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…

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FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)

FAITH (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/31/17)
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We say that we have faith and that is good. But talking about faith and living faith are two different things. If we really had faith, we would not judge, criticize, or discriminate. We wouldn’t disregard people because they don’t look like us, think like us, or act like us. We would hear. We would lean in. We would understand. We would see others as we should see ourselves. That is part of what it means to have faith.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Stop Being Judgmental — A Word on Heart Opening (People. Matter. 01.17.17)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my all-time favorite theologians. If you’re not all into religion, though, he’s still one of the best writers on theological subjects and life in general. It turns out that he had something profound to say about being judgmental too… Read more…

Everyone Deserves Respect (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 280)

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1 Peter 2:17 (NLT)
Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.

Respect has become one of the most talked about but least practiced values in our society. We sing about respect, we write about respect, we hold intense conversations about respect, and we try to teach the young people around us about respect. Yet the actual practice of respect has become a main point of character that is largely irrelevant in everyday interactions. Read more…

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