My phone buzzed on the kitchen table. I dropped my book and jumped to get it, feeling excited, a little jittery. On the screen was the right number – it was Kirk Cameron calling. I swiped to answer.
“Hello?” I said.
“Ellery!” I recognized the voice. “I’m so sorry for being late. I was just running around with Chelsea and the kids and got a little behind. Let’s get started!”
There is something instantly captivating about Kirk Cameron, maybe it’s the genuineness of his laugh or the depth of his wisdom or that crooked half-smile so many fell in love with on the silver screen. Or maybe it’s because he’s a man of such conviction and vision. But the minute you start talking with him it feels like he’s an old friend.
When you ask a man like Kirk Cameron – teen idol and quite the heartthrob during his days in ‘Growing Pains’, and today the top Christian actor in the country – what he thinks about movies, relationships and living life to the fullest, you know it’s going to be amazing. He’s a man who does it all, handles with grace both fame and criticism, and still seems like just a regular guy enjoying life.