A word about my day

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : October 19, 2006

I had an enjoyable day today. Amy and I slept in, which we get to do, since our days are usually backloaded with activity rather than frontloaded.

After doing some quick emailing and writing, I had lunch with ten other people at the Twin Cities Emergent Cohort. This was our first meeting for a while and we met in a great new location: the Acadia Cafe off Franklin and Nicollette. They are one of those special places with both a full coffee bar AND 15 selections of beer on tap. The conversation was lively and thoughtful–what an Emergent Cohort meeting should be. The best part of the cohort meeting was that my friend Jeff Gauss made the trip down from middle-of-nowhere Cushing to be a part of the meeting.

After spending some additional quality time with Jeff, I went home and finished writing a sermon and cooked a gigantic batch of Pad Thai (I cook the evening meal for everyone at the house and try to make enough for people to take to work the next day).

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to eat any of my yummy Pad Thai, because I had a speaking engagement with InterVarsity East Bank (I am planting a chapter on the West Bank). Even though the meeting didn’t start until 8, I left around 7pm because I wanted to walk the whole way so that I had time to think and pray. Plus, I’m trying to walk more so that I can become a slimmer me.

Things went well with the folks at InterVarsity East Bank. I talked about living within the tension between embracing culture and subverting culture at the University. I focused on how Jesus lived within this tension as he ministered Incarnationally. Afterwards, I got a ride home. After hugging and kissing my wife, I heated up a plate of Pad Thai and felt so content that I thought I would write about it on my blog. End post.

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One Response to “A word about my day”

  1. michelle on October 20th, 2006 3:22 pm

    As a sign of gratitude for your reply to my email I’d like to tell you that there are 16 tablespoons in one cup, and 3 teaspoons in one tablespoon. I’ve found that to be the most helpful when trying to convert recipies to accomidate more or less guests. I’d also recomend that you get in touch with the U of M food service becasue they already have recipies converted to accomidate larger amounts of people. Vegetarian ones too. I don’t know if the U’s food has improved since I graduated, but they couldn’t hurt as a base to add your own zest. :)

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