I've got some archive cathedral shots but I think I've posted the best ones already.
Thinking about my own places of worship, there is one that stands out.
For years, Karen and I have had a daily ritual -- mostly on weekdays -- in the mornings. Whoever leaves first, will call the other one and we share a short daily reading over the cellphone and then take turns praying. My prayers are usually pretty short and based on a suggestion from Alcoholics Anonymous that we pray "only for knowledge of God's will and the power to carry it out."
I don't go to church a lot and have to process a little bit of guilt about that, particularly in the Southern U.S. bible belt. When I do go to church, I enjoy the prayer, the praise, the music, the environment -- but I usually have difficulty with sermons or sunday school lessons.
This is because that, while I have an unshakeable belief in God and a sense of God's presence in my life, I have real difficulty with people who can define God and teach God's truth...this is good, this is bad...God likes this, God doesn't like that...
In fact, I even have difficulty with myself when I think too hard about what God is and what God isn't. It seems to me that if God is really God -- the God of the whole Universe and not just the God of America, apple pie, and football teams -- then trying too hard to understand Him (Her, It, They) is a bit futile.
I tend to think that the mosquito that lands on my arm and gets some sustainance from my blood is capable of understanding everything about me as about as much as I am capable of understanding everything about God. So I pray a lot, meditate some, and have a consistent sense of a relationship beyond myself, but I try not to define it.
And I try to avoid theological debates.
But since this is actually a photoshoot, I will take one shot that I know I've used before but I rather like it so will risk repeating it.