Daniella Whyte is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and graduate of Liberty University.
Posted 10/11/15 at 2:00 PM | Daniella Whyte
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing” (Psalms 23:1, NIV).
We all want to belong to something or to someone. Having a sense of belonging is one of the basic needs of all human beings and is considered to be a major source of human motivation. We long to be loved, accepted, and appreciated for who we are. When we are a part of something, such as a family, we feel safe and have or are able to get whatever we need. FULL POST
Posted 9/7/15 at 11:41 PM | Daniella Whyte
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7, ASV).
In human biology, scientists largely agree with the statement, "like begets like". This means that parents produce offspring, or children, who are similar to them in some way. Each parent gives the child approximately half of their genes, thus the similarities between the parents and the child. The phrase "like begets like" is the principle of heredity. This principle plays out in many aspects of life. An apple seed produces an apple tree. Gorillas produces baby gorillas. Human beings produce babies. FULL POST
Posted 9/3/15 at 5:13 PM | Daniella Whyte
Many people waste valuable time thinking about tomorrow while living in today. For some of us, we can't wait until tomorrow comes because today carries issues that we would rather not deal with. We fool ourselves into thinking that another day will produce solutions to our problems so long as we avoid the problem for as long as possible. Tomorrow becomes some indefinite time in the future that never seems to come fast enough and never comes at all. The more we wait to do tomorrow what should be done today, the less we will accomplish in the long run. FULL POST
Posted 7/29/15 at 5:34 PM | Daniella Whyte
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13, NIV).
A woman gets a phone call from her doctor telling her to come in and review the results of a recent mammogram. She has an eerie feeling that something is wrong, but she anticipates the day she will know for sure. When she finally finds out that she has breast cancer, she begins to question who she really is.
A teenage boy is struggling both educationally and socially. He feels he has no friends and finds himself always being left out or left behind. One day, his parents stand in his bedroom door and announce that they are getting a divorce. This young man's already fragile world completely crumbles, and he is left wondering whether anybody really cares for him.
Posted 7/7/15 at 8:21 AM | Daniella Whyte
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. (Psalm 39:6, NLT).
God has given us so much time. Time to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, and to worship Him. Time to know others, to love others, to serve others, and to give to others. But how often we fill this divine time with busyness. Busyness is the common thread that runs throughout all of humanity. And sadly, in all of our hurrying, we rarely get anywhere. FULL POST
Posted 6/13/15 at 5:57 PM | Daniella Whyte
The sun always sets. The night always comes. Sooner or later, the day we started will end and what we entered, we will have to exit. Within the day you have lived, I hope you reached your goals or at least made progress towards them. I hope you took one more step to fulfilling your purpose in life. I hope the dreams you had did not die with the difficulties and headaches of the day, but that you saw the pathway open up just a little more to seeing those dreams come true. FULL POST
Posted 5/16/15 at 6:56 PM | Daniella Whyte
Each day is a gift from God. It is a moment in time that has never come before and never will come again. What we do in our day, how we act, and how we react to situations and to people, is equally important to how we start our day. Often, we start our day with an agenda --- things to do, people to see, and places to go. But less often do we choose to do certain things that will help jump-start our day. It's important to get our day off to a good start because how we start our day will determine how the rest of the day goes. FULL POST
Posted 5/13/15 at 11:39 AM | Daniella Whyte
"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!" -Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)
Have you ever considered what God thinks about? Do you want to know what is on His mind? The Bible tells us that God is always thinking about us and His thoughts about us are precious and beautiful. He thinks of us constantly. It is comforting to know that we were created by a God who always has us on His mind. FULL POST
Posted 5/10/15 at 4:26 PM | Daniella Whyte
How often we tend to only believe things we can see. After all, "seeing is believing" as the often-used statement says. Vision that only touches the surface will bring limited results. The end result of what we see begins with what we choose to believe. Our physical sight is very limited but our ability to believe with our hearts and see with our minds is not. FULL POST
Posted 5/6/15 at 8:32 AM | Daniella Whyte
I read a popular quote once that carries a lot of truth and meaning to life. It goes like this: "Life is a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don't work out, Take another shot."
How often do we see life like a camera? Not many times, I would imagine. We were created with the ability to focus, to capture, to develop, and to start over if we need to. Cameras produce pictures that remind us of what once was. Pictures jog our memory to a certain time and place in life. Through pictures, we are allowed to focus on what's important, remember the good times, become better from the negatives, and start over if we didn't get it quite right. FULL POST