As I write, I like millions of other Canadians, are preparing to or are already celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It’s an annual event, a day officially dedicated to remembering all the blessings that we enjoy as individuals and as a nation. Read more...
It’s time,” I told myself, “it’s time you got rid of some stuff.”
For a number of years we’d moved frequently, meaning many of our belongings remained packed away. For someone who prefers to be surrounded by the multitude of gifts, mementos and souvenirs collected during a lifetime, it was a trial. I wanted my things out of the boxes and in full view. What good are Royal Albert dishes and snowy-white tablecloths if they can’t be used? Read more...
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...
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...
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.