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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
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

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:

Getting Acquainted with My New Friends

"Questions are to friendships what food is to living."
(Bill Gothard)

If you and I are going to get to know each other, of when you want to develop other new friendships, some question and answer sessions are necessary. A really smart move is to have a handful of questions practiced and ready at the tip of our tongues. Not complicated or nosy ones. Questions that are likely to have answers that are public knowledge.

Naturally, we watch the other person to see if they feel uneasy answering some of them, and then we quickly let them off the hook. We are NOT out to interrogate anyone, are we? To be friends you and I just have to know a little more about each other.

What kind of questions?

* About family - most people don't mind bragging on their family members.

* About school - a kid's world is school, so is a college student's, and adults often have vivid memories of school, or where they got their career training.

* About church - if you sense this may be a Christian, then church affiliation and attendance is a safe and interesting topic.

* About special interests - try for sports, hobbies, music preferences or any instruments played, and any organizational memberships.

So...Let's Get Acquainted!

And to make this fun and inter-active, I'm going to give you some questions to answer in this form, and when you click Send at the end, I'll send you my answers right back by email (you'll have to go check your email, of course, to read them).

Just so we don't wear each other out - assuming you are as busy as I am, I'll wait two days and then send you a few questions on your school, past or present. (Or a reminder to come back, with a link to the page with those questions). Once you return those to me, I'll send you my answers. A couple of days later it will be the church questions, and then later, the special interests.

After four exchanges of emails we should know a little more about each other and either have a desire to continue our friendship, or be ready to drop it. Does that sound fair enough? {smile}

Here's the link then to the first page of questions; Family Questions

See you there!

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