Hi everyone,
I’m currently on summer vacation, waiting to hear back on my grades for the semester and overall GPA for the year. I’m just hoping to graduate United with a 3.5 GPA, so a goal this year was to be 3.0 or higher. I graduated Gustavus with a 2.899 GPA, due to mental illness, and its been a goal of mine to hit above 3.0 for graduate school, now that I’m on meds, in stable housing, and am happily married with a fixed income.

But we’ll just see how this year went!

How am I doing at home? I hate my job at Walmart, but love my co-workers (especially Jimmy, Don, Denise, Sheila, and Michelle and Dave), so there’s that. I’m looking forward to getting health insurance in the fall with Walmart, since I’ll have been working there a full year come September (I’m only part-time, so that’s why I have to wait a year!).

Brendan (Middle) and friends just before Graduation!

My brother, Brendan, graduated from high school! He’s officially an adult, and has no idea what he wants to do with his life. But that’s okay – it takes a while and some life experience to figure that out!

I’m also really in love with studying Wesleyan and Methodist doctrine, and how I can apply it to my Disciple of Christ faith. With Disciples, since we don’t profess a set doctrine, we allow different theology camps in our church, acting in Unity of our love for our Savior, Jesus, and our neighbors. I’m a part of the Wesleyan/Methodist camp, as I pretty much consider myself a Methodist Exile/Undercover Agent. The reason I haven’t joined the local UMC in York is because of the Traditional Plan that was passed and later affirmed by the Judicial Board of the UMC. With that, all queer folks in gay relationships cannot be ordained, nor can queer marriages be given. It’s a terrible decision of the church, and I’m hoping it will be reversed in the future. Other denominations were in this situation in the late ninteties and early 2000’s, but the UMC seems to be one of the last ones to deal with this.

Well, that’s it! Thanks for reading!

Alleluia and Amen.

Love, Leigh Todd

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