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A matter of trust

by Linda Wegner on 02/19/18

Perhaps you've experienced someone pouring out their pain over a past or present indiscretion. Some reasons may include someone who does a lot of talking just to hear themselves talk, others who don't know how else to deal with the guilt of what they've done or said or, someone who simply puts enough confidence in you to share their pain. I realize there may be other reasons but those are the ones with which I've been most acquainted. Not to be forgotten, either, is the fact that we may also have been or currently are the one sharing our pain with a trusted friend. In either case, the matter of trust is what makes all the difference in the outcome. Read more...

Learning to learn

by Linda Wegner on 02/12/18

There probably are few things more challenging than learning how to give and understanding how to receive instructions. If you question that statement, think back on the last time someone attempted to correct an action (whether yours or someone else's) or on the last time you attempted to pass on well-meaning advice to someone not ready to receive it. Read more...

The power of patience

by Linda Wegner on 02/05/18

Early in my Christian walk I decided not to pray for patience and here's why: patience is mostly developed through hardship. Even the Apostle Paul agrees with me (or more accurately, I agree with him): "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience." Romans 5:3 (AKJV). More about the glorying later. Read more...

Marks of true friendship

by Linda Wegner on 01/29/18

Of all the places we've lived in our nearly 50 years of marriage, I can think of only one neighbour who didn't become a friend. While we certainly didn't become buddies with every one of them, we always had a good relationship and we were quick to watch out for each other's welfare. (In fact, just yesterday I received another act of kindness from neighbours across the street. While waiting for the bus, they stopped and offered me a ride to town where my meeting was being held. It wasn't necessary but given the rain and wind, it was most welcome.) Read more...

Cultivate compassion

by Linda Wegner on 01/23/18

I'll be the first to admit that it's not always easy to feel compassion for some folks in some situations but having said that, I'm not proud of that kind of exclusivity when it crops up in my mind and heart. It could well be that you, like me, were raised with the puritan work ethic that basically disregards other circumstances, putting the onus for supporting ourselves squarely upon ourselves. 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