The Occasional Shippment

Occasional thoughts from a young adult reveling in the messiness of life.

I Want to Live in a World…

Injustice. Punishment. Retribution. These are the words that boil up inside of us in times like these. Times where we believe that a wrong has not been righted. George Zimmerman killed … Continue reading

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Darkness Rises

Darkness. It has been all around us this past week. So much death and destruction. Boston. Texas. Iraq. China. It seemed like the darkness grew deeper with each passing day. … Continue reading

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…When You’ve Forgotten how to Forget

The year was 2002. I walked into my creative writing class to find my professor and a few of my classmates sitting with a man unknown to us. He would … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Holes Don’t Make Us Unholy

It’s Easter. I put on my best dress this morning and headed off to church. The sanctuary was adorned with bright flowers, and the joyful spirit was palpable. The bells … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s Friday. Sunday is Coming.

It has been said that you cannot fully appreciate the joy of Easter without walking through Holy Week. With that, I have a confession: until this week, I have avoided … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lent through Lens: Takeaway

For the final installment of the “Lent through Lens” series, we’ll be examining John 12:1-8. As always, we’ll start with the reading and then dive into my reflection. John 12:1-8 … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lent through Lens: Prodigal Pictures

For the fourth installment of the “Lent through Lens” series, we’ll be examining Luke 15:1-3 and 11b-32. As always, we’ll start with the reading and then dive into my reflection. … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Being Bold

A little over a week ago, my Facebook news feed lit up with a video clip from the evening news of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Bishop, Rob Wright, addressing Georgia … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lent through Lens: Yes, You

My church has a Lenten series right now where people read the week’s Gospel lesson and take pictures that represent their interpretations of it. I have decided to share my … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lent through Lens: Clarity and Determination

I’m back with the second edition of Lent through Lens, the interpretive photography project that I’m participating in as a part of the Lenten Sunday school series at my church. We’re … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lent through Lens: The Sandwich Post

My church is doing an interesting Lenten series that really speaks to the photographer in me. The series is called “Lent through Lens” where we are all asked to reflect … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Stop Bullying Manti Te’o

This bullying of Manti Te’o has to stop. He may be a big football star, but in reality, he’s just a 22 year old kid. Whether he was in on … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Three Churches

It was truly the best of times. When 2013 began, I couldn’t have imagined that this was how I would spend my Christmas Eve. I started that year far from … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Go to Houston (Twelve down; Zero to Go!!)

With a flight out to the Lone Start State, my list of “12 Things in 2012′ is now complete! As with most things on this list, I am reminded of … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Launch Photography Website and Start Charging for Sessions (Eleven Down; One to Go!)

It’s almost the end of 2012, and I’m happy to report that I will complete everything on my list of “12 Things in 2012!” It was looking alittle hairy at … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

What the World Needs Now

I can’t comprehend it. I can’t comprehend what happened in Connecticut. I can’t comprehend what happened in Oregon at the mall last weekend. I can’t comprehend how someone can take … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Surrounded by Angels

Today, I stood in the presence of angels. Not the kind that have wings and flowing white robes and harps. No, these were real, living and breathing angels. It was … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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