Kristen Bourgeois Category

The Rosary

By Kristen Bourgeois The rosary was never my go-to prayer. Mostly because I have a hard time sitting still for the time it takes to complete the rosary.  But, as I continued my faith journey, I began incorporating into my prayer life. I began saying the rosary while doing other things. Mostly while commuting from […]

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Confession and Marriage

By Kristen Bourgeois When my husband and I started dating, I had recently come back to the Catholic Church. I finally made my way to confession. Many years had passed since my last confession, with the last one prior to my confirmation. Confession was still new and scary to me.

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Prayer

By Kristen Bourgeois I recently attended a conference with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner. As part of the conference, there was a healing service with a Eucharistic procession.  I’ve attended healing services before that have always been profoundly impactful in my faith journey. I knew logically […]

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Detaching with Love

By Kristen Bourgeois I recently went to visit my uncle, my dad’s youngest brother, who was hospitalized for stage four lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain. I had a hard time debating with myself to go visit or not. It’s more complicated than just cancer. As if cancer wasn’t hard enough; I had […]

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Learning to love unconditionally

By Kristen Bourgeois Parenting is about learning how to navigate through life’s challenges with your little ones. As a young parent, I thought love would come naturally and easy. And, sometimes, love does work that way. But, sometimes, love isn’t easy and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t always know what I’m doing. Somewhere along […]

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Soul

By Kristen Bourgeois Our family just watched the new movie, “Soul,” on Disney+.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching and then coming back to read this blog because there are definite spoilers up ahead.

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2020 Taught growth beyond comfort zone

By Kristen Bourgeois With 2020 officially over, I have had time to reflect on this very different and very challenging year. As I was reflecting on all the things that have changed this year, the Holy Spirit began to show me how this pandemic has challenged me to grow. This year, I’ve learned to shift […]

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‘Bluey’ on Disney+: Choosing the better part

By Kristen Bourgeois There are a lot of children’s television shows nowadays. So many options. And they all fall into different categories.   Some have great quality when it comes to learning and problem solving. Some are shows that have no value at all. Then there is another group of TV programing that is good but […]

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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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