I spent another few but painful hours in hospital this week. It turned out to be relatively easy to deal with this time and a shot of morphine helped dull the agony. But these episodes, as unpleasant as they are, always provide me with cause for great gratitude. That gratitude is in response to the excellent care I receive in our local hospital and even more, for the wonderful offers of help and encouragement that I receive from friends and neighbours. Be assured, then, this is not about whining but rather about praising God for peace. Peace in the midst of pain. Read more...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.