Bite of Bread: Preparing our Hearts for Christmas and Key Word Bible Giveaway


 [Don’t miss the details at the end of the post on how to enter to win a Key Word Bible!]

But first….

The turkey is almost gone and there is only one more slice of pumpkin pie.

My Christmas wreaths are hung on the doors and a few lights twinkle on the bushes in the yard, but the inside of my house still looks like Thanksgiving.

It’s been a busy fall. This year more than ever I’m feeling the need to slow down and focus on Jesus to prepare for December 25th. I know I’m not alone in this desire. We love the festivities of this season–the decorating and gift buying, but we don’t want our secular traditions to take away from Jesus…the reason for the celebration.

I want the inside of my heart to match the outside of me just as the inside of my house will soon be decorated for Christmas too. For me, the decorating and preparing process is a daily thing. My heart is the same way. I must focus daily on Christ’s coming.

So, for the next 25 days the Bite of Bread will be focused on Jesus. The prophecies. The events leading to HIS entry. HIS birth. HIS names. And who we are in HIM.

Gather your journal and Bible, light a candle, pour your coffee and let’s [tweetability]begin to prepare our hearts for the birth of God wrapped in skin.[/tweetability]

May this Christmas be different.


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 Also!!!! I want to give away a Key Word!

You can enter as many times as you want by doing these things:

  • Comment on the posts this week (Wed. and Friday’s too.) I’ll add your name for each comment.
  • Comment on the Bite of Bread posts on our Facebook fellowship page.
  • Invite friends to “like” my page. (Just leave a comment or message with how many you invited. I’ll add your name for each friend.)
  • Share a post from our Facebook fellowship page. 

The winner will be announced next Monday, December 8.

I’m so excited! I hope you win! The Key Word Bible deepened my Bible study and breathed life into the ancient book.

How do you prepare your heart for Christmas?

With Purpose,




  1. Mel

    Thanks, Andy, for giving us these verses and help us focus our attention this month. Jesus is the reason for the season! We absolutely do need to remember that!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mel! You’re entered. :)

  2. When you say “invite friends” do you mean by email or if we invite friends on our Facebook page does that include all our followers?
    Also, I just reposted today’s blog on my Facebook page

    1. You can “invite” your friends on FB to “like” the Andy Lee (Author) page. I hope that helps. Thanks for the FB post/share too. I’ve got you down for three entries. :)

  3. Greater reminder to prepare our hearts as well as our homes for the Christmas season.

    1. Thanks Sandy! Your entered!

  4. April

    Loved today’s post, I’m excited to dig in this week. I actually had to quiet myself today to actually prepare my heart for Christmas, I need to stop focusing on impressing those around me and focus on finding ways to honor God with my time and heart.

    1. Amen! Me too, April! Thanks for reading and commenting and so excited your excited! You’ve been entered to win the KW!

  5. PS… I invited 21 friends to like your fb page :)

    1. Thank you for the invites too! I’ve also noticed your comment on the FB page. That makes 24 entries! :)

  6. Andy, you never fail to take me deeper. Thank you for that. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    1. Wow Shelly! What a compliment. I’m humbled. That was a huge heart hug. You’re entered!

  7. As always, I love your posts and the heart behind them! Can’t wait to enjoy the journey this month takes us on!

    1. Awww….thanks Samantha! You are entered!

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