Ruth Clemence is a follower of Jesus, wife to Joel, mother to two young children, a freelance writer and blogger living in Cardiff, Wales. She has written for a variety of print and online publications including: Woman Alive, Premier Christianity, Christian Today, Together Magazine, BibleStudyTools.com, Christian Writer, Devon Life, Exeter Life, The War Cry and more (see ‘Writing‘). Ruth’s blog aims to share hope in difficult times, she runs the Hope With Ruth podcast to explore hope for a listening audience, and is the mentor behind Hope Mentoring, a Christian mentoring ministry that supports and encourages women in whatever season of life they find themselves in.
Behind the blog
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 passionate about the good news of Jesus Christ and long to see real lives in a fallen world transformed by the real hope of a risen Saviour.
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