Spirituality In Everyday Life

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!

Thriving Beyond Surviving

A black and white arrow pointing to the left. 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.

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Recent Columns From Norris Burkes

Jun 14, 2024

By Norris Burkes June 16 2024 Disneyworld opens a new ride this month to replace the decades-old Splash Mountain attraction. The ride called, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, is promised to California’s Disneyland by end of the year. For me, the ride can never match the magic I felt on my first visit to Disneyland decades ago. […]

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Jun 07, 2024

Readers:  I’m still on vacation so I’ve asked Dane Dowell to guest-write my column. Dane recently volunteered for Chispa Project. He is a life coach who loves to explore the confluence of spirituality, psychology and culture. He is also the author of an upcoming book, “The Light That Beckons.” Based in Denver, he’s often on adventures […]

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May 31, 2024

By Norris Burkes June 2 2024 I’m still on a Baltic Sea cruise this week with Holland America. It’s been good sailing, but I carry motion sickness medication just in case. I wonder if that medication would have helped me some years ago when I went to my doctor hoping for a simple steroid shot […]

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May 24, 2024

By Norris Burkes May 26, 2024   Today, I’m on the Zuiderdam, a Holland America cruise ship, sailing the Baltic Sea enjoying some amazing food and fun entertainment. But sailing in such luxury over Memorial Day gives me a pang of guilt. I can’t help but wonder how sparse it was for the men and […]

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