Spirituality In Everyday Life
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
Early next month, my wife and I will travel to Ecuador where we’ll scratch off another bucket list item. Thanks to a tax refund and frequent flyer miles, we’re taking a four-day cruise through the Galapagos Islands. This Ecuadorian island chain is ground zero for Charles Darwin’s theory of biological evolution, and it’s where he [...][Read More]
I began my Air Force chaplain’s career at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. I served there for three years as a reservist being mentored by five active duty chaplains. The active duty chaplains sat inside well-apportioned offices while the biggest office was occupied by the senior chaplain – we all called him Father [...][Read More]
In 1977, I was attending Baylor University while working an internship at Immanuel Baptist Church. With Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter in the White House, our churches were determined to capitalize on his momentum by conducting door-to-door evangelism campaigns. I participated in a local campaign through the neighborhoods of Waco, Texas, where my encounters went much [...][Read More]
During my cross-country speaking jaunts, I’ve practically memorized that part of the flight attendant’s safety speech: “If you are traveling with children, or are seated next to someone who needs assistance, place the mask on yourself first, then offer assistance.” As a chaplain it seems counterintuitive to put myself before all others. But I know [...][Read More]