Flabbergasted

I am flabbergasted. Last two days I spent reading eagerly the account of shipwreck survival on Auckland islands. Today I ran 6 kilometers to the library and back to get the book by music author who recently died and carried the name of demon. What does that have to do with me ? As for…

Witchcraft Spells End With Parsley Shiboleth

I am making the word-for-word translation of Genesis 3,14 where God cursed the serpent. In Bible commentaries I find the shocking parallel of Egyptian pyramids spell inscriptions dedicated to driving away the snake spirits. The claim which witches and shamans make about spells is to “drive away the evil spirits” or “secure the protection against…

Biblical Culture Of First People Translated Into Today’s Context

For years I struggled with the context of the Bible and especially Genesis. I trusted God but I wanted to know the meaning of His word, not only the sheer combination of words, which doesn’t sound very clear for a modern man. Here are some findings about Genesis 3,16 The man, for having obeyed her…

Resisting The Villain

Science which explores cultures and social development is called anthropology. In order to study, these scientists travel to today’s stone-age tribes and actually live among them long term. While researching books about less civilized isolated tribes, I came across the most astounding piece of literature describing religious rituals. The author documented going through the colonial…

Etiquette In A Lazy Bank Branch

Only two days ago I finished reading my second book on etiquette. And yesterday, I could fully practice what I learned. While jogging in Vilsonovo in Sarajevo, I decided to make a quick visit to the bank I will out of discretion call “The Baloon Bank”. All I needed to know was what type of…

Small openings, big lumps

I am finishing the book about the anthropological study conducted within the Amazonian tribe by  scientists. They have been living among the stone-age tribe and collected their samplings of journals and genealogical data. ‘Happy individuals enjoying simple life’ is the bad portrait sometimes painted of the members of these tribes in magazines. Living among them…

We don’t need anyone, only each other

Story of grey, attempting to choke white I am in front of the laptop, putting together the reading highlights from past two weeks. What troubled me for over longer periods of time was the inability to articulate the grey colors of life, I found myself in before accepting Christ eleven years ago. All elements of…

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Guests In The Land Of Quails

It is Friday morning and I am cleaning toilet. In only half an hour I am going out to take my an elderly grandmother out for a walk. I rush and I am little late. Evening comes, morning comes, day of rest. Guests are coming: my brother with the newborn baby. I have to rush…

Friday Night Fraud

  I am in front of the laptop and thinking about habits. Family and friends have made repeated requests for help in battling cigarettes and alcohol. In my close neighborhood, I heard stories of single mothers battling against adult children drug addictions. My recent reading has shed different light on the whole issue. Wouldn’t it…

Breakthrough The Demons Against Me

  I am in the cafeteria of major church in Sarajevo, talking to a friend of mine who became minister, graduating from the same theology college I attended. Difference is, I stayed for only one semester and he went on to become the ordained priest. Now, twenty years after, I am talking to him and…

In My Country, Why Did It Happen To Me ?

I am browsing through the old notes and I find writing labelled “Trokosi Ghana”. In practice, this hideous term is the habit of leaving female children at the mercy of village priests in Ghana, who use the girls for prostitution. In some parts of India, the same practice is called “Devadasi”. Basically, the poor parents…