Good Morning!! Over the last weeks "stories from the grill" have been few and far between. After being open for 2 months I am still trying to process everything..... Blessing after blessing and I am having , for the first time, a hard time putting it all into words. Everyday around here is crazy busy and with every minute of lunch rush my mind is on the kitchen, they do an amazing job but are still very fragile, crashing is always a concern. On Friday the line was of course out the door and my magic number for the amazing guest waiting in line is 15.... The amount of minutes I have to get them seated. Carrying on a deep conversation with others is usually not in my plan .... But there are those that The Lord has brought to the grill, not just for food but for there soul. The saying in the picture is written across my big wall and it has been apart of the CIG for a couple of years now. The night I sat in the empty CIG and watched it go up, i was giddy and full of emotion... I felt it would make a difference in someone's life and also let all who entered this place know that God was apart. I had checked on tables and the kitchen to make sure all were good and was making my way back to the line when a women stopped me. She had a camera in hand and ask.." Do you mind if I take a picture of your wall... I have a friend that is very sick, he has always ministered to many but he is dealing with a lot right now, I told him The Lord has a plan to use him whether he is sick or well.... As long as he has a breath in his body he can do the Lords work... This saying is what he needs." I know the guest at the door are waiting patiently and I know they wonder truly what could be going on that I stop in my steps to listen to every word she has to say.... This is why the grill is here to touch real life people,.... Happy beautiful Monday y'all!!! See how beautifully GOD has added one more day in your life , not necessarily because you need it but because someone else might need you!! Our Heavenly Father is so good and gracious to place reminders of his love.... Her hurting and love for her friend brought tears to my eyes but my heart was full.... After 5 1/2 years his grill is still making a difference in others life . This saying touches so many..... He has blessed you with another day... what are you going to do with it? As she told of her friends journey something really stuck out to me.... His whole life has been "ministering to others" and now he doesn't understand why The Lord just doesn't take him home..,., The Lord is not finished with him yet... Someone needs him today!! My prayer every morning is Lord use me to make a difference for your kingdom, what is your prayer?
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.