I am reading a book that made a point that when you are excited about something, you have to tell someone. What it actually said is that the excitement isn’t entirely complete until you share it with somebody else.

When I think about getting excited, there are a handful of things that come readily to mind… I hate to admit this, but youtube seems to be at the top of that list. I don’t know what it is, but when I find an awesome video it seems a shame that my friends don’t know about it. Three months ago, if you said double _______ … anything, it took all of my self-control to not ask if you had seen the Double Rainbow video.

That being said I know that nine times of out ten, I actually temper my excitement. There really isn’t anything all that cool about exuberance. On the contrary, if you can remain cool and collected in the presence of something awesome, it is a testament to how chill you can be.

But you know, I don’t pride myself on being cool… actually if I am honest I think I take a small bit of pride in not being cool, and to that end there are three things on which I am going to totally “geek-out.”

(Note: Mr. Miller proudly acknowledges that these admissions verify his nerdiness & lack of “street -cred”)

1. My computer is free at last!

On Monday my desk lock broke locking my laptop inside. Day after day, with various attempts there was no getting into this circa-WWII bullet proof drawer. To give you an idea of how bullet proof, I took video of some of the invasive techniques that were used by myself, then custodial, then maintenance, then the lock shop, then the welding shop, then me and my dad and a bunch of power tools late last night. (Note: I am having problems loading said video, but I’ll put it up later)

Suffice it to say, I am excited to head to a coffee shop this afternoon and catch up on writing my sermon and quite a few different projects I am running rather late on.

Speaking of running…

2. I am running Ragnar Del Sol!

Two years ago I heard about a 24-hour race that … well here is the description:

You and 11 of your closest friends running 200(ish) miles, day and night, relay-style, through some of the most scenic terrain North America could muster. Add in crazy runners, inside jokes and a mild case of sleep deprivation. The result? Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant. We call it a Ragnar Relay.

How do you cover 200(ish) miles? Only one runner hits the road at a time. The rest of your teammates are on support duty in your race vehicles. Teams require 2 vehicles, with runners 1-6 in van 1 and 7 -12 in van 2. Van 1’s runners will cover the first six legs. It’s a relay, so as the each runner begins, the crew in the vehicle can drive ahead, cheer their runner on, and meet them at the exchange point to pick them up and drop off the next runner. After the first 6 legs, van 2 picks up the slack and starts putting in the miles. A day, night and day later, you’ll have made it all the way from start to finish!

Anyway I could never convince 11 of my friends to do something so crazy awesome, and I figured it would take a couple of years of getting people to run in shorter races and I would slowly ease them into the idea.  Well, a couple of days ago a friend of a friend contacted me and asked me to join their team to run in two weeks. This is what excitement + bit of ridiculousness = awesomeness looks like.

The group is from Arizona Youth Partnership, an organization that focuses abstinence education, and the team’s name is “Hey Kids, Keep Your Pants On”… that will explain a bit of the video.

3. The future of where we are going as a church is AWESOME!

The details are still being worked out, but all signs point to the Crossing and Revolution church joining forces at Easter. First and foremost I love Revolution and the leadership and the opportunity to unite in vision still floors me.

What makes me really excited is this very vision. I was reading in 1 John at Bible study and I read this opening:

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life– 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us– 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
(1 John 1:1-4)

I’m excited because so much of what I have read about in Acts and through Paul’s epistles have always seemed so improbable. Now I find myself looking at a future with fellow Christians from two different churches, where are actually, legitimately talking about and pursuing “Let’s reach all of Tucson with the Gospel”.

What’s cooler is when everyone at Bible Study also responds with the same degree of excitement and anticipation.

What this looks like, and what the plan involves is still taking shape, I will have more to write on later, but when it comes to excitement and my joy being made complete, this is certainly something I am “geek-ing out about”

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Comments
  1. You had better bring deoterant.

  2. Wow. I obviously don’t know how to spell.

  3. Jordan says:

    1. You sure know how to show excitement, Michael! 🙂 That is awesome that you will be running with Lori and Katie! Congratulations, I’m glad you are excited! That was a great video. LOL.

    2. I am excited about your free computer! I can just imagine the crazy things that you had to do to get it free! That would be a funny video too. I sent you an email the other day, so know you’ll actually be able to read it. Haha.

    3. I’m glad you and everyone are excited abou the church happenings! Can’t wait to hear more!

  4. Jordan says:

    Katie and I are both having spelling/grammar issues…. ** so now ** not know.

  5. shasta says:

    i still haven’t seen double rainbow…

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