive

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #10)

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
— Coco Chanel

Drive is the innately determined desire to achieve a goal. The most successful people are driven. They push themselves and they push others to accomplish things and get the job done. They don’t give up or quit until targets are hit, tasks are completed, and objectives are satisfied. After they finish one thing, that inner drive keeps them pushing forward to do it all again.  Read more…

The Life-Giving Fountain (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 79)

The Life-Giving Fountain

Proverbs 14:27 (NLT)
Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.

The greatest lesson you will ever learn in life is to fear the Lord. The greatest blessing you will ever receive in life will come as a result of your fearing the Lord. Fear of the Lord does not mean we are afraid of God or that He is unapproachable through prayer. It simply means that we choose to reverence and obey Him consistently and wholeheartedly. Read more…

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