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Putting broken pieces back together

by Linda Wegner on 03/25/19

 Looking back over many decades, I was reminded of the time when I'd received my first wrist watch. The timepiece wasn't expensive but it was mine. I'd anticipated viewing its wondrous face for years, until my final days, in fact. Read more...

Let me count the ways

by Linda Wegner on 03/19/19

While strolling through the mall I chatted with one of the security staff and mentioned to him that one of the "parking lot regulars" had accidently dumped his load of cans and bottles. His response both surprised and blessed me, wishing now I'd gone over and helped pick up the mess. Read more...


by Linda Wegner on 03/11/19

In conversation with friends who've also lived in small communities, we've shared stories and chuckles. "Everybody knows everybody's business," was one remark, "and what they don't know", added another, "they make up." We had a good laugh about that quip, knowing full well that it's true. Case in point: one of the first rumors I heard about ourselves after moving to a very small town went like this: "They've got two boys." True. What wasn't true, however, was the pronouncement that they were adopted. Read more...

Kept from falling

by Linda Wegner on 03/06/19

Most mornings I find myself humming some of the old hymns; this morning, Nearer My God to Thee, popped into my head. As I mused on the words, I noted that the movement seemed to indicate my moving nearer to Him. "Yes," I told myself, "that's what I want to do, I long to move ever closer to the Lord." Read more...

Over a cup of tea

by Linda Wegner on 02/24/19

As sometimes happens, I was struggling to find a topic for this week's article and partly out of desperation, I decided to get out of the house in order to have some "idle" time to meditate. I headed for the bus stop, prayed for help, then after arrival in town, marched over to my favourite coffee shop. Since nothing came to me during the twenty-minute bus ride, I told myself: "May as well have more than your usual 'medium steeped tea with three milk'".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