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Keep your eyes on the goal

by Linda Wegner on 07/09/19

It was while cutting heavy brown paper to wrap around a parcel destined to another province that I realized the truth that I wanted to share in this week's offering. That truth comes from a most simple action. You see, for years the simple task of cutting paper the right size usually resulted in a hunk far too long on one side and, usually, too short on the other. Unless I got a ruler and drew a line, the results were rarely what I'd envisioned. Read more...

How do I escape?

by Linda Wegner on 06/30/19

Since moving to this almost idyllic place along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, there's always been a nagging thought in the back of my mind: How would we get out of here in an emergency? Read more...

When I don't know what to say

by Linda Wegner on 06/23/19

Have you ever found yourself trying desperately to come up with an idea or solution to what you think shouldn't be that hard? That's been me this week. I've been writing these weekly articles for more than twenty years and although it's never been "a snap", I usually decide on a topic mid week and mull on it before sitting down to put my thoughts into words. This week? Not so. After a lot of mental scrounging and, I admit, much prayer, I decided to go with the topic of When I Don't Know What to Say. Read more...

Making music with cymbals

by Linda Wegner on 06/11/19

Reading through more lists of names and assignments in the Old Testament, I've confessed before and now reiterate my confession that I sometimes find them challenging (probably "boring" is more accurate but not sure I should use that word when referring to God's Word). To redeem myself while sensing those emotions, I also pray regularly that God would teach me something valuable from these portions of Scripture, even when I sometimes wonder what that something could possibly be. Read more...

Between then and when

by Linda Wegner on 06/04/19

Approximately six months ago we received the exciting news: Granddaughter Sarah is getting married! Actually, though, excitement is too mild a descriptive but you get what I mean – we were over the moon. Both beautiful young people with hearts to serve the Lord, I wasted no time in booking a flight for the event. That was then. 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