Good Morning!! In December,the Lord started showing me it was time to relocate the CIG. I decided to ignore him, never a good thing. His patience growing wreary in February he started to push harder. February came and every morning, I started praying for a clear vision and clear heart of what I was to do. There have been doors opened to me with great possibilities and the closer I have researched each opportunity and prayed each door has shut. Yesterday a final door shut to me....with tears rolling down my face....Shelby gently said to me.... "You are limiting your possiblities.... you want to stay downtown, but that may not be where he wants you." The only thing I do know, is he is not finished with "HIS" restaurant and so I come to yall for prayer and wisdom and maybe any of yall know a great place for this grill. I do not write this with a light heart. My precious staff are the ones that have been on this journey with me....they have experienced my excitement and then my total dissapointment and dispair. I do not have just my family to think about....I have 12 other families to think about and making the right decision is huge. I called my daddy yesterday and ask him a questions, "When do you know you are stepping out on absolute faith and when it is just a really bad business decision?" He gave me some pretty sound advise. Happy Beautiful Thursday..... I am remembering everyday, I will fear nothing, because I am his. I know his plan is great and sometimes I feel I am not up to the task ahead or where he wants to take my journey. I know I have come to yall a lot for prayer but here is the need laid right out. Please pray for this journey the Lord so beautifully put me on 5 years ago.
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.