Jason B. Ladd

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

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 […]

Father’s Day: Revelation Through Prayer

Father's Day Revelation Through Prayer

I love my father. I am thankful for him today, as I am every day. A few years back, I captured that sentiment in a Father’s Day post titled “A Father’s Legacy: Memories From a Thankful Son.” But this Father’s Day, I want to tell you a story about another father, and the answer he gave to a […]

A Test of Faith: Saying Goodbye to Boone

test of faith saying goodbye to boone

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 […]

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 […]

Going Back to Black and White

back to black and white

This Christmas season, part of our experience included going back to black and white.  I wanted to create a shared experience with my children. I wanted to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. I recently saw clips of the colorized version and determined that with color, there was a chance for success. And we would watch […]

(Mother’s Day Repost) A Mother’s Valor: Of Strength and Sacrifice

Valor is “great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.”¹ I can think of no bigger struggle fraught with more danger than the battle of Matern-ageddon. Before I render my tribute to mothers, let’s quickly revisit another famous battle. In the first century, Sparta was known for its elite class of fighting warriors. […]

Accidental Pluralist: Counterinsurgency and Unintended Consequences

After reading about an idea called “the accidental guerrilla syndrome” while studying about counterinsurgencies, I realized similar conditions might be contributing to the relentless wave of secular philosophy. The concept made me think about why pluralism, moral relativism, and secularism have become so popular in the last 50 years. (ARTICLE: “Defending Christianity in a Secular […]

Outside the Box: Burgers, Babes, and Obesity

I was recently thinking about deception and empty promises.  In the process, I may have discovered the secret to losing weight and feeling great.  This post connects burgers, babes, and obesity.  How can we eliminate body image issues and burger benders?  Here is one outside-the-box solution: Advertising reform I made this amazing discovery while selecting […]

Cultural Captives: Beliefs, Behavior, and the Future of America

Establishing a coherent and sufficient worldview leads to many questions about life, the world, and yourself. When Jesus spoke with the woman at the well in Samaria, she went back and told the townspeople, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.” After reading Stephen Cable’s book Cultural Captives: The Beliefs and Behavior […]

The Secret to Success: Improve Your Life in Five Words

Want to save thousands of dollars in therapy and marriage counseling? I may have stumbled onto the secret to success for maintaining a strong relationship.  It’s nothing new.  Malcolm Muggeridge said: “All new news is old news happening to new people.” (Click here to Tweet that!) At one point it was new to me, and […]