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Hope With Ruth Podcast

Hope With Ruth Podcast

By Ruth Clemence
Writer and blogger Ruth Clemence shares words of hope for times of hopelessness.
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Hope for Healing (Series 1 Episode 4)
This is the first season of the Hope With Ruth Podcast and the fourth in a series of seven episodes exploring the theme 'What are you hoping for?' Today, I explore 'Hope for Healing', which I hope will be of some comfort, as it is a topic I am sure resonates with many.  Go to ruthclemence.com for more hope-filled content! Written and presented by: Ruth Clemence Producer: Joel Clemence Intro music: Zakhar Valaha - motivational-anthem-9709 Outro music: Oleksandr Savochka - we-confidently-go-to-victory-12006
09:11
September 28, 2022
Hope in our Failure (Season 1 Episode 3)
This is the first season of the Hope With Ruth Podcast and the third in a series of seven episodes exploring the theme 'What are you hoping for?' Go to ruthclemence.com for more hope-filled content! Written and presented by: Ruth Clemence Producer: Joel Clemence Intro music: Zakhar Valaha - motivational-anthem-9709 Outro music: Oleksandr Savochka - we-confidently-go-to-victory-12006
15:15
September 21, 2022
Hope for the Hurting (Season 1 Episode 2)
This is the first season of the Hope With Ruth Podcast and the second in a series of seven episodes exploring the theme 'What are you hoping for?'  Go to ruthclemence.com for more hope-filled content! Written and presented by: Ruth Clemence Producer: Joel Clemence  Intro music: Zakhar Valaha - motivational-anthem-9709 Outro music: Oleksandr Savochka - we-confidently-go-to-victory-12006
13:16
September 14, 2022
Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow (Season 1 Episode 1)
This is the first season of the Hope With Ruth Podcast and the first in a series of seven episodes exploring the theme 'What are you hoping for?'  Go to ruthclemence.com for more hope-filled content! Written and presented by: Ruth Clemence Producer: Joel Clemence  Intro music: Zakhar Valaha - motivational-anthem-9709 Outro music: Oleksandr Savochka - we-confidently-go-to-victory-12006
10:32
September 07, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 7 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/19/unemployment-a-short-devotional-7/
04:28
May 27, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 6 (Blog post auido)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/18/unemployment-a-short-devotional-6/
03:19
May 26, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 5 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/17/unemployment-a-short-devotional-5/
03:27
May 25, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 4 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/16/unemployment-a-short-devotional-4/
03:33
May 24, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 3 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/15/unemployment-a-short-devotional-3/
03:53
May 23, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 2 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/14/unemployment-a-short-devotional-2/
03:60
May 20, 2022
Unemployment – a short devotional - Part 1 (Blog post audio)
'I started writing a devotional when I was going through unemployment after university in 2014. It was very challenging for me and I still wrestle with my identity being wrapped up in ‘what I do’ at times. I had only written it for seven days, but thought I would share it here to maybe encourage someone going through a tough time regarding work or lack of it.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/11/13/unemployment-a-short-devotional-1/
02:45
May 19, 2022
Unshakeable hope in turbulent times (Blog post audio)
'C.S. Lewis said ‘We read to know we are not alone’ and I have found comfort in Christians that have lived before me from the earliest centuries until now. Each individual has lived through a different time, yet reading about their lives reminds me that the issues that I see in the world today are not that different from then. The human heart across generations still has a problem with sin, evil is evident even if it is not called evil, but despite that there is hope to be found.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2018/12/03/unshakeable-hope-in-turbulent-times/
05:19
May 18, 2022
5 glimpses of hope in despair (Blog post audio)
'Have you ever had one of those moments in life that could have been lifted from a movie? A couple of days ago I was feeling incredibly low – the worst I had felt in a while – and went for a walk. It had been a pretty grey day but had stayed mostly dry. As I got to the end of my road the heavens opened and it poured with rain. Depression and rain. The weather could have been my tears. Just like a scene from a film where the character’s day goes from bad to worse.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/01/27/5-glimpses-of-hope-in-despair/
07:06
May 17, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: Milestones (Blog post audio)
'The topic that has been on my heart and mind recently is milestones. The majority of infants tend to reach developmental milestones by a certain age such as rolling over, sitting up by themselves, crawling, standing, walking etc. My not-so-little one has been delayed in all of his and hasn’t quite reached others that he should have by now. And that’s OK. It can be hard to say that it’s OK when I know a lot of his peers and many who are younger than him who are reaching them on time or early. And that’s OK too. It’s wonderful that children are all so brilliantly different and beautiful.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/04/22/the-mustard-seed-mum-milestones/
