Bible, Church and Leadership

The Ridiculous Reason Why Churches Fight with Each Other

From what I read it would seem that there is an important part of my job that I’m... 

What Motivates Me to Keep Going

I remember the first time that we left our two older kids home alone together. ... 

How Can I Know God’s Will?

“How can you know if ___________ is God’s will for your life?”  This... 

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Family and Parenting

Parenting a Velociraptor

Parenting is hard.  If you are a parent, you already know that.  If you are not... 

When One of Your Worst Stories is Also One of Your Best (Parenting Post)

My wife and I were sitting downstairs in our house in St. Louis.  Our two daughters... 

Why You Should Stop Counting to Get Your Kids to Obey

There are some things that are so common that I begin to wonder if I am the one that... 

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General Insanity, Silliness and Rants

10 Steps to Winning at Disney World (or Any Theme Park)

You may be wondering what it means to win at Disney World or a theme park.  If you are as competitive as the Loften family, you know instinctively what it means.  For people who are nicer than us, I’ll explain.  There are two ways to win at a theme park.  The first is based solely on how you feel at the end of the day.  Some people walk away... [Read more of this review]

10 Signs That You Are a Dad of Only Girls

It all seems very normal to me.  However, I can tell by the look on a lot of people’s faces, that it doesn’t seem normal to everyone.  My family is my wife, my three daughters (at this moment 17, 14 and 3.  Soon to all have birthdays.), and me.  One guy, four girls, that’s us.  I love my family.  Don’t ever ask me if I... [Read more of this review]

Unravelling the Mystery of Billy Ocean and McDonalds

Sitting here with a little “live” blogging from McDonalds, which is funny because I have a meeting at Chick-Fil-A in an hour.  I hope I have enough time.  “Why? Why are you doing this?”  It is time to report on the great mystery that is Loverboy by Billy Ocean and the music list at the McDonalds on College in Fayetteville.... [Read more of this review]

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