If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.Corrie ten Boom
Ruth Clemence is a follower of Jesus, a wife to Joel, mother to two young children, a writer and a blogger living in South West England. She loves to write about the hope of the gospel in the ups and downs of daily life. Through experiencing cancer as a 19-year-old and relapsing 10 years later, she has a heart to share the hope and heart of Jesus with others who may be going through a time that seems hopeless. Ruth has written for a variety of print and online publications (see ‘Writing‘) and spends time lingering with the Lord on her blog.
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. In August 2021, my scan showed that I was once again in remission. As I emerge from what has been the hardest season of my life, I will write more of my story.
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!