Good Morning!! WOW I walked into the CIG this morning and told the staff "Happy Monday" one of them looked at me and said "What's so happy about it"......they were completely stressing over the first day of school. I started thinking..."Why am I not stressing out?" B starts his junior year at a new school. They proceeded for 30 minutes to gripe and complain. I finally told them "Yall are freaking me out.... breath and focus". This time of year can be a little overwhelming, for the Stephens it has been a few months of total change and also great concern over our friends that have been sick. At 4:50 this morning as Shelby and I were walking out of the house and I mention B, Shelby said I am surprised you didnt wake him up, "Oh I did!! what kind of mom am I that he his starting a new school today and I am not here for him". I know parents all over are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and full of worry and the kids are excited and some full of anxiety. Happy Beautiful Monday yall!! If worry and anxiety start creeping in today remember this verse...Phil 4:6-7 Dont worry about anything instead pray about everything. We cant do both you have choose to worry or to pray and when you choose to pray you are giving it ALL to him. I pray amazing blessing for all the kids starting school today and for all the parents out there remember....worry is a waste of the imagination relieve your stress and take a prayer break. Happy 1st day of school!!!
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.