For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been blessed to be able to travel through parts of Southern Europe, from Venice to Barcelona, with stops in Croatia, Greece, and France. Today’s article will be a simple one–I’m sharing bits and pieces of my journey with you.

“If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:9-10)

Montserrat, Spain. There’s a monastery and Basilica at the top of the mountain.


“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” (Hebrews 3:4)

Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, Aix-en-Provence, France


“Ah, sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

the coastline of Dubrovnik, Croatia


“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head above all.”       (1 Chronicles 29:11)

Mount Stromboli, an active volcano off the north coast of Sicily


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Michelangelo’s Pietà (pity)–the Virgin Mary cradling Jesus after His crucifixion


“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear.” (Luke 1:42)

stone-carved Nativity scene from Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain


“I lift my eyes to the mountains–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

view near the top of Montserrat, just outside of Barcelona, Spain. Look for the cross on the “top step.”


“The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people.” (1 Samuel 13:14)
Michelangelo’s David, Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy


“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)

sunset over the Adriatic Sea


“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)


All photographs are by the author.

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