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Thankful Thursday

Okay so first I need to say, I didn’t skip day 8 lol. This blog challenge has been fun. I actually did day 8 on my business blog. I am going to insert the link here, so you can check it out.

Now for day 9!

Thankful Thursday

I slept in this morning and for that I am very thankful. I also had a text from someone close to me saying it was Thankful Thursday. They told me how thankful they are for me. What they didn’t know is that was my blog choice of the day!

I am thankful for so many things, places and people in my life. I am thankful that 3 years ago on this very date, God didn’t allow things to go too far so that there was no second chances in life.

I am thankful that though my heart has been broken more times than I can count, I serve the ONE who mends the broken hearted.

I am thankful that over all the years of life, God has never let go of me. There are many times I tried to get out of His reach, but His arm never runs out of length to hold on to me.

I am thankful that I have 2 amazing children. I am thankful that God hand picked their spouses for them and for me. I am thankful that God has blessed them with absolutely beautiful children.

I am thankful that even though I made many mistakes as a mom, God has always had my children in His hands. His grace and love has kept them.

I am thankful that I have a home now that is big enough to have 18 people in my living room for a baby shower. My daughter is having a little girl in April and I got to host the shower.

I am thankful that I am living in the quiet small town of Welch. I always said it would be a cold day in hell before I moved back. Oh it was hell alright that brought me back. However it was God who kept me here. I have been able to SEE this place through His eyes and not past hurts and pain.

Well that about sums up today. I could sit here all day and write my list.

I would love for you to comment back with a few of your own

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

Fill In The Blank With Me

Day 7 of my challenge is a get to know me style. I would love for y’all to respond back with 3 of these questions and let me get to know you as well. ♥️

1. My favorite color is____Turquoise.

2. My favorite book is_____ Well I am going to give two answers to this one. The Bible because it is full of God’s love and promises. Then I would have to say any of the Sisterchick books by Robin Gun.

3. My favorite cartoon character is_____ Hmmm this one is not as easy. Okay I am going to go with Spirit the horse. I am not sure if that is considered a cartoon lol.

4. My favorite sport is ____ Rodeo of course.

5. My favorite flavor of cake is____ German Chocolate.

6. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life what would it be?____ Mexican food

7. I’m really good at ____ encouraging others to pursue their dreams.

8. I love to ____ sit in front of a fire pit early in the mornings or at dusk.

9. The best song to dance to is ____ ROFL I do not dance. I am going to go with Dan Seals song Bop, Rofl. Only song I remember liking the dance moves to. I think it was called the box line dance.

10. If I could be a dinosaur, I would be a ____ Sauropoda

11. ____ is my favorite thing to do ever. Hanging with my kids and grandkids.

12. Everyone thinks it’s funny when I ____try to DANCE ROFL

13. This summer I want to ____ get in shape, lose weight, go hiking, and travel to airbnbs so I can blog about it.

14. The best super power to have would be____ God’s Love flowing out of us. Nothing is more powerful than that.

15. I want to learn how to ____do social media marketing and run a non profit ministry.

16. I wish____I was already doing number 15, because my body is not dealing well with the physical labor on a daily basis.

Okay now it is your turn out there. I love getting to know my readers.

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

A Saint Patrick’s Yummy Recipe

Day 4 blog challenge

This recipe is my grandma nannies fluffy cheesecake recipe. I adapted it for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.




  • Mix Graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar, and melted butter or margarine.
  • Press Graham cracker crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan. (You do not need to grease the pan.).
  • Mix lemon Jello with 2 cups boiling water until Jello is dissolved.
  • Add cream cheese to Jello mixture, breaking cheese up with a potato masher or the beaters of an electric mixer.
  • In a chilled bowl (glass or metal work best) whip with electric mixer chilled evaporated milk with 1 tablespoon sugar until small peaks form. (Getting peaks to form is much easier if the bowl and milk are cold.).
  • Add Jello mixture to evaporated milk and continue to beat until well blended.
  • Pour over Graham cracker crust.
  • Chill until firm.

If you want to add a little more green to make it more fun, springing green sprinkles from the bakery section on the cheesecake.

