100 thoughts on “The Last Goodbye ft. Amy Grant | Dinner Conversations

  1. What a lovely bit to show up on my Youtube timeline! Thank you for coloring my morning today. Amid all the political craziness, it is really good to hear solid truth and love. I would love to sing with you folks someday. I believe I will, on the other side of the veil, if not before….I feel so good about watching this. Things are changing in my life, and this episode helped me stop and take a breath.

  2. A lovely conversation that I needed to hear. I am a fulltime caregiver for both my elderly parents and my mother has dementia. Thank you for sharing your experiences on YouTube so we who are of low income can be blessed with helpful insight.

  3. Dealing with this very similar topic, so blessed by this conversation with Amy Grant…. He "became her husband again and not her caretaker, and that needs to be separate…" 💖

  4. Hands down this was THE best interview/conversation I have ever heard with Amy. I have been a fan of her music and of her as a person for 30 years now, and this was amazing. Thank you!

  5. Wonderful, wonderful conversation! The concept of giving the loved one "a little push" struck home with me. No matter what the person's condition, they hear everything that is said in the room, never forget that! My father suffered a head injury and unexpectedly hung on for two weeks. When we were alone, I let him know specifically how my siblings and myself were taking care of Mom, and our plans to care for her in the future. He seemed to relax and within 24 hours he passed on.
    My mom had a stroke and caught a terrible flu from the nursing home to which she was transferred. She ended up in ICU. We had an appointment with hospice the next day, as she was still getting IVs. I knew she didn't want to suffer, and she could understand everyone, even though she couldn't speak. The hospital chaplain and I prayed with her. I told her many times how much I love her, I prayed with her, and talked about how wonderful heaven is in as many different ways as I could, and that she would see Daddy again. The next day at 12:20 am she passed away on the most fitting day: Good Friday. Two days after Easter, was a loving and grace filled celebration of her life and her love of Jesus!
    I miss her for myself, but I'm happy for her. And as Andrew said, while I serve my purpose here, I pine for the day I finally get to go home and made whole, joined together as one.

  6. Great conversation with Amy. She is a bright star to us all. Thank you for helping to illuminate her brilliance with these important topics about death, family, redemption and a fresh perspective about our own strengths that we bring to a fulfilling life with Jesus. Bless you both.

  7. Mark, I understand 'not grieving', when my husband went home, I felt relief that he was no longer suffering, and I had so much peace and was rejoicing about Who he was seeing and being reunited with his family who had gone before him. He loves the Lord so much and he's with Him. Plus the Lord is so much with me, it's awesome!!!? Who could grieve with Him being with you in a powerful way??!!

  8. She was Christian when Christian wasn't cool! I've been an Amy fan for decades, riding along beside her as I navigated my college years listening to her first albums. What a ride it has been. Kinda like this interview. She is hard to follow as she discusses one thing and then leads into another, talking in analogies and quotes requiring a large amount of deciphering. It's exhausting. (Or maybe I'm just not much of an intellectual, which is VERY possible). Anyway, she's a writer and that is what writers do, I guess. Good luck, Amy, in the next chapter of your life. You were a faithful, loving daughter and you deserve every happiness. God bless you and your family.

  9. Absolutely one of the best "shows" I have ever watched! Better than Daytime or Nighttime TV! When Amy is in the house everyone is better! She has such a way about her that is comforting and reasonable. She is an example of "peace". When I met Amy a few years ago, I was a nervous fan but she made me feel so wonderful. She said "we grew up together" (referring to our age and lives- not literally). And now my Mother has dementia and she is helping me to deal with this in my life. Thank you all so much! This was great!

  10. I am almost 85–And I have 24 great grandchildren, and when you have little ones–like my 4 year old and my 7 year old grands, it is hard to think about out living your mind. They sort of keep me going.

  11. I thoroughly enjoyed that. Both conversations helped me in the current chapter of my life…dealing with death and aging parents. Thank you.

  12. Wow!! What a blessing this was!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I can relate to having a parent with dementia and going though a divorce.. hardest days of my life so far. But so thankful for the hope we have in Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ❤️😇

  13. 52:32 & ff re reconciliation. I wonder how Amy reconciles the fact that the Cathys actively work against LGBTQ rights through donating to anti-LGBTQ groups. Even after they said they were going to 'leave that to the government.' https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/21/18275850/chick-fil-a-anti-lgbtq-donations

  14. Ok – so I'm either not as weird as I thought I was, or I'm as weird as Mark. You are the first person I've ever heard to publicly articulate the same type of approach to grief as I have. When my mother passed away, she had been an invalid for 15+ years due to MS; then she was dancing in heaven (and finding out it's ok to dance!). What's there to grieve about that? It was probably six months before I shed a tear, and then it was because a my eyes met those of a passenger in a funeral motorcade and emotion just came pouring out. But once it was done, it was done. There are worse things than dying, so I'm all good with it whenever the Lord sees fit to call me home. Great conversation guys!

