Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
how to become a writer
Psst! I've got FREE taste treats of the novel ready for YOU! DOWNLOAD the first 3 chapters as an
eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
OR, you can subscribe to a daily series of installments by email until you have read the 8 Chapter Sampler:
A Book I can Highly Recommend
My Parents, My Children
Spiritual help for Caregivers
by Cecil Murphey
Published by Westminster Press, 2000 - 264 pages.
What an excellent idea! I've thought too, that I ought to write a daily devotional book for
caregivers, and Cecil Murphey has beat me to it. It is very well done.
Caregivers often don't have time for in-depth devotional studies. This one offers short 2-3 page
readings, with a situation the caregiver is very likely to identify with his or her own experiences.
Then a Bible verse and a short prayer.
The readings are divided into five parts, Learning to Care, Practical Caring, Caring between the
Generations, Caring and Feeling, and Caring until the End. This follows the progression from when we
first decide to become caregivers for our parents or other family members, right through to coping
with the death of our charges, and even the empty spaces that come after that.
In 1983 I gave up my job to move home to look after my parents. Mom was sickly and largely helpless,
often expected to die, but she lasted for 14 years. Dad has better physical health but still needs
me to live in. During those years there was also a time when my grandmother moved in and I needed to
be constantly at her side because of her dementia. From all this I could indentify with almost all
of the situations Murphey describes in this book. I too had to resolve the issues that come up for
the pressured, guilt-ridden caregiver, and learned many lessons from it all. Most often that feeling
that no one else understands.
Caregivers, if you need to know you are not alone, that others are going through such feelings, you
need this book. Or if you know a caregiver, you'll do them a huge favor by giving it to them.
(Used by Permission, from Provident Bookfinder)
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