Author Ann Kirsten

  • Ann Kirsten

    "All Mom Does" Blogger

    Ann Kirsten has been a writer since kindergarten. Married, with three adult “kids” and two adorable grandkids, she has a lot to write about. She finds sharing her failures and being able to laugh about them, makes learning life’s lessons so much easier. She also believes that chocolate should be consumed daily and tiaras should be worn at all possible times.

 

Potholes to Christ

I share a few of my potholes with you in case you too are struggling to figure out how to start getting to know God. He’s worth knowing and He’s well worth the effort you are making. And, no matter where you are in your journey, aren’t we so blessed to have a Father who forgives us when we get it wrong? Where are you in your God journey? Are you on one? Is it frustrating, easy, confusing, amazing? We'd love to hear your story! Read more...

Laughing Through the Teen Years

Last week’s blog laid the vital foundation for raising teenagers. Now, the fun can begin! Teens can be challenging and emotionally draining. So, how do you survive the constant battles and hormonal outbursts? Humor! (Is anyone surprised that I would say that?). Read more...

Congratulations! You Made it to the Teen Years

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the sleepless nights of raising babies.  You survived the toddler years and you have successfully navigated your children through grade school.  Now what?  Do you get a reward for all that hard work?  Yes, you get TEENAGERS!  Read more...

Do You Feel Incapable of Serving?

During an attack, the only way I could keep from being violently ill was to remain motionless for sometimes up to 30 hours at a time, staring at a fixed point on the wall until the worst of the attack was over. I couldn’t turn my head even a fraction of an inch without becoming nauseous, and getting out of bed was completely out of the question. But, while lying in bed, I could pray. Read more...

I Started Laughing Before I Even Hit the Ground

For example, I fell this week and I started laughing before I even hit the ground. I was holding an open container of blueberries and, needless to say, they flew everywhere and so did my arms and legs as I tried to catch myself. Whenever I look at the bruise on my arm, I laugh again. I must have looked ridiculous. Read more...

Always Panic First

What was wrong with them? How could they be hungry at a time like this?! They were planning a food run while I had gone into full-on-freak-out mode in my head. I snapped at them that I wasn’t hungry. Read more...

We Can Laugh About it Now

The times we really remember and laugh about are those “disaster” trips. They created a sense of camaraderie that comes only from having survived something tough together. Although we would never want to go back in time and relive those vacations, they have become the source of hilarious family lore. And, believe it or not, I wouldn’t trade that for all the reliable cars in the world. Read more...

I’M AS AMERICAN AS LEFSE AND VIKING SHIPS

Perhaps I should feel embarrassed about that, but part of me feels that that is exactly why my ancestors moved here in the first place. To be able to live in a place where their children didn’t have to think about freedom. They just lived it. So, whether you’re celebrating with hot dogs and burgers or lutefisk and lefse, let’s raise a glass to our brave ancestors who had the courage to seek a better life in this melting pot we call the United States. GOD BLESS AMERICA! Read more...

Who Is That God Guy?

To those of you who volunteer at Vacation Bible Schools, God bless you. You have no idea the impact you have on the little ones you tend to. Which ones of them will look back on their time with you as the beginning of their walk with Christ? Where did your walk with Christ first begin? I'd love to hear! Read more...

Challenging An Oldster Way of Thinking

So, even if we’re not outside as much anymore. Even if there’s more to keep us entertained inside than ever before. We are still God’s children. And, no matter how technological we become, we will always find ways to connect with our sisters and brothers. That’s what All Mom Does is all about too. And, I love that. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 08/27/2014

    Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Read More

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