Daniella Whyte

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Why ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Perfect’ Leaves So Many People Unsatisfied (Vita. Consilio. 05.19.17)

How is it that some people can seemingly have it all in life but still end up unsatisfied and unhappy?

Let me tell you a story about Rebbie. Read more…

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

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Romans 12:11-12 (NLT)
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new goal but never actually reach the finish line because they never learned how to maintain a disciplined work ethic and enthusiastic attitude over the long haul. In order to reach your long-term goals, you need long haul enthusiasm. You’ve got to have passion, heart, and inner fire for what you’re doing or you’ll never make it to the finish line. You will easily get discouraged and give up if there is nothing on the inside propelling you forward. Read more…

Second Greatest Teacher (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/10/16)

Second Greatest Teacher (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/10/16) (Right-click to download)

Second Greatest Teacher (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/10/16)
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Besides failure, serving others in some capacity is the second greatest teacher.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

One Thing Is Lacking: Harmony (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 341)

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1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT)
I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.

If there is one thing lacking in homes, in schools, in families, and in society as a whole, it is that we very often do not “live in harmony with each other.” By the very same token, if there is one thing that could define society it is that there is a host of divisions among us, very few people even among believers are “of one mind, united in thought and purpose” to reflect hope and to do good in the world. Read more…

Letting Go of the Bird in the Hand (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 328)

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2 Corinthians 9:11 (NLT)
Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

God blesses us not so that we can be greedy or stingy, but so we can bless other people with our kindness and generosity. Isn’t it a wonderful thought to know that God bestows his grandest blessings upon his children in more ways than we can imagine so that we can be generous at every opportunity. This generosity results in a two-way upward path of gratitude to God from the giver and the receiver. Read more…

How Serving Results In Happiness (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 309)

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
— Barack Obama

The effects of service have long been touted as beneficial not only for the one on the receiving end of the service but also for the one performing the service. Karma, the law of cause and effect or the idea that one will receive in equal measure to what one puts out has entered into mainstream life and language as a force to be reckoned with. Whether we do good or bad, karma has an almost sinister way of seeking us out and finding us when we least expect it. Read more…

Be the Help (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/26/16)

Be the Help (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/26/16) (Right-click to download)

Be the Help (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/26/16)
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By helping others, we help ourselves.

LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

How Deep Do You Live? (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 268)

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Matthew 20:28 (NLT)
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Serving and giving to others is the heartbeat of the Christian life. As believers, it is not just our duty to serve, it is a great privilege and the highest honor. Too many of us think that service is for other people. But nothing could be further from the truth. Service is not for other people, it is for us to do in every single aspect of our lives. It isn’t something to be tacked on at the end of a long day; it is what we do in every day. Read more…

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