CD charts spiritual journey
REEDY Creek music teacher and singer Karen Weston wants to tell the world about her 'heart to heart' talks with God, a spiritual journey she recalls on her first CD, Heart to Heart.
Ten years ago, Karen was struggling emotionally and spiritually, a single mother with three young children.
Although she had grown up in a religious family, Karen was not a church-goer and admits she had lost her way in many aspects of her life.
"I always had the God fear factor but I never got into church," she said.
All that changed a decade ago when Karen "found God" and became part of a pentacostal congregation.
"From there, I decided to get to know Him, from a position of not knowing Him and not trusting Him," Karen said.
Karen said the songs she composed for the CD give testimony to times of deep spiritual feeling, "disclosing dark days and days of euphoria".
Karen released her CD in November at her church, the South Coast City Church in Currumbin, and is happy with the response so far.
Her 18-year-old son James performs on drums on the CD, along with other local musicians.
When she was around the same age, Karen's vocal talents were recognised by the adjudicator at Murwillumbah's Festival of Performing Arts, when Karen won the prestigious vocal solo section.
She had learned her craft at Murwillumbah High School, under the tutelage of well-known music teacher Heather Martin, who has been music director of a number of major musicals at the Gold Coast Arts Centre in recent years.
Although Karen followed her friend Heather's lead in becoming a music teacher, she had neglected her singing career for 20 years, re-finding her voice around the time she found God.
To order the CD or book Karen to speak about her experiences, call her on 5569?2497.