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)
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