Are you prepared? It’s a question we often ask or are often asked, but this week it’s a question that screams out at me. As fires rage in parts of our province, the fact that dense bush and trees thrive just two streets away from our front door moves that query from merely theoretical to “Wow, that’s too close for comfort!” Being prepared doesn’t always come to mind but this sure is a wake-up call. Read more...
We’ve just celebrated Canada Day, the 150th birthday of the country I call home. The longer I live and the more chaotic our world becomes, the more I thank God for our nation but I’d also like to share some personal reasons for taking note of this July 1st. Read more...
Powell River’s fifth annual Pacific Region International Symphony Music Academy (PRISMA) closed last evening. Once a year students and instructors from around the world gather in our little community for two intense weeks of instruction and performances; we locals are blessed and enriched with the quality and availability of this music. Read more...
Have you, like me, ever wondered why you continue to pursue certain things in your life? Now I’m not talking about negative, illegal, and/or otherwise unhealthy choices, I’m talking about serving God and others in your particular way. This week I’ve faced this question regarding writing these weekly articles. 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.