Kristen Bourgeois Category

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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The Pregnancy After the Miscarriage

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.

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The Importance of Bringing Little Ones to Mass

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.

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The Traditions of Advent Begin With Us

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.

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