Kristen Bourgeois Category

Learning Acceptance

By Kristen Bourgeois Acceptance. It has been a hard skill to learn. Growing up in an alcoholic home, we learn to accept unacceptable behavior, we focus our energy on trying to change the things we cannot change, and we are either unaware or lack the skills to identify things that are actually in our control. […]

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Why I Write

By Kristen Bourgeois I’ve always been introspective, and I love to write. I’ve got journals dating back to high school. But somewhere along my conversion, I stopped writing about the circumstances of whatever drama was unfolding at the current moment and started writing down what God was doing in my life. Mostly, I wrote down […]

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Creative ways to pray with little ones

By Kristen Bourgeois I feel far from God when I don’t pray.  I love a good devotional book, my journal and an hour in the adoration chapel.  But being a stay at home momma with two littles, my prayer time has had to adjust, especially during this pandemic.

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A Thank You Letter

By Kristen Bourgeois Fear and anxiety are contagious. And, I was swept up in it when the news broke that the coronavirus had made its way to Louisiana. I let myself sink into that fear of the unknown and the anxiety of keeping loved ones safe while trying to balance a home life under the […]

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Friends in Faith

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; […]

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Praise and Worship

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 […]

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For We Walk by Faith

By Kristen Bourgeois At 5 days old, my oldest son Nathanael was rushed to the emergency room.  We were then transferred to Ochsner Jefferson campus, where he stayed and we lived for the next month.

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Joyful Postpartum

By Kristen Bourgeois We recently welcomed our second son into the world at the beginning of August. And so far, this postpartum experience has been much more joyful than when our oldest son was born.

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Chances to Pray

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 […]

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Cultivating Reverence

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 […]

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Still Learning the God Offers Comfort Amid Sorrow

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 […]

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