Barbara has been writing all her life. Meditation is an important adjunct with her writing and this book is the fruit of many years of practice. She enjoys leading groups as a retreat master incorporating her love of prayer and meditation. In writing this book, she has included photographs she took over the years of benches. These spots to “sit a while-wasting time with God” were her inspiration for “Sitting in the Silence”. You may recognize some of the benches from your neighborhood or popular tourist spots around the world.