03:31
May 16, 2022
Episode 5: The Accidental Podcast: The Story of 'Hope With Ruth'
In today's episode, I'm sharing how the Hope With Ruth podcast came to be, why I'm passionate about this podcast and my personal hopes for 'Hope With Ruth'.  Email: hello@ruthclemence.com My website: ruthclemence.com  Facebook: ruthclemencewriter  Instagram: @hopewithruth Twitter: @ruth_the_writer 
12:58
May 13, 2022
Gardening 101: Going for Growth (Blog post audio)
'In winter seasons of life, there is work going on beneath the surface. Like the roots underground, our hearts can be watered by the words found in the Bible – God’s Word for us. Sometimes, we may forget to water the plants and likewise we might forget or choose not to soak up the richness found in the Bible. The Bible is like a faithful gardener that waters the soil of our heart, prunes us through trials to help with growth and gives light to enable us to flourish.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/03/27/gardening-101-going-for-growth/
03:55
May 06, 2022
The Extraordinary in the Ordinary (Blog post audio)
'Scrubbing floors. Scraping plates. Watering plants. Emptying bins. Wiping counters. Hoovering carpets. Writing lists. Planning meals. Making beds. Chasing toddler. Sweeping up. Cooking dinner. Clearing toys. Life can feel like a continuous verb at times.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/04/17/the-extraordinary-in-the-ordinary/
04:10
May 05, 2022
Why Weakness Matters (Blog post audio)
'What if we were to give all of our material wealth, security and influence up? Or what if it was taken from us? What would our life look like? How would that make us feel? Where do we place our trust? Who do we trust? Can we have it all? What does it ‘all’ actually look like? I share how the Lord looks at things differently than we do when it comes to what appears weak and strong in the world – and why that is a good thing.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/04/05/why-weakness-matters/
07:22
May 04, 2022
Have You Forgotten About Easter Already? (Blog post audio)
'The Easter egg chocolate has been removed from the shelves. Some of you have devoured your body weight in chocolate I’m sure, and others are carefully still chipping away at it. But that’s that for another year right?' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/04/23/have-you-forgotten-about-easter-already/
03:13
May 03, 2022
One Year On From A Stem Cell Transplant: Easter Reflection (Blog post audio)
'The 20th April 2022 will mark one year since I had an autologous stem cell transplant. I remember my emotions a year ago. It was the time where I felt most alone and afraid in my entire life so far. Nobody could experience the high dose chemotherapy and the suffering that it caused on my behalf. Nobody could visit me in person to comfort me because of the Covid-19 restrictions. Easter 2021 was filled with a real sense of what I referred to as ‘my personal Gethsemane’. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/04/16/one-year-on-from-a-stem-cell-transplant-easter-reflection/ For more blog posts visit: ruthclemence.com/blog/
06:48
May 02, 2022
Hope for the Disappointed
Listen to a recent disappointment that me and my son experienced together and how we faced it. Go to ruthclemence.com for more hope-filled content!  Thank you for listening!
05:27
April 29, 2022
In the hidden places (Blog post audio)
'Maybe those moments where nothing obvious seems to be happening in our lives to the outside world are actually moments that are preparing us for a life that will burst in full bloom for God’s glory. Don’t underestimate what God is doing in the hidden places of your heart and home.'  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/04/24/in-the-hidden-places/
04:31
April 21, 2022
What Real Success Looks Like (Blog post audio)
'I thought success meant having a rewarding career with a good salary, buying a home, having a family and being able to afford holidays and nice clothes on a regular basis. If I could just get that, then I would have made it. None of those things are necessarily bad in themselves, but the Lord knew my heart and the motive was not for Him. Rather it was what everyone else was doing and I wanted what they were striving for.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2019/07/16/what-real-success-looks-like/
05:49
April 20, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: Pressured to be perfect? (Blog post audio)
'Do we create an image in our mind of what a perfect mum or parent should look like? Do we raise the bar high and beat ourselves up when we fail to measure up? I know I do. I still compare myself to other mums that I see out and about and on social media. It’s very easy to then compare what I see with my own reality. It can either leave me feel lacking and discontented as a parent or prideful at my own way of raising my kids compared to so-and-so for example. Neither way is beneficial or helpful.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/04/02/the-mustard-seed-mum-pressured-to-be-perfect/
04:27
April 19, 2022
My Journey with Jesus: How I became a Christian (Blog post audio)
'Can I fumble my way through telling you this story of how I came to trust in Jesus? I say ‘fumble’ because I have been asked on the spot how I became a Christian, and I often feel like a stumble through an answer. There were no flashes from the heavens. No radical encounter...' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/04/09/my-journey-with-jesus-how-i-became-a-christian/
05:29
April 18, 2022
Episode 3: Who put the 'good' in Good Friday?
