Ryan Reese

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What Does the Bible Mean When It Talks About God Hardening People’s Hearts?

Recently someone asked a great question about God hardening people’s hearts in Scripture.Fourteen times in Scripture a statement is made that God …

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Graphic Design

C. S. Lewis on the Theology and Practice of Worship

C. S. Lewis may seem like an odd subject for study when it comes to the theology and practice of worship. He was neither a clergyman nor a …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

workimprovement

Gardening 101: Fothergilla

The effusive spring froth of fothergilla flowers brightens shady green garden corners and sparkles when planted to catch the backlighting of morning …

Every Book of the Bible in One Word

God reveals himself through his Word. When he speaks, he teaches us what he is like, how he acts, and how he desires us to respond. As a whole, the …

Seven Key Lessons in Diversity from Grace Fellowship Church

My challenge at a recent conference was to prepare a message that described our church’s experience of finding true Christian unity in a context of …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

How Amazon Embraces Risk As Its Best Friend To Get Out In Front Of Change

Lost in the discussion of Amazon buying Whole Foods is not just the company’s tolerance for risk but why it may not be as risky as you think.<p>As a business leader, I have learned one thing above all – about adverse circumstances: It is a certainty that those who venture more, risk more adversity. …

Leadership

15 Ways to Style the Modern Bookshelf

A bookshelf is definitely much more than just a space to stack up all those books. Modern bookshelves are fabulous decorative pieces all on their own …

5 Shade-Loving Plants You Haven't Seen Everywhere

Good news: Your dim apartment simulates "jungle light"<p>Deep in the jungle, blazing sunlight gets blocked out by leaves and vines and trees before reaching the jungle floor, where shade-loving plants of all kinds grow in cheerful abundance. And while far less sexy a setup, windows that face airshafts …

Best Indoor Plants: 6 Flowering Orchids to Grow

I feared orchids for years, assuming they earned their “hothouse flower” nickname honestly. But actually? Growing orchids is easy if you follow a few …

15 Shade-Loving Plants That Are Made for a Tree-Lined Garden

There's a reason impatiens are so popular.<p>Just because a plant grows outside doesn't mean it thrives in intense, direct sunlight. Just ask these varieties, all of which prefer a shady spot next to the house or under a tree. If your yard is blessed with tons of coverage, these are the plants that'll …

Preacher’s Toolkit: How Should I Respond When I Deliver a Dud?

<b>Editors’ note</b>: “Preacher’s Toolkit” is a monthly series that seeks to answer questions related to preaching. If you have a preaching-related question …

Evangelical Christianity

Do I Really Need To Suffer?

Christians have an interesting relationship with suffering. We follow a suffering Savior who assures us that we, like him, will have to bear a cross. …

Plants

12 beautiful garden ideas for the front of your house

Regardless of the style, area or theme, it’s always nice to have a green space in your house that allows you to stay connected with nature. If you …

Clever tricks that will help your garden survive winter

With winter firmly on the horizon, it's time to talk about preventative action and what you can do to keep your garden safe as the weather …

Gardening

10 Tips to Help Your Houseplants Survive Fall & Winter

With end of Daylight Savings near, you're not the only one anticipating (or rather dreading) the harshest months of the year. Pretty soon, your …

Three Simple Ways to Stop Weeds In Your Garden Early

Planting season will soon be here, and if you’re planning a garden, you should also consider how you’re going to control weeds. Our friends at the …

Best landscaping ideas to beautify your home

Landscaping ideas of the garden of the home can be one of the best ways to decorate the home.<p>Many people mistakenly believe that landscaping is …

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year

Hint: It's not about you.<p>When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the …

Leadership

Why Pastors Are Committing Suicide

A few years before Craig Sanders lost his father to suicide, a music pastor in their South Carolina town took his life.<p>“I remember the superficial …

Mental Health

8 Social Media Posts Your Church Should Try

Since social media has become a part of the daily lives of so many people, there is such an incredible opportunity for the local church to use this …

The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6<p>We have heard it preached from the pulpit for …

Parenting

Nine Surprises in Worship Services That Made Guests Return

In a recent Twitter survey, I asked respondents to share with me a singular event that impressed them in a church worship service. In fact, most of …

SHORTER Sermons = More Effective Sermons: 10 Tips

5. <b>Try a One Point Message.</b><p>Most people will not remember three points and all the detail you may want to give. Try picking one big truth you want to …

5 Ways Great Leaders Keep Hope Alive When Hope is Fading

We leaders are dealers in hope.<p>Not hype, which is completely different. But hope.<p>One of our key tasks is to move people toward a promise that’s real. …

Measuring Church Health: Are we understaffed or overstaffed?

This is one of the more eye-opening metrics we share with churches as we help them take next steps. We determine the ratio of the number of worship …

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

Public Speaking