  15. Thank you enjoyed the conversation. Amy Grant is and always has been a woman of Faith and graciousness. What you see is what you get. She is an amazing person. Fan for over 30 years…and counting. What a Great Mom she is to her children and extended children. To hold camp for 300 children..what a commitment that is. God Bless Amy , Vince and family ❤Love you!

  16. I'm defiantly a ( Tree Nut ) too Amy!! This was so awesome! i felt like i was there with her and I thank you. When i lost my dad (2015) I felt the same. I was his primary care. I lived with him and was his aide day and night. He had Cancer not Dementia though. But as with Amy, when he passed, I felt like i could travel now, got to the store , go for a walk in the park etc and not feel i had to rush back. Not that he was a burden at all, I felt and still feel i was blessed to be in the situation where i could take of my Dad and will be ever so grateful for that!

  17. My mother was born in Rutherford county. My grandfather was a sawmiller and singing school teacher who raised his own sawmill crew and gospel singing group wish he was here to here his wonderful fellow NC singers but one day they will get to hear each other sing. They migrated from Sunshine, NC through Georgia into Alabama. They were Toneys. There story was very much like, The Waltons

  18. I've followed/listened to Amy since she was an "artist" at the old Jesus NW concerts way back when….  It was when she first came out and only had one album out at the time.

  19. My Father died on Dec1,2018 of dementia. I missed him when he was here. And I miss him now that he is gone. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony. God Bless you all! With a smile 🙂 Julie G

  20. Seeing her here I got confused about her age and had to Google it. It's hard to believe she's less than two years away from turning 60. She looks much younger.

  21. This was so good for me to watch tonight. My own mother is in the transition stage of of leaving us and meeting the Lord and it was a comfort to listen to Mark and Amy share their own experiences of losing their parents. Mark is so right. With Dementia, it certainly is like losing them already. Sometimes my mum knows who I am. Sometimes she doesn't.

  22. I lost my Grampa to Heart Failure and Dementia and it truly was the hardest thing to watch. I loved him so much and it still hurts so bad after 10yrs knowing I couldn’t do anything to help him. It broke my heart!

  23. It was ok, nothing to wow about. Sorry to say that, one instance worth remembering was your father's love for your mother. He was exhibiting sacrificial love, as God calls His people to do.

  24. I agree Mark, I want to go, I don't like pain! I am in my later 1/4 of life I am looking to going home peacefully.

  25. Thank you for sharing. When my father had dementia we use to call moments of happy times diamonds. We would visit dad and share our diamond moments with each other. Later mom died of a brain tumor. It was different but very similar. Dad had to be placed in a nursing home for my mother's safety. You are correct to say that your dad was able to then able to be a husband again. Mom was able to be a wife. When mom died we were able to keep her at home. If we could feel the love in heaven we would be jealous.

  26. I first heard Amy's music courtesy of my Mom, who was a big fan. That was sometime in the mid-to-late '80s, and I still love her songs. I was blessed to attend one of her Christmas shows with Michael W. Smith, in 2016.

  27. I Enjoyed the Conversations and can Totally Relate because My Mother has Dementia and I am Her Care Giver but Thankfully She is still Cognitive a lot of the Time. (Her Doctor Explains Dementia as example: If You Lose your Car Keys then that's OK but if You Lose your Keys and find the Keys but you don't remember what the Keys go too – then That is Dementia) PS. Everybody Loses their Car Keys but they don't have Dementia – Gospel Music is a real Blessing to my Mom and I – and We really Enjoy listening and Watching Amy Grant and The Gaithers Singing (We love Vince Gill too, – It is a real Blessing to us since we can not go to Church very often. Just want to mention the Song Title: "She still Remembers Jesus Name" – Sung by the Booth Brother's. Awesome Song!!! Thank You for Sharing this Video with us. We Love Amy Grant and Enjoyed Her Christmas CD this Past Year (I still have an old 33 Amy Grant Record and Tapes and I remember the Song "Giggle" and "His Fathers Eyes" Awesome Songs and Music in the 70s – I am the Same age as Amy – Thank You Amy for Your Years of Great Gospel Music. We Love You!!!) and We also Listen and Watch the Gaithers almost every day. You all have been a Great Blessing to Us. Thank You for Sharing Your Music and Laughter and Wonderful Singing to us. May God Bless You All as You Share the Good News of the Gospel in Song and Gods Word.

