This is my mother, Peggy Stansell. Today she is cancer-free. She died early this morning while holding my father’s hand.
I'm Neely Stansell-Simpson, and I catch glimpses of God pretty often in my life - sometimes in anger, sometimes in fear, sometimes in joy, and sometimes in irreverent humor, which I think God quite enjoys. This will not be a blog full of saccharine platitudes about God. I hope not, at least. That's just not where I am, right now. I struggle a good bit. I wrestle, like Jacob grappling with the angel. So here's an account of my life and where I see God. This is the story of my offbeat faith - a quirky faith perspective.
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