Seeing the images of so many from Ukraine fleeing from the fighting and displaced from their homes is painful to see. Young children clinging to their weary care-givers, looking for somewhere safe to stay, leaving their home behind - it's hard to imagine, let alone write about. One story showed an 11-year-old boy who travelled… Continue reading A Refuge for Refugees
A variety of posts on different aspects of suffering including: illness, death, mental health and more.
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!
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Joy to the world?
Firstly, Merry Christmas! Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus in our home, as well as the usual traditions of stockings, gifts, and a sensational Christmas lunch. It's hard to believe that this time last year our hearts were heavy. A potential cancer diagnosis loomed with all of the uncertainty, I had two very… Continue reading Joy to the world?
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