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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Thanks, Steven. On a day to be grateful, I am very thankful for your positive and hopeful vision of the America that we are hoping for. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, innate kindness and values. It has been a beacon of hope during these very difficult times for American. May we realize your vision for America soon!

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Thank you , Andy.

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With gratitude for all I am and all I have, and with the the hope for peace and unity in our country and around the world, I wish you, Steven, and everyone in this growing, a Happy Thanksgiving !!!

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Thanks, Janet.

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Thank you, Mr. Beschloss, for always seeing the horror but transforming into words of gratitude, humanity, and humility. You are a balm in a sea of trash these days, and I hope you have a gratitude filled day with loved ones. We are thankful for you, en masse, and very much look forward to your words in the coming year. As the Irish say, Sláinte!

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Very kind. Thanks, Jennifer.

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Mrs. Hale sounds like she was quite a force to be reckoned with! Thanks for that info, and I'm grateful today for YOU. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Thank you so much Mr Beschloss for the reminder of Unity and Thanksgiving. Wishing a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

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We are a big family, warts and all, and I agree with your sentiment. I am an optimist and I believe our better natures will defeat the defeatism of the MAGAs and the oligarchs that are trying to take it all for themselves. Happy Thanksgiving!

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I'm trying to hold onto that hope!

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Thanks Steve for acquainting us with this important history. As a realist, I have little hope that Gaza will emerge as part of a two state solution because Hamas will not let that happen! Even when Hamas appears to be defeated militarily, it will continue to exist underground as a terrorist force. So random acts of violence will persist and it will control political leadership in Gaza with the support of Iran and others. How Israel and the rest of us emerge from this dilemma is not predictable but let’s give Joe credit for what he has done behind the scenes so persistently and will do publicly as well as privately in the difficult future!

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"a member of a great and free Nation,"

Intent on keeping it that way.

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Nov 23, 2023·edited Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Steven, on the 29th of November, which always falls a few days after Thanksgiving, my beautiful daughter Stephanie, who died of cancer in May 2014 has her birthday. This year she would have turned 40. In the months after she died I almost gave up on life, and my calling as a minister, for how could the loving God I sought to follow, allow her to die in the horrible way that the cancer invaded her body. But God was gracious, and after some months of destructive grief where I made myself ill, that October at a men's prayer breakfast I heard the guest speaker say, God WILL allow you more than you you can manage in your humanity, for HE is a God who is ALL powerful, and He has the power to overcome ALL trials IF you invite Him in and let Him be your strength. I was using Romans 8:28, God will use all things for the good ... as my justification to curse God, for how could her death be good? I misunderstood, her death was tragic and Jesus weeps with me. God has used my suffering for His good in mankind, and that is how Stephanie Smiles was born. Each Thanksgiving there will be more suicides by people who have come to the end of their ability to overcome their struggles, their grief, their addictions to mask, than on any other day of the year. My prayer for you, for all you reach, and encourage with your reminders of the greatness of America, is that we will all pause, and say a prayer for those who look at an empty chair at their table. Pray that they can find their way to trusting God, and that He will give them the strength to know His love, by Grace, and that He has a plan for them also. A plan that is good, and beyond their imagination!

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Thank you, Alexander. Wishing you the best.

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Alexander,

your words are so beautiful.

They are a Thanksgiving gift to us

from you and Stephanie.

Thank you for all the love

you poured into writing them.

I bet Stephanie loved you with all her heart.

And I bet she would love your words here.

They speak to how precious she is to you

and how you are reaching out to us today

to ask us to pray for the families with an empty chair at the table.

Yes I pray for every grieving family.

I pray for you and your family.

I am so sorry your daughter suffered

and died.

By God's grace you found your way

to honor her.

She lives on in all your tender work.

And in all your tender words.

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Thank you, very much appreciated and you are very kind.

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My condolences on your profound loss, and my appreciation for the story you tell here. Hope and fulfillment can be born out of disaster and devastation. I, as a believer whose faith has wavered in the face of the insanity we’re living with, needed to hear your words. Thanks, and may your words reach thirsty ears today.

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This is beautiful. I'm sorry that you lost your daughter in such a horrible way, but I'm glad that you found your way through it. I know it must have been incredibly hard!

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

And a Blessed Thanksgiving to you, and yours, as well, Steven.

Tomorrow, after the pie, go for a walk…

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Thank you so much for your reminder/message, it's exactly what I needed at this time.

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Steven,

Every time you bring us Lincoln

you strengthen us

He is our immortal leader

and with him

we will create

yet another new birth of freedom

in our beloved Anerica

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Thank you Steven for the constant companionship of your thoughts and the companionship of those, who like me, look forward to reading them every day.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Steven.

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And you and yours, David.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

🙏🙂😊

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Steven Beschloss

Thank you for the time you take to share your thoughts and information. I enjoy good writing. I hope you and your family had a day of laughs, good food and camaraderie! Happy Thanksgiving!

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