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A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

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Great Success. X 2!

Posted by abramjanson on March 11, 2009

AJ’s Diner had yet another installment last Saturday evening… Crappy weather and the report of many people home for the weekend had us a bit leery of the turnout.  However, we couldn’t have been more wrong.  The turn out was incredible!  After all was said and done… we ended up serving 63 friends, acquaintances, strangers, and guests.  It was awesome!  We had a blast as always and legitimately ran out of food by the end of the night.


Many were AJ Diner virgins which was great.  We met a lot of cool new people… many had never experienced Adam Atkins morph into the Game Master… And I am still convinced it is not the cooking that brings people back… but the fun and community that takes place in that small two bedroom apartment.

Here are a few pictures from the night that I stole off of facebook.


Traveling mercies.


the center piece…

2639_1098411705815_1392300068_30282954_7231012_n the boss…




the chefs…


the grub…


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great success.

Posted by abramjanson on February 25, 2009

Week two of AJ’s Diner… GREAT SUCCESS.  

By the numbers:

5 Dozen Eggs

Pancake Recipe Single Batch X 8 (whatever the word for doubling it four times is….  octoubling??)

2 Loaves of Bread

Three Gallons of Milk

Two Gallons of Juice

4 packages of bacon

1 bag of cheese

1 Game of trivia with Atkins

3 Games of Catch Phrase

38 friends and new people gathered together in a two bedroom apartment… like I said… Great SUCCESS!


Oh… and yes… I am going to throw out the God card here… One of the coolest things that happened on Saturday night was after all was said and done… We broke exactly even with the donations to food cost ratio.  When I say exactly even… I mean… to the dollar.  What an awesome thing to happen!  It allows for us to continue this event on a regular basis.  Divinely taken care of? I think so.  So good.

The Diner has been just a great time and blessing in our lives.  We are slowly growing and seeing new people each week… and the latter is the ultimate goal.  Loving it.   


Curious as to what the diner is?  Head over to my old blog to check out the start of this little shindig.

The quick synopsis…. We invite everybody and anybody over to Atkins apartment and cook whoever comes breakfast… at night. 
traveling mercies.

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