Ruth Clemence is a follower of Jesus, a writer, blogger, wife and mother living in South West England. Through experiencing cancer as a 19-year-old and relapsing 10 years later, she has a heart to share hope with others who may be going through a time that seems hopeless. She loves to speak with others who have gone through exceptionally difficult circumstances and learn from them too. Ruth has written for a variety of print and online publications including: BibleStudyTools.com, Christian Today, Together Magazine, Devon Life and many others (see Writing).
The Mustard Seed 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. It continues to reflect my faith in everyday life and I hope others will be encouraged through my words. In 2016, I won 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.
The journey continues
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. As I emerge from what has been the hardest season of my life, I will write more of my story.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32