Reasons for this Sabbatical Journey

September 2018

“God gave me this journey for reasons bigger than my reasons.”

On day 1 of this three-month Sabbatical Journey I set down my reasons for doing it.

My reasons:

  1. It is in my contract. I earned it.
  2. I want to see how expert teach their dogs and how they learn.
  3. I want to explore what retirement might be like.
  4. I want to apply great dog training principles to my dogs and school.
  5. I look forward to escape my day-to-day.
  6. I want to experience time in a new way.
  7. I want to explore our amazing country.

  8. I want to be outdoors.
  9. I want to connect with “real” men.
  10. I need to be sure of my call to Menaul School.
  11. I need to affirm my confidence in my Menaul School team.
  12. I want to see how Laurie and I do apart and her patience with me.

After over a month on the road, these reasons still hold true.  I might add one or two new ones.

  1. I want to wreck my daily schedule so I can insure purpose in everything I do.
  2. I want to hear God’s voice in new ways.
  3. I want to see how I manage aloneness.
  4. I want to meet new people who share my passions in life.

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