Entries by Karen Pimpo

Riley and Jessica Veal: “Your Baby Might Not Make It”

From the outside, Jessica, Riley, and their little girl Madeline look like the perfect family. You would never know that just three years ago, they were overwhelmed by a grave medical diagnosis for their unborn baby.

Why I’m Not Looking Forward To Easter This Year

“How are you doing with all of this?” one of my friends asked me recently. I think I told her that I was doing well, grateful to be able to work from home, and so on. But what I wish I would have said was the more honest answer: as our world continues to turn upside down, I have often felt discouraged, scared, and hopeless.

Easter will not be the same this year.

What Should I Be Looking for in Dating?

What does a godly dating relationship look like? While the Bible has a lot of wisdom and guidance for God-honoring marriages, it doesn’t provide step-by-step instructions for how to achieve one. Sometimes this can leave us feeling frustrated and abandoned—but our God has promised never to leave us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He is a patient teacher, and He has a good plan for you and me, regardless of our relationship status.

I Was Wrong About Giving Tuesday

As someone who works closely with several non-profit organizations, I am distinctly aware of Giving Tuesday.

In the United States, this Giving Tuesday “holiday” comes from an honorable desire to help non-profits continue their good work.

How the Fourth of July Reminds Me of Jesus

The Fourth of July holiday—commemorating the beginning of the American revolution against the motherland, England—is a central part of the United States’ origin story. Odds are that even if you don’t live in the USA, your home country has an origin story, too.

I Was Wrong About Thanksgiving

I used to think Thanksgiving was cute, like little handprint turkey art projects from third graders. Thanksgiving was mildly entertaining, like whatever football game is on TV when you fall asleep after too much turkey.

Solution to Forgetfulness: A Pile of Stones

Because I’m forgetful, I made a pile of stones and put them in my living room. I was inspired by a kind woman named Terri Carter whom I’ve met only once in my life.