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I forget, God doesn't

by Linda Wegner on 01/21/19

During the children's segment of one morning service, our pastor spoke to the children about the meaning and significance of the rite of Communion. He introduced the subject by saying that on three separate Sundays he would address the subjects of Remembrance, Communion and...oops, I forgot the third topic. Read more...

Surprised with goodness

by Linda Wegner on 01/15/19

We all know that not all surprises are pleasant; indeed, some are unpleasant and others can be downright tragic. In contrast to those, I want to share some of the lovely surprises I've experienced this past week. Read more...

You're almost old

by Linda Wegner on 01/07/19

Strolling through a local shopping centre, I spied one of the cutest little boys I've seen (since my own two grew up, of course). He was occupied with trying on sun glasses but I noted that his mom was standing right beside him, so I commented, "Those look really good on you." Nodding his head, he replied: "My hair is short now." His hair, jet black and meticulously styled, had been cut and groomed shortly before our encounter. I complimented him, his mom grinned, and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. Read more...

Yelling on the mountain

by Linda Wegner on 01/07/19

Several years ago, I read a Facebook message, that went like this: "Abby was very excited about her new Christmas piano music. She told me all about it on the way home....'Mom, I got the music for Come and Yell on a Mountain!'... Read more...

Christmas inspiration

by Linda Wegner on 12/26/18

For a brief couple of weeks each year, the general population goes into "feel good", "be inspired" mode. Believe me, I have no problem with that, what with the constant bombardment of horrific news about war, murder, and so forth. Good news, happy smiles and proclamations of "the reason for the season" are a welcome relief. Christmas inspiration. We all need it and we'd sure like to see it last all year. 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