Amy Grant on Stillness

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I loved Amy Grant’s music when I was younger and still do today. My two fav songs of hers are El Shaddai and Better than Hallelujah. One was worship and the other perspective.

I had the pleasure of working with her one day years ago on a video shoot in Atlanta. I was just the sound person and she was kind a gracious. I didn’t say much.

Then years later, she taught me a lesson about gratitude and letting go in the first year of my widowhood that shaped my entire journey. She was promoting her book Mosiac on Oprah and she quoted her second husband, Vince Gill, as saying, “Who you are and what you bring to the table is enough. I welcome you, I welcome you.” And that story gave me the tools I needed to appreciated people and let them come and go as they needed. My late husband included.

Five years later, when my father had a massive stroke and I was scared but determined about him moving in, I read a quote from Amy about her aging parents. She said something like “the last lesson our aging parents have to teach us is compassion”…and that shaped my journey with my father in his sunset years for 5+ years in our home.

It was beautiful and life-changing for me and my daughters.

Last night, I was scrolling through FB and this post from Amy came up. Another great lesson during a time of uncertainty. I really appreciate her authenticity as she shared her practice for peace. So humble and real.

I’m not a big follower of celebrities. We are all flawed and imperfect. But here I say, “Thank you, Amy. Thank you for being vulnerable. Thank you for showing up in good times and bad for your calling. Thanks for sharing your lessons with us because they are a genuine help and make a real difference.


-Mishael Porembski


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