Time To Jump Into The Deep End!

I am not a good swimmer at all. I can wade out into the deep with a float device but never ever jump into the deep. The deep water totally intimidates me.

I have been thinking about how the float device never lets me down no matter how deep I ease myself into the water. I wonder why I can’t trust that same device to just jump feet first into that same deep water?

There are times in life when God eases us into the deeper things and times when He says JUMP NOW! What if I was on a sinking ship and the captain was yelling jump now and I froze up? So what if God is saying jump now and I’m in a total state of fear and frozen in place. The ship is sinking and Cassie is drowning in her fear!

I have been struggling with my fear and trust lately. I have been grasping for air and acting as if I was drowning while wearing my safety float! God has never let me down! God will never let me drown in the deep!

Last night I woke up thinking about how I want to be so secure in my safety and security in GOD that I’m not moved by my surroundings. I want to eat and mingle with those who most wouldn’t and enjoy the fellowship but not be like them. I want to be out in the world to show them love with out letting the world dominate me. I want to go so deep in God that I can stand out in a crowd that is not like me with out fear of rejection.

Over the last month I have been thinking about the plans God has for me, the dreams I have for bigger things in God, and that He has for me. I have been so afraid of failing at them that I have been frozen in place. I have been so afraid to let go of the old hurts and disappointments because that might leave room for new ones! These are all trust issues! I am ready to JUMP INTO THE DEEP! I am ready to trust the same God who’s been with me from the shallow calm waters to the deep raging waters all of my life!

I love these verses I found last night about how I will be changed and ready for the deep! It’s not by me struggling but by me EMBRACING HIS LOVE! All I need to do is live my ordinary everyday life for HIM!

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Who’s ready for the deep with me?

Love y’all

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

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Shewwee

Well I had this blog I was going to write out this morning and I ended up making it as a comment on someone’s post. Their post was exactly about this.

When people are walking through their own pain and messes we can look pretty on outside and spray out crap like a skunk.

I’ve been beating myself up because I keep making bad choices, acting ways I don’t want to act like, always Letting people down and letting myself down. This morning I walked out into a skunk spray. Skunks are so pretty but when they are startled they spray stink everywhere. That’s what I feel I have been doing for years.

Trying to look good to everyone around me but then something happens to set off my defense mechanism and look out :::

Ugly words, ugly actions, ugly thoughts and spraying stink all around me.

I have to let go of all that junk from my past all the way up to today. Junk that keeps me on the defense has to go. That junk that keeps me trying to look so pretty and all together but all the while stinking up my life and those around me.

I am tired of trying to look good while inside I’m filled with this stink that comes out at all the wrong times. It’s time for my stink producer to be clipped! I want to let things go, let people go, let the past go and even the future! I want to Smell like JESUS!

To all of those I have sprayed my stink on or someone else has sprayed theirs on you…

You keep living for God and you. Don’t let us skunks get any of our spray on you.

God is the only one who has it all together.

Love y’all

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

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10 Ways To Be True To You

1. Stop breaking promises to yourself

2. Communicate clearly your thoughts, ideas and feelings

3. Your goal is to please God not others

4. Say what you really mean. No more beating around the bush

5. Trust that small still voice. ITS GOD

6. Always speak life about yourself

7. Follow your heart! God lives in it

8. Never hesitate to just say NO THANK YOU

9. Never be afraid to say YES

10. Always be kind to yourself

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

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Morning Rawness

Some tell me I shouldn’t care anymore! Some say your better off! Some say I never should have! For those who truly know me, you know how deeply I love, how I go in and give all I can until I lose myself in a person.

They say time heals but I say GOD HEALS. Time only tells how far along in that healing I am.

This is a rough week for me. See I always have hope in me. I always have wild imaginations that the total disaster will turn into a huge walking testimony somehow. AND IT ALWAYS WILL. Just not always the way we think it will.

A word of advice to those helping someone overcome trauma, loss, hurt of any kind. Don’t try dismissing their emotions with cliche comments. People heal in their own time and their own ways. If they don’t feel they can be honest with those around them, they will close off and fake it. That is not healthy in anyway. We may think we are making them feel better when we say our little easily thrown out words BUT we are not. Unfortunately I’ve said all these things to others. I never knew how it made them feel. I did it because their pain made me uncomfortable because I didn’t understand. I am finding it is way easier to say “I don’t have a clue what you must be feeling but I love you and I’m here for you”.