  28. I cared for my mom who had Alzheimer's for many years. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I am so glad I did. Truly, only God got us through it. I have lived alone for most of my adult life and when you live alone, you have no idea how selfish and self-centered you really are. To suddenly have to put someone else's needs first and love someone better than you love yourself is difficult at best and at worst, it's a cesspool of no sleep, impatience, resentment, depression, and guilt. I failed my mom many, many times, but I also cared for her better than anyone else could. There was laughter and joy mixed in with all the negative. If I learned anything, I learned that my mom had done her best in raising us. I wouldn't trade those years for anything. After my mom passed, people would say, "This is so sad! I'll bet you wish she's still here," and I'd laugh and say, "Are you kidding? My mom is dancing with Jesus right now! Her mind is clear as a bell and she's full of joy. Why would I want her back here to suffer more?"

  29. Aluminum is believed to be one of the major causative agents in brain degeneration and is found in brain tissue on autopsy of people with dementia diagnosis. All of the vaccines we currently receive have two forms of aluminum and mercury in the form of thimerosal as adjuvants. The purpose for these ingredients is to cause an inflammatory response which the pharmaceutical companies say will boost the effectiveness of the vaccine. Every autoimmune disorder has inflammation as a basis for the illness process. Just something to think about, along with the drastic increase in diseases of dementia and neurological disorders in our population.

  30. Big mistake Amy to divorce and remarry while you set an precedent that adultery is OK! I was never a fan after I learned of your adultery even as you proclaim to be God fearing! Your adulterated weak partner was lucky I was not the Husband! I would get physical.

  31. I lost My Mother From Breast Cancer,Also She suffered with dementia 😪😞She’s gone one year April 18,2018.I miss her so much😞But I know she is in a better place with the Lord.I been a full time caregiver for many years.My Mother had such a sweet spirit also singing and talking about the Lord,We had a true special bond.She touch others from Hospice and people who were visiting her.

  32. I remember Amy Grant,😊💕What aspiration she is,I’ve listened to Amy Grant since I was a teenager.Now I’m over the hill at age 55yrs old.Therefore many years ago I saw her in concert.😊Amy thank you for your sweet voice and for your warmth and for the wonderful music.You bring.

  33. Mark and Andrew, these are superb videos and so encouraging as I sit and watch in Houston! I will get back to Nashville someday and hopefully can be a part. I used to shoot for CMT. Thanks for doing these and helping so many of us.

  34. I think as Christians we too easily accept these things as normal when they are not meant to be. Correct thinking and understanding who we are in Christ, right thinking living by the word of God and living from heaven will not open doors to any sickness and disease. We need to change out thinking and start living in the fullness and wholeness of our identity as sons and daughters of God. Choose life!

  35. Is that Amy Grant now? I remember her as a high school kid coming up to Faith Center in Eugene, Oregon (Pastor Roy Hicks, Jr.) when she had "big hair" (curly) and she stuck in my mind singing something about "bubbling, bubbling, bubbling." Of course I remember her for "El Shaddai" and "My Father's Eyes." She's making me feel old.

  36. Mark, it's amazing how you mom can forget so much but the song she wrote she knew every note and line. It's as if she grew to be a child yet hold on to what really mattered in life. Only the life we have in Christ.


  38. I just watched this and it was very enjoyable!! Thank-you very much for this wonderful interview with Amy Grant! I have never heard of your show before so I am so happy to come across this today, great interviewing on both your parts, take care and God Bless.

  39. Thank you for sharing yourself, Amy. I have loved your music for years, and now I adore you as well. Thank you. You are loved.

  40. My mom is in the last stage of Alzheimer's. She was always the one who was the life of the party, organized family reunions, daycare worker at church, foster mom, and adoptive mom to me and my sister. Daddy is caring for her now and it is so hard on him to see the light disappear from her eyes, coming to terms with not hearing her sweet voice like he used to and having to help her do everything. We already lost 2 family members and a really good friend to this awful disease. Another family member has ALS and is very quickly declining. I miss my mom even though she is still alive.

