This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks to God

This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks to God
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Has there ever been a Thanksgiving when our nation was as politically divided as it is today?

Yes, of course, during the Civil War — especially after the Union Army’s turning-point victory at Gettysburg prompted President Abraham Lincoln to proclaim Thursday, Nov. 23, 1863, as a federal holiday of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

But for a moment, let’s set aside all of today’s extreme divisiveness because, by this time, you have read or heard countless tips on “How to survive Thanksgiving with family”  as evidenced by that exact phrase yielding over 35 million Google search results.

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