Good Morning!! I am a business owner, and in these tough times of rising cost on everything, I sometimes have to make tough choices. A few months ago a product that I have carried for a few years went up drastically.... Tabasco a little bottle that sets on each table. Some of my guest put it on eggs....some put it on everything. I never realized how passionate people are about their red sauce until I changed to another brand. Oh mylanta, have I had an earfull. I have been called out, loudly, in front of a whole dining room, I have been stopped in the hallway and the kitchen, all not very happy with the new choice of hot sauce. I quickly conceded, and brought in the favored, cherished hot sauce.They let me see their passion. We are passionate people by nature. I'm so passionate about watching my B play ball, I am passionate about the CIG. What are your passions? As christians our number 1 passion should be making followers of Jesus Christ. In the scheme of life, the brand of hot sauce or B's baseball does'nt matter. I want my passion to be placed on my heavenly father... everything else is blessings from him. Happy Tuesday yall, its amazing how a little bottle of Tabasco can teach me so much, think about where your passions are, you may learn a thing or two, I know I am:) May you day be full!!
Good Morning!! There is a precious young lady in my life that is a budding baker. The Lord has blessed her with an amazing talent, not only is she creative and gifted, she has one of the best hearts I have ever had the opportunity to meet. During the holiday season, she would come up and help with all of the pie orders. I so enjoy her company. A few weeks ago, one of my regulars told me he was going to Russia, for a very special occasion, he did not want to show up empty handed, what could I bake. Its a long way to Russia, I had to think outside of what the Cast Iron Grill usually does. I came up with a plan and he ok'd it. The container of goodies needed to be extra special and made with love. I thought of Brittany. This amazing 16 year old, put together a trinket, that this special young man will be giving to his girlfriends mom. I have been GIDDY all weekend. First to be asked to be apart of this amazing journey and to think that Brittany's sweets have traveled all the way to Russia. Today, I pray for his journey.... and I feel so blessed for the amazing people the Lord puts in my life. When I see kids like Brittany.... it makes my heart smile, she is touching lives and making a difference. Happy Monday yall!!!
Good Morning!! This year started with changes at the CIG, and I have been short handed on the floor since January. This always brings great stress and anxiety, not all of my dining rooms can be open, because I dont have enough girls to take care of our amazing guest. What I have learned? I have 5 strong.... These girls are amazing. They have pulled together, worked together, stressed together, have put up with my stress and they do it with a smile and an absolute servers heart. They are the hardest working girls, I have ever had the opportunity to know. They are the reason I get to live my dream everyday. They are single moms working to provide for their children, they make their job look easy... they take heart to know people by their names, they learn what our guest drink and their favorite pies. For most...this is the hardest job they have ever had, but as they say? Our amazing guest make it worth it. Alysha, Crimson, Vanessa, Lacey & Jessica, Thank you for your amazing job that yall do, Im so thankful and cherish you all. Happy Friday yall.... through changes, the Lord has brought a new found appreciation for the amazing poeple in my life. Today, tell those around you you are thankful for them, I will as soon as I see all of my wonderful girls this morning:)
Good Morning!! A few years ago, my pastor issued a challenge . Pray for your enemy, someone u don't care for. A person that brings turmoil into your life. One particular person came to mind , they weren't my enemy, but they did bring a lot of grief and heartache, and I just didn't like them. The last part of his challenge .... And see what happens when you do. On the next morning , I started praying. It was actually a quick prayer, prob not really heartfelt, but I was doing it right? It was easier to pray for someone I liked. Everyday I followed his challenge and everyday my heart starting changing. Y'all this person didn't change, my heart did. I actually started really caring for them. Instead of praying for them to change, the Lord changed my behavior, and my thoughts and then I became better ... and oh mylanta , they did too. Happy Wednesday y'all, it's easy to pray for those we love, today pray for the ones you dont. Jeremiah 33:3 says pray to me and I will answer . Start praying y'all.... It's life changing for them and you!!
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.