Kristen Bourgeois Category

Parenting reveals a lot

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 […]

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Keep Lent simple, but meaningful

Lent is about working out those spiritual muscles.  And Lent doesn’t have to be about giving something up.  It can be about adding something too. Whenever Lent rolls around, I always rack my brain for things to do.  If you do, too, here are some ideas!  Lent has already started but it’s not too late […]

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Adjusting to a new baby

By Kristen Bourgeois We recently welcomed our third child in December.  A little girl. Those first few weeks are so precious, but also a bit stressful as we adjusted to a family of five. I didn’t want the new routines or the lack of routines to rob us of our joy with this new baby. […]

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Another Disney review

By Kristen Bourgeois   The new Disney movie “Encanto” was just released, and everyone is talking about it.  The music is great, and there are a lot of great takeaways from the movie. If you have seen the movie, then please continue reading this blog. But for those who haven’t seen the movie yet, heads […]

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Above the Clouds

By Kristen Bourgeois Several years ago, I was waiting on a flight while a thunderstorm settled over the airport. Dark clouds, rain, wind, lightning and thunder. The lightning and thunder moved on quickly, but the dark clouds and rain lingered.

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The Saints are our friends

By Kristen Bourgeois I’ve heard it say we don’t find our saint friends, but they find us. How we stumble across a particular saint, for me, has always seemed arbitrary. But probably not arbitrary to the saint who has been privately praying for us without our knowledge.

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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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