Spirituality In Everyday Life

Norris Burkes

Norris Burkes

As a military and hospital chaplain, I routinely observe the stories of faith in the everyday lives of real people. My site tells those faith stories in a humorous, hope-filled, and honest way. I believe you will find them inspiring and potentially life-changing. Most of all, I believe the insight within these stories will connect with your story in a meaningful way. Enjoy!

Thriving Beyond Surviving

BookCoverPreview.do 894×666 pixels As a hospital and military Chaplain Norris Burkes has seen things he must never tell. Yet as a syndicated columnist in 38 secular newspapers around the country, he has found ways to share shades of the sacred with his readers.

This book compiles ten years of newspaper columns that takes you into the military battlefield as well as the trauma rooms of major hospitals.

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Recent Columns From Norris Burkes

Feb 12, 2017

By Norris Burkes Feb 12 2017 Recently I got an email from Jim Meacham, retired Air Force Master Sergeant who served 41 years. Now at 81 years old, he’s well into his second wind volunteering for the River Region Chaplain Service in Montgomery, Alabama. He and 14 other volunteer chaplains serve nearly 500 police officers [...]

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Feb 05, 2017

Feb 5 2017 I’ve met a lot of folks who assume it’d be easy to work for the clergy. But I know of one person who would beg to differ. She was the chapel office manager when I was stationed at a small California Air Force base in the mid-1990s. As the Non-commissioned Officer in [...]

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Jan 29, 2017

Posted Jan 29, 2017 By Norris Burkes As this century began, I was embedded with the launch crews at Cape Canaveral Air Station. I was their chaplain, providing moral support through counseling, encouragement and a calming presence. Best of all, I got to deliver the launch prayers for the Space Shuttle. One morning in 2000, [...]

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Jan 22, 2017

By Norris Burkes Jan 22 2017 In case you missed it, last Monday, January 16, was “Blue Monday.” Supposedly, this is the day that many of us feel depressed. That’s because we are feeling the combined stress of bad weather, broken fitness resolutions, consumer debt and post-holiday blues. According to a CNN story, “…the science [...]

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