Kristen Bourgeois Category
By Kristen Bourgeois Friendships are important. Yet, I seem to forget that in the midst of a crazy life. Trying to connect with people on a good day, let alone a bad one, is difficult for a shy introvert like me. When I’m not in a “good place” in life, I tend to isolate myself; […]
By Kristen Bourgeois Recently, I came across Psalm 77 during my prayer time. And I can relate to the psalmist. Praying to God and not feeling heard. Being distressed in prayer. But then what? What do you do in prayer when you are weary? As I continued reading on, the answer was right there. The […]
By Kristen Bourgeois Recognizing my life has changed, I realized I had to adapt my prayer life to fit family life. I’ve always loved my time in the adoration chapel with a great devotional book. But adjusting to life with a newborn and a 3-year-old has changed my ability to do that. I can’t always […]
By Kristen Bourgeois Raising little humans is hard work! I start to think of the importance of my faith and how there was a time when I did not practice my faith and the consequences of being adrift in the world. I want to make sure my children have a strong foundation of faith. But […]
By Kristen Bourgeois It’s been a few years since my conversion but the concept of “carrying my cross,” is still one that I am learning to put into action. I’m sometimes all too familiar with my crosses; and pay too much attention to the negative aspect. Now that I’ve identified this cross; which is always […]
By Kristen Bourgeois After losing my daughter to miscarriage and the subsequent 1 ½-year spent struggling with infertility, my husband and I learned we are expecting. I was in shock and disbelief even though this has been part of my daily prayer and something we were hoping for.
By Kristen Bourgeois My son, Nathanael, was about 6 weeks old when I ventured out to St. Joseph’s Abbey for daily Mass by myself. It was the perfect time, in the mid-morning, when I knew the baby would be napping in between being fed.
By Kristen Bourgeois As Advent approaches, my husband and I were discussing what advent traditions our families had while we were growing up. We are a young family with a 2-year-old, and we want to be more intentional this Advent season in preparing our hearts for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord.