Sheepfold

By Bruce Watts

Karl was in the studio this week recording his 13th CDKarl was in the studio this week recording his 13th CDKarl was recording a new CD this week and I was there. It will be brilliant.

37 years ago in a small apartment in Ottawa, I was with Karl recording some of his first music stylings on a portable audio cassette recorder I borrowed from my dad. The product was a recording of the times, however the quality of sound was suspect at best and the product was never shared publicly.

Fast forward to today and Karl is at Summit Sound Inc Studios in Westport Ontario. At the helm of the recording is David Daw. Dave is president and chief engineer with 30 years of experience.  This process is leaps and bounds over the original recording session 4 decades earlier.

The equipment used today fills 3 rooms and costs about the same as the whole apartment building did in the 70’s.  The prestine quality of sound is no comparison to Karl's first recordings.

By Karl Berg

Down through the years there has been a lot of teaching and preaching about faith. What is it? Is it real? How do you do it? All good questions. I don’t claim to be an expert on this subject, but I want to add my thoughts on it.

What is it? Simple definition.... Believing what we can’t see.

 We use faith all the time. We use faith when we drive a car, for if we didn’t believe that the car was safe, we wouldn’t get in it. We have faith that the brakes are going to stop us or we wouldn’t travel at 100 km per hour... Faith is an action, whether toward something or someone. What we do with it is our choice. Faith is like a muscle...the more it is used, (or exercised) the more it will grow. The more we exercise or faith toward something or someone, the more we learn to ‘trust’, as our faith is proven out. Another way of saying ‘trust’ is that we ‘have faith’ in the brakes to stop us.

By Linda Bell

....The butterfly, to me, speaks of freedom and beauty and reminds me of the process of transformation that the caterpillar goes through as it transitions into the beautiful creature God created it to be.

I believe this is a picture of God's heart for each one of us.  He never meant for us to be earth-bound like the caterpillar.  He created us to fly free like the butterfly, to soar on colourful gossamer wings and to dance in the light of His love. Jn. 10:10

This is part of our destiny as children of God.  It is a picture of what God wants to do in our hearts as we learn to trust Him and to surrender our lives to Him.

Transformation is a process.  It doesn't happen overnight.  It involves change and being willing to be changed by God's love.  It involves struggle and surrender as we learn to die to self and to live for God.

By Karl Berg

“Peace does not come in a bottle. Peace cannot be bought or sold. Peace is not found in what this world has to offer, cause peace is found in God alone.” (Freedom, The Awakening)

Definition: Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.

Our world is full of uncertainty. Wars, and rumours of wars, economic hardship, pestilence,  fear, all come together to make us anxious and steal our peace. So what happens when our peace disappears? We turn to our placebo of choice: Drugs, alcohol, sex, food, entertainment etc. Unfortunately, these are only short term fixes, that usually leave us worse off than how we started.

So, how do we find peace in the midst of the storm?  Jesus....Jesus is the Prince of Peace.