Daniella Whyte

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Accidents Don’t Happen (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 354)

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“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”
— Elbert Hubbard

As human beings, we have a tendency to act as though our problems are the only problems in the world. We often make our issues much bigger than they really are simply because that is the only thing we can see at the present moment. When we are trapped in our own boxes of human self, we claw and scratch our way to hear only what we tell ourselves. And we miss out on all the insight and advice that could offer the solutions we need. Read more…

We Shouldn’t Be Applauded for Hurting with Those Who Hurt…That’s Our Human Duty (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 353)

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“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is truly heartbreaking to see so many suffering people in the world. While I know that no one person can save everybody, I do think that we are all responsible for at least making the effort to alleviate some of the burdens that other people face. No two burdens are the same because no two people actually carry them or face them in the same why. That’s why we need uniquely collective empathy and compassion. 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.

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…

Losing It All While Hanging On (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 333)

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Mark 8:35 (NLT)
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.

Too many people look for happiness and peace in how much money they make, the house they live in, the car they drive, the relationships they have, the success they obtain. But God has set up the world in such a way that none of these things bring eternal happiness and peace. These things are nice to have, but their effect is extremely temporary. Many people chase things and stuff looking for that one thing that they cannot lose and they never find it because they are looking in all the wrong places. 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…

Saved to Serve (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 266)

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2 Timothy 1:9 (NLT)
For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

God redeemed us through Christ’s blood so that we could do something with the grace we have been given. You’re not saved by your own works or your own merit. You’re not saved because you are a great person or because you had great parents because you are so good or so righteous. You are saved to do something about the grace by which you have received salvation and redemption. Read more…

It Is How You Live that Matters (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 253)

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Romans 12:5 (NLT)
So it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

You will live your life for something. What you live it for is completely up to you. You can have all the stripping of worldly success, but the only thing that is going to matter is how you served God and the people around you. We aren’t called to do everything, but we are required to do something. Just as every single part of the body must perform its duty, we too must perform our duty in the world. Read more…

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