Daniella Whyte

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People Are Who They Are and They Don’t Fit Into Perfect Little Boxes (People. Matter. 03.31.17)

There are two things that are especially true when it comes to people. First, every person is different in a thousand ways. Second, no one is perfect nor can they be if they tried.

Our differences and our imperfections are what make us who we are. You wouldn’t be you without these components and I wouldn’t be me. Too often, however, we forget in the overall discourse of life that we are as separate as our fingers are from our toes. We try to make everyone fit into a perfect little box, just the way we want them to be. Or we judge others because they don’t live up to our ideal expectations. Read more…

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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…

Stronger Together Than Apart (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 93)

Stronger Together Than Apart

Ephesians 4:3 (NLT)
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

Is it any wonder that the best relationships take work? The idea of effort seems to have become a much hated word since the beginning of modernism. In our age, it is easier to avoid people because of the work, love, and sacrifice that is required to maintain relationships. Grace is often misunderstood and peace is misinterpreted.  Read more…

Talk to God Before You Talk to People (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 53)

Talk to God Before You Talk to People

Psalm 133:1 (NLT)
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!

God desires for all His children to dwell together in unity, harmony, and grace towards each other. Nothing hurts God’s heart more than to see His people quarreling, warring, and fighting with one another. As believers, God has called us to seek forgiveness, offer forgiveness, amend our relationships, and restore fellowship with other people. 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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Living Worthy of the Gospel of Jesus (40 Days of Easter Truth #1)

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Easter Focus Passage: Philippians 1:27-30

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. Read more…

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