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Pay it forward

by Linda Wegner on 04/14/20

I know I’m not alone when it comes to having some down times, even down days, as this pandemic remains firmly in place. As much and as often as I tell myself that I am in the Lord’s hands, that I/we are well cared for, a sense of being trapped or lonely or both sweep over me like waves. I guess the latter comes from living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. (That shows I still attempt to maintain a semblance of humor.) Read more...

Come on, ring those pots

by Linda Wegner on 04/06/20

“Come on, ring those bells…” Does anyone else remember these words to a Christmas song? I recall them often, but this week the bouncy melody has acquired new words. Here’s the opening line of my version: “Come on, bang those pots…”. Like it? So do I, as well as a number of folks in our neighbourhood block. Read more...

Make me a daffodil

by Linda Wegner on 03/30/20

Though in self-imposed isolation, Hubby and I still maintain our morning walk schedules. This past week has been glorious with bright sunshine, blue skies and temperatures hovering close to the teens. This morning was different. Read more...

Good neighbours and a great God

by Linda Wegner on 03/23/20

It would be foolish to attempt to try to ignore the on-going pandemic, what with news of more cases, more deaths and more jaw-dropping information daily bombarding the media. There’s no shame in admitting that a sick feeling in the bottom of my stomach makes its appearance at least once a day. As I wrote last time, it’s the peace of God that brings strength. Read more...

Order or offer

by Linda Wegner on 03/17/20

Even though I do my best to stay away from current news items in these weekly articles, who can escape the reality of the corona virus pandemic? My thoughts, as I sit and type these words, hark back to my decades of legalistic training. Although I had a solid theological understanding of the grace of God, there sometimes was a stronger sense of duty that often edged out the enjoyment that I’d found in Him. Here’s how it played out this past week. 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