Ruth - Week 2: Coming Home

With Erin Davis, Kristen Clark and Portia Collins

When we’ve strayed from God’s plan for us, it might be easy to think we’re too far gone to turn around. Yet God is waiting for us to come to Him and repent.

About the Speakers

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more …

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Kristen Clark

Kristen Clark

Kristen Clark is the co-founder of GirlDefined Ministries and co-author of several books, including Girl Defined and Not Part of the Plan. She is passionate about promoting the message …

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Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins serves on the Revive Our Hearts team as the Monthly Partner Specialist and co-host of the weekly videocast, Grounded. Her favorite part of her job is meeting the …

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Erin Davis: Introduce yourselves, tell us your names . . . and I want to hear about your church!

Kristen Clark: I’m Kristen Clark from San Antonio, Texas, and I go to Crossway Bible Church. It’s a church plant that’s about six years old, and we’ve been with the church from a few months after it launched. So it’s been fun. We met in a cafeteria; now we have a building. It’s been an exciting journey and a lot of work, but it’s really good to see God work!

Erin: I love that! Okay, over here. 

Portia Collins: I am Portia Collins from Greenwood, Mississippi, and I go to a relatively small non-denominational church called Green Grove, and I love it there!

Erin: You go to church in the deep South!

Portia: I do. I always say even though I’m a member of a nondenominational church, I’m like part Presbyterian, because I fellowship pretty regularly with all my friends and everybody at Westminster Presbyterian.

Erin: I love those Southern churches! I taught at a church in Alabama recently that was actually in a cotton field! We had banana pudding at lunch, and I was like, “I lo-o-o-ve a Southern church!” The hair was high, and it was good! So I’d like to come to your church . . . and I’d like to come to your church! [Kristen and Portia laugh and agree.]

I live in Missouri, and I go to a pretty good-sized church, also non-denominational. It is the church where I came to know Jesus as a teenager. I left and then came back, but it feels like home to me! 

Maybe right now the women are listening to us, or watching us maybe in a Sunday school classroom, or they’re in the church lobby, or maybe they’re in a living room with their church friends or friends from area churches. Portia, you mentioned that you participate in other churches. 

Alright, I want to know what you like to do on long road trips! And, because I’m such a foodie, do you have a road trip snack combo? So, I’m going to tell you my road trip snack combo, and you’re going to think it’s gross! I only eat it on food trips. It’s the Pizza Combos and Arizona Green Tea. That’s my road trip food of choice. It’s pure not-good-for-me at all! 

Kristen: It will either keep you awake or knock you out!

Erin: And when you get wherever you’re going, you’ve got stomach road-rot so bad! Portia, road trips with the Collins family; paint the picture for us. What’s it like?

Portia: Oh man, it is bananas! My husband is the quintessential singer! He leads worship at our church, and he and my daughter drive me mad, because they are in their light . . . and she’s only two!

But he is hyping her up, and they are singing their hearts out to the Lord! And I am dying sometimes. I mean, I love the Lord, and I love to praise the Lord. But ten hours of every praise song . . .

Erin: But maybe not mile after mile after mile! 

Portia: I’m like, “Man!”

Kristen: That’s a lot of praise!

Erin: Y’all probably sing with a Southern accent?

Portia: Absolutely! I mean, y’all hear it now!

Erin: Alright, tell them your name and your road trip go-to habits, foods or whatever you think of whenever you think of road trips.

Kristen: Kristen Clark, and I do love road trips. I love a good road trip from Texas to Colorado; that’s my favorite, going to the mountains!

Erin: That’s a long road trip!

Kristen: It’s about sixteen, eighteen hours if we do it straight. So we need lots of snacks. We always have our little Yeti cooler right there in the middle. We fill …

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