Daniella Whyte

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Rumor Mill (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 308)

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Proverbs 26:22 (NLT)
Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.

If we’re honest, we’ll admit that we like to be in the know. And most of the time, being “in the know” means being knowledgeable about people and their negative business. Gossip is such a big part of our society. Go to any grocery store or beauty shop and you are bound to find an array of gossip magazines that reveal nothing but the sadness and negativity that people go through. 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 Simple Warning Signs About the Company You Keep (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 236)

3 Simple Warning Signs About the Company You Keep

“Don’t waste another minute dealing with a toxic, negative, energy-draining person. Some people are wired for negativity. They love being argumentative, combative and abusive. Run for your life as quickly as possible.”
— Les Brown

The old adage, “It is better to be alone than in bad company” remains true today. It doesn’t mean you have to be a loner. But it does mean your life will be much better if you surround yourself with good people who have good character, positive words, competent work ethics, and beautiful spirits. As a person, you will be largely defined by the company you choose to keep. A productive future isn’t in the cards for you if you waste your time around people who do not edify you, encourage you, and empower you to improve. Sometimes we meet people by chance or coincidence. Other times, we encounter people by divine appointment. Luck sometimes pulls out a magic wand, sprinkles a little stardust and some charmer walks into our lives, for good or ill. But ultimately who you decide to let stay in your life and who you allow to leave is totally up to you. Read more…

3 Simple Things To Remember When Problems Persist (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 230)

3 Simple Things To Remember When Problems Persist

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
— Moliere

“If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.” We all have those days, perhaps even entire weeks and months, when it seems as though problems face us at every corner they can find. At work. At school. At home. At church. They threaten to pull us by the nape of our necks into a spiral of one thing after another. When everything seems to be going wrong, we may be caught off guard. These times can blindside us and cause us to neglect to realize the many things that are going so well in our lives. It might not be easy or a happy occasion when problems persist in our lives, but there are better ways to get through these times than whining and complaining about them. Read more…

ECHO (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 209)

ECHO

2 Corinthians 10:4 (NLT)
We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

When people speak negative words to us, many times, we have a tendency to rehearse that negativity in our minds. Maybe it was a teacher who told you that you were stupid or dumb. Or maybe it was a parent who said you weren’t good enough. Or perhaps it was a friend, or someone you thought was your friend, who embarrassed you for your weaknesses. Read more…

Reversing Negative Chatter (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 181)

Reversing Negative Chatter

“What you’re believing in the moment creates your suffering or your happiness.”
— Byron Katie

Everything that is bad can always be changed by reversing the thought, attitude, or behavior through choice. In your effort to achieve your goals, you will come up against a lot of negative chatter. Sometimes this will come from other people and other times it will come from within yourself. You cannot control what other people say or think. But we can control what we choose to think and say about ourselves.  Read more…

3 Possible Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 159)

3 Possible Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”
— Ayn Rand

We don’t see everything at once. Life doesn’t give us that luxury. But we can see all that we want to see by faith. Faith causes us to emerge from our little cubbies in the world and open up to all the opportunities that are before us. Nothing — other than ourselves — can really stop us from living our dreams and making some difference in the world while doing it. If we shake off the cobwebs and start stepping out and moving on, we’ll find that we really are doing more than we thought we could.  Read more…

Unfaithful (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 152)

Unfaithful

Romans 3:3 (NLT)
True, some of them were unfaithful; but just because they were unfaithful, does that mean God will be unfaithful?

There will always be critics who will try to persuade you away from doing what God has called you to do. While some may mean well, most are trying to discourage you. Just because people are unfaithful and sow seeds of doubt and concern, does not mean we have to quit and give up on God’s calling for our lives.  Read more…

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