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The joy of justice

by Linda Wegner on 05/21/18

I'm finding it more and more difficult to listen to or watch most news broadcasts these days because it seems that terrorism, brutality, and injustice (to name a few) dominate our world. For many around the globe, this weekend's wedding of Prince Harry to Meaghan Markle was a delightful break from the non-stop streaming of pain. Read more...

The wisdom of mom

by Linda Wegner on 05/15/18

As I pen these words, it's Mother's Day, and I'm blessed by the flowers, cards and words of my husband and our two sons. Highly respected within their respective communities, both our boys – oops, men – have contributed so much to the lives of so many, including ours. Read more...

All that I need

by Linda Wegner on 05/07/18

The wisdom of Agur, the son of Jakeh – a truly modest beginning to a chapter filled with truth. It is believed that Agur lived in the same era as Solomon but the only thing we know about him is found in the 30th chapter of Proverbs. His name comes from the Hebrew meaning "collector" and some Bible scholars believe that the names that follow, Ithiel and Ucal, refer to Hebraic terms meaning, "I am weary, I am tired out". Ever felt that way? I certainly have! Agur claims no high status but what we glean from his words are powerful exhortations as to how we are to live. Read more...

Sit Heel! Enjoy!

by Linda Wegner on 04/30/18

We live on a quiet but busy street in the original neighbourhood of our city. Once home to many of the earliest settlers working for a paper-manufacturing company, it's now the scene of a mini-revival; people are moving here because beautiful old homes can be purchased and renovated for a fraction of the cost of a home in the Lower Mainland area of our province. One of the things I most enjoy is watching school children and teens walking to and from the two schools just down the street; the other, watching people walking their dogs. Read more...

Let your light shine

by Linda Wegner on 04/24/18

A number of years ago I purchased a CD by a group called Freedom Singers; I've never stopped listening to or being blessed by, their music. One song in particular and one line in particular of a song titled Daystar, challenges me every time I hear it. It goes like this: "Let Your light shine through me in the night". 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. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner