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The power of patience

by Linda Wegner on 02/05/18

Early in my Christian walk I decided not to pray for patience and here's why: patience is mostly developed through hardship. Even the Apostle Paul agrees with me (or more accurately, I agree with him): "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience." Romans 5:3 (AKJV). More about the glorying later. Read more...

Marks of true friendship

by Linda Wegner on 01/29/18

Of all the places we've lived in our nearly 50 years of marriage, I can think of only one neighbour who didn't become a friend. While we certainly didn't become buddies with every one of them, we always had a good relationship and we were quick to watch out for each other's welfare. (In fact, just yesterday I received another act of kindness from neighbours across the street. While waiting for the bus, they stopped and offered me a ride to town where my meeting was being held. It wasn't necessary but given the rain and wind, it was most welcome.) Read more...

Cultivate compassion

by Linda Wegner on 01/23/18

I'll be the first to admit that it's not always easy to feel compassion for some folks in some situations but having said that, I'm not proud of that kind of exclusivity when it crops up in my mind and heart. It could well be that you, like me, were raised with the puritan work ethic that basically disregards other circumstances, putting the onus for supporting ourselves squarely upon ourselves. Read more...

Seek integrity

by Linda Wegner on 01/16/18

Although there's so much more to explore about wisdom, in this week's column I want to move on to the topic of integrity. Several parts of the definition of this virtue include moral uprightness, a strong code of ethics and a state of being whole or undivided; another source speaks of consistently doing the right thing regardless of the circumstances. Read more...

Choose wisdom

by Linda Wegner on 01/09/18

Over the past three decades I've made it my habit to read through Psalms and Proverbs once a month; for Psalms, that includes five per day and for Proverbs, one chapter a day. What I find most inspiring is that I never cease to discover some new nugget of truth. As I've mused on what to write about in the coming year, I decided I would, at least for a few weeks, share some of those nuggets with my readers. 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