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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

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About Ruth Marlene Friesen

Scan my early life and my my adult life in photos. Plus a page about how I learned to read English .

I am a Canadian writer, (never-married), who returned in 1983 to Hague, a prairie town in Saskatchewan, to be a full-time caregiver to my aged parents. My mother's frail health made me virtually house-bound until her death in November 1997, but this gave me time to write. My creative imagination and broad interests leads me to try many things, including crafts, making gift books by hand, family history books, tile-laying... you name it, I'm not afraid of work. Sometimes I compare myself to the Rebecca in the Bible, who not only gives a cup of water when asked, but I water all your camels too!

I love to read and write most of all, and find working on the internet and by email custom-made for me. It's a place where I can finally be prolific and share out of my very brim-full heart and mind. I have patiently worked on this novel of spiritual fiction for many years, believing it will be a major accomplishment by God's grace. However there are more books in my imagination than I can write in one lifetime. "Maybe things will go faster after this one flies on its own," I like to think.

The night after a severe thunderstorm interrupted and cancelled an evangelistic meeting in my great-uncle's metal quonset, when I was about nine, I had a dream that I was helping to rescue children from a burning log cabin in the woods. When I woke, I recalled instantly that fire represents hell, and that Rev. John D. Friesen (Mom's cousin) who was the minister for that series of meetings had explained how to pray to receive Christ as our personal Saviour.

To make sure I didn't think the next morning that this was all part of a vague dream, I slipped out of bed and kneeled on the hard, cold floor, to pray and receive Jesus Christ as my own personal Saviour and Lord. I knew at that time already that I wanted to bring others to Him the rest of my life.

While still in high school I taught a Primary Sunday School class at Hague Gospel, and also the four years that I worked as a telephone operator in Saskatoon.

It took four days to drive to London, Ontario, all by myself in 1971 in pursuit of my publishing dream. There I became even busier in Church and Children's ministries. Besides being the part-time church secretary, while working as a receptionist at Philips Electronics, I was the first woman on my church's Executive Board at West London Alliance. I have taught Sunday School since I was 17, and am presently the Superintendent of Sunday School at my current church at Neuanlage Grace Mennonite in Saskatchewan, (near Hague), where I live with my father.

When I lived in London, I was Coordinator and Chief Guide of Pioneer Girls Clubs, and wrote and directed an original summer program for church kids, Then I was AWANA Clubs Director and Secretary at the Neuanlage church for eight years, and for four summers, both directed the Vacation Bible School, and designed/prepared all the crafts. All the while I was writing my novel too.

My current priorities are, caring for my father, and my many internet ventures, including a weekly ezine, RoseBouquet, which keeps fans and friends updated on the website and novel, and provides inspirational articles and profiles. I have worked full-time since January 1999, at learning to explore and use the internet, designing web sites, making friends, all with the ultimate goal of publishing this book, Ruthe's Secret Roses, and the ones that will inevitably follow, and in finding ways to help people and in giving all the profits of the book to the God, as I await the Lord's morning glory, when we shall see Him face-to-face who loved us and gave Himself for us.

More than anything else, I long to bring others to faith in Christ, and to have lots of money to give away to missionaries and people in need. Oh, how much I want to be a Giver like God!

Writing Credits:

Though Ruthe's Secret Roses is my first novel, I have written and self-published a number of family histories and genealogies, including,
Grandpa's Stories, (1996, 1998)
A Godly Inheritance (1988),
and some old diary translations from the old handwritten Gothic German script. From 1977-1997 I freelanced articles and short stories and was a correspondent for The Mennonite Reporter. Since 1991 to the present I have written book reviews for the Provident Bookfinder. There are also some children's picture books I created as gifts, and my annual story-gift in my Christmas card.

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Ruth Marlene Friesen, Author
903 23rd Street West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S0K 1X0 Canada

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