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 May 29 2022 If you find this newspaper column pinned to your door, it’s because I asked your neighbor to place it there. In fact, if I have my way, your friends will copy it and post it on several porches, or at least on their social media accounts. No, I’m not […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes May 22, 2022 As a hospice chaplain, I know that a sure fire way to bring any conversation down a notch is to mention my profession. “Oh that must be a really sad job,” is the reply of many. “It can be sad,” I admit. “But most often it’s the opposite.” Folks […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes, May 15, 2022 Even if you’re not much of a Bible reader, you might want to check out the “Wicked Bible, “aka” Adulterous Bible,” or “Sinners’ Bible.” Printed in1631, the WB is so-named because it omits “not” from the seventh commandment. Sounding more like Hippie “free love” of the 1960s, readers are […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes, May 8, 2022 Some call her Ruby. Friends call her Dolores. I call her “Mom.” But don’t dare call her “Tootie.” Only her siblings called her that. The name she is most proud of is “Valedictorian” of her 1952 high school class of four. Carrying that honor, she crossed town to enroll […][Read More]