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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

What kind of things do you say when someone you know is dying of cancer? Or do you stay away? Ruthe was tense as a violin, but she stayed, and prayed, and the right words came to her! Watch how she handles such situations in the book, Ruthe's Secret Roses.

The RoseBouquet Place

in My Friendship Garden

dewy rose at dawn The Kind of Friends I Attract
Give ME a Friend! -answering the cry of a Lonely Heart.
Help Somebody Today- the old song.
Let Dad be Dad, and God My Heavenly Father
Comparing Friends to Roses
One Ideal, Real Friend
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
Remembering Dear Louise Friesen
The Four Types and Stages of Friendship

Christmas Crafts

Business Christmas Cards
Creative Christmas Cards

Special Open Letters
Letter to Jane on Health and Healing
Letter to Younger Relatives in the Extended Family
Letter to Ellen - re: Bad Friendship Habits

Friendships in the Bible (practical lessons for our friendships)
Friendship with God in the Cool of the Evening
Enoch Walked With God
Abraham, the Friend of God
Isaac and Rebekah's Romantic Friendship
Building a Friendship with an Angry Brother
God and Moses Talked as Friends
Samson's False Friends
Ruth's Devotion to Her Friends
David and Jonathan
When the Queen of Sheba Comes Calling
Advice from Young Rebel Friends
Esther's Friendship with Authority Figures
Job's Friends in Calamity
Two Are Better Than One
Daniel and His Friends in Captivity
Jesus, A Friend of Sinners
Paul's Friends in Ministry

This area of this web site used to belong to my weekly ezine, the RoseBouquet, but it has moved to it's own blog sub-domain, and I'm now changing this area to be full of articles and pages on friendship. Since I like the imagary of my friends as various flowers and roses in a lovely garden, this is my RoseBouquet Place.

You will find over time, many articles on friendship and mentoring all indexed here. There will also be letters to particular friends, although names will be changed here to protect the privacy of those I was originally addressing.

There will be sections for those Needing Friends, and those wanting advice on Maintaining Friendships.

If you'll excuse me while I continue to set things up, you are welcome to browse around. New pages will be linked from this main index page to this RoseBouquet Place, so you might want to bookmark it.

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If you find it hard to go visit my RoseBouquet Blog regularly every week, and you don't understand or want RSS feeds, then you might like my ezine edition of the same thing. Spam filtering makes getting ezines frustrating for some, but it can be done.

[Note: The subscription to the ezine is now based at a new and better mailing site than before. It does insist on confirmation of your email address before you are fully subscribed.This puts a halt to spammers trying to elbow their way in. It makes this mailing list much more secure. So almost immediately upon submitting your info in this form, you will receive a validation email that has a link you need to click to confirm that YES you want to be subscribed to the RoseBouquet. Once you have done that you are subscribed.]

Subscribe to RoseBouquet (ezine edition) to get updates on what new things are added and happening at this site, what is coming, and an inspirational article every Tuesday

The novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses, is about friendship, intimacy with God, prayer, spiritual and physical make-overs, idealistic romance, and roses so this blog/ezine is about those too. The book compares friends to rare and treasurered roses, so the focus is on friendship with a strong rose motif.

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