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Who I am

by Linda Wegner on 02/25/20

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the matter of individualism. Two things triggered this introspection, both of which were totally unexpected a few days ago. The first was an impulse to respond to an invitation to nominate someone for a special treat. I’d love the prize, not so much for the honour but for the opportunity to travel to share time with a dearly loved group of people. No more details, sorry, and my nomination is confidential. Read more...

We're family!

by Linda Wegner on 02/17/20

In many parts of Canada, Family Day (Jour de la famille in Quebec) is celebrated on the third Monday of February. Not only does it provide a day off in the middle of winter, its real purpose is to remind us of, and to celebrate with, those who constitute “family” for us. Read more...

Filling in the blanks

by Linda Wegner on 02/10/20

I freely admit it. I’m addicted to doing crossword puzzles. Plain and simple, I take every opportunity I can to relax in my favourite chair, take out my pencil and eraser and start filling in blanks. There are at least three things I’ve noted that parallel my life and, in particular, my spiritual life. Read more...

Rain and raised eyes

by Linda Wegner on 02/03/20

Rain, rain, go away. Don’t come back for another day… or week; by the way, given the forecast, at least a couple more weeks would be great. Even as I sit in my office typing this article, I continue to stare out at leaden grey skies and bouncing rain on the porch, while staring towards well-hidden islands off our coastline. Add to my discomfort, the power of near gale-force winds that have shut down our ferries…so don’t wonder why I’m sipping hot tea while wrapped up in a blanket. Poor me. Read more...

Lift me up

by Linda Wegner on 01/27/20

Although the definition is simple, encouragement has tremendous power. The ability to provide inspiration, spirit, or hope to someone is far more significant than the word itself might imply. Just this week I was informed of an act of remembrance directed to a former pastor by those affected by his life and ministry. We were each invited to write a note of personal remembrance of how he touched our lives. Here’s part of what I wrote:” You not only helped heal my wounds by your powerful preaching of the Word but also by your tender and compassionate attitude…” I will always associate that person with the word “encouragement”. 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