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Tea pot sized encouragement

by Linda Wegner on 08/14/17



I always associate my Grandma Barker with the lyrics to a song written by George Sanders and Clarence Kelley. This ancient but delightful piece went like this: "I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout…" Read more...

Bangers and integrity

by Linda Wegner on 08/08/17


Whether you like ‘em baked, broiled, roasted, mild or spicy, sausages have been a dietary staple in some form and seemingly in every part of the world for generations. Though far from served on a regular basis, we occasionally enjoy the decadence of German wurst or campfire style wieners. Read more...

Waiting in or for hope

by Linda Wegner on 08/01/17


I’ve almost stopped reading, listening to or checking on-line for the news, a big change for a self-confessed news junkie; I never thought that day would come because frankly, I’ve always enjoyed keeping up with current local, national and international happening. These days, however, I have restricted myself to listening to the reports just once or twice a day. (Emails notices don’t count) Read more...

When good comes out of bad

by Linda Wegner on 07/29/17


Over the past several weeks my articles have been influenced by the current forest fire situation in our province and on the impact it’s had on families. At the risk of over-kill of the subject, I want to share a personal and family-related celebration linked directly to the current conflagration. Read more...

When family gets together

by Linda Wegner on 07/17/17


I love it when family gets together, always have and I hope I always will. Probably some of the most difficult times of my life have been those years when we and our sons and their families lived two provinces apart; I felt lost without them, a feeling that even regular phone conversations didn’t fully assuage. Not only that, my siblings and I have always lived long distances away from each other and that’s also been a source of sadness to me. In our lives at least, it seems that the people we love most are geographically farthest away from us. 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.