Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

Chasing Alaska: Skittle Triage and the Runaway Loo

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It’s settled. We’ll drive to Alaska. After days of intense planning, I have us from Phoenix to Alaska in 10 days. But Karry doesn’t like straight lines. “I want to go through Grand Teton. That’s a must,” she says. No problem. It’s already a stop on our route. “And I want to see the big trees […]

Chasing Alaska: I Can Tow My House Now

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So we recently moved to Alaska. We generally enjoy road trips. I just don’t usually bring my house with me. First we had to get the house. And by house I mean 29-foot travel trailer. My wife had told me: “I want something big enough for the kids, small enough to be uncomfortable, expensive enough to stress you […]

3 Crucial Realizations for Becoming a Better Parent

Every good parent wants to become better. After quickly learning life isn’t just about you anymore, every decision takes on a new dimension. You no longer ask what is best, but what is best for your children. And you try to make the right decisions, but things don’t always work out how you envisioned. Here […]

Running Out of Worship

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I recently returned from the 2015 RZIM Summer Institute. Hosted by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the event is a week-long submersion into a world of worship, academics, and Christian apologetics. I wasn’t supposed to be there. My wife’s due date was right in the middle of the conference, which was held in Atlanta. But our […]

Fighter Pilots and the Fundamentals of Basic Homeschool Maneuvering

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As a fighter pilot and father of five, I’ve had the privilege to watch my wife enlist into service as a homeschooling mom. I quickly learned that she would be engaged in combat far more than I ever would be as a fighter pilot. Every mom and dad brave enough to follow the calling of […]

A Test of Faith: Saying Goodbye to Boone

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When I began this blog, I decided to focus on topics related to leadership, parenthood, and worldview development. My wife and I are currently experiencing our biggest parenting challenge yet. If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand. Somewhat. I say somewhat because our situation brought us challenges we […]

Blind Faith in a Popular Theory (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins speaks of a dissatisfaction with atheism in the The Blind Watchmaker resulting from “inadequate explanations for the complexity of life prior to 1859 when Darwin’s Origin of Species was first published.” He states, “Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it […]

What’s This Religion Business? (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Pre-order today, buy a book for the troops, and help me reach my funding goal by March 22nd! (Update: our pre-order funding goal was met! Stay tuned for the official launch in November!) During a trip to Florida, I took a detour through the town of Clearwater, the Mecca of Scientology. […]

Book Review of Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life

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God will never give you more than you can handle. That’s one of the most frequently misquoted lines of Scripture. It’s not in the Bible, and it’s not true. In fact, God frequently gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes it’s the only way to get his messages across: You’re doing it wrong You cannot […]

Pre-Orders Open for My New Book One of the Few

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(Update: we met our crowd-funding goal, and pre-orders are now closed for the time being. Sign up to be notified when it’s released and download a free excerpt by signing up at www.oneofthefewbook.com) I’m excited to let you know that I am now accepting pre-orders for my new book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter […]