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!

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Recent Columns From Norris Burkes

Feb 25, 2015

Abridged excerpt from my upcoming book, “Finding Forgiveness in a War Zone.” During my 2009 service as an Air Force chaplain in Iraq, I saw countless examples of heroism. However, the most spiritually heroic act I witnessed was the prayer of a soldier who asked God to forgive the insurgents who had killed his battle [...]

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Feb 18, 2015

Last month I got a profanity-laced voicemail from a Florida reader who wanted to express his displeasure about all religious ideals. But more specifically, the inebriated caller thought that I was – and I paraphrase here – “an excrement-filled individual who was intent on reselling his manure to the masses.” If I’d thought his rambling [...]

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Feb 13, 2015

As a hospital chaplain, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day I consider matters of the heart. My work in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit gives me daily pause to consider heart matters. Unfortunately, my work also gives me more than enough fear of being on the receiving end of a heart attack. In other words, [...]

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Jan 31, 2015

This past week, my wife and I flew to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to visit my daughter and to bring three suitcases of books donated by my readers for Honduran children. The visit inspired some spiritual perspective into the privileged life I live as a North American. For instance, there’s nothing like flying into the [...]

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