Good Morning!! Last Friday I did something I have never done before..... During the lunch rush, I was cleaning a table in the Faith room, my heart started racing, tears started flowing and I could not breath. I told Shelby I was going off the floor for a few minutes. I stumbled my way to the office and with my door closed I proceeded to cry. I was feeling completely overwhelmed, exhausted, full of sadness and uncertainty. While the Lord was raining amazing blessing down on the CIG I have been dealing with personal and business issues and eventually it all came to a head. I know ALL of us feel this way sometimes. I regained my composure, a little angry at myself for cracking and made my way to the front. I had not been up there less than 1 minute and a guest comes in... "Dessert to go please", as my crew is getting her dessert's together, we start talking. She reads what I have to say in the mornings and asked me about one of my guest with cancer. Her asking changed my mind set.....You see.... my problems had not changed but I was able to focus my energy on my precious friends, there issues a lot more important than mine. There is a phrase hanging in my office, "The Lord will do amazing things among you", I know life is hard, I live it everyday, sometimes I get so caught up in the "surface"of my life I forget to look under the problems and celebrate ALL of my blessings. My head has been very noisy this weekend, being alone with my thoughts was the last thing I wanted, but the talks that I have had with my heavenly father brought comfort like no other. Happy Monday yall.... whatever is breaking your heart today or has you full of anxiety, give it to him... turn your eyes to him and believe he has your back, through the storms of life he will do amazing things among us... That actually makes me giddy to see the amazing things that are going to come out of all that I am feeling!!
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.