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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,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
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,
& regularly/daily
devotionals,
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith
character development
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


Seeking Wisdom

Preparing Yourself to be Mentored

by Edna Ellison & Tricia Scribner

Published by New Hope 2001 ISBN: 1563097400

One day a young woman at church approached me in a line up for refreshments, to ask if I would mentor or disciple her. It caught me quite off guard and I didn't have time in my life at that point. Some months later, a small block of time cleared, and I was immediately reminded of her. We had precious hours together every week for two years.

This workbook, Seeking Wisdom, would have been a help to my younger woman friend while she waited. Still, as I read this through I was pleased at how well God guided us through the steps set out here.

Just as Ellison and Scribner point out, many a young woman longs to have an older, wiser woman take her under her wing, teach and show her thing by example. Some want guidance in being a good wife and mother, others in Christian disciplines, and some desire mentoring in a career or skill. The problem is, the older women don't all feel so ready to mentor.

This book helps a young woman to sort out what it is she wants or needs most, how to prepare herself, and how to find and approach a mentor. It even gives advice on how to gently persuade the older woman, that yes, she is able to mentor out of her own personal knowledge and growth.

If a more formal arrangement is started in a church to match up mentors and mereas (a Jewish word for friend), this book can be used for a class to prepare the younger women. Woman to Woman: Preparing Yourself to Mentor is the companion book which can be used to prepare the mentors.

Oh to see more of this happening!


(Reprinted with Permission from Provident Bookfinder)



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