So I’m being honest today with y’all. I’m experiencing a new level of emotions and a new level of healing. I’ve felt angry over the last few days at myself for having any feelings about certain areas at all. But I decided to embrace them so I can finish my healing process.

There are so many people my story will impact so they can heal as well. So onward I go! I won’t fake it till I make it. I will process it and allow God to finish the work HE started.

#mymorningrawness

Cassie Gilman

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Week 4~RUTH

I have always been intrigued with Ruth. Ruth lost her husband, her brother in laws and father in law all at once. I can not imagine the grief she was feeling. In times of grief we naturally turn inward and maybe even somewhat selfish. It’s a survival technique much necessary at times. BUT NOT RUTH!
There came a moment of decision for Ruth; would she return to the familiar or go towards the unknown? Would she press on with the God she had been serving or return to false hope, false idols and emptiness because it was easier?
Ruth’s mother in law Naomi told her and the sister in laws to return back to their land. I find it interesting that the sister in laws said with their mouths, oh no we will stay with you! Hmmm we’re they only giving lip service? It only took two times of Naomi telling them “I have no sons for you to marry” then they were out!!! NOT RUTH!
Ruth oh how strong her faith in God had to be. Ruth told Naomi “I will go where you go”. I don’t know about you but I’m not sure I could have done that. I might have been thinking about the fact she basically said hey you will be single from now on… or the fact I had never been to this foreign place! Ruth knew no one but her mother in law. A mother in law who was bitter over the death of her sons and husband. Oh boy that had to be a depressing trip!!! Naomi even changed her name to mean bitter 😥 I probably would have ran to a more comfortable place. NOT RUTH
Ruth journeyed on and took care of Naomi. Ruth could have changed her name to bitterness, depressed, single for life, poor me… BUT NOT RUTH.
Ruth gets up one morning and says “hey I am going to the fields and hope for favor to clean up what’s left behind” ~Cassie’s paraphrasing lol
She starts picking up what’s left behind. I don’t think her intentions were to fund a husband. I believe her heart was servant hood. I believe she was doing what she knew to do in the natural to provide for her and Naomi. I believe she was picking herself up out of the dark places she was living in to find a reason to hope. She could have taken the easy way out and ran back to familiar!!! BUT NOT RUTH
So guess what happened!! The man who owned the fields was named Boaz and he noticed Ruth! He asked his crew who is this woman? They explained she was Naomi’s daughter in law and a widow. 
Ruth did not approach Boaz…He went to Ruth!
“Boaz went over and said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Stay right here with us when you gather grain; don’t go to any other fields. Stay right behind the young women working in my field. See which part of the field they are harvesting, and then follow them. I have warned the young men not to treat you roughly. And when you are thirsty, help yourself to the water they have drawn from the well.” Ruth fell at his feet and thanked him warmly. “What have I done to deserve such kindness?” she asked. “I am only a foreigner.” “Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers. May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.””
‭‭Ruth‬ ‭2:8-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Ruth could have chased after him and begged him for food. Instead she labored in the fields and believed for favor. That was not overlooked. She could have said hey I am Naomi’s daughter in law, I heard there was a law here that a relative of my husband was suppose to marry me so I can have children and continue the linage. BUT NOT RUTH!
Ruth did the ordinary, everyday task of providing for Naomi and herself and trusted God! Here is what is amazing!
Because Ruth did not turn back to the easy road..
Because Ruth didn’t lay down in her loss
Because Ruth didn’t chase after the final outcome with out doing the daily task first
Because she didn’t try to run ahead of God and force things to happen
God put her exactly where she needed to be at the exact time she needed to be there! Boaz took notice of her! Boaz gave her favor, provision and grace. Boaz made her task become easier and showed her exactly where to work, where to be for food and water!!!

15 When Ruth went back to work again, Boaz ordered his young men, “Let her gather grain right among the sheaves without stopping her. 16 And pull out some heads of barley from the bundles and drop them on purpose for her. Let her pick them up, and don’t give her a hard time!”

