One of the most inspiring and creative artists I know, Margaret Smith, seems to have some new and exciting chapter in her life opening up every time I talk with her.

But this week, she’s blogging about having made a remarkable decision. She’s become a Benedictine oblate novice. Ahhh, following in the footsteps of the great Kathleen Norris.

As far as I’m concerned, Margaret’s poetry and perspective qualify her as part of an elite community of Christians who have extraordinary insight into matters of faith and art. She’s carrying on the tradition of Norris, Dillard, Shaw, Buechner, L’Engle, O’Connor, Sayers, Lewis, and Macdonald. And I’m making her blog a regular stop on my weekly circuit.

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