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Surrounded by songs

by Linda Wegner on 06/02/20


Years ago I found a post card that I posted above my computer and it’s perfect for what I’d like to share this week. Here goes: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer but because it has a song.” (Chinese proverb) Read more...

A matter of perspective

by Linda Wegner on 05/18/20

Last week I posted the following on my Facebook page:
“Do you remember when the thought of just staying home was so attractive? Having said that, it seems like years ago or that none of us had such a number of weeks and months in mind. Like you, I'm sure, some days are fine and others, well not so fine. I'm just thankful that I truly enjoy weeding. Oh yes, thankful that the drive-through at Tim Horton's remains open. Take care, stay safe and one of these days we'll just look back on it.” Read more...

Make me an encourager

by Linda Wegner on 05/15/20


Of all the times I’ve lived through, including both bad times and bad situations, I don’t think I ever remember hearing so many stories of neighbours helping neighbours or of strangers helping strangers. Although, admittedly, kindness doesn’t erase a virus called corona, but it sure makes its consequences easier to bear. Read more...

The power of in

by Linda Wegner on 05/05/20


The ability of a two-letter preposition to change one’s perspective is powerful. As I mused on what I, we and the world have faced over the past and probably coming months, a well-known verse of Scripture took on new meaning for me this week. It also reminded me of how we need to read God’s Word without prejudice or preconceived interpretation. Huh? What am I talking about? Let me explain. Read more...

Multiplied opportunities

by Linda Wegner on 04/27/20


It’s far from necessary to say that our world is a totally different place than it was mere weeks ago and I won’t bore you by reiterating the changes we all have and continue to face in the days to come. Most frustrating for me is the fact that everything has changed and yet nothing seems to change, except, now I face the effects of self-isolation, multiplied hand washes throughout the day and for us who are seniors, exhortations to allow others to do our shopping for us. These simple things have removed much of our sense of personal independence. 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 linda@wordsofworth.ca

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. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.








 Sincerely,
Linda Wegner
Photo courtesy of Darlene Williams