17 So Ruth gathered barley there all day, and when she beat out the grain that evening, it filled an entire basket.[a]18 She carried it back into town and showed it to her mother-in-law. Ruth also gave her the roasted grain that was left over from her meal

THEN…..
The time came when Naomi brought up that law about the relative who could marry Ruth! She directed her to clean up, prepare for her BIG DREAM!! Her husband, her provision, her protection and PURPOSE. Ruth had to be scared of rejection. I would have said ummm nope you go ask him for me lol. BUT NOT RUTH!
Ruth did as she was directed. LONG STORY SHORT!!! She married the man of her dreams and fulfilled the call and purpose on her life. RUTH went from a foreigner to being in the direct line of Jesus lineage!! WOW!!!!!!
I would love it if you would read the book of Ruth this week and send me your thoughts on her life ♥️!!!
I’m all pumped up and excited this morning about life and ALL HE HAS FOR ME! Don’t settle for less than your BOAZ in life rather it’s a husband or a Dream! God wants the best for you!
Love you,
Cassie G
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Drop your burdens and RUN to JESUS

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

One day I was so over loaded emotionally and mentally with life. I felt like I was being taken under by a heavy weight around my neck. Like I was carrying luggage filled with rocks and I was going to drown in life.

There was a period in my life where I was living in a situation that was not bringing me peace at all. I was under attack spiritually, mentally and physically. My Mommajo AKA Carol Hogner came for a visit one weekend. I was helping her carry in her luggage and she went to hug me, my hands were too full to just melt into that loving hug. I suddenly realized I was holding onto baggage that was keeping me from being embraced fully by loving parental arms. I dropped all the luggage on the ground and said, okay now I’m ready.

A year went by from this moment that happened in the physical, when God showed me my life in the spiritual. He took me back to that moment in my mind. I realized I was carrying too much baggage with me. It’s not easy to drop baggage 🧳 and walk or run in the other direction. We can start thinking about the value that it has served us to keep it. That very baggage might have provided protection from more rejection, pain, being let down and avoiding walking in an area we are called because of fear. So many reasons it’s hard to drop the burdens or baggage and RUN into HIS ARMS! OH BUT IT IS WELL WORTH IT! See our Father God will never ever LET US GO! He will give us a light load of peace, joy, comfort…

Below is a video with a song sang by Carol Hogner that came out of that baggage moment. Please take a few minutes to check it out.

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

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Mary Magdalene

This was our week 3 from the email list!

I was thinking about how so many things in our past hold us back from ALL HE HAS FOR US!
Mary Magdalene was a woman possessed by not 1 but 7 demons. She was known as someone insane. It only took ONE touch from His love to set her free. 

Luke 8:2 New International Version (NIV

and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

I wonder when she was worshiping Jesus, ministering to His needs and sharing His resurrection was she thinking: oh I can not be doing this! I had 7 demons so I am not qualified.
Oh BUT she was!! Jesus qualified her just like you and I. The first one to declare His resurrection was Mary Magdalene!
John 20:1-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Empty Tomb
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
Just like Mary Magdalene we have ALL been touched with Christ love! We have been set free from our own demons and issues. If we have issues remaining we know the ONE who will set us free!
Never give up! Never shut up from the truth! Never put up with the enemies lies!
Worship like Mary! Spread His love and resurrection power like Mary!
♥️♥️♥️♥️
Cassie G
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Risk It All

Sharing from the 5 week email list!

It is week 2! Today’s woman may not have a name but when I think of her I think of myself. 

How desperate for God and ALL He has for us are we?  

The woman with the issue of blood!… Oh we all have our issues in life, but how many of us are so desperate in life to risk our lives to reach out for ALL of Jesus? 

The woman with the issue of blood found in Luke chapter 8:43-48 had been suffering for 12 years.  She had spent every last penny she had on a cure, relief and anything that would change her issue.  This issue made her unclean and she was not legally allowed to even be in the public.  In the Bible times she could have been stoned for going into a public setting. This woman only known by her issue was searching for THE ONE who she had heard would heal her and replace the issue with His love. 

Imagine your issue or issues that you have been struggling for years with!!!  You know deep down in your heart that there has to be an answer, a fix, a healing, a restoring love to take them away.  So how far have you already gone to get this?  Have you turned to alcohol, anger, fear, co-dependency, relationships…?  Have you crawled away feeling only weaker and hopeless?  

Now picture this!  You like this woman are fed up feeling void of the true answer!!!  You do not care about the risk anymore!  You do not care what others will think of you!!!  You in your weak moments, frailness in your battle and lack of answers crawl through all the lies of the enemy and you grab ahold of JESUS! 

There were hundreds of people touching Jesus that day BUT He felt the answer to her issue flow out of Him!  He said WHO TOUCHED ME?  I want Him to ask that of me?  To know I risked it all just to touch Him!  I want Him to feel my expectation of the answers I need from Him.

