Good Morning!! A soldiers story..... Yesterday I am refilling coffee to a guy that has become a regular since we opened the doors at this new place, he comes in 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes just for coffee or sometimes to eat but always to have great conversation with the girls. He asked me a questions yesterday that took me off guard, because it is the question I ask so many..." So what is your story? how did you get to where you are today?"... I paused and started talking,honestly I was not very interested in what I had to say, I was more interested in why he was asking and what his journey was. He soon took over the talking and told me his journey of being a soldier. He spent a lot of time in Iraq, for years he was in harms way.... he talked of the stack of letters he would receive, they were a addressed to "ANY SOLDIER in IRAQ", he would read them and then answer these strangers back. He said the 1 questions kids would always asked, "Are you afraid you are going to die?". His answer would always be..... "there is a plan in place for my life and I live it everyday, not knowing how my book will end". Pryor to going off to war he ended up in a cemetary, he did not share why he was there but that was not important.... he talked of walking through and looking at the headstones, people's loved ones remembered with a few words and then he spotted a book laying across a grave and he picked it up to look at it....it was a book of blank pages. Happy Beautiful Thursday yall!! This book of blank pages is what kept this soldier going through the war. Last night I was thinking about his story and the book full of empty pages, I wondred what it meant to the loved ones that placed it on the grave.....The one thing we have in common with this soldier? we do not know how or when "our book" will end but I know I want a book full of pages that tells a life that is full!! There is a plan in place for each of us...are you living it ? As a christian, I know my name is scrawled in the book of life......but I want my book that I leave behind not to be blank, I want it to reflect our heavenly father and living the plan he set out for me.....think about it....would your book be blank or full? May your day be full and plenty of entries added to the book of your life!!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.