Starting over daily

I am sitting on my front porch this morning watching the amazing creation of my Papa God come to life. Each morning the sun rises and a new day starts over. I was thinking about how we get that same opportunity each day as well. For that matter we get that with each breath we take in and breathe out.

See my Papa God gives us forgiveness that happened already on the cross. All we have to do is accept it. So when we recognize we just messed up and sinned against Him, we take a breath in and breathe out that past mistake. Then we walk right back into the knowing of being His child and being forgiven. I do not know about you but I have to be reminded of this all the time.

I am in a place in my life where I am trying to find my place again. Ultimately my place is with HIM, as His daughter and servant. However, finding my place in the community, in friends, in my purpose, in a role as a mom and grandmother is not always easy. But I get to start each day over as I discover what is not my place and what is.

See for several years my place was a codependent person, always doing for others so I would never lose them in my life. Doing for others is a good thing unless the reasoning behind it is not healthy. As time and hurts have went by, I have broken that cycle. Breaking this cycle left me at a place of discovering what is healthy and where my place is in life. So each day I start over with what I have learned and where I am at in this area. I have to let go of those years I was not aware of my sins and addictions. This is not easy when I still see the residual effects left on others lives from my past. This is when I have to trust my Papa is their Papa and He will heal what I broke.

I also spent at least 6 years in ministry, traveling almost every weekend with others. A life I felt so apart of, and loved. When my marriage fell apart I also lost that part of my life. I was a little wore out with it when I first came back to Oklahoma so a rest was great. As time has gone on, I have started missing that life. So here I am now trying to figure out where I belong in this part of my world. I am starting over each day with new opportunities and I just need to open my eyes and recognize them.

The last two years I have been finding myself again. Somedays I do not like the self I have found, other days I feel so strong. I have compromised somethings trying to fit in, trying to numb my pain and empty feelings. BUT each day I see that my Papa says it is a new day so you get to start over. Some of those days I end up repeating a past day, but each day I make the right choices I know He says way to go baby girl. The days I do not start over the right way, He says you will get it tomorrow, just DO NOT QUIT BABY GIRL!!!




Dreamcatcher 3:20

Eph 3:20

Dream wild dreams

Live wild lives for Him

Cassie Gilman

Are you Asking?

Well somehow I managed to skip a day on my 31 day challenge.  I guess that is okay since I started in the challenge a few days late anyway.  I will circle back around and catch the other words and journey on lol.

I am really enjoying having a prompt to get me back into blogging on a steady basis.  I am not a professional writer or English major so this is not always easy for me.  So yesterdays word which is now going to be our today’s word is ASK!

  1. 1.
    say something in order to obtain an answer or some information.
    “he asked if she wanted coffee”
    synonyms: inquire, query, want to know; More

  2. 2.
    request (someone) to do or give something.
    “Mary asked her father for money”
    synonyms: request, demand; More

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    Ask is one of the most powerful 3 letter words we have been given by our Papa God.  Most of us walk around acting like we serve a God who we cant ask for anything.  Maybe some are walking around with a Doris Day attitude singing Casara Sara Oh whatever will be will be.  I will just go on through life and take it as it comes and hope God knows what I am really wanting and waves a magic wand one day and gives it to me.


    Matthew 7:7-11

    “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?

    What is it you want out of life?  What are your deepest secret desires in life?  If they line up with the word and are not something that is going to take you away from God then they will take you closer to God.  Just Ask Him and Watch Him do above and beyond your wildest dreams and imaginations.

    Ephesians 3:20-21 The Message (MSG)

    20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!

    Oh but wait my darlings!!!  There is a key here to unlock this power!

    Matthew 21:22

    “And all things you ask in prayer,BELIEVING, you will receive.”
    You ask believing that this is your God given power to receive ALL HE HAS FOR YOU!
    Now if you take this gift of power He has given you and add the most powerful name ever spoken to it KABOOM, LOOK OUT!
    John 14:13-14“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son

    What are you asking for today?  I believe with you that you will receive!

    Dream Catcher 3:20

    Cassie Gilman