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Just two of us

by Linda Wegner on 09/19/17


This summer we’ve had the joy of hosting more family visits in one season than we’ve had over the past several years. It’s been great! Along with the excitement of their arrival (and near tears at their departure), I’ve also baked more goodies than I have in a long while. Be they muffins, bread, cookies or German specialties, combinations of all sorts of ingredients have produced goods that were both aromatic and delicious. That whole process got me thinking about what went into each item. Read more...

A shelter in the time of storm

by Linda Wegner on 09/11/17


In a recent article I began by quoting one of my most frequent prayers these days: “O Lord, please send rain.” Thankfully we’ve had a bit, not a lot but enough to cool the temperatures and slightly decrease the risk of fires in our area. As thankful as I am for the moisture, I’m also keenly aware of those who are crying out for relief from rain and wind. Read more...

Sunshine or rain?

by Linda Wegner on 09/05/17

“Please God, send us rain!”

If you live in B.C. you could well have prayed this prayer over the past several months. In my case, it’s more like a few dozen times a day or, on days like today, a few dozen times an hour. Temperatures far above what are normal for us ocean-side dwellers soar on a daily basis and fires rage across our province and in states south of the international border. Read more...

Sowing and reaping

by Linda Wegner on 08/27/17


Though a concept foreign to prairie dwellers, I’m planning to plant vegetables this fall for harvest in late winter or early spring. As much as I miss Saskatchewan (and I truly do!), I appreciate the ability to harvest food throughout the entire year. Read more...

Some from every tribe

by Linda Wegner on 08/22/17


There’s little to compare with the pleasure of spending time with family and friends you love and these past few days have provided perfect examples of that. Last week we heralded the arrival of our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter from Saskatchewan; it’s been pure joy to be with them. In between chatting, picking berries and re-connecting with their many friends here, they’ve taken time just to be with us. Read more...


Words of Worth’s Linda Wegner is a writer specializing in researching and writing book-length histories of organizations and families. Her recent works include a history of BC’s First Credit Union, which recently celebrated its 75th year, and the memoir of a family whose patriarch was a victim of the Holocaust.

As an ordained minister and cancer survivor, Linda knows life’s challenges can be overcome. As a presenter, she weaves wisdom, enthusiasm and humor into every presentation and leaves participants wanting more. Contact her about having a customized presentation or weekend retreat created for your organization.

Linda also has published three of her own books, writes a weekly faith-based newspaper column and is a regular columnist for Country Life in BC, an agriculture-based publication. To learn more, please see About. To order books by Linda Wegner, go to Books.
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Walking the track

There's a stiff breeze today, enough of a wind to ruffle Pacific Ocean waters into a series of white caps out yonder and, I suspect, crashing waves on the shores. Moreover, the wind is strong enough to merit a head covering; up here on the track every breeze and every drop in temperature exaggerates itself. 

​While the weather plays a part in the enjoyment of my now regular morning walk, the benefits I've gained far outweigh the best and the worst that nature throws at me. Since the first day I ventured onto the track above Brooks High School and the time of writing this article, 33 weeks and 2 days have passed into eternity. For me, they've been monumental. Read more...
A Message from Linda Wegner

     It’s been far too long since I updated this website and I decided that today was the day to address my good intentions as well as honour those who take the time to visit Words of Worth.
     As far as my company goes, I’ve basically retired but not to the point of withdrawing my services or giving up my company name and logo. I still have the privilege of writing a weekly column for a number of Saskatchewan weekly newspapers, writing a monthly column for Country Life in BC, 
     British Columbia’s largest agricultural publication and occasionally writing articles for Powell River Living magazine.
     When I first launched Words of Worth (WOW), it was during a difficult period of time following an illness that left my husband unable to work. I am grateful to a friend and soon-to-be colleague, Ron Johnson, who introduced me to what is now OTR Global and to my senior editor, Donna Crothers, for helping me transition into the specialized writing this work required; the years I enjoyed working with the leadership and colleagues in the research and preparation of reports for market investors remains a highlight in my personal and professional life.
     A spin-off from the skills I gained while working as a contractor for OTR Global then enabled me to launch into the preparation of other reports such feasibility and strategic planning projects. As my way of paying it forward, I was able to provide good-paying work to subcontractors who possessed skills in areas I did not have. I look back on all those years with the fondest of memories and a well-established appreciation for the power of teamwork.