Good Day to you all. Another week dealing with very difficult times and the medical issues associate with the COVID-19 virus that is gripping this great nation and the world. I know that we all are patiently awaiting the light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through this together. Wash your hands, wear your mask and social distance!!!

For most of us with a religious background or a spiritual nature yesterday was an extremely tough day. For those that find their solace in attending church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, Easter Sunday has always been a welcomed gathering. Yesterday was different. Yesterday we had to find another way to honor and celebrate this holy day.  Many watched Easter Service on line and on your TV’s.

In some places they even had “drive-in” services.

Growing up as the son of a Southern Baptist Music Minister, I knew that Easter Sunday was dress up day with church service followed by dinner on the grounds. I always knew that this day meant so much more. And I also knew it was family photo day which I absolutely hated but knew that if I acted up there were consequences.

As I look back on Easter and all my years of my religious upbringing I have to pause and think about my trip to Italy in 2015 and the opportunity to visit Vatican City and many other historical sites in Rome, Florence and Venice. It was a once in a lifetime journey and I am ever so grateful to shared it with two dear friends, David and Kelly Vann.

I can think of no better way to honor this day then to showcase some of my most favorite images from that spiritual 2015 trip.

Vatican City

Vatican City


Florence italy

Venice Italy