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 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]
By Norris Burkes, April 29, 2022 “May I call a priest for you?” might not be something you’d want to hear, but I find that it’s a welcome offer to our Catholic patients in hospice care. Recently, I was visiting a patient in a nursing facility and noticed she was praying with her rosary beads. […][Read More]
Readers: I’m thrilled to announce that the Chispa Project is partnering with the Honduran non-profit organization Niña (“girl” in Spanish) to install a library that focuses on literacy for girls! Find out how you can help on our website. https://chispaproject.org/girlpower/ Now… on with this week’s column…. By Norris Burkes April 24 2022 “We apologize, […][Read More]