It’s pretty sad that Thanksgiving is being eclipsed by an annual sale, but that’s the state of our holiday mindset. Maybe there’s some wisdom for all of us embedded in the words of Paul from Colossians 3:15. “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
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Major General John Sedgwick, better known as “Uncle John” to the men he commanded during the Civil War, was a solid, dependable, and highly decorated military officer. His bravery got him shot in several battles, though he recovered and resumed fighting each time.
That is, until he underestimated a nameless Rebel sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania.