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The rewards of obedience

by Linda Wegner on 03/13/18

This week I found myself humming an old chorus we sang in my Sunday School days; part of it goes like this: "Happiness is ...having a change in my behaviour, happiness is the Lord." That, in turn, caused me to muse on the articles I've been submitting on the Book of Proverbs. By embracing so many of those true and solid exhortations, it's also important to remember that in following the admonitions of Solomon and other writers, we are not destined to a life of dreary subservience. Yes, there is a cost to following Christ but there are benefits beyond the difficult and sometimes painful consequences of sticking to our convictions. Read more...

Watch our for extremes

by Linda Wegner on 03/05/18

The purpose of the entire thirty-one chapters of Proverbs is to give instruction for wise and godly living and although I have no intention of addressing most of the topics, this week I'll look briefly at the matter of self-control and avoiding extremes. They're also some of the bad habits I've had to work hard at mastering – just so you don't think I'm pointing fingers! Read more...

Getting even?

by Linda Wegner on 02/26/18

If you ever want to read the words of someone who has been hurt to the point where the depths of anger are only appeased by a cry for God's intervention, read the Psalms; in fact, in more than a few times David cries out for divine retribution for the wrongs done to him. Ever been that angry? Sadly, I must confess that I have been and even worse, there have been times when thoughts of getting even smoldered in my heart until I finally gave them over to the Lord. Read more...

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 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