“The RoseBouquet”

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“The RoseBouquet”
The Christmas Cacti are Finally in Bloom

Last year they disappointed us altogether, but when I called Aunt Margaret she advised to put them out in the cold for a few weeks to give them a shock; then they would bloom. We did, and we had fine, beautiful pink blossoms on all of them for Easter week.

I put them out in the cold sunroom again at the beginning of December, and noticed about a week before Christmas

January 18, 2006, At My Place... Ruthe's Roses
Online Devotionals and a Brain Storm of Article Ideas

In my hurry last week, I forgot to tell you about the new daily devotional page that is up.
http://Ruthes-SecretRoses.com/Library/dailyDevotionals.shtml In preparing to produce some of my own devotional books, and or blog or web site, I found that there are a number of great online daily devotionals for Christians.

January 18, 2006, What's New!
Don’t You Just Love Success Stories?

I do! It’s always inspiring to see how someone has overcome some obstacles in their life, and found a way to turn their lemons into lemonade, or somehow find a good way to make a living. Very often using a passion or a problem they had to deal with on the way. Recently I’ve read several pages full of these success stories of

January 18, 2006, Tips & Solutions
Aiding Angry Allies

You may have seen this in the Bible; “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered…” *

Fairly obvious advice, since we all know that an angry person can become violent and hurt us. We have learned over the last decade or two that an abuser or criminal has often a submerged anger.

January 18, 2006, Ruthe's Roses
How we Do a City Trip

We’re interrupting my business schedule again for a couple of days. This afternoon Dad and I are going to see the doctor.

Yesterday we were in Saskatoon for the afternoon and evening. I had a Board meeting at the mission to attend, which happens every other month. When it does, because Dad does NOT like to stay home alone, we go early enough to take a supper over to my brother Tom’s and enjoy a little visit with him.

January 11, 2006, At My Place...
AdSense and Renovation Notes

Did you know that if you put Google Ads on your site, you can make money just because visitors click on them? I have spent some time reviewing my AdSense ads, and updating the codes. Now I’ll have to replace the old codes on all my pages, but at least I can now work that into the ones I renovate as I go.

January 11, 2006, What's New!
Doing Your Own Computer Repairs

Have you ever installed a new component in your computer? Did you know that it isn’t that hard to learn? 🙂

Saturday I exchanged my DVDrom drive for a DVD/CD burner and guess what, it wasn’t as hard as I had feared. First I went online and checked for sites that show how to do it

January 11, 2006, Tips & Solutions
Darlin’ Bonne

Another bad girl turned good in Ruthe’s Secret Roses, is Darlin’ Bonne Barrett. (Not her name at the beginning, but I want to leave some puzzles for you).

Darlin’ Bonne has a prostitute for a mother, so it is no wonder that she’s picked up promiscuous ways in her early teens. She wanted to do good, and often resolved to turn over a new leaf, but when a child has no better example, it is hard to be and behave in unlearned ways.

January 11, 2006, Ruthe's Roses
Hoarfrost Diamonds and Rain in 100 Days

Do certain kinds of weather bother you?

I generally don’t dwell on it much since it’s out of my control, but yesterday when Dad and I were in the city, he complained several times that the fog was making him feel depressed. I’d mentioned various times that we needed new windshield wipers and yesterday he wanted to know where we could buy them. Canadian Tire, of course.

January 4, 2006, At My Place...
Leaping in with Both Feet, Crying “Victory!”

Oh yes! My prayer and planning retreats have enthused me. I’m looking forward to all the things I hope to get done this year. I think I went a bit overboard in the things I’d planned to do last year, so a lot of them are on this year’s agenda too, but taking into account the new skills I learned, and the better grasp I have of how to do these things, the more I feel like this will be a very productive year.

I haven’t got time or space to share everything, but will drop a few hints.

January 4, 2006, What's New!

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