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

Apr 12, 2024

By Norris Burkes April 14, 2024 Anytime I tell people that I’m a chaplain, I can never be sure they understand the title, much less spell it. (I’m not a Chaplin, like Charlie.) Some people think a chaplain is just like a church pastor. Some think chaplains are exclusive to the military. Some assume chaplains […]

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Apr 05, 2024

By Norris Burkes April 7. 2024 All the talk about Powerball jackpots these days honestly has me thinking about buying a ticket. I know the odds are terribly impossible, but I think I just might have the winning numbers. And today, I’m going to share those divinely inspired numbers. Well, the “divine” claim is probably […]

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Mar 29, 2024

March 31, 2024 By Norris Burkes   Last Sunday, I was disappointed to see the men’s basketball team of my beloved alma mater, Baylor University, get pushed out of the Sweet 16 by the stronger Clemson University team. Nevertheless, I think I’m OK with losing. Clemson kept their ten-point advantage most of the game, but […]

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Mar 22, 2024

By Norris Burkes March 24 2024 It seems like the marketing folks won’t leave us alone. They are constantly trying to sell us something. They follow us everywhere. “Buy, buy, buy!” It’s the mantra of a marketing world where the word “miracle” is defined by how quickly our plants grow or how white our teeth […]

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