Daniella Whyte

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Having the Best Interests of Others at Heart (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 339)

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Philippians 2:4 (NLT)
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Many people in the world often complain about how unhappy they are with their lives. When I hear people talk about finding happiness, I often think that what you are looking for is never so close as the person right next to you — a child, a friend, a co-worker, a parent, a neighbor, a spouse. The beginning of all happiness is not found within ourselves, what we can gain for ourselves, or how we can improve our own lives. It is found in what we can give of ourselves. If all you think about is yourself, you’re going to be quite miserable. Read more…

Do You Have a Dream? (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 18)

Do You Have a Dream

“I have a dream.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

Our efforts to make things better in the world, and our hope that they even can be better is at the heart of who we are as individuals and as part of the global community. Our dreams shape us and help us to commit to and connect with each other in unimaginable ways. The wisdom and knowledge we collectively have improve and enhance each others’ lives.

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Fix or Forgive (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 15)

Fix or Forgive

Romans 12:17 (NLT)
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.

A mother apologizes for abandoning her son. After so many years, she asks for a second chance.

The son thinks to himself that it’s not really that easy. Am I supposed to just give in and forgive her? Surely, justice should be served in some way. She should feel the pain of abandonment — the same pain I felt, right?

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Never Give Up On Your Dream

This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was the face of the civil rights movement that not only fought for justice and equality for black Americans, but for freedom and justice for all Americans. Fifty years ago, King’s dream seemed impossible, even a long ways off from becoming a reality. The hope that he had for his people and thus for America as a nation could have easily been squashed with the difficult situations of each day. Nevertheless, with all the setbacks and disappointments he encountered, he never stopped dreaming. King never gave up on his dream. He was willing to hold on to his dream for as long as it would take to come to pass.
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Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Firm

The world is made up of two types of people: those who stand for something and those who stand for nothing. Everyday, around the world, people lose their lives and risk their honor to stand up for what they believe in. No matter how many times challenges arise or how high the mountain is to climb, there are some strong people who simply stand up, stand out, and stand firm.
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Standing, Fighting, and Dreaming

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Like many people, I believe this day should not only be about celebration, but about remembering, refocusing, and reexamining our own place and position in life. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who willingly and sacrificially stood up for the poor and helpless, fought against injustice with love, and dreamed for those who could not dream for themselves. In the heat of the Civil Rights battle, he could see the future of a brighter day. He knew that if he just kept at what he was called to do, one day, all his hard work would pay off. All the toil and sweat and tears would be worth it one day.
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