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Work on what you believe on Christmas, not what you do

LOOKING UP by Kyle Hooks
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances I am in Austin doing various Christmas things with my family. My wife and I were both born and raised here, and most of our family… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/work-on-what-you-believe-on-christmas-not-what-you-do/

Consider the gap between Jesus and us

LOOKING UP by Kyle Hooks, Christmas 2014
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances When you think of the Christmas story, what do you think of? Maybe you think of a baby in a manger. Maybe you think of wise men… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/consider-the-gap-between-jesus-and-us/

UPWARD GLANCE: Christmas According to St. Nick

Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances You know about Santa Claus, right? Large, jolly, red suit, white beard, tiny reindeer, etc. Santa. He's got several different names,… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/upward-glances/christmas-according-to-st-nick/

UPWARD GLANCE: The Gifts of the Magi: Myrrh

Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances I thought of doing this series on the gifts of the Magi because I made my youth group mad. I thought I’d play a Christmas trivia game… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/upward-glances/the-gifts-of-the-magi-myrrh/

UPWARD GLANCE: The Gifts of the Magi: Frankincense

Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances The second gift the magi brought, listed in Matthew 2, is frankincense. Everyone seems to know what gold is, but frankincense and… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/upward-glances/the-gifts-of-the-magi-frankincense/

UPWARD GLANCE: The Gifts of the Magi: Gold

Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances Most people have heard of the three wise men that brought gifts to the baby Jesus. The only place in Scripture where we find them is… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/upward-glances/the-gifts-of-the-magi-gold/

Do you like the baby Jesus the best?

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I have long felt a little resentful about Christmas. It has always felt fake, but that resentment has always been a just feeling, irrational at best. I would justify my feelings with facts, saying, "Well, Jesus wasn’t born in the…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances In the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Ricky Bobby, played by Will Ferrell, says a prayer over their meal of… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/do-you-like-the-baby-jesus-the-best/