Kristen Bourgeois Category
By Kristen Bourgeois I have read the many accounts of those who were healed by Jesus in the Bible. But one healing had always perplexed me. The healing of the ill man by the pool of Bethesda. It says in John chapter 5, verse 6: “Jesus, upon seeing this man lying there and knowing that […]
By Kristen Bourgeois The call for volunteers is always happening. But I think the loudest call for volunteers is the one at the beginning of each school year. Being a parent is a lot of hard work and the thought of adding more things to do can seem daunting. But, with thoughtful discernment to help […]
By Kristen Bourgeois I have had the experience of having to forgive something big, and that type of forgiveness is an ongoing process. But, forgiveness in the little things is needed as well. This is something obvious, but something that the Holy Spirit has drawn attention to in my own life. It was in adoration […]
By Kristen Bourgeois I knew that my life would change once I got married. And, I knew it would change again when we had children. But I was quite naive in how much life would change. One of the aspects of life that has really changed in this season of having little kids is my […]
By Kristen Bourgeois Love is patient. It’s in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, where we find the very popular scripture reading describing love. I am still working on the first part of the Scripture verse from St. Paul. Love is patient. For me love is hard, and patience is really hard. Patience is really hard with young […]
By Kristen Bourgeois As a momma, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I have these expectations on what life is meant to look like, especially when it comes to homeschooling and raising my little ones in the faith. And, I have found myself being extra grumpy when things aren’t going the way I […]
By Kristen Bourgeois I spent most of my law enforcement career assigned to the Sixth District (Lower Garden District, Irish Channel, Central City) of New Orleans. I was so very familiar with the neighborhoods: the details of those city blocks, the memories of certain crimes that have occurred.
By Kristen Bourgeois It was several years ago when my husband and I were looking to buy our first home. During our house search, we viewed a lot of houses. But the memory of one particular house left a lasting impression on me. Now, we didn’t buy this house, but what was inside this house […]
By Kristen Bourgeois It was years ago when I discovered daily Mass. While I grew up receiving the sacraments, my family was not practicing our faith. It wasn’t until after dating my husband that I learned about daily Mass when he said to me, he was attending a weekday Mass. I was shocked. I didn’t […]
By Kristen Bourgeois My oldest son didn’t have an easy start into this world. Infection and hypoglycemia at 5 days old. Later in toddlerhood, a speech delay and PE tubes. Later, speech therapy and difficulties in pre-kindergarten leading to one diagnosis after another after another.
By Kristen Bourgeois There is a lot to learn while parenting and not just about how to parent children. A lot of self-discovery happens while parenting and that self-discovery can lead to healing, if we let it. I recently discovered I have a woundedness about being heard. I was able to make that connection when […]