Almost every French village has a church in the center of it, from the days when religion was at the center of life, especially when life was hard and, in this region, it was. Even in poor towns, the church was often ornate and large, at what cost we don’t always know. To me, these churches feel as if God is there, even if today’s people seem to have abandoned Him. They are awesome, in the true sense of the word, before everything was awesome. Entering these churches, many times just the two of us, the quiet and sense of peace is overwhelming.