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. 🙂

Recommendation:

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

Timbushi

Medha Chugh

Steve Still Standing

Poetry from the Ink Well

yassy

inaloveworld

Boundless blessings blog

Through Ink and Image

Quiet Moments with God

Margaret

songpoetry

Alan

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 am not going to recite

Roses are red

Violets are blue

To make things right

 

Some roses blue

Some roses are yellow

But it’s the flower’s heart

That’ll always remain true

 

Love comes in all shapes and sizes

Sunflowers spread high

Chamomiles lay low

But the beauty, my friend

Will is always be full of surprises

 

This Valentines spread the heart

Like a happy dog waging its tail

Looking for a bonding experience

Or a bird singing its glorious tune

In the healing winds of a new start

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

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The true light
That gives light to everyone
Was coming into the world
This light was transparent
It was felt through and through
And it reached out to you

It first was God
Then Jesus
Then the Holy Spirit
Now they all come to aid us
Down here on Earth
In this light

Call it a light of love
It’s a breathing deity
Consumed by a fiery passion
Obsessed with spreading this flame
This flame of passionate love

This broken piano
Has no backup singer
This diving board
Has no feet of teenagers
But it’s ok
I will jump into song…

Because of Your flame started
With, “Let there be light”

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

P.S. The first three lines in the poem are taken from John 1:9. (NIV).

Revelation 19:12:
“His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself.” ( NIV).

 

This guy isn’t a fling
He makes my heart sing
Yes, he is really wealthy
Yes, he thinks he knows all
But my heart is melting

He has inspired many books
He has very rustic looks
He loves me so much
This fisherman has all the right hooks
To catch me

Him and best friends are three
But man, oh he goes after me
I find him in my spirit
My heart jumps freely
His love is so kingly

This love is one of kind
Our hearts intertwine
He tells me a folklore
Of how he always pursued me
And the sacrifice he bore
And his bodily scars

This lover of mine isn’t a fling…

(C) Carly Wiggins 2017

Here is a prophetic word for February 2019. This video opens up in prayer, has a reading from Isaiah 51:10-16, and a word about how God is allowing us to do internal evaluations and He is exposing the evil of the plans of the enemy this month. I hope you are inspired and have a great month! God bless you. 🙂

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Here are a variety of haikus about various subjects like universal love and removing division. Enjoy! 🙂

7 Billion Haiku:

Earth has 7 billion

Network of vast human souls

Like a universe seed

 

Planetary Division:

So many on planet

So much division and hatred

I cannot stand it

 

God’s Love Plan Haiku

God created people

With an elaborate plan

To show mercy’s hand

 

Love’s Seed Haiku

Know love is the seed

Of mind-blowing childlike wonder

Beautiful splendor

 

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I love this Scripture and wanted to sure this with everyone:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (KJV).

Prayer:

Lord God,

Teach is what it means to longsuffer for Your glory and honor. It may seem like a burden but we are supposed “take up our cross” (Matthew 16:24. NIV) like Jesus. Guide us into the meekness of a child. The loving kindness of a grandma. And the faithfulness of a long-serving Christian. Teach us Your ways, Lord. We love you. And we do our Christian walk for You alone, Jesus.

Amen.

Does anyone have any prayer requests? Feel free to leave them here. I can pray for you here or in my own private time. Whatever you prefer. ❤️😀

Here is June’s Faith Chapter 6. I hope you enjoy! 🙂 Here is a link to the previous chapters: https://messageinstanza.com/category/stories/

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Chapter 6: Heavenly Dreaming

June drove her car home with the fixed muffler. Man, that was expensive, she thought but as Jimmy flowed through her mind her look of concern turned into a smirk.

Before bed that night June prayed to hear from Helen and Stacy in her dreams, believing that God was going to answer her request, but unaware that He already had a plan to provide a prophetic warning for her.

As she drifted to sleep, she saw a beautiful meadow in the distance. Trees and flowers of every hue while hummingbirds bounced from petal to petal. And gorgeous dragonflies hummed about their business. June knew she was sleeping and temporarily visiting Heaven in her dreams, she couldn’t explain how.

Helen appeared in the distance, joyfully skipping towards her, she was the same age June remembered her to be. A wide-eyed smile spread across Helen’s face. They embraced like eternity stood still. When they separated Helen exclaimed with her hands extended upwards, fostering that innocence that June remembered so fondly,

“I am so happy to see you, dear sister!”

Helen did a cartwheel and put her hands into the air again. They embraced once more. Then when the memory of the accident crept through June’s mind, she quickly departed from Helen’s warm hug,

“Why did you have to leave life on Earth so early? I am so desperate to know!”

June cupped her hands to her face, hiding tears that were shedding quickly by now.

“It’s not something that I can explain now. I know it must be a terrible burden for you,” she said so tenderly like velvet words as she held June’s hands.

June noticed her sister speak with such eloquence and poise for a 5 year old. Must be heaven culture, June thought to herself.

Enlighted by Helen’s maturity, June found herself, ok with not having the answer to her question. “Do you ever age in Heaven?” June asked Helen.

“Of course. I am actually 20 years old now. I am just visiting you the way that you remembered me, dear June.”

They chuckled together. June touched Helen’s face, “I never forget you, dear Helen.”

They chuckled again at the thought of each other exchanging, “dear” before their names. Joy and laughter must be magnified in Heaven, June thought.

“Yes, it does increase, my DEAR June.” They laughed once more.

June never laughed this much while on Earth.

“Wait, you can hear my thoughts?”

“Yes, as strange as it sounds, we can hear people’s thoughts in Heaven. It’s a part of a beautiful and whole place without sin. Hearing thoughts makes communication a lot easier too.”

“That’s wonderful,” June smiled.

A sullen look appeared on Helen’s face.

“While I wish we could laugh more, God has sent me here to tell her that He loves you deeply and he has called you to have a higher purpose in life but you must first forgive God for taking me so early and for taking your dear friend Stacy or you will never move higher in life. This is a prophetic warning God has shown me for the future. You were brought here to forgive God for allowing Him to take me and Stacy so early.”

June stood there motionless, listening intently but not expecting this warning.

Another smiled reappeared on Helen’s face.

“God has called you to do some amazing things like being a missionary and journaling your time there but the more you hold on to unforgiveness, the more you are further away from your destiny. You have seen me and know I am safe, well, happy, and healthy. Can you forgive the Lord, dear June?”

As June was about to answer… her alarm clock buzzed.

Let me know what you think and stay tuned for more! 🙂

~Carly (Message In Stanza)~