About

Welcome, reader!

This blog is intended to give you a window into the justice work I do, which I often do by traveling to places outside my comfort zone.  The entries will be part travel diary, part storytelling, part theological analysis.  And you will find some sermons, poems, and other reflections thrown in for fun — after all, I am a seminary student finishing my Master of Divinity degree in Minnesota, and I am on the path to be ordained as a minister of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

The photograph you see at the top of the page was taken on my June 2010 trip to Chiapas, Mexico.  I kept a blog of our group’s adventures while we were there, which was my first foray into writing for a public audience.  The practice of keeping that blog turned out to be very fulfilling for me, and so I continued that tradition here shortly before going on my second justice trip to Phoenix, Arizona in July 2010.

I would love to hear what you think, so please feel welcome to enter the conversation by posting a comment.  It’s like getting an unexpected letter from a friend in the mail!

I am setting one standard for approving comments: whatever your opinion, I ask that you please write respectfully.  I do believe that all voices deserve a chance to be heard, and I will not suppress any comments based on content.  I will, however, delete or edit comments whose tone is hurtful, inflammatory, or offensive.  This is not the place to vent personal frustrations.

I am standing on the side of love.  If you want your comments to be posted, I ask that you do the same.

Many blessings—welcome to the journey!

Leslie Mills (-lm)
leslie@leapingloon.com

Ministerial Intern, Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, St. Paul, MN, 2010-11
Ministerial Intern, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN, 2011-12
Youth Coordinator, Camp StarTrail for UU families, Ashland, NE, 2012
Chaplain Intern, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 2013
Immersion Program Researcher, Center for Public Ministry, Minneapolis, MN 2014

5 Responses to About

  1. Kenny says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Nice photo!

    Yes, I know you well enough to know that Leaping Loon fits you perfectly.

    Congrats on the new Blog. I’ve been contemplating doing one of my own for a long time but I tend to spend all of my non-study time building them for other people instead.

    God Bless,

    -Kenny

  2. Amy Poulson says:

    Hi, Leslie! Thank you for embarking on this courageous journey to AZ — I will keep you in my prayers and await updates as they are available. Peace be with you and your fellow sojourners on this challenging walk.

    Take care and God bless,
    – Amy

  3. Steve Scott says:

    Leslie,
    Be of good courage, and may God bless you in body and spirit!
    Steve

  4. Natasha says:

    Hi Leslie,
    I have just returned home from travelling to Mexico for four months. Im currently writing a research paper on how travel can be a spiritual experience!
    Like you, Chiapas was particulary special for me as well as the centre of mexico. Your post on served as another reminder of how i need to get onto my own blog and try to capture the essence of my experience and share it with others! I look forward to reading more about your travels in your blog!

  5. Wendy Bennett says:

    I see your blog and name in UU World this issue! Very pleased to see you making a difference.
    XXOO, your friend,
    Wendy Bennett

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