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

Aug 09, 2015

August 9, 2015 Last month, I visited a psychologist. No, not because a few of my readers think I’m crazy, but as a routine visit in the VA process. During our 45-minute appointment, the doctor asked me to recount the trauma I’d witnessed on active duty. I told him many of the stories I’ve told [...]

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Aug 02, 2015

August 2, 2015 If you read my last two columns, you’ll know that my wife and I sold our five-bedroom McMansion and moved into a 40-year-old double-wide on the south side of Sacramento. Our neighborhood can get a bit dicey, but we made the drastic, yet temporary, move for three reasons, none of which are [...]

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Jul 29, 2015

Last week, I wrote about how my wife and I sold our five-bedroom McMansion and are now renting a 40-year-old double-wide from a friend at a third of our former house payment. I explained that we are drawing a line in our fiscal sand and declaring that we have more than enough things. We believe [...]

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Jul 23, 2015

This past month my wife and I sold our McMansion and then donated or sold much of its contents. We banked the equity and rented a 40-year-old doublewide from a friend at a third of our former house payment. This shocked our financial planner, who almost choked at the news, asking why we’d made “such [...]

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