Meet Ruth

Ruth Clemence is a follower of Jesus, wife to Joel, mother to two young children, a writer and an award-winning blogger living in Cardiff, Wales. She has written for a variety of print and online publications (see ‘Writing‘), continues her blog to share hope in times of hopelessness, and hosts the Hope With Ruth podcast to explore the theme of hope for a listening audience.

Ruth is passionate about the good news of Jesus Christ and longs to see real lives in a fallen world transformed by the real hope of a risen Saviour.


Behind the blog

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‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’ (Matthew 17:20)

Hello and welcome!

The Mustard Seed blog started in 2011 as a way to share my thoughts of undergoing treatment for cancer as a 19-year-old and still trusting God through it. I then entered a lengthy time of remission. On Christmas Eve 2020, I went to the GP and was urgently referred to haematology for a small lump on my neck. After several tests it showed that I had relapsed again with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 10 years after my first diagnosis. In February 2021 I started chemotherapy again and in April I had an autologous stem cell transplant.  In August 2021, my scan showed that I was once again in remission.

This blog and website continues to reflect my faith and hope in Jesus Christ. I hope others will be encouraged through my words. In 2016, I was blessed to win the Premier Digital’s Young Blogger of the Year award which is a testimony to where this journey started to now and God’s faithfulness each step of the way.

I am learning to bring my pain to the cross where Jesus suffered and died for me; and yes, oh yes, my strength is restored for He rose again, glory!


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