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Remembrance or celebration?

by Linda Wegner on 04/06/21

Remembrance or celebration? Simply put, it depends on reasons and attitudes. I certainly have experienced them both this year and both have affected my life forever. Yours, too? Read more...

Farmers, truckers and vets

by Linda Wegner on 03/30/21

Several unexpected items inspired this week’s thoughts: Specifically, two opportunities to provide tributes for friends and a meaningful post on Facebook. Rear more...

Hold on but cast off

by Linda Wegner on 03/23/21

Now how’s this for a thought-provoking introduction to this week’s article? “An antithesis is a figure of speech in which an opposition or contrast of ideas is expressed by parallelism of words that are the opposites of, or strongly contrasted with, each other, such as ‘hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins’”. Read more...

Light in the midst of dark

by Linda Wegner on 03/15/21

As I’ve written in earlier articles, we’ve all experienced or perhaps, are still experiencing, very dark days. They’re no fun. This week, however, readers of my writing but especially God Himself, recognized our collective need of light. How grateful I have been to catch such glimpses of life-and sanity-saving sunshine. Read more...

Sometimes it takes a mountain

by Linda Wegner on 03/09/21

Well, I’ll admit it, it’s been a tough week; even as we look forward to upcoming vaccinations and, as health officials assure us, a “light at the end of the tunnel”, I and friends have found ourselves “climbing mountains”. Read more...

The Powell River Blog
Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner
Photo courtesy of Darlene Williams