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

Jan 24, 2015

Last week, I wrote about the truisms expressed by those who practice a wimpy faith, and I promised that I’d use the next column to address the wimps who believe they are suffering for their faith. I can call them wimps because at least on one occasion, I was one. In 1971, Rev. Billy Graham [...]

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Jan 17, 2015

If your kids or grandkids have read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” you probably know that the book’s main character, Greg, is a wimp. Greg’s wimpy relationship with his family, friends and middle school classmates often gets him into trouble. Unfortunately, the creative antics he uses to escape his troubles often backfire. Greg’s story strikes [...]

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Dec 30, 2014

As a minister, I officiate dozens of picturesque weddings with a pageantry of limos, gowns and tuxedos. During these ceremonies, I stand before a couple as they publicly proclaim poetic promises accompanied by an elegantly performed love song. It’s easy to see the exchange of vows as the most beautiful part of the ceremony, but [...]

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Dec 24, 2014

As I sort through my year-end mail, I notice that several of the yuletide well wishes come from my readers. No surprise. I get a lot of positive and encouraging responses from my readers. When I do hear a disapproving voice, it’s almost always from someone who’s unacquainted with my style of humor and introspection. [...]

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