In our interview with Amy Grant
, she compared the way that she and Marshall Altman made the record with her making a pot of homemade soup. "I love to cook," she explained, "and what I love most is what I call living off the land, and that's digging in the refrigerator, digging in the freezer, looking in the pantry, and going, 'Oh, yeah, I forgot about that,' and just throwing, throwing, throwing and seasoning. And it wasn't until the last couple of months of a long year of work that was enjoyable every single day that Marshall and I looked at each other and said, 'This is coming together in a way that's very special.' And it is a lot deeper in some ways than he and I realized. But it felt so joyful to us in a clumsy way.
"In the same way," Amy continued, "that when you go to the funeral of someone who has lived a very full life and you hear people talk about it. I don't know about you, but I come out of a funeral like that breathing more deeply, going, Life is such a gift, and I feel re-energized to live my life more fully."