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The good shepherd

The good shepherd

Chris Mizrany

I’m privileged to lead a weekly Sunday School group of children between the ages of 9 and 13 in a low-income settlement just outside our city in Cape Town. Teaching them... »

Why we matter

Why we matter

Chris Mizrany

When I see a sunrise, feel the sun on my face, revel in the ocean’s spray, or behold the splendor of nature’s vistas, I often think what a special place earth is. Recentl... »

The bathtub principle

The bathtub principle

Chris Mizrany

It looks like the bathtub is finally getting fixed! So I thought when I arrived back at our mission center to find a man respraying the bathtub in our front bathroom. Our... »

Tetris blocks

Tetris blocks

Chris Mizrany

Some people think that everyone has a place in life, and we all just need to find our place and “fill” it. Others believe that we are all free to make our own way, follow... »

My multi-tool

My multi-tool

Chris Mizrany

Recently I've been trying to read my Bible more. I've read through it cover to cover before, but something inspired me to read it again as part of a daily reading plan. I... »

Spread the love

Spread the love

Chris Mizrany

The Bible has lots of advice on the type of people to surround yourself with. “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble,”[[Proverbs 13:... »

The atheist and the Bible

The atheist and the Bible

Chris Mizrany

My good friends Frank and Lisa were manning a stall with various gospel books on display. They were also giving out tracts to those passing by. One man stopped, looked at... »

From pun to prayer

From pun to prayer

Chris Mizrany

Today, while visiting a small town, I learned yet again that when God says “Jump,” I should ask, “How high?” He always knows best. I walked past a shipping depot and almo... »

The two steps of love

The two steps of love

Chris Mizrany

The other day I read a very interesting article about the Feynman Technique, which promises to help you learn anything in four steps. It intrigued me, as I enjoy learning... »

My jenga tower

My jenga tower

Chris Mizrany

One of my favorite games involves pulling things apart. It’s a high-risk game, as no matter how awesomely you’re doing, things can go wrong very quickly, and then it’s al... »

A life of forgiveness

A life of forgiveness

Chris Mizrany

Throughout my life, I’ve received my share of (well-deserved) consequences for wrongdoing. But more than once, I didn’t get what I deserved. Instead, I received mercy. On... »

We don’t run alone

We don’t run alone

Chris Mizrany

We often hear our life of faith compared to running a race or being on a journey. Countless songs, books, and sermons are based on those concepts. As a runner, I find ins... »

How to run from waves

How to run from waves

Chris Mizrany

One fine day, my wife and I took Kristen, our 13-month-old daughter, to the beach. It was perfect, beautiful weather. As we strolled down the sand, each holding a little... »