Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, One and All!

Wishing each of you a very Merry, Grand, and Jolly sort of Christmas!

I suppose I don't have much else to say. This is just one of those days that no words can really ever do justice.

It's the time of remembering that scandelous night, so many years ago, when Christ came to earth as a babe born in a manager. And when some 30 years later He would then die a horrible death on the cross to save and redeem us (fallible, miserable worms). How glorious, how beautiful, how awesome. It's also a time of giving, and grace, of love in hard places and joy in the midst of trials. It's the time to hope and trust, to sing and dance, to pray and praise, to love, and love, and love. I pray we remember these truths both now at Christmas, and throughout the rest of the year. 

All text © 2014 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2014 Charity Klicka Photography

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Musical Muses - Piano Guys

I had the privilege to hear the amazing talents of The Piano Guys Thursday night (11th) at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland. Their performance was absolutely phenomenal. I knew they were incredibly talented, just by watching their numerous youtube videos. But I truly didn't grasp the extent of their talent and sheer gift for creating musical masterpieces until I sat in the overhead balcony of the Symphony Hall taking in the sights and sounds of their work. What a treat it was! And just in time for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Musical Muses - Winter Skies Playlist

"...[S]mell the ... winter on the 
air--a mixture of night-mist
and crisp darkness and 
the tang of fallen leaves.”
― Neil Gaiman, Stardust

With it beginning to look a little more like winter, I was inspired to create a winter playlist to share with you all. Think pale blue skies, frost-covered trees, dark skies covered in twinkling stars, and peaceful evenings. 

do enjoy! And I'd love to hear some of your favorite songs this winter season.


In The Night Andrew Peterson
Father Winter - Pacific Gold
Winter Light Tim Finn (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Soundtrack)
Stars and Midnight Blue - Enya
Wintersong - The Tenors, Sarah McLachlan
Oh My Stars - Andrew Belle
Without You [feat. Courtney] – for King & Country
Winter Wind (feat. Jon Schmidt) - Steven Sharp Nelson

All text © 2014 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2014 Charity Klicka Photography

Thursday, December 11, 2014

End of the School Year - Formerly List

Well folks, I've survived. I am actually a little less dead than I was last fall after finals. I see some hope in the future. 

But really, I can finally say I AM DONE WITH SCHOOL IN 2014! It's bloomin awesome. I more than just survived this year, and I'm only one semester away from graduating with my associates in International Studies. That's something to celebrate.

How about you? Done with your fall semester, or done with school completely? Either way, I hope you're celebrating the Christmas season.

Below is a little formerly list, it's been a little while since I've done one.