Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Here is a humorous poem:


Cupcakes Galore

What does the future have in store



You go to the gym

Trying to get slim

Inside’s a cupcake vending machine

They have vanilla, chocolate and everything in between

What does the future have in store?



You go to the nutritionist

She says you need to eat more veggies and fish

But she gives you a cupcake in hand

”This will solve your diet that’s so bland”

What does the future have in store?



If you haven’t gotten your fix

Just turn on Netflix

And watch Cupcake Wars

These small cakes on knocking on doors

Next year will be Cupcakes and Coffee

Where people talk sugar cravings on TV

There will be a therapist onboard

Who will hear every word

What does the future have in store?


~Eat more cupcakes!! Lol.





I feel like shoegaze music

Passive but intense

Whimsical but technical


I appear passive at times

But inside I am a yearning flame

I appear dreamy at times

But I am thinking every step through 


I feel like dream pop music

Aloof but surreal

Heartfelt but detached


Do you know my heart?

I hope so

I try so hard


If you don’t like my tune

Just turn down the volume 

Or change the station


I have been on different stations

FM to AM sharing my despair

God, please come hear my radio signal

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Quicken my pace

In this expeditious race

I thought I had all the answers

But now I am coming face-to-face

With a past I cannot erase


I am on the starting line

Waiting for a “begin race” sign

I trained a while

I hope I don’t feel behind

Now is the time to shine


Many distractions on the way

That cause me to go astray

I want that gold medal

I will run with ease today

And let results fall where it may


As I inch close to the end

I go around the bend

Feeling my adrenaline pumping

There is one messsge I want to send

I am a victorious companion


It isn’t about numbers or positions

Or coming up short in situations

But keep going no matter what

Follow your intuitions

Your deserve your celebrations


You are a winner

Even if have nothing for dinner

You are God’s masterpiece

Even if you wish you were thinner

Even if life is tough like a splinter


Even if you are sick in bed

Or crazy in the head

You are God’s number 1

Even if the rumors spread

With God, you are always one step ahead

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018













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!! 🙂 😉

God knows when each sparrow falls to the ground

So how much more does God know our time?

When will be headed homeward bound?


When death strikes

It’s nothing no one likes

But it’s all our fate


The earth is groaning

It’s ready to give up the dead

Some to everlasting life

Some have a different destination


But when we lead many to Christ

We will shine like stars forever in the heavens

We are the clay and our Potter is molding us


We sleep in death

But will raise again

After we take in one deep breath


Many deaths are sudden

Resulting in faces of sullen

But the Son of Man is returning in glory


Check your heart and mind

And prepare your wedding attire

Smooth out the wrinkles and stains

© Carly Wiggins 2018


Do you ever feel like in your mind you are in court? You are standing next to the judge waiting for your verdict? You wonder, will you be let off easy for your crime with a volunteer commitment? Or will you have to pay a hefty fine? Or even worse, serve some time? This is what our lives feel like before we know Christ. But unfortunately, many Christians feel this way, although they have already accepted Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross.

'Think of it this way: the jury has given you 25 years to get your act together.'

They may slumber in their sleep a little while longer, previewing in their minds how they will play out their days, staying close to their satin sheets, pretending they are resting on puffy white clouds, enclosed in safety and love. We all have low seasons in our lives or moments when we need to recharge more. But according to the World Health Organization there are 300 million depressed people worldwide. (Link: That statistic is staggering! With a statistic like that we probably encounter a depressed person at least once a week or daily, depending on how many people you interact with on a daily basis.


This musing isn’t to bring about guilt but rather awareness on God’s better plan for your life. For the well-known Bible verse in 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear,  but of power  and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). When Jesus died on the cross for every believer and yet to be believer He had one goal in mind: to spend eternity with you. You are His beloved. You are a diadem in the hands of our Creator. (Isaiah 62:3 ). The veil that separated you and God was torn in two (Matthew 27:51). This allows you and I to have full access to relationship with God. Is that a part of the
“good news?” 🙂

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But I know depression. However, I also know there is hope for those dark days that never seem to end where you spend countless days in your mind and room. I believe a lot of depression, at least for me, is when you wrestle with false guilt. You blame yourself for something you shouldn’t. As an example, you couldn’t make it to your friend’s young son’s birthday party because you already had a lot on your plate from bills, a sick husband, and dishes piling up. You tell your friend and she unintentionally makes you feel guilty. This isn’t my exact story but I have heard of such instances where the guilt heaps on. I struggle with anxiety and bad organizational skills, so I can only do some much in a day. If I accomplish 4 out of the 6 things that day the guilt feels like heavy concrete on my heart. But I did accomplish something that day, right? But some days it’s never enough for me. I am standing in a court of my own making in front of the judge. But friends, hear this, God is a merciful Judge. Hebrews 12:23 18:25 (b) states, “You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel” (NIV).  And Genesis 18:25 (B) proclaims, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (NIV). Rest in peace, my fellow humans, leave that courtroom if you are filled with false guilt or depression and go straight into your loving Father’s arms.  There you find clarity and resolution beyond comprehension. 🙂

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They speak to me– The silent setting sun The crashing, roaring waves The deepening royal purple of The jutting, rocky island which rises up from the sea. They speak to me– The yellows, pinks, oranges, And all the in-between hues of the setting sun; Light becomes color But their voice is one, One Voice speaking […]

via Master Artist — plantedbylivingwater     

Wonderful post by the Planted By Living Water blog about the Artist of the Universe: God Himself. Be sure to check out her blog. Enjoy! 🙂

August 6, 2018