Supporting Farmers This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are finalizing our holiday plans. For many, the holiday season this…

November 18, 2020

Stir Up Sunday

Florence Berger shares in depth in the Cooking for Christ cookbook about her family’s traditions surrounding the Sunday before Advent,…

November 17, 2020

Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part blog story. Read Part 1 here.] After meeting with countless…

October 20, 2020

Prayers for All Saints and All Souls

The following prayers are from the Rural Life Prayer Book. For more prayers for more Fall prayers, see our seasonal…

October 20, 2020

Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part blog story. Read Part 2 here.] “I’m part of the…

October 7, 2020

A Prayer After the Storm

Deacon Dan Freeman of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa wrote this prayer in response to the devastating storm that affected…

August 19, 2020

Confessions of a Rural Music Director

The first time I heard the choir sing at Our Lady of the Valley, I thought I was hearing angels,…

August 19, 2020

Welcome Tim – New CRL Program Manager

Tim Streiff joined the CRL staff in August as the Program Manager, a new role on our team focused on…

August 19, 2020

On Old Lakes and New Eyes

Growing up, we had a word for people who drove up from the Twin Cities to summer in cabins on…

August 5, 2020

Understanding Farm Stress

As I was reflecting on how the world has changed in the last few months, and the new stresses we…

July 15, 2020