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Down to Earth with Curt Arens, part III

January 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Archive, Books to Read, Testimonies

The third and final installment of from , Nebraska, arrives today to the ‘digital continent.’ Once again, what an incredible story of trusting in ’s plan, even when throws a huge curve ball that devastates a family. It is those times that the faith shines forth and remains a beacon of hope, especially from the corn fields of America’s heartland.

Today’s Story

In setting up this interview, the intention of our team’s travel to Curt Arens’ was to help him promote his book, ‘Down to Earth;’ but the couple of hours spent with Curt never amounted to a promotional drive for the book, Curt’s disposition simply would not let that happen. Curt’s humble way of approaching life’s challenges shines to the camera today when asked, “what lesson will readers of ‘Down to Earth’ learn from it’s pages?” Let God work. That simple statement has so much meaning in today’s wild world of freeways and Internet at every fingertip. But even for a humble farmer, those words carry lessons in letting go to allow God to take the reins. As Curt makes clear, most variables in the livelihood of farming are out of reach, one must have a deep faith to get through the hurdles of raising a crop or losing a friend.


Perhaps you know someone who could use some time to reflect on God’s simple miracles of every day living. Our team would of course recommend ‘Down to Earth’ by Curt Arens as a gift to that person. This book will in a certain sense, take you back in time to a season of history that relies heavily on trusting in God and his plan, even when it may not align with one’s own. To order a copy of ‘Down to Earth,’ click on the link above and it will take you to Curt’s website where you can order a copy. Let us continue to pray for Curt and his family as they remind us all through their daily example of what it means to trust in God by living ‘Down to Earth.’


Yesterday’s Story

Readings for 17th January 2012
First: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Responsorial: Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 27-28
Gospel: Mark 2:23-28
Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbott

: Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning of Thorns
4. The Way of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion and Death

Down to Earth with Curt Arens, part II

January 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Archive, Books to Read, Families, Testimonies

How has the late and Great John Paul II impacted your personal ? Our team knows for a fact that we could dedicate an entire website just to people who have been changed for the better because of the of Karol Wojtyla. from , , is one of those , he talks about the impact right at the beginning before diving into life as a farmer.

Today’s Story

What an incredible witness to hope and faith from Mr. Arens, a Catholic man who sheds light on trusting in ’s plan; even when losing your best crop in years to a 5-minute hail storm. Very quickly one may be humbled as a farmer. Working the land has made a profound impact on this man and his family. Even as a kid, Curt’s father would lead his family through a rosary on the front porch of their house for protection of their crops. Faith very quickly becomes a part of one’s life, in fact it is your life as a farmer in Curt’s opinion.


In this second part to Curt’s story, we also dive into the Seven Sacraments, and more specifically the . Sister Veronica instilled in Curt as a boy an appreciation to how farmers can have a special connection to the ; since it is farmers who till the land that creates the wheat which is the host for Jesus’ own flesh at the moment of consecration.

We, the ‘Mystical Body’ on the ‘digital continent’, are not done with Curt Arens story. He will be back next week with the finale to his story as he discusses the book he wrote, ‘Down to Earth.’ You can learn more about Curt, his faith, family, and book, by clicking on the logo just above. Consider supporting this incredible man of faith by purchasing his book for your family or a friend. Thanks for your patience today in the publishing of today’s story, new story every day!

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Readings for 9th January 2012
First: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Responsorial: Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
Gospel: Mark 1:7-11
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Rosary: Joyful Mysteries
1. Annunciation
2. Visitation
3. Nativity
4. Presentation to the Temple
5. Finding in the Temple

Down to Earth with Curt Arens, part I

December 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Archive, Books to Read, Families, Testimonies

As Catholics, we strive to understand virtue, and then live out those virtues daily, especially the Cardinal Virtues of Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude. It is safe to say that the man you are about to listen to exemplifies the four Cardinal Virtues better than most people in this world, we credit his farming, his , and his strong faith for that claim.


In recording this story, we spent about two hours with Curt, who lives in on his family’s fourth generation . During those two hours of recording, our eyes were lifted to a man who has given his for the land, his family, and above all else, his faith. Virtue exudes from his being, all you have to do is stand by the man. Once you click play, and listen to his words, you will understand what a great man is like in 2011. And on that note, our team wanted to go out with a bang for 2011, we hope you have enjoyed the ‘one billion ’ of 2011, only knows who shall arrive for the mission in 2012.


Today’s story is part one of a three part series on , author of Down to Earth, a book about how farming the land and the Catholic faith share a divine connection. To learn more about Curt and his other books, click on the logo just to the left. Lastly, perhaps you know some farmers with great Catholic stories. If so, our team would love to hear about them for a possible interview and chance at evangelization on the ‘digital continent.’ E-mail [email protected] to find out how to set up the interview.

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Readings for December 31st 2011
First: 1 John 2:18-21
Responsorial: Psalm 96:1-2, 11-12, 13
Gospel: John 1:1-18
The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

: Joyful Mysteries
1. Annunciation
2. Visitation
3. Nativity
4. Presentation in the Temple
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple

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