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

May 24, 2015

If you regularly read this weekly column, you’ll know that I often recount the inspiring stories of the patients I meet in my job as a hospital chaplain. But today, I want to tell you about a patient I’ve never met and will probably never meet. He’s more than likely dead. I only know about [...]

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May 17, 2015

Everywhere I look these days, I see someone bee-bopping down the street with earbuds connected to their iPhone or whatever brand of smartphone they carry. These amazing devices are about the size of a cigarette box and are capable of storing an entire music collection, along with a library of books and galleries of pictures. [...]

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May 09, 2015

This is the season feared by most ministers – wedding season. In fact, most ministers would rather do a funeral than a wedding. No, it’s not because we’d rather see someone die than get married. It’s because funerals are simpler. The biggest requirement in preaching a good funeral sermon is empathy, something that well suits [...]

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May 01, 2015

As a hospital chaplain, I introduce myself to nearly two dozen patients every day. Most of them greet me with the friendly respect they normally afford their own pastor or faith leader. However, there are always a few who meet me with suspicion; they think I’ve come to convert them, or worse yet, bring bad [...]

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