  41. What a blessing to listen to your interview with Amy. My dad is dealing with dementia now too and it's good to hear this conversation. During your conversation a couple of you spoke out the most gorgeous Hook…"A Double Goodbye". What a hook! The three of you aughta write that song, if you haven't already. How I wish I knew y'all and could join you on a co-write, because that is seriously an amazing hook. Years ago, when I was last able to visit Nashville, I was privilaged to meet Amy once at Third and Lindsey during Tin Pan South when she was singing there. Vince was sitting at the bar watching a golf game and no one could tell where he was till the end of the show, when Amy pointed him out, and it turned out he was right behind me. Everyone there swarmed around him once he stood up after the show, but I went straight to Amy and we talked songwriting for a few minutes. She was truly the most gracious person I've ever talked to in the songwriting world. Thank you Amy and Thank you Mark and Andrew for these engaging dinner conversations and caring for the poor. Just one request…Can you share the recipes of what you eat during your luncheon's?

  42. Amy Grant on the comment that she lost her dad 'twice' to dementia, "Well that first good-bye's long and slow…' Well said-such truth. We are losing my dad to Alzheimer's, it is such a terrific tragedy to watch him slowly drift away. What a blessing your dad (and mom) had in you and your sisters to care for him the way you did.❤

  43. Oh how I could relate to the part of the conversation of always waiting to be who God created me to be… oh the longing to be Home and be ALL Yehovah God created me to be, but also the longing to be more useful to Him while I'm here… and yes, the longing to see loved ones who've gone on before us… however they left this world.

  44. Andrew Greer is a dufus. He can't even talk about dementia without laughing? That's inappropriate and immature.

  45. I became saved due to Amy Grant her music and testimony really set me to seek a relationship with God. Thank you for having her on. My step mom has dementia and it has been hard on my dad. I use to work in geriatrics and more attention needs to be on this and help for care givers.

  46. My father had dementia for several years. It was heartbreaking to see a genius science teacher lose his mind. Two months before he died I was the only one to stay with him when Mom caught pneumonia so stayed in the hospital and rehab for 17 days. I was so sleep deprived because I had to stay alert to prevent him trying to leave the apt. The Lord’s daily grace kept me going. Hindsight has given me the attitude that it was a blessing because the Lord gave him one lucid moment when I had taken him to a dr appt. He tapped my hand and said, “Thank you, Karen, for taking good care of me.” I tearfully responded, “You are welcome. I love you.” We hugged and he said, “I love you too.” Then the lucid moment was over. The last two weeks of his life, he lost the ability to talk. Garbled yelling and pounding on his leg and then silence the last 2 days. I got the call the night before Easter. It was too late for me to drive an hr to be there, so I spent a half hr singing UNTIL THEN to be able to go back to sleep with peace in my spirit. Due to family not being able to attend a memorial service till two months later I prayed that all of those who would share their memories of Dad would be able to speak without crying, especially me. The Lord answered that prayer. Since I’m usually an emotional person, friends came up to me afterwards and remarked how amazing it was that I spoke clearly and even shared humorous memories. I told what I had prayed for and that the Lord gave me the strength. All my siblings and Mom shared that we were given peace because Dad was healed with his home-going to heaven! I pictured him singing praises to the Lord while he walked the streets of gold.

    Mom will soon be 95. She has done well living On her own I n the senior center this whole year. God is good!

  47. Is it just me or is the interview given by two homosexuals ? any if you don’t stand for something you fall for anything. Not the Amy I remember. Using Lords name in vain..OMG rolls of her lips so easily.


  49. What about going to Puerto Rico to help them build a new life, as they are still suffering from natures furry in their country.


  51. I begged the Lord not to return until I was able to get married; then I shifted the goal posts to "not before I am a father"; then it was "not until I am a grandfather"… bottom-line, He will return when He wants to! Hahaha haha…

