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

Sep 23, 2022

By Norris Burkes. Sept 25 2022 If you can imagine how frustrated a preacher would have to be to swear a blue streak, then you might understand the old expression, “It’s enough to make a preacher cuss.” I grew up in a Baptist church, so it’s safe to say that I’d never heard a preacher […]

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Sep 16, 2022

By Norris Burkes Sept 18 2022 In the Baptist church where I grew up, Deacon Bob taught that rites and rituals were of Catholic origin and therefore had no place in the Baptist faith. As a chaplain, I can tell you that rites are rarely wrong. Deacon Bob was wrong. Our Sunday services was full of […]

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Sep 09, 2022

By Norris Burkes Sept 11. 2022 As you read this, my wife, Becky, and I are winging across the Atlantic toward Lisbon, Portugal, where we hope to finally begin celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary – postponed two years for the pandemic. I have reading material to share with my beloved. She likes it when I […]

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Sep 02, 2022

Sept 4 2022 by Norris Burkes If you like books, consider joining Chispa Project in 2023 to help start libraries in Honduras. February 12–19 or March 12 – 19. Details at https://chispaproject.org/volunteertrip Normally my Labor Day column consists of my annual list of book recommendations. But before I share my literary advice, allow me a […]

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