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Seek integrity

by Linda Wegner on 01/16/18

Although there's so much more to explore about wisdom, in this week's column I want to move on to the topic of integrity. Several parts of the definition of this virtue include moral uprightness, a strong code of ethics and a state of being whole or undivided; another source speaks of consistently doing the right thing regardless of the circumstances. Read more...

Choose wisdom

by Linda Wegner on 01/09/18

Over the past three decades I've made it my habit to read through Psalms and Proverbs once a month; for Psalms, that includes five per day and for Proverbs, one chapter a day. What I find most inspiring is that I never cease to discover some new nugget of truth. As I've mused on what to write about in the coming year, I decided I would, at least for a few weeks, share some of those nuggets with my readers. Read more...

The gift of peace

by Linda Wegner on 01/02/18

In I818, composer, organist Franz Xaver Gruber and lyricist, Joseph Mohr, together produced what is probably one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. Part of the beautiful refrain we know as Silent Night goes like this, “Holy infant so tender and mild; Sleep in heavenly peace.” Read more...

An ironing board for Christmas

by Linda Wegner on 12/24/17

Had it been in my power, I’d have given you three Christmas gifts. Under the tree you’d have found a lovely new ironing board and two new irons; the first, a state-of-the-art steam version and the second, one of those heavy cast iron, Little House on the Prairie types. No, I’m not teetering near insanity – it’s just that mine have been such a godsend. Read more...

Away in a manger

by Linda Wegner on 12/18/17

It's not surprising that I've been humming "Away in a Manger" these days (after all, it is the Christmas season) but actually I've found myself thinking more about wood. Neither humorous nor particularly profound, here are my musings. 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