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

Jun 29, 2015

Twenty-five years ago we caught Sara, our firstborn daughter, jumping on her bed and singing the “Johnny Appleseed Blessing” with the greatest of enthusiasm: “Oh, the Lord is good to me | And so I thank the Lord | For giving me the things I need | The sun, and the rain, and the apple [...]

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Jun 22, 2015

Next month, my wife and I will take a huge financial step — we are going homeless. But don’t worry. I won’t be on the street corner waving a sign, “Will preach for food.” By homeless, I mean we’ll no longer own a house or owe for it. By homeless, I mean “less of a [...]

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Jun 15, 2015

Last month, a Charleston, South Carolina, reader wrote to tell me that he’d “…learned a great deal about you and your Christian character and how dedicated you are in fulfilling your duties as an Air Force Chaplain.” I fear he’ll be sorely disappointed when he hears what I did the day after our subdivision’s annual [...]

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Jun 08, 2015

During my career as an Air Force chaplain, I was assigned to make regular morale visits into the work areas of the base. One day, I went to visit the Military Personnel section and found most of the 30 airmen hard at work. Their supervisor, a chief master sergeant, stepped out from behind his desk [...]

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