Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Thank you:

I was nominated by Didi for the Blogger Recognition Award. I feel privileged and thankful. Thank you, Didi. 🙂


I really enjoy Didi’s thought-provoking posts about society, love, and spirituality. Please check out his blog. It will open your eyes to the importance of human connection and love written through wonderful poetry and innovative videos.

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

A brief story of how my blog started:

My WordPress blog started two years ago. I remember the days of having a blog back in the early 2000’s. It was perfect to get my feet wet into blogging. I would include some poetry on it as a hobby. Then I took a break from blogging. Then I met some people along the way that suggested trying to blog again. Then I got excited. Maybe I could share my poetry and really make a difference in people’s lives again.

I was so happy that I could find some many like-minded spiritual bloggers in the blogging world. Ones who shared in my writing endeavor and helped make me become a better writer. Thank you WordPress community.

My advice for beginners:

1.) It may take a little bit of time to gather a following and community but be patient with yourself. The more open you are with others, the more open they will be with you.

2.) Write from the heart but also try to write a piece where will want to join you on your journey.

My nominees:

Following Him

Loved by the King of Kings


Medha Chugh

Steve Still Standing

Poetry from the Ink Well



Boundless blessings blog

Through Ink and Image

Quiet Moments with God




Lizardin Bain

Thank you guys, again!! 🙂 😉

You got a deep cut
The doc said
Just put a band aid on it
And go on your way

You had a stressful week
The yogi said
Take one deep breath
And move forward

You need to lose weight
The nutritionist said
Eat once a day
And walk ahead

Our speed is excessive
It’s for advancement
But are we moving forward?
Or just moving in man’s ways?

You can have peace
God said
He will restore your soul
And rest in green pastures

You can have joy
God said
By the Holy Spirit
And His word will always stand

You can have patience
So many things distract
From the very source of life
Abba, our Provider

(C) Carly Wiggins 2017

I need to replace these pencils with paint

Then I need to widen my palette

Eventually, I’ll find inspiration


I would like the mind of C.S. Lewis

I want heart of Mother Teresa

I desire the faith of Christ


As I dabble on the canvas

I reflect on my internal hues

Some smears and light strokes


If I ever want to reflect the nature before me

I have to stop procrastinating

And just start painting


Intellect, love and faith

They will come in due time

Confidence comes in sketches

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019






Pray for revival

By don’t make it an idol

We already have victory


Like a queen who is endowed a crown

Will she deliberately set it down?


The enemy speaks deceit 

You take the transaction

What do you get?

A blank receipt


Don’t glorify the enemy and his team

They implant despair to every dream 


Pray for revival

It may take a while

But it’s on its way


God speaks the truth

Like a beckoning dawn

Do you see it?

Jesus is the living proof

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018


Hello, this a video on my YouTube channel, Carly’s Niche. Here is a prophetic word I sense for this season of people’s lives. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “Do you know your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?” (NIV). And I sense the Father is saying that it’s time to remodel our spiritual houses! Get rid of the clutter of our lives with the Holy Spirit’s help! 🙂 I hope this encourages you.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to subscribe to Carly’s Niche for more videos! I also have videos of me reading some original poetry. I try to post a video every week to two weeks. 🙂



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God’s in the small moments as well as the big moments. In other words, God is in the seemingly insignificant moments.

Remember those moments when you just wake up in the morning? You yawn while you are in that unique position of not being asleep but not fully awake. You may gently reflect on your dreams and the plans for the day.



God is in those moments. I know prayer is technically acknowledging God and having a conversation with God. However, God is aware of your thoughts and He wants to guide you as prepare for your day in the morning.

Have you ever though of that? The moments you chalked up to seemingly unimportant times like brushing your teeth and worrying about your bleeding gums because you haven’t been to a dentist recently. Or responding to a text message from a sick friend. Or listening to your favorite song on your noise cancellation headphones. Know God is right there with you.

Not only is God in the small moments; He is aware of the details of each second of your life.


I just to wish happy holidays from my family to yours!!

Here is a short Christmas poem:

jesus manger


Don’t forget, dear ones

That Jesus is the reason we celebrate

Maybe today we can model Him

And rejoice in our salvation

Let go of petty hate


He offers presents of love

And gifts of grace

Maybe today we can believe

And bless each other

We just want to behold His face

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

Here is a little humor rendition of the song, Santa Baby.

Santa baby, you hide the evidence once more
You have been an awful bad boy
Santa baby, walk out the front door

Santa baby, to sleep tonight would be nice, my mind is sore
I won’t wait up for you, dear

Think of all the fun I’ve missed
Think of all the gals you have more than kissed
Next year I will stay good
If you could sign the papers, dear

Santa baby, I want a new man, give me an amen
You have been a bad boy all year
Santa baby, I won’t wait up

Santa honey one thing I really do need, a prenup
To get the money that belongs to me
I won’t leave no cookies or milk cup

Santa cutie, fill my desires by taking your things
Sign your name on the line
Santa cutie, oh, what anger you bring

Don’t come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany
I really don’t believe in you
Let’s see if you will listen to me
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, here’s my ring

I don’t mean on the phone
Santa baby, I won’t wait up
Don’t hurry down my chimney tonight
Don’t hurry, tonight

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Here is the original song (sung by Eartha Kitt and written by Joan Javits):

Santa Baby