Prayer is Needed
Good Morning!! These last few months I have written of so many amazing people's journey. I have asked for prayer many times and cried so many tears over these stories, sometimes I wonder if I have any left...... I have talked of my sweet Donna with breast cancer....her journey of treatment, her good days and bad days have touched me deeply. Her chemo done, her port removed and the scans show she is clear.... radiation will be next.....when I received these great words my heart was giddy... I sat in my office with tears running down my face as I share the news with Shelby and a joyous heart of praise and thanskgiving.... and amazingly as I am singing praise of Donna's healing I receive a private message.... the journey I shared of my sweet regular that was watching his second wife battle the same disease that took his first wife.... the news she has only a few months left... and in a second my giddy heart turned to anguish and sorrow and my tears falling were from a broken heart. The title of the movie..."While you were sleeping" has crossed my mind a hundred times in the last few weeks when my thoughts turn to our precious friend Rick. The choice some weeks ago to stop treatment and to let the cancer take it's course has been a tough one to see. With his 3 precious friends, that have become his round the clock caretaker's.. he is loved and made to be comfortable. A hospital bed moved into the den... he sleeps. Weeks ago he opted for no more nourishment and yet is body still hangs on, he is tired and as of recently has had less moments of clarity. His journey is coming to an end and my thoughts are to many to put into words.... Shelby and I have witnessed the best of people when we see these 3 friends that have taken on this journey with Rick. Faith is a strange thing sometimes because I never doubted that our heavenly father would heal him from this disease and now my prayers have changed for this precious friend of mine. I sat in shock as we recieved news, back in August, that B's friend was hospitalized with west nile menegitis and in the process discovered a brain tumor. This precious senior in high school was singing praise to our heavenly father for becoming sick so this tumor was discovered. On Wednesday he underwent surgery on the tumor....his precious family is waiting on the results to see where their journey will lead.... their faith is so strong. Happy Beautiful Friday...All of these journeys have different endings, some endings we do not like or understand but are the exact same because ALL of them have trusted in our heavely father for peace, healing and comfort. When I have asked for prayer for these precious friends, that yall do not know, yall have parted your lips and called to our heavenly father. Prayer is still needed... God is good all the time and I am learning absolute faith...its not my will its his will!!
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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.