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

BookCoverPreview.do 894×666 pixels 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 03, 2020

By Norris Burkes, April 3 2020 Five years ago, I wrote a book called, “Thriving Beyond Surviving.” The book is a compilation of my columns organized by themes. These days, I’m challenged to live by my own advice. If I ever republish the book, I may consider the titillating title, “Seven F-Words I Live By,” […]

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Mar 27, 2020

Reader note:  I wrote this on Tuesday and on Wednesday Becky and Sara caught a last minute flight.  They are home! By Norris Burkes 27 March I returned home from Honduras last week with the nagging suspicion I was missing something. Turns out I was. And I still am – my wife, Becky. As you may […]

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Mar 20, 2020

By Norris Burkes 20 March 2020 Having just returned from a 10-day trip to Honduras, I hopped in my car to search for the budding prize of this COVID-19 pandemic – a package of 48 Double Roll Ultra Plush Bath Tissue. The shelves were bare in four different stores, so I stopped at a chic […]

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Mar 13, 2020

By Norris Burkes March 13 2020 Who Made You Stop Going to Church? Are you among the few who are planning to give church another try during the Lenten season? There are many reasons you might have taken a sabbatical from church. Perhaps you took offense in something the church did. Or maybe you were […]

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