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
Readers note: Thank you to all who contributed to the matching challenge to support Chispa Project. You can still give at www.ChispaProject.org/thechaplain. Or send checks made to “Chispa Project” 10566 Combie Rd. Suite 6643 Auburn, CA 95602 Seven years ago, I planned a special cruise-ship dinner during which I’d tell my wife I was retiring from the […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes April 11 2021 Think about that moment in childhood when a scary noise sends you diving under your bed cover. Then, with trembling hands, you shine a flashlight into the room and find renewed confidence to venture out. That’s how I feel as my wife Becky and I board a plane to […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes April 4 2021 I’m grateful to have such helpful neighbors as Ysanne Edwards and her husband Mike. Nevertheless, neighbors like Ysanne fill me with a healthy fear of April Fool’s Day. As the famed prank day neared, she texted to ask, “Can we borrow your patio heater?” “Sure, but since we’re in […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes March 28, 2021 Before the quarantine, I often traveled the country, speaking to churches and civic groups. Afterward, I hosted Q&As for audience members. I’ve not yet booked post-Covid speaking engagements, so I thought today’s column a good place to share the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Q. Dear Chaplin […][Read More]