Daniella Whyte

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People Are Who They Are and They Don’t Fit Into Perfect Little Boxes (People. Matter. 03.31.17)

There are two things that are especially true when it comes to people. First, every person is different in a thousand ways. Second, no one is perfect nor can they be if they tried.

Our differences and our imperfections are what make us who we are. You wouldn’t be you without these components and I wouldn’t be me. Too often, however, we forget in the overall discourse of life that we are as separate as our fingers are from our toes. We try to make everyone fit into a perfect little box, just the way we want them to be. Or we judge others because they don’t live up to our ideal expectations. Read more…

Look Out for Others (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/06/16)

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We shouldn’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for the well-being of others.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Compassion (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/05/16)

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There are some wounds that only compassion can heal.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

How Serving Results In Happiness (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 309)

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
— Barack Obama

The effects of service have long been touted as beneficial not only for the one on the receiving end of the service but also for the one performing the service. Karma, the law of cause and effect or the idea that one will receive in equal measure to what one puts out has entered into mainstream life and language as a force to be reckoned with. Whether we do good or bad, karma has an almost sinister way of seeking us out and finding us when we least expect it. Read more…

How to Know God Is Good (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 287)

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Psalm 145:9 (NLT)
The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.

You know how some people tend to use a lot of salt on their food or sugar in their coffee — yours truly being one of them — we don’t sprinkle it on; we pour it on. God’s goodness is very much like that. He doesn’t just sprinkle his grace and mercy and love into our lives; he pours it on. In fact, he not only pours, he showers. 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…

At Rock Bottom? Remember 3 More Things (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 266)

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“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.”
— Abigail Adams

The mountains are there not to strike fear in our hearts. They’re there for an entirely different reason. The mountains are tests to challenge us. They are invisible and visible forces that pull us and push us to either move forward or stay stuck. The mountains in our lives desire to be climbed. They are the chance we’ve always wanted to prove how strong we can be and how seriously and desperately we want something. Overcoming challenges takes both faith and courage. And those who dare to have both are rarely disappointed. Read more…

Life Is About Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 216)

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Mark 6:34a (NLT)
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them…

One of the main tests of spiritual maturity is how much love and compassion you extend to other people. It really isn’t about how many Bible verses you can quote or how many years you’ve served a church or how much you tithe or how much charity work you do or how many times a day you pray. The thing that really reveals your heart is how you treat other people. Read more…

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