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My Takeaways & The New Show “Takeaways”

Those who read my interview blog series, know that I do them in a unique and fun format. In each part, I do a “My Takeaways” section, where I share some of my own thoughts and viewpoints.

I thought it would be fun to do a new blog series on “My Takeaways” from Kirk Cameron's new show on TBN “Takeaways,” where I share some of my own reflections, and perspectives.

As a young girl I was blessed with many gifts, and loved and enjoyed all the arts, and still do. I think there is something profound about creativity, whether it is in writing poems/songs; painting; drawing; playing piano, or any other musical instruments, etc.... As Kirk mentions in this interview, “the arts tend to touch a place in our hearts that just facts and information doesn't.”

Here are just a few of “My Takeaways” from his terrific interview with Matthew West, who is a singer, songwriter, podcast host, titled: “The Power of Story, Music, Arts, Entertainment.” Hope you enjoy!

In this interview, Kirk talks about the “beauty of story.” He asks the powerful questions as to “how can we bring the good, the true, and the beautiful through our own voices?”; and “how is the creative pointing us to the creator?”

These are great questions worth reflecting upon, especially for those who are creative, and love the arts!


Matthew eloquently says that it is “his job as a songwriter to extract the hope from what looks like a hopeless situation.” He makes the point that the world holds up some of the “so called role models and they are lifting up a different message.” Our world is “desperate for hope and is trying to find it in all the wrong places.”



Matthew is clear that he can’t “separate his art from his faith,” and he also knows how “big God is and God can use little things.” He reminds us that we have all been given a voice, and we should not overlook the opportunities right in front of us.




This reminds me of the verse in the Bible, Luke 16:10, “whoever can be trusted with very little, can also be trusted with much.”

Kirk mentions the fact that “music can point people to God,” and he powerfully suggests that “God must be a songwriter.” I tend to agree with these points of view!


Two of the amazing Bible verses mentioned in this interview:

Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:13 - “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

There is so much wisdom shared in this interview, be sure to check it out on TBN.




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