Not only did Jesus heal her physically but He touched her soul!  He called her my Beloved daughter and said now go in PEACE!  He sees past our symptoms and into our hurting hearts. He fills us with ALL we need to be whole! 

Please take a few minutes and go to your Bible or if you have the Bible app read this passage! My favorite is in the TPT PASSION VERSION.  

I am ready to risk it all to have it ALL!

Who is with me?  

I love y’all!

Blessings,

Cassie Gilman

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What does being whole look like to you?

Have you ever went to get a pair of socks and one is missing? Have you ever went to get that piece of pie out of a fridge to find half of it has been devoured by someone else?

Our instincts to something missing, broken or damaged is to discard what’s left!

In life there are many things that steal pieces of our being. There are things in life that shatter our hearts, our emotions and our minds. We begin to look at ourselves as broken, useless and not whole!

Many times in our own lives we listen to others opinions of our “missing pieces” and decide we have nothing to offer! What IF we changed that mindset in our lives? What if we saw ourselves the way JESUS does? What if we saw the WHOLE picture?

Jesus Christ is the only WHOLE person to ever walk this earth! Guess what HE LIVES IN US! Guess what else??? That makes us WHOLE! He fills every gap, He heals up the broken pieces! IN HIM WE CAN DO ALL THINGS!

So now let’s think about those socks… when I find a sock with out a mate it becomes a dust rag! The single sock in itself, now has it’s very own purpose! That piece of pie in the fridge… hmm do you think that a missing bite or 2 out of it will keep me from enjoying the leftovers? NO WAY!!!!

Now are you getting the idea? 💡 it’s ALL in how you SEE yourself!

Below are a few verses to mediate on! YOU ARE WHOLE! IN GOD=NOTHING MISSING NOTHING BROKEN! SHALOM!

“And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”

‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

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Abigail

I have been thinking about the different women of the Bible. There are a few that stand out to me. So I have decided to visit their journeys.

I want to encourage each of you in your walk wherever that might be.

My First Lady that I find fascinating is Abigail. You can read about Abigail in 1 Samuel chapter 25.

Abigail was married to a very evil man. Now I can only imagine the evil that she herself had to endure. Verse 3 says she was a woman of good understanding, and beautiful. But he was a rough man and had evil doings.

As many of you may already know, I have been addressing domestic violence. I have especially been addressing it this month for domestic violence awareness month.

Now the passage doesn’t necessarily say Abigails husband was abusing her but when it said how she was beautiful and then said he was rough, it felt implied to me.

Basiaclly what happened is Nabel does not honor David and his place of authority. So David could have easily wiped him off the face of the earth.

Here is what blows me away about Abigail. Her husband is evil!! She serves the Lord we serve and he his empty vain gods. Abigail goes in the name of the Lord to seek out David. She takes with her bread, wine, sheep, grain, raisins and figs to give to David.

Why does Abigail do this? She could have went and told David Nabals secret weaknesses or exposed when he would be most vulnerable to attack. She had a way to pay back her evil husband but yet chose an act of love and sacrifice.

Guess what ends up happening in the end. Oh meanie meanie poo poo head (as my son use to say) lol. Well when he finds out what Abigail did he basically falls out like maybe a stroke. In a few days God smite Him dead. I’m sorry I like the word SMOTE lol. I am glad I don’t have that power. I know some I would smote 🤣. BUT GOD!

Wait the story doesn’t end there! Guess who Abigail ends up marrying. YEP YOU GOT IT! King David.

Now let me see she went from and evil abusive man to a man after God’s own heart.

So this has me thinking about a lot of different areas in our lives. If we will not repay hurt with hurt, make the Lord Lord of our lives what will God have next for us? I bet you it will be way better than the mess we have been in!

It doesn’t matter if it’s a marriage, friendship or family member who has done us wrong… GOD is still the one who takes vengeance. He is still the ONE who shows up and shows out! He takes us from the pit right into the KINGS PALACE!

Derived from the word ab, “father”, and the root g-y-l, “to rejoice,” the name Abigail has a variety of possible meanings including “my father’s joy” and “source of joy”.[4]

Copied from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail

God wants us all to have a little Abigail in us. The Fathers Joy!

Thank you for signing up for this email journey with me. I feel God is moving in my life in some areas of ministry. It can be scary stepping out in faith when you don’t feel qualified! I have the ONE who is the qualifier living inside of me so here WE go!!

Dream Wild!!!,

Cassie Gilman

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