Columns / In Light of Faith
Barbara Hughes
Barbara Hughes is an author, retreat facilitator and spiritual guide. She lives in Virginia Beach and can be reached at

January 24, 2022
I began this column sitting at my computer staring at a blank page. After more than 21 years of authoring this column, this is only the second time that I remember experiencing writer’s block. That’s not to say that a few ideas didn’t cross my mind, but they were dismissed almost as soon as they broke through the fog. And so, I did what I usually do when all else fails; I sat in my prayer chair and asked for divine inspiration. The fact that it took a blank page to move me to prayer is a stark reminder that I have a long way to go in putting into practice what I know I should have done in the…
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