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 June 26 2023 Have you ever witnessed a reluctant child standing outside an open kindergarten door? The child’s arms are wrapped around the legs of a parent, not wanting to cross the threshold of learning. If so, you’ll know the point of view I enjoyed last week from inside Chispa Project’s newly […][Read More]
By Norris Burkes March 19, 2023 Have you ever been tempted to respond to unwanted advice with your best Rhett Butler’s impression and say, “Frankly my dear….” I’m sure you have. It’s a common response when we are the victim of hit-and-run advice giving. It’s a way of telling the opinionated busybody that they’ve not […][Read More]
March 10 2023 By Norris Burkes “Is it true you can’t pray in Jesus’ name or even share your faith?” These are questions I’ve answered many times from “concerned Christians” during my 28 years as an Air Force chaplain. The first one is not true. The second, well, that depends on where and how you […][Read More]
Readers: I need your help. Next week I take a big leap of faith to Honduras to help Chispa Project establish a new library in a Honduran elementary for 1000 kids! It’s going to take faith because we need another $11000 to make this library work. If you can help, please give at the website: […][Read More]