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Comfort in sorrow

by Linda Wegner on 04/09/18

I had every intention of continuing in my Proverbs series this week but given the tragic circumstances of the deaths and suffering of those associated with the Humboldt Broncos bus accident, I want to express my condolences. As well, my heart's desire is to offer comfort and strength in the face of indescribable pain. That desire has led me to draw my inspiration from the Book of Psalms. Read more...

Take heed to wise counsel

by Linda Wegner on 04/03/18

As a published writer and complimented baker of pies, I am aware of the power of ingredients; but even more so, of the manner in which ingredients are put together. In one of my more painful experiences in life, I wrote what I thought was an excellent book and paid handsomely to have it published. Simply put, it flopped. Although there may be more than one reason, I do know my refusal to take the publisher's advice re naming the book had a lot to do with it – the title I'd chosen didn't adequately relate to the contents. It was a sobering lesson in learning to take wise counsel. Read more...

Good neighbours

by Linda Wegner on 03/26/18

Looking back over the years I can think of only one neighbour we found impossible to get along with; any recollections of that person are greatly outnumbered by the wonderful neighbourhood friendships we've enjoyed over the years, however. Here are a couple of recent examples. Read more...

Keep on keeping on

by Linda Wegner on 03/21/18

There's probably no more common saying than "hurry up and wait", and as simplistic as it sounds, the waiting game seems to mark every part of our lives. As children we can hardly wait to grow up; as adults we look back and wonder, "where did those years go?" As unnecessary as it may sometimes seem to be, learning to walk with Christ is an on-going journey. Read more...

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...

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