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From my heart

by Linda Wegner on 09/08/21

Normally I have my theme pretty much worked out by Friday. Not this week. Actually, I’ve wrestled over and over with two main thoughts. First, I wrote about encouragement just a week or so ago and I don’t like to be repetitious; next and most challenging, I am going to attempt to address a current and to some, a most divisive event. Read more...


by Linda Wegner on 08/30/21

One of the most challenging aspects of these past crazy months for this extrovert has been the isolation but thankfully we have a large back deck that allows me to stand and chat with the great neighbours living on either side of us. Read more...

Why sing?

by Linda Wegner on 08/18/21

Though not unexpected nor surprising, our air is smoke-filled today. Thankfully, so far, any fires we’ve had in our neck of the woods have been small and quickly extinguished. It’s that blanket of smoke that settled down on us this morning that’s sapping my strength. On a positive note, it’s giving me a reason to rest and do nothing but essential chores. (Medical officer’s advice). Read more...

The rewards of faith

by Linda Wegner on 08/08/21

This morning brought a gift to some of us. Normally common-place on the West Coast, rain didn’t reign this year! As thousands of acres of forest have been consumed this summer by drought, much prayer has ascended to God in the form of pleas for rain. We actually had a bit last night, not nearly enough to turn our grass green again, but we had rain. I hesitate to say much about causes and conclusions, given the reality of climate change, but in so many sectors of life, God often graciously intervenes in difficult circumstances. Read more...


by Linda Wegner on 08/02/21

One of the great pleasures of my life is going on my morning walk; getting my much-needed exercise is part of the reason but just as important to me is seeing the friends I’ve made over the years. We rarely see each other except for these early morning circles around the track but we genuinely listen and care for each other. 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