Daniella Whyte

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


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…

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

Life Is About Love

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…

3 Real Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 201)

3 Real Habits of Seriously Creative People

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”
— Pablo Picasso

The creation of the world is about the only thing that has been done and finished completely. Everything else remains to be done or improved in some way. Creative people know what has been done, what has yet to be done, and what really needs improving. If it isn’t perfect — and that’s nearly everything — it can be made better. And that is where creative people find their energy, their muse, and their satisfaction. Read more…

3 Other Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 138)

3 Other Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

Growth is always slow. That’s why it’s called growth. It is a process and all processes take time. Sometimes, we have to take a step back from our life and look at it like a movie. If we’re paying attention, we’ll see that we are, in fact, right where we need to be. Progress is always better measured objectively. Read more…

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