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!

Featured Book: No Small Miracles

Recent Columns From Norris Burkes

May 01, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Occasionally, I use this column to comment on current events. Many readers react favorably, but a few accuse me of careening out of my lane: “Stick to religion,” they say. However, as a student who double-majored in religion and journalism, I believe my lane is wide enough to include spirituality and [...]

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Apr 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Does everything happen for a purpose? Or is God able to give us a purpose in spite of the mess we get ourselves into? These are questions I pondered in 2011 when the Peace Corps sent my daughter’s best friend, Ruth Bennett, to Catacamus, Honduras. Several months after [...]

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Jan 10, 2016

Recently, I bought a 24-foot motorhome from a dealer specializing in the “gently used.” Before we drove it off the lot, a service technician walked us through to demonstrate that everything was working properly. However, when we got it home, we discovered a propane problem that rendered all the appliances unworkable — no heat, stove [...]

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Jan 02, 2016

January 2, 2016 It’s a sin to think you’re incapable of sinning. If you’re driving during the holidays, I caution you to be careful out there. The roads aren’t just filled with drunk drivers. Sometimes they’re filled with reckless pastors — such as they were 25 years ago in Brentwood, Calif. During the late ’80s, [...]

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