The Last Crusade

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I just finished watching Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.  I came in on the tail end of it, but I’m totally okay with that because I still got to see my favorite part.  This is the one where they’re trying to get these men to go through what is basically a deadly obstacle course to get to the room which holds the holy grail, which if you drink from it, you will have eternal life.  The terrorists or whatever they are are sending man after man in and every time they get to a certain point something chops their heads off, and they roll back to the people standing out front and they ask for another volunteer.  Ooo…pick me!

My favorite part of the obstacle course is when he’s standing at the edge of the canyon and is reading that he’s supposed to take a leap of faith.  There’s no way a man can cross the canyon in one jump.  He’ll plummet to his death.  So what does Indiana Jones do?  He takes a step.  And he ends up on a ledge that can’t be seen because it blends in with the surroundings so well.  He gets to the other side of the ledge and throws some sand across so he can make sure to that he’ll see it the next time he tries to cross the canyon.

I don’t really know why I like that part so much, but I do.  Maybe it resonates deep within me that you’re never going to find what you’re searching for until you take that first step.  Maybe it’s just that the special effects were so awesome when I first saw the movie.  Seriously.  I liked the fact that the heads rolled back down the corridor and there was no blood.  Good times.

So I’m really trying to make this blog better.  I’m trying to make it look better.  You haven’t seen any of the trials yet, but I have.  It didn’t work.  I’m still working on it.  Don’t worry.  I’ll get there.  I also really want to know how to make these posts more enjoyable for you.  Maybe enjoyable isn’t the right word, but I want you to keep coming back and enjoying the posts.  There I go with enjoy again…

All that being said, there’s this conference that I’d like to go to.  One, it’s in North Carolina.  I can honestly say I’ve never been in North Carolina.  I’d like to go.  Two, there are three different “options” for this conference: speakers, writers & leaders.  It’s the writer’s part that intrigues me.  Three, I think this could be not only a great learning experience, but a pretty fun weekend, too!

Anyway, I’ve started following this blog lately by Lysa TerKeurst, the author of Made To Crave that I’ve mentioned on here before.  By following it, it was brought to my attention about the She Speaks Conference.  Check it out.  Let me know what you think about it.  I think it sounds like pretty good stuff myself.  Also, if you want to go, look into it.  Go to the blog I linked back to.  They’re giving away a scholarship to the conference, and I’d really like to win it.  I think it’s definitely worth it.  I’ve just got to get past the point where the nonbloody heads start rolling, to the canyon with the unseen bridge to get the the place I really want to go.  Maybe that requires some instruction. Maybe I need Harrison Ford to go along with me as a guide.  Maybe not.  Maybe I just need to take the first step!

Is there anything you’ve been holding back on lately?

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  • Andrea Ward

    BTW, Concord is just down the road from me, like 45 min. If you do end up going, we have an extra room and you can stay with us. Just an FYI.

    Andrea

    • I might have to take you up on that if I win the scholarship. That’s about the only way I’ll be able to go unless I sell a ton of real estate soon! Thank you!

  • Good luck!

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