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Life update: Welcome to Wales!

Hello from Wales! Our family relocated to Cardiff at the end of February which is why the blog has been unusually quiet for the last couple of weeks. It's so great to be back writing again. It's raining outside and the background noise is the sound of moving traffic on water. I am so thankful… Continue reading Life update: Welcome to Wales!

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What to do with fear?

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Have you ever been truly afraid? I have. I mean, I used to say I was afraid of spiders. And to a point, I still really dislike them for sure. I'll probably jump, run away, scream and the likes. However, I was at my most fearful when I was faced with having high dose… Continue reading What to do with fear?

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Lift up your voice

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Have you ever felt so hopeless that you have wailed? Sobbing uncontrollably as the tears fall. Groans from the very depths of the soul. At times, we may encounter deep trouble and sorrow. We cry out, longing for justice, healing, help, hope, in the midst of pain and great trial. The Bible says, 'May… Continue reading Lift up your voice

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The strong-willed child in all of us

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Have you ever met a strong-willed child? They are determined to do something regardless of what others say. It seems nothing can stop them. I see it in my young children as they stretch boundaries or try something new. Parents have to tread carefully and assess each situation. Is this a teaching opportunity? Actions… Continue reading The strong-willed child in all of us

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Ruth’s Roundup – January 2022

When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth’s Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I have been engaging… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – January 2022

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Lift up your eyes

https://anchor.fm/ruth-clemence/episodes/Lift-up-your-eyes-e1dtnr6/a-a1ptln Looking at the floor, I see my feet walking forward. Watching my steps I enjoy the beat of music filling my ears. It's dark. As the cold night air wraps itself around me, I look up. A full, golden moon is straight ahead, casting its light. Showtime. The outline of the grey clouds become… Continue reading Lift up your eyes

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Can we agree to disagree?

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss It seems that mothers and babies are labelled as soon as possible. Breast-feeder or bottle-feeder? Cloth nappies (diapers for my American readers!) or disposable ones? Dummy (pacifier!) or no dummy? We make decisions for these tiny humans and then get asked about it, compare ourselves (and our children) to others and spend half the… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Can we agree to disagree?

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The scars matter

https://anchor.fm/ruth-clemence/episodes/The-scars-matter-e1dtnr5/a-a1ptln Every scar tells a story. Something happened to create it. When we think about scars, we may think about physical ones. Cuts from self-harm. Stitches from surgery. Marks that happened to us accidentally. Some we cannot recall ourselves. 'How did that happen?' we wonder, but we can't remember the details. Other scars leave a… Continue reading The scars matter

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How can I help you in 2022?

Thanks for stopping by at the start of a brand new year. There's often a sense of hope at the start of the year, isn't there? There's a clean slate ahead - a wide open road. Although nothing spectacular may have changed between December 31st and January 1st, we treat the start of the new… Continue reading How can I help you in 2022?

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Ruth’s Roundup – December 2021

When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth’s Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I have been engaging… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – December 2021