Daniella Whyte

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3 Totally Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 282)

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“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
— Therese Fowler

If you don’t like the way things are going for you, now may be a good time to seriously look at your daily habits, not just the physical ones, but the internal ones, the ones that flow from your heart and mind, and see if there are areas you can change. Wanting to change and not making the effort to do so, only brings more stress into your life. Change is always painful at first but then it produces better conditions. Read more…

Masked (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 124)

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Luke 6:42 (NLT)
How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

Hypocrisy is not only a sin, but it can be a source of anxiety. Pretending to be someone we’re not, to have something we don’t have, or to do something we don’t do is a sure way to get tired and frustrated. Just think about it. Your brain will always be running on overtime because you have to remember what you said to someone the last time you saw them, check the way you act in front of another person, and pretend to have something or do something that is equal to someone else.  Read more…

Authentic Faith (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 60)

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Matthew 6:2 (NLT)
When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get.

To be a hypocrite is to put on a false appearance of piety, virtue, or religion. It is to say one thing and do another; to pretend to believe something but to act in accordance with the opposite of those beliefs. Perhaps, we have all fallen guilty to this kind of behavior. But we were never created to live and act in such a way. To be a hypocrite takes more effort and energy than to be committed to living in the image of Christ. Read more…

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