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by Linda Wegner on 08/02/21

One of the great pleasures of my life is going on my morning walk; getting my much-needed exercise is part of the reason but just as important to me is seeing the friends I’ve made over the years. We rarely see each other except for these early morning circles around the track but we genuinely listen and care for each other. Read more...

From 'doing' to 'being'

by Linda Wegner on 07/26/21

I’ve always been and have been known to be, busy. I look back with enjoyment and satisfaction on the roles I’ve filled in churches we’ve served and in communities where we’ve lived. While I’m going to list a few roles, it’s not meant as a boastful exercise, just an enumeration to remind me of the privileges I’ve enjoyed over many decades. Read more...

Sheltered and secure

by Linda Wegner on 07/19/21

During these weeks of oppressive heat, one of my favourite places to sit and relax is on a lawn chair situated under our back deck. While I still have a great view of the yard and of back-alley traffic, I’m close enough to neighbours on both sides to hold a conversation without leaving the comfort of my cool spot. Read more...

If I perish, I perish

by Linda Wegner on 07/12/21

As I continue my daily Bible reading, I’ve just finished reading the book of Esther. Honestly, I found it a welcome change from the huge lists of people, their names and details of their responsibilities. Having said that, I also derived some much-needed encouragement and inspiration from this lovely and powerful lady. Here’s background information. Read more...

Hard times, God's strength

by Linda Wegner on 07/05/21

I’m not sure if July 4 celebrations were different this year for our U.S. neighbours, but here in Canada our recognition of July 1, Canada Day, certainly was. In fact, it could be said that anything but enthusiasm marked the day for a lot of people. While many, if not most of us, are proud to be Canadians, the weather dampened our spirits while igniting our forests, intensifying the reality of some of the horrors of our history that blew up in our faces. I won’t say more. 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