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,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
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,
how to grow in faith
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:
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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
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!
Though Ruthe's Secret Roses is my first novel, I have written and
self-published a number of family histories and genealogies, including,
A Godly Inheritance
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.
More detailed credits listing
You may reach me via the Contact Me form, or by regular post using this address:
Ruth Marlene Friesen, Author
903 23rd Street West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S0K 1X0 Canada
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