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Ruth Marlene Friesen - author and site owner of Ruthe's Secret Roses - Welcome!
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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

The Author's Back Patio
Beyond the Arbour's Gate

This is for those who like to get to know an author more informally. My family is NOT keen on being in the public eye, and they are really watching to see if I'm going to embarrass them, so to a large degree I'll have to focus on myself.

But hey! I know myself better than anyone else, and it doesn't take me long to loosen up and talk about ME - when I have a good listener. In fact, I've often thought there are so many facets to me, and most friends who think they know me, only are aware of one or two.

That's probably why I love the Lord Jesus so much. He knows me completely, and yet, He loves me! He even saves up my tears in His bottles - and oh, the shelves full He must have!

There is no point in repeating myself though, is there? :) So for the basics about me, you could click off to my author bio page, if you haven't already done so, and if you want to see what I've written, there's the Credits page in the Media Kit that shows what articles and books I've written.

Besides that, I pour out my heart to quite a degree in my blog/ezine, RoseBouquet every Wednesday morning. If you honestly want to get to know me, I suggest you bookmark The RoseBouquet!, or put it into your RSS feed reader; RSS feed!

More stories about me:
Let me Learn English and READ!

2015 Photo Tour
2015 Early Garden in May-June the first one this year

2014 Photo Tour
2014 - Garden Tour - this one covers the whole summer.

This is a good place to post/index informal photos. In fact, I've got a couple of my Dad with the spinning wheel he built from scratch the other summer, so he could spin yarn out of mohair goat hair. You can see photos of Dad here. Also with his first Great-grandchild!

And More Family Photos here with wedding photos of my parents, and one last good one of Mom.

Dad's birthday trip to an Alpaca Farm

Views of our garden over the last two-three summers

What I see when I go for a walk in February

My Great-Niece's Birth Day

My latest Great-nephew, Micah!

My gifts for Micah finished at last

Getting our Micah-Fix!

My cousin Kevin and Jena's wedding in Calgary
Jalise and Elise's Visit - Part 1
Jalise and Elise's Visit - Part 2

Late Blooming Cacti and Dad's Alpaca Mitts
Dad Knitting His own Angora Socks
Our Early March Snows
Dad's 90th Celebrated again on April 30th
More of the Family for a Brief Visit

Our Garden in the summer of 2006:
May Preparations and Sowing
June Rains Make Plants Jump Up
July Jubilations Over Abundance
August - Heavy into Harvest
September Sweep Up

Watching the Snow Storm
After the Storm, Clearing Out Snow

Tour Dad's House as it is now up for sale with a Realtor. (Most photos taken on Easter Sunday).

The Preparations and Moving Saga:
April Garage Sale
Preparing for the Auction
Taking Possession of 903 23rd St.
Painting and Papering
Moving In!
Continuing to Move in
Moving with a Loaned Trailer

Dad's Estate Auction - July 6, 2007
My Designer Kitchen Wallpaper
The Gift of a Garden Shed

Snowflake (meet my white cat).
Snowflake in Spring 08
Garden Tour - for May and June 2008
Garden Visit - for July and early August

Friesen Reunion 2009
Elsie in my garden
My Gardens in Early July
My Gardens at their Peak in Early August.
September Gardens - Beginning of Harvest
Getting the Stairwell Plaster Out and Snow Days
The start of my garden in May and June - and oh, the lovely Pink Tulips!
early July's lush garden
early August's full-growth with lots of Morning Glories!
Celebrating the completion of my Basement Reno Project!
My 2011 Garden - May & June Photos
My 2011 July Garden Tour
2011 - End of Garden Tour
A Gift of Fruit

2012 - My Garden in July
2012 - My Garden in May and June
Christmas Cactus in the Rusty tin
My Garden in May and June Come for a tour!

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