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!
Thriving Beyond Surviving
As a hospital and military Chaplain Norris Burkes has seen things he must never tell. Yet as a syndicated columnist in 38 secular newspapers around the country, he has found ways to share shades of the sacred with his readers.
This book compiles ten years of newspaper columns that takes you into the military battlefield as well as the trauma rooms of major hospitals.
Recent Columns From Norris Burkes
By Norris Burkes Jan 16, 2022 I occasionally get emails from readers who reminisce about the good ol’ days. It’s as if they’re hoping I’ll commiserate with them about how horrible the world has become. “Back in the day, we tipped our hats to gentlemen and bowed to the ladies,” wrote someone from a land […][Read More]
Jan 9 2022 If you’ve followed my columns, you’ll know this chaplain doesn’t dance. Well, it’s not that I don’t dance — it’s more like no one can bear to watch me dance. But the part I’ve never written about is the where-when-and-Why of my rhythmically challenged life. My aversion to dancing, initially square dancing, […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes Jan 2 2022 If any of my 2021 columns left you wondering “How’d that turn out?” then you may want to read this year-end column. Please consider it my epilogue to a handful of 2021 writings. For instance, in the year’s first column, I told you that my brother died of COVID […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes Dec 26 2021 Did you happen to notice the warning labels that came attached to the Christmas presents you gave or received? While some are quite funny, these cautionary labels are likely inspired by lawsuits. The stickers counsel you to do such things as “Remove child from stroller before folding.” Or, and […][Read More]