  52. We have been caring for Mum with dementia for at least 5 years, the last 3 have been very heavy on the emotions. Dad became involved with Mum's care at their home but he ended up needing to be on oxygen around the clock, so we had carers come help Mum who is bladder and bowel incontinent. Dad and my sister and carers also have to wash and move Mum's position, feed Mum. What grieves me is Mum lost the instant short memory among the early things that went, then her body became less and less able. When her memory started robbing her she would go to say something or answer us and it would start a couple of introductory words then vanish like a vapour. So we didn't know and still don't know what she wants to say. Then last year over about 8 weeks Dad suddenly became unwell, needed care himself, bed baths etc and then he died July 2018. Mum went into Nursing home care and is still there. I grieve Dad and miss the opportunities I thought would happen when Mum went but he went first. Now Mum can't move other than her eyes, mouth, arms from elbow to finger tips. she can't use my name and hasn't now for 3 years, she can't squeeze my hand to let me know she cares and loves me, she can't kiss me in return for kissing her. I struggle to go see her as she is not the Mum I know, not who I can turn to. Just trying to write this or share with friends I start crying with such a deep ache in my chest. My own health, back, feet, shoulder issues has meant me not being able to help much in her care My sister has all her life been close to Mum with me on the outer edge of the family, she has physically , practically and emotionally invested, committed herself to Mum at home and in the nursing home. I feel useless, I cry as I leave Mum, I cry off and on for days after seeing her, I cry even not seeing her. My sister doesn't connect with me, really care about me, she is so hard and abrupt with me no matter what I try to talk about yet she is so tender towards Mum. My own children never visited my parents, they rarely even contact me or show they care and love me so I have living family yet struggle on my own in so many ways. While I love the Lord I struggle to understand why He has allowed so much struggle in my life as a child, a teen. an adult , in my marriage/separation, my children and even being kept at a very distant relationship with my two grand daughters age 4 and age 5. Mum is 81, I'm 53, my children are 29 and 32. I live in Australia on a disability welfare pension so financially I have a hard time with basic living so I have nothing financially to give family or charities. I am grateful I get to see these videos and Mark, Chonda, Amy and many others for free on Youtube so thank you for speaking to me via the internet.

  53. I am going through this now. My mom moved up with us in 2017 after refusing for 6 years (after my dad's passing). Her dementia is still in the early stages but so much of who she was is already gone. I appreciate knowing others have or are going through what I am experiencing. Plus, I've adored Amy Grant since 1980. Thanks – this interview was great!

  54. divorce is reconciliation music business just aint what it used to be when the folks just aint all that talented in the first place then it all sets in wow we dont have nothing to sell

  55. The food they are eating shpuld be tested for heavy metals from the soil in which it was grown also water tested for chems , estrogens , heavy metals etc. Long term exposure causes dementia.

  56. Thanks for this conversation, it allows me to know about Amy, and i would really like to have the possibility to share this with people spanish speakers, Could this be subtitled in Spanish at some point? i would really apreciate that. Again thank you very much for this video. Blessings for all of you.

  57. Although I love this interview it gives me pause. On the issue of who is in heaven….I think we will all be surprised by who is in heaven and who is not. NOT in a Rob Bell UNscriptural Love Wins kind of way which I have heard Amy almost insinuate in an interview I think with CCM. She said she hoped that when Jesus said from the cross "Father forgive them they know not what they do" that He meant EVERYBODY FOR ALL TIME without them accepting Him or repenting OR knowing Him OR obeying Him (my addition)…..there is far too much scripture that totally makes that an impossibility. Just one that comes to mind is the Sheep and the Goats…..depart from me you didn't know Me. It's not just a little metaphor or story that has no weighty significance.

  58. I appreciate Mark's honest questions around 19/20 min into the video. So hard to know what God's thoughts are on death and deciding when quality of life is over. These are such HARD questions, and often taboo within Christian circles to ask them out loud. Thanks for being brave, Mark!

  59. 2019
    …so that is why Vince Gill divorced his wife and married Amy. No regrets Mr. Vince. You've got a hot, foxy & lovely lady. #respect

  60. Two guys who totally have a crush on Amy. They keep telling her how great she is, they are blushing and literally giggling and are so amazingly maudlin. I've never seen an interview where the interviewers spend so much time flattering their guest. If she admitted to kicking a dog and running over a little old lady on the way over, they'd probably commend her for her courage in doing it and her conviction in owning up to it. An entire interview without questions and just telling her how great she is. Come on, people she's a singer not Mother Theresa working amongst lepers. I think it's safe to assume she won't be helping wash the dishes when it's over. Some things never change. The reaction of men around a lovely woman. Andrew and Mark will NOT be working for "60 Minutes" any time soon. But for what it is, it's good.

  61. My mom died of Lewy Bodies dementia and it was horrific. She was brilliant and it just came out of the blue when my mom was 74 and died at 77. It went pretty fast. Nobody understands what this is like to lose someone of dementia unless it happens to their loved one. But way too many people will know sadly. Oh my gosh, hearing his mom sing just was so bitter-sweet. Really brought tears to me, remembering my mom too.

  62. Mr.Lowry and Mr.Greer, would you consider having on your show, Dinner Conversations, the Christian Native American Indian band Broken Walls? SOME of their songs are for EXAMPLES: “Beautiful Great One”, “Fly”, “We Dance Before You”, “River Of Life”, “Ride The Wind”, “Khenoronhkhwa(Jesus Is Good Medicine)”. wado,Ann Benson.

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