In this episode, I share a raw, honest experience from this Good Friday and explore the hope that can be found in the death of Jesus Christ some 2000 plus years ago.  My website: ruthclemence.com - do have a look around and feel free to reach out via the contact form, my social media channels and subscribe to my newsletter too!  Thank you for listening and for joining me on this journey of creating a podcast! 
17:41
April 15, 2022
Hope for Hard Times (Blog post audio)
'When I started blogging, my aim was to share the good news of Jesus in the middle of my suffering. Today, I still believe that God is good in the middle of the storms and trials of life and that because of Jesus Christ, we have a hope that goes beyond all of the darkness and sickness that we are witnessing today in the West and across the world.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2020/03/26/hope-for-hard-times/
05:10
April 14, 2022
New life from death (Blog post audio)
'What seems lost and beyond use is not in the eyes of God. He works in the lives of the broken, the hurting, the defeated, the weak, the struggling, the humble, the sick… Maybe today, God is breathing new life into your brokenness, and what was dead in our lives will be made into something more glorious than you could have ever imagined.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2020/04/24/new-life-from-death/
02:39
April 13, 2022
When envy tries to wear you down (Blog post audio)
'Envy is good at robbing you of your here and now as it constantly looks to feed that longing of wanting what someone else has to the point of leaving you discontent and dissatisfied. She promises to deliver, but falls short every time.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2020/05/01/when-envy-tries-to-wear-you-down/
04:05
April 12, 2022
What to do with fear? (Blog post audio)
'I was at my most fearful when I was faced with having high dose chemotherapy. Part of having an autologous stem cell transplant meant being an inpatient at hospital for a couple of weeks. I received higher doses of chemotherapy which effectively wiped out my immune system. Before being admitted, I was told about the drugs and all the possible side effects my body may or may not experience. Then it was a case of watching and waiting.' This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/02/19/what-to-do-with-fear/
04:05
April 11, 2022
Episode 2 - Can We Know God?
In this episode, I consider if we can can know God and how we can know Him. It covers a lot of ground with some truths that seldom (if ever) get spoken in churches anymore. Stick around and listen in to hear good news and know real hope.  Visit ruthclemence.com/resources/ to see some helpful resources mentioned in the episode.  As always, do contact me if I can be of any help or encouragement to you :) Thanks for listening!
27:13
April 01, 2022
Episode 1 - A Debt Has Been Paid
This episode reflects on the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was detained in Iran for six years. I share how much greater the debt we owe to God, yet Jesus paid the price in full, so we (the guilty) go free.
10:47
March 18, 2022
The Hardest Post
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/06/13/the-hardest-post/
11:38
March 11, 2022
Why Did You Doubt?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/07/03/why-did-you-doubt/
09:12
March 11, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: When Mummy’s Sick
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/07/10/the-mustard-seed-mum-when-mummys-sick/
05:33
March 11, 2022
5 reflections from my hospital bed
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/07/17/5-reflections-from-my-hospital-bed/
06:47
March 11, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: When Grief Catches Up With You
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/09/04/when-grief-catches-up-with-you/
06:38
March 11, 2022
20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/09/11/20-years-on-from-9-11-what-can-we-do/
09:51
March 11, 2022
7 Tips For Writers Starting Out
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/09/25/7-tips-for-writers-starting-out/
05:41
March 11, 2022
Is there hope in suffering?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/10/09/is-there-hope-in-suffering/
08:45
February 18, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: Leading By Example
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/10/02/the-mustard-seed-mum-leading-by-example/
03:40
February 18, 2022
What does time with God look like?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/10/16/what-does-time-with-god-look-like/
08:16
February 18, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2021/11/06/the-mustard-seed-mum-when-patience-runs-out/
06:10
February 18, 2022
The strong-willed child in all of us
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/02/05/the-strong-willed-child-in-all-of-us/
04:18
February 18, 2022
Lift up your voice
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/02/12/lift-up-your-voice/
04:55
February 18, 2022
The scars matter
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/01/08/the-scars-matter/
07:00
February 04, 2022
The Mustard Seed Mum: Can we agree to disagree?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/01/15/the-mustard-seed-mum-can-we-agree-to-disagree/
05:18
February 04, 2022
Lift up your eyes
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://ruthclemence.com/2022/01/22/lift-up-your-eyes/
04:20
February 04, 2022