Daniella Whyte

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Selfless Desires (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 362)


Galatians 6:8 (NLT)
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

A common question among social psychologists is whether people are naturally inclined to be more altruistic or to be more selfish. While some evidence points to humans being innately generous and willing to help, other studies state that we have the natural tendency to be greedy and self-focused. Some of this is influenced by our environment while some of it is impacted by genetics. Read more…

5 Ways to Know Your Relationship Will Fail (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 355)


“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
— Kaleel Jamison

We all want our relationships to be successful. But some traits and attitudes will put you on the fast track to failure. If you understand what some of those are early in life, you will be able to develop and maintain meaningful and sincere relationships at every stage of life.

If it is done in the right way, relationships are very difficult. It has great rewards as well as equally great risks. Sometimes, you have to put yourself on the line and at other times, the other person has to put himself on the line. In the give and take, you want to make sure both are done equitably. Read more…

6 Things We Waste Time Thinking About (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 334)


“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
— Frank A. Clark

Our thoughts have the power to control our lives. The more we think, the more we act. Sometimes, our thoughts are good and they propel us to do good. Other times, our thoughts are the exact opposite of who we are at our core and we act accordingly. Changing the way we think can change the way we live and make all the difference in our future. Here are 6 things we waste time thinking about and what we can do about it: Read more…

The One I Want To Know (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 334)


Philippians 3:10-11 (NLT)
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!

There is a very big difference between knowing about someone and actually knowing someone. We could all say that we know about our favorite sports figure or celebrity but we don’t really know them. We know about the leaders of our country but we don’t really know them on a personal level. We know about them by what we read, see, or hear, but we don’t know them like we know our spouse, children, or friend. Read more…

7 Ways Good People Destroy Their Love Lives (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 332)


“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
— Carl Jung

Most of us don’t get the love we could have and even deserve because we do things to completely destroy how we get it. In a sense, we sabotage our own love lives by building walls instead of bridges, expecting too much, and not being willing to grow. Assumptions and expectations are a large part of what causes many relationships not to work; but it is also the things we consciously do such as being bitter, dishonesty, no communication, and pushing for the other person to be perfect that completely ruins it for us. Read more…

When Some People Need to Exit (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 318)


2 Corinthians 6:17 (NLT)
Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.

One of the most difficult things for most of us to do is to let go of something that has become familiar and comfortable but is no longer serving a useful or beneficial purpose. It’s kind of like an old pair of shoes that have holes in the bottom. You love them because your feet have grown so comfortable in them, but they are no longer serving the purpose for which they were made. Read more…

3 Ways to Stop Disappointing Yourself with People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 311)


“Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”
— Haruki Murakami

We cause ourselves a lot of undue stress and take on a lot of unnecessary burdens when we create unreasonable and unrealistic expectations for other people. Of course, as human beings, we all deserve basic things like love and respect, belonging and a sense of connection. However, depending on other people for very much more than this can leave you disappointed. Read more…

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