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Giving and possessing

by Linda Wegner on 03/02/21

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading the Old Testament account of the journeys of God’s children as they made their way from captivity in Egypt, across the years of their trek through the Red Sea, enemy territory and seemingly endless desert. Now, Moses is facing death and he is taking another long stab at reminding the people of God’s instructions, of their rebellion, his anger at them (and the consequent results to him) and finally, of more reminders of their role in possessing the land God promised them. “God promised it to you,” he told them. “He has protected you from enemies that were far too strong for you to combat in your strength. Now, go in and possess the land!”. Read more...

The space in between

by Linda Wegner on 02/23/21

Sitting on a coffee table in our living are two thriving plants, one, a poinsettia, and the other, an assortment of spring flowers. So, big deal I say (and perhaps, you would too). What struck me this morning, however, was the space between that traditionally Christmas winter beauty and the other, a promise that spring weather is coming. What we don’t know for sure is the timeline of the space in between. How long will the red beauty live before the spring florals take centre stage? Read more...

Gifted service

by Linda Wegner on 02/15/21

Probably, if not certainly, the thing I’ve struggled with more than anything during this past year, it’s been the removal of so many areas of service from my life. Once a member of a number of organizations and board positions in our town, a combination of aging and the need for more intensive care for my husband has resulted in a resignation from them all. Read more...

Happy Valentine's Day

by Linda Wegner on 02/09/21

It’s well known that the origins of Valentine’s Day are varied but well documented.
This was the first piece of information that I came across: “The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day.” Read more...

Behind the mask

by Linda Wegner on 02/03/21

I’ve almost forgotten what an entire human face looks like and sometimes, in all honesty, I’m thankful for that. It’s not that the faces I was used to seeing, often on a daily basis, weren’t handsome or beautiful, it’s just that current health conditions demand that we don masks in order to provide a measure of safety to ourselves and to those around us. 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. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner
Photo courtesy of Darlene Williams