Just outside the walls of this tiny chapel, the loud clamor of construction was mingled with the conversations and activities of college students as they moved across the campus. Noticing the sign on the tall wooden door, I left the crowded walkway and entered the empty, dimly lit chapel. A tall wooden cross hung on the brick wall in front of the pews. A single wood shelf with two candlesticks and a few Bibles and hymnbooks was mounted just underneath.

It was like walking through C.S.Lewis's wardrobe. The contrast between the noisy, busy campus on that bright, sunny spring day and the dark, cool quiet of the chapel was stunning. I loved discovering that peaceful chapel in the carillon tower at Belmont University, and that is why this photo - taken on Emily's 18th birthday - is one of my favorites.