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

Jul 27, 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 20, 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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Jul 13, 2015

Some years ago I was filling my car with gas when a woman stopped her car close enough to pitch a question from her window. “Sir, can you tell me how to find First Baptist Church?” Relieved she wasn’t asking for gas money, I responded with helpful abandon. “The church is right around the corner,” [...]

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Jul 06, 2015

Recently, the news has been full of some fairly unrighteous characters. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of the Boston Marathon bombing. David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped from a New York prison and worst of all, Dylann Roof killed nine innocents in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Characters like this make us yearn for the [...]

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