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WATCH: Military Wife and Doctor Gets Surprise “Patient” in Heartwarming Video

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Who doesn’t love a good surprise homecoming video from our men and women in uniform?

This Veteran’s Day, these well-loved viral videos hold a particularly special place in our heart, as the heart-wrenching joy family members experience to see their loved ones return home safe serves to underscore just what a big sacrifice our military families make.

In one particularly sweet video, an Army doctor surprised his doctor wife by posing as a patient in the middle of her work day.

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Dr. Alice Splinter thought she was attending to another patient, but got the surprise of her life when her husband, Joshua Splinter, was sitting in the exam room instead, having kept it a secret that he’d come home early from a deployment in Africa.

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“It took a second for me to take it in. I honestly almost passed out. My knees got a little weak, but I was so happy to see him I just tried to hug him and stand there and take in the moment,” Alice told InsideEdition.com.

Joshua is a family physician for the Texas Army National Guard, and had been in the Port of Africa with his unit for the past five months.

In that time, Alice and their family had moved so she could finish her residency.

When Joshua found out he’d be home earlier than expected, he carefully organized the surprise with the help of a family friend.

He even went as far as to pretend to be in a different time zone while on the phone with his wife.

“I’m talking to her on the phone and I’m having to say, ‘Alright, I have to go to bed,’ but really it’s the same time. Otherwise, this is all gonna give it away,” Joshua admitted.

The couple were asked if Joshua may be able to outdo this awesome surprise the next time he may be deployed, although he’s not likely to leave the States anytime soon.

“No, this was a great surprise, I’m happy to have him home,” Alice replied, laughing.

What a sweet and fun way to celebrate their reunion!

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Mississippi Governor Delivers Message Condemning The Burning Of Church That Opposed COVID-19 Restrictions

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves released a statement on Thursday condemning the burning of a church that had opposed the restrictions put in place concerning the spread of the coronavirus. The church had filed a lawsuit against the state for its prohibition on large gatherings. Reeves took to Twitter and stated that he was both “heartbroken and furious” with the shameful action that was taken against the church. “What’s this pandemic doing to us?” he asked in his post. “We need prayer for this country.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: The church, First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, burned to the ground sometime early Wednesday morning, according to police. Grafitti was found in the parking lot reading, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits.” The burning is being investigated as arson. “We’re in a time where I don’t think it’s any secret that there’s a growing hostility toward churches, across the board,” Thomas More Society senior counsel and lawyer for the church Stephen Crampton told Fox News. “And now, here are churches like First Pentecostal that are sort of stirring up the waters by being outspoken and somewhat firm about seeking to protect their constitutional rights.” The church had filed a lawsuit back in April after the pastor of the congregation was given a ticket for holding a drive-in service on Easter, which happens to be one of the most important holidays for Christians, who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on that day. This belief is the foundation of the Christian faith and it is shameful to not be able to celebrate it together with other believers. Especially when this church was willing to compromise and simply worship from their vehicles and maintain social distancing guidelines. A district attorney later ruled in favor…

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Additional California Churches And Sheriffs Join In Defiance Of State, Local Orders

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Phase 2 of California’s plan to reopen officially kicked off on Friday, but that part of the plan still didn’t allow for the opening of houses of worship for in-person services, something that clearly violates the First Amendment rights of the citizens of the state. While Gov. Gavin Newsom has done his best to strike at the heart of the Constitution by instituting strict stay-at-home orders in the name of safety and security, true patriots have stood up and said enough is enough. Several thousand church leaders in California have stated that they are now planning to reopen for services regardless of what Newsom says about it. They are joined in their defiance by a long list of sheriffs who are actually taking up the mantle to defend the Constitution. Here’s more from Washington Examiner: California Church United, a network of 3,000 California churches, representing 2.5 million members, announced it plans to open May 31, instead of waiting until the state implements phase 3, which includes allowing modified reopening of houses of worship. Many churches are reopening nationwide on May 31, a date specifically chosen because it falls on the Day of Pentecost, a significant date on the Christian calendar. Some plan to open Sunday, May 10. “Our churches are part of the answer, not part of the problem,” Danny Carroll, senior pastor at Water of Life Community Church, said at a news conference held at the Water of Life mega church in Fontana, Calif. “We’re an essential part of this whole journey and we’ve been bypassed … kicked to the curb and deemed nonessential,” Carroll said. Gov. Newsom has acknowledged the work put forth by folks in various faith communities in helping to care for the homeless and others who are in need during the crisis in a press…

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