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I believe in Easter

by Linda Wegner on 04/17/19


One evening a few of us gathered together to pray for various community needs. There was the usual list of human struggles represented in our requests: prayers for those afflicted with various sicknesses, calls for God's wisdom as a son faces financial decisions, help for a couple struggling to preserve their marriage, and a petition for comfort as yet another family faced the death of a beloved father and father-in-law. There was nothing out of the ordinary, as human suffering goes, except that pain is never ordinary to the one who's experiencing it. Read more...

Wait until

by Linda Wegner on 04/08/19


Until. Such a little word, yet so packed with meaning and insinuations. We use it all the time; so much, in fact, that I decided to look it up. Here's what I found: First, "until" is a preposition meaning "up to the point in time or the event mentioned", a word that basically introduces information to the reader. Next, "then", another little word that we use constantly, the other part of my musings. This four-letter adverb carries meanings such as "at the time in question or afterwards". For all you English majors, this is nothing new, but while reading Psalm 73 the other day, both that preposition and the adverb struck a chord of encouragement in my heart. Read more...

Lent and my grandfather's clock

by Linda Wegner on 04/03/19

Usually it was Sarah who serenaded us but I recall when her big sister, Elizabeth, regaled us with odd and sundry versions of "My Grandfather's Clock." There was nothing wrong with the song and I remember belting it out while I was in school choir; on occasion, I still find myself humming its rhythmic melody. There was nothing wrong with having Elizabeth sing it, but the constant repetition drove me crazy. Whether playing Yahtzee, riding with us in the car or while we walked, she sang it...ad nauseum. Read more...

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...

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 linda@wordsofworth.ca

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.








 Sincerely,
Linda Wegner