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Nicole Steele

Oh, Lyssa, my idol was painfully revealed to me this year, also. Our church had a sermon series on idols and as he ticked through the list I thought, "Gee, none of those are any I care about let alone idolize.". Then, our pastor said, "The idol of immortality and health.". BAM! He got me with that one. And then he said, "If you don't tear down your idols, God will do it - and maybe painfully - for you.". Well, God tore mine down painfully this year. I LOVE to workout, eat right, and be fit - I have lived this way since I was 14. I took it too far over the past couple years and my health suffered for it. This year has been one of struggling to regain normal health, to eliminate the symptoms I experienced, and to mentally accept my physical limits (i.e. my body needs food, especially if I am going to workout!). Lesson learned, God!

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Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek is a blessed mom of two adorably quirky kids and blissful wife to a handsome history professor in Wisconsin. A successful direct sales veteran for over a decade, she loves world travel, researching Sensory Processing Disorder, advocating for sexual abuse victims, and writing about grace sufficient for every need.