Good Morning!!Back in December a news station contacted me about doing a story on the Cast Iron Grill's move, of course I was delighted, knowing it was a God thing that they wanted to highlight "his"grill. The segment ran on Christmas morning 1 day after closing the doors at the old location. I remember watching the interview but my mind was so focused on the task ahead.....moving the grill in one week and opening the doors January 2, 2013. The last 6 months have been absolutely crazy, changing my life forever, never did I anticipate what was to come. Last week I was in contact with my friend, Tracy, she is the one that has built my website and keeps it up to date. She post all of my stories, pictures, specials you name it she does it and does an amazing job. We were back and forth by text of the changes that needed to be made to the website. Her last text to me....."go look at the homepage and tell me what you think?". I had been on the phone constantly that afternoon about catering's, I was of course mentally swamped when she sent this text. I finish up my calls and pull up the CIG website www.castirongrilllubbock.com and there on the homepage was a video. I push play and instantly hear my voice, as I listen and watch tears began to fall from my cheeks...... I had forgotten about this segment. I immediatly call Tracy.....choking back my tears I say the words "Thank you"......Happy Beautiful Monday yall...... I express to my friend......The girl(myself) in that video was scared to death of the move, about what was to come and yet I acted so brave, I had absolute faith that my heavenly father had this....it was his plan not my plan. I was given a gift last week....I was reminded.... he gave me strength when I was at my weakest point. I know we all do not have a video of our journey's but we do have our memories or if you write things down you have a journal .... a journey of where you have been, where you are and where you are going. Before your crazy busy day starts, stop, think & remember where your journey started and where you are today.....by the grace of God I am standing and strong and it is only because of him. Before my move in December I received several gifts from my precious regulars and ironically every gift had the same bible verse on them, Jeremiah 29:11...."For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Are you fearful of what is to come? are you struggling? I promise if you rely on him and allow him to guide you he will bring comfort, peace and strength......I am not saying it is easy, I am saying I am the poster child of being fearful especially when life is full of change and my strength comes from him.....
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.