Conversations: Edition Twenty Seven


Continuing our weekly conversations...

The deal: Each Thursday, we announce a question of the week. We seek to ask questions that spark interesting conversations, whether it simply be about books, traditions, spiritual disciplines, more theological matters, or anything related to life in general. You can join our conversations two ways:

1. Leave a comment with your thoughts!

2. Or, if you prefer, post an answer to your own blog and leave us a link to your post so we can comment and add to the conversation. If you post on your own blog, you are welcome to use the picture above as long as you link back to us somewhere in your post.

This week's question...

What do you think of when you hear the word "grateful" (as several of you referred to in leper lady's story)?  How could we, as followers of Jesus, exemplify gratitude more in our lives?


  1. "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you". This verse is one that I've noticed in the past couple of days and I don't believe we obey it. 'In everything' means when the care breaks down, it's raining and we're late for work - give thanks. When we have two sick kids an company coming - give thanks. When the toughest teacher in the university is assigned to your class - give thanks. This isn't because God wants us randomly saying "Thank you", but because we know - or we should know - that God is in control, He knew it would happen and He still knows what's happening. We can give thanks for that at least. And, once we start giving thanks, it's easy to keep going and find reasons to!

  2. Content, and thankful in everything.

  3. Grateful- learning to give thanks despite circumstances. Learning to give thanks for all you have and focusing on all we DO have instead of all we dont' have that we want. Realizing how blessed we truly are!

  4. Grateful - thankfulness shown when someone has done you a huge favor you can't repay.
    similar to Jesus dying on the cross, forgiving all our sins, and paying all our debts. that's the picture that comes into my mind when i hear the word 'grateful'.
    I am grateful.


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