Norris Burkes Syndicated Columnist


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Columnist shares faith flops

This week begins my 15th year of writing this column. The anniversary is causing me to reflect on the purpose of why I write this...

Turning countless days into days that count

During the early months of 2009, I deployed as a hospital chaplain to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The base commander was Maj. Gen.

A promise from a mother to her infant

It was 3 a.m. when I answered the phone call from the labor and delivery unit of the children’s hospital where I was...

French fries fast brings prayers to life

Have you ever sought support for a personal problem or trial, only to be told by someone, “I’ll keep you in my...

Reading that inspires forgiveness

As I watched the relatives of those killed at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church tearfully express forgiveness toward the...

A hurricane of memories from New Orleans

Ten years ago, I experienced firsthand how Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans when I was temporarily deployed as the...

Faith is tested when death enters picture

As a hospital chaplain, I watch people die almost every day.

The case of the confused contributor

A few months ago, I got the ridiculous notion that the senior pastor in my church was giving me the stink eye. Problem is, I...

Keeping faith through the traumas of our life

Last month, I visited a psychologist. No, not because a few of my readers think I’m crazy, but as a routine visit in the...

In new neighborhood, hearing voices from the sky

If you read my last two columns, you’ll know that my wife and I sold our five-bedroom McMansion and moved into a...

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