Kyria has also posted plenty of YouTube videos for your viewing pleasure and writes for a website called Street Carnage. Check’em out. They’re worth your time. (I’ll be adding links to them on my blog roll soon enough.)
Even now, as an ex-Jehovah’s Witness, I really don’t celebrate Christmas. I probably would if my wife did, but she remains a Jehovah’s Witness herself. Also, I’m evil. Still, I can offer my fellow book geeks a couple of goodies.
First, we have 12 Days of Christmas Stories! from Mur Lafferty at Escapepod. If you like audiobooks (I listen to them while exercising, walking, washing the dishes, etc.) you might want to give these a try.
Selma recalls a lesson she learned from the Witness who studied with her. “On one particular day,” says Selma, “I didn’t want to have a Bible study. The night before, Steve had hit me as I had tried to prove a point, and I was feeling sad and sorry for myself...But the sister made me think differently by asking, ‘How many of those acts of love do you show toward your husband?’ My answer was, ‘None, for he is so difficult to live with.’ The sister softly said, ‘Selma, who is trying to be a Christian here? You or Steve?’ Realizing that I needed to adjust my thinking, I prayed to Jehovah to help me be more loving toward Steve. Slowly, things started to change.” After 17 years, Steve accepted the truth.