Daniella Whyte

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We Shouldn’t Be Applauded for Hurting with Those Who Hurt…That’s Our Human Duty (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 353)

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“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is truly heartbreaking to see so many suffering people in the world. While I know that no one person can save everybody, I do think that we are all responsible for at least making the effort to alleviate some of the burdens that other people face. No two burdens are the same because no two people actually carry them or face them in the same why. That’s why we need uniquely collective empathy and compassion. Read more…

Finding Meaning in the Midst of Pain (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 285)

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1 Peter 4:19 (NLT)
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

When Jewish psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was arrested by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp during World War II, almost everything was taken away from him. He was stripped of his family, possessions, property, and when he arrived at Auschwitz even his manuscript for “Man’s Search for Meaning” was taken away from him. When Frankl emerged from that harrowing ordeal, he reflected, “There is nothing in the world that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.” Read more…

3 Extra Fears that Hold Us Back (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 260)

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“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
— Judy Blume

Overcoming any type of fear can be challenging. Fear is not visible but it exists in our minds and is made evident through our actions. We give fear human characteristics and even a personality without giving any thought to the effect it can have on us. We don’t have to give fear life. Sometimes there is something wrong and all we can do is deal with it. Most times, there is nothing really wrong, and we act out of anger, disappointment, or stress anyway. You have the power to create a life where fear does not play a role. When you conquer your fears, you liberate your life. Read more…

Leaning In When It’s Crash and Burn (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 246)

Leaning In to Crash and Burn

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example, to go for a walk.”
— Anne Lamott

When you’re feeling out of sorts and everything around you seems to be crashing and burning all at the same time, don’t ignore it. Accept that it is happening. I know this sounds unhelpful and weird and impossible. But we tend to feel we have to do something in a crisis. We don’t really all the time. Sometimes a crisis is going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about. And we need to accept that it is happening and that we are helpless at that moment. Read more…

Suffering Induces Motivation (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 88)

Suffering Induces Motivation

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
— Rumi

Unless you’re one of the few people who exists in this world who are gluttons for pain, it’s safe to assume that most of us don’t like suffering of any kind. I’m one of the most of us. Believe me, I’ve had my share of pain and moments of suffering, and don’t remember liking anything particular about those experiences. If success could be achieved without even the mildest form of suffering, more people would be successful.  Read more…

The Patience of Jesus (40 Days of Easter Truth #22)

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Easter Focus Passage: Psalm 22:7–8

7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

Easter Truth – DAY TWENTY-TWO:

These two verses in Psalm 22 are a foreshadow of the suffering and pain that Jesus Christ would endure on the cross. Beyond just an experience in Jesus’ life, these verses also show His patience and His passion for the entire world. While people laughed at Him, mocked Him, called Him names, and insulted His character, Jesus hung on the cross willingly to bring forth the hope that we so desperately need. Read more…

Prayer: Learning Through Trouble

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Take Heed to the Warning Signs

Take Heed to the Warning Signs

“And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people” (2 Chronicles 36:15).

The world today is filled with warning signs. No matter who you are or where you live, warning signs exist all around you. When a storm, tornado, or hurricane is approaching, sirens alert us to the impending danger. On the back of certain products, there are labels that tell us how harmful the product is or can be. When we are sick, the symptoms we experience are warning signs to let us know something is wrong. Stop signs, red lights, smoke detectors, and hazard symbols are all warning signs to keep us back from potential danger. Read more…

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