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

You don't really have time to read on the couch, but if you're like me, you do read snatches on the run, and somehow make time to read a GOOD book completely So how can you be sure this Ruthe in the book is not some kook? Read the six sample chapters.

A Warm Welcome
to my Author's Arbour!

Author Bio
Let's Get Acquainted! - an interactive 4 - part form.
Goal-setting - how I go about it
Patio (index to my photo stories)
Let me Learn English and READ!
Write 4 Kids
Writing Links
Writing Tips
Tell me Your Story

Our 2020 Garden Tour (3 pages)

If you are looking to get to know me better - this is the place!

Once we get walking with someone in their garden, beyond the gate, we become more intimate and open in what we share with one another. Just as you wouldn't invite me to your table unless you were prepared to be my friend, so I wouldn't invite you into my spiritual garden unless I was was open to being your friend.

But I'm inviting you right now!

Would you like a mentor?
Have you ever wished for a good, trustworthy friend, to encourage you, or be an example as to how to walk and talk with God in a daily way?

You may have heard of mentors; ( definitions) someone who takes you under her wing to teach you, and develop you in your career path, like a sports coach or a professional writer tutoring you so you can develop to your best potential. When you hear or read such things, does your heart leap with hope?

How on earth do you find such a perfect life coach or mentor? Not just anyone will do! Right? You need to get along - be friends!

I longed for such friendships way back in my teens already. My mother was sick so often, and I did not get the usual training in social skills that I felt other girls were getting. When I went to Ontario, my Aunt Jean took me out to meet her friends, and to restaurants quite a bit. I tell you, I watched and copied her eagerly.

When I had opportunity to work in Pioneer Girls' clubs in the church, I really loved the mentoring roles that developed there, with pre-teen and teen girls learning Bible, crafts, and social ways from me.

A lot of water is under the bridge now, so to speak, years when I've had to lean on the Lord and learn from Him directly. More and more the path I see opening in front of me, involves mentoring others,. Guess what - the prospect is quite pleasing. I value and treasure individual friends, and know that no two mereas - or godly friendships are the same. Each must be held as a unique rose or gemstone, a treasure.

Ruthe is a mentor
When you read my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses , you'll see that the heroine, Ruthe is a natural friend-maker and merea or mentor. Wherever she goes, whenever she meets someone new, young woman though she is, Ruthe reaches out to help, encourage, and teach, and guide.

I want to be like Ruthe.

To see photos of myself at various stages of life, go to My Life Photo review.

Help Available HERE
Right now my best move is to search out the topic and gather information and resources in this special area of my website. Some will be for you if who are looking for mentors, and some for you, if you recognize how your own life has been blessed, and you want to touch others with some of that goodness.

These resources beyond the Arbour Gate spotlight, how to have a dynamic friendship, yes a mentorship, with Jesus, God's Son, in your writing, and in online marketing. I'm also willing to correspond with those who have suggestions or questions. These ideas are still fluid and in process.

One that I can offer right now, is a list of personal rules and guidelines that my present and nearby friend, Kathy Wollf, lives by. She shared them with me when I asked how she had so much tact and grace with people.

Here are some helpful pages if you are looking for a Writing Mentor;
What it Takes to Write Children's Books
Writing Tips for the aspiring writer
Publishing Tips if you think you're ready to publish your writing - Options and steps...
Writer Links some of my growing collection of web links related to writing.

If you would like to get to know me more informally, you'll want to check out my Backyard Patio from time to time. I put personal notes and photos up there, but the very best place is at my RoseBouquet blogs (I keep adding more).

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Share YOUR Story
For instance, have you got a story about someone who mentored and helped you? What do you look for in a mentor? What are the pitfalls to watch for? Click here for a form to answer these privately and securely.

My Likes and Dislikes?
Is that important? - Well, I suppose if you need to find a trait or common fondness for a connecting point...

* friends, People-watching
* arts & crafts
* giving gifts & surprises!
* roses & most flowers & herbs
* cheerful gospel songs, especially by kids
* peanut butter and Cheedar cheese
* most nuts

* loud contempory music
* people who pass at a solid line, at an inter-section!

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