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 Posted Mar 18, 2018 “Why can’t THESE people drive?” asked a frustrated American worker taking me through rush-hour traffic in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last week. His question surprised me for two reasons. First, his driving wasn’t much better. He was using his American truck to block intersections, cut people off, and run red [...][Read More]
By Norris Burkes Published Mar 11, 2018 “Is your daughter’s nonprofit Christ-centered?” asks an American missionary here in the Honduran capitol of Tegucigalpa. The man is among hundreds of missionaries headquartered within the comforting amenities of a big city. They represent various faiths, but most, like the one asking the question, are Evangelical. Most do [...][Read More]
By Norris Burkes Published Mar 4, 2018 “You sound like Billy Graham,” said my high school speech teacher. “Have you considered becoming a preacher?” I was stunned but not too surprised. I had listened all my young life to Billy Graham use his compelling voice to bring a simple message to my generation. His voice [...][Read More]
By Norris Burkes Feb 25, 2018 I opened an email this week from Charleston, South Carolina, that asked, “Please help me make sense of these mass shootings. I am a devout Catholic but it’s so hard to think this was ‘God’s purpose’ for children to die this way. “Please help me understand. I’m a teacher, [...][Read More]