Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

The bridegroom mourns tonight
But God knows who wins this fight
There is an evil dark red sky above
That is more crimson than His blood

Oh, death what is your sting?
To those who believe
Beloved, sing

Death has overcome
On Calvary’s cross
The devil has lost

Jesus, I how you ache
For the prize at stake
But you take the agony
For every soul that breaks

Lord, thank you for your sacrifice
We therefore glorify our bodies
Because we were bought with a price


Your family are the branches
And your friends are the leaves
Though your heart griefs
Take your chances
With Love

God is the sun
But people are the rays
We are all one
We are all ablaze
Even in the darkness

The nail is on the wood
Are bodies will still fall to dust
Babies are still dying in motherhood
But the swords gather for the just
The Phoenix is coming

Some friends stick
Like a stamp to envelope
Even when the time is sick
There is hope
They are like blood bonds

But the crab will unbury himself again
He has traveled often
He can’t wait for us to see the light and violin
And get out of our coffin
And Love and see others the way Christ has

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018


Hope is imbedded

It’s impregnated

In possibility

But also by dissolving

Our pretensive limited beliefs


Despair brings us to our knees
Rushing with desperation
To make our short window bus rides
And this bus ride isn’t to find our friends again
But the road of forgiveness to our hearts

You shouldn’t take free handouts
You shouldn’t take bribes
And you shouldn’t lie to yourself
Or one another

Just when you step on that bus
Take a deep breath
And never look back
You have a compass and water
But don’t forget your pillow every now and then

This road is a weary one…

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

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

Discovering Your Happiness nominated me for the Christmas Tag! Yay, thank you so much, Discovering Your Happiness! 🙂 I am honored that you have thought about me this holiday season. 🙂

The rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Add the picture in your blog
  • Copy these rules into your post
  • Add a link to this orginal post (
  • Answer the 10 questions (you can add extra Christmas-related questions if you want)
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
  2. What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
  3. Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
  4. What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
  5. What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
  6. What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
  7. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
  8. Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
  9. What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
  10. Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?


  1. There are many things I enjoy about the holiday season. I enjoy the fact that Christmas represents Jesus’s birth, as well as the magical elements of the season with Santa Claus and snow man. I know God isn’t our Santa Claus in the sense that He will give us everything we want. But He is like Santa Claus in the sense that He wants to stir up and surprise our hearts with wonder like a child. Jesus doesn’t give us physical gifts. Something far better. Peace, love, and joy this December. So I enjoy the combination of the real history of Christmas mixed with the fun and child-like interpretations of it.
  2.  I have many. The first ones that come to mind is my family making a big fuss that Christmas was always an elaborate celebration. There is not just referring to decorations or presents. But elaborate with the extra frills that came with Christmas. One example is, my sister gave me an idea to write a letter to my elf and leave by the milk and cookies. And ask the elf about themselves and what was involved in the wrapping of my gifts. My sister read me the letter the next morning and told me that the elf’s name was Charlie and thought that was so cool his name was my favorite name at the time. And it helped me to continue believe in the magic of Christmas. And few years later I acknowledged who was the real elf working behind the scenes to come up with Charlie.
  3.  My family has a tradition that when we open gifts we open them up one at a time, instead of all once. We do this so can enjoy a family member’s reaction when they open. I am a young adult but my Mom stills buys gifts for her kids and we open them up like when we were kids. 🙂
  4. For all my family and friends (and yes, that includes my followers as well ;)) to have a happy and healthy Merry Christmas! And if it isn’t perfect, don’t beat yourself up. Just let the sleigh take you where it will go! 😉
  5. My Mom’s Christmas Eve delicious meat lasagna.
  6. The 8 or so bells that wrap around like garland that play various Christmas tunes.
  7. “Joy to the World.”
  8. My parent’s house with my two older siblings
  9. Be kind to everyone. It’s more than a nice holiday greeting and a hug. It’s what Jesus would want us to do. It’s the reason He was born in the manager in the little town of Bethlehem and died on the cross. Be love and show love. The world is hurting, even during a joyous season such as Christmas. Show people grace, mercy and patience.
  10.  As silly as it sounds, my family and friends is all I need. 🙂 But as a side note, I think Bette Midler would put on a fabulous, chic and hilarious rendition of a Christmas party. 🙂 And I would like Meryl Streep to be one of her guests. 🙂

My Nominess:

Following Him

Red Letters




Erich Michaels 

Elan Mudrow


Here is a link to the original post:


Merry Christmas and God Bless all my lovely followers! 🙂


Don’t you just love God’s beautiful creation? 😊


Here is a poem inspired by these pictures:

The moon is this illumating sphere in the sky

Giving off a light to show us the path of life

Nature teaches us there no two paths alike

Like there are different varieties of butterflies

All created by a divine tender Hand

It’s time, that we, as butterflies fly

We accelerate to the path lit up by the moon

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and it snowed yesterday in Houston, where I am live. And it NEVER snows in Houston. Maybe I’ll post some pictures of the snow later. It’s going to be a magical Christmas after all! God bless you guys. ❤️😊






Grace is reliable, strong and durable
When we allow it into our hearts
This internal itch is curable
Grace like leather

Beauty, elegance, and favor
So tell me something Savior…
Why do you love us so?
It’s not for the things we need
It goes beyond any creed
Grace like leather

I tried doing it in my own strength
I tried rushing the process
I would go at great length
To get anything but grace like leather

Grace is blessing every situation
Offering an invitation for salvation
Without You, we wouldn’t know love
Because we wouldn’t even be alive
But with You, we bloom and thrive
Now I need this grace like leather

(C) Carly Wiggins 2017

What an inspiring poem by poet, Raven Dude! 🙂 It’s a nice reminder that time is a like castles made of sand… oh how we move to and fro through the ocean and beach. 🙂

Raven Dude

When the waters come at high tide to wash the walls away,

The tiny pieces of sand take a different path and float out to sea

But the tide, with the power of the moon

Let’s the sand once again dance its way back to shore,

You will see our castle once again, it will be different, yet the same, like us,

We are the sand and the castle,

The water moves us, as if a higher power is using us in a master plan,

Let us build this castle together,

Take a picture to save it forever

Because stills and images let us be frozen in time.

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