I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles, lose weight and live healthy.
At one time, my life was a complete mess. I weighed 430 pounds, was exhausted, depressed, stressed, and tired of living. Fat and happy is a lie, especially when you are super morbidly obese and in constant pain. Today, I’ve lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013. I know your pain. I can help you. I want to help you.
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First, to renew our minds we can no longer just go with the flow. We have to ask ourselves, is this really what is best for me or is it just what my flesh wants?
For years I prided myself on being a rational thinker, so why didn’t my mind convince me to eat the right things? I wanted my mind to automatically tell me what to eat to be healthy. However, I was going about things the absolute wrong way. I finally figured out my...
What does it mean to become a living sacrifice? I have to admit when I hear that I always think of the reverse: the walking dead. That usually means zombies or evil things but being a living sacrifice is far from that. It means to be alive to what Christ wants for us...
Why should we surrender to God? Because our surrender delights God. If there is anything we should want to do it is to please God. Surrender also has great value for us on our journeys which also delights God.
“Why didn’t you listen to me when I told you to stop eating sugar the first time back in 1977?” God asked me the other day.I had been thinking about Romans 11:33-36 and when He asked me that question I saw three reasons why I didn’t and they all come from that passage...
Throughout the scriptures, we see glimpses of the strategies of how grace works. I didn’t really understand that very much until I went on my weight loss transformation journey. Then I began to see the many facets of grace. God’s grace is so vast that we really don’t...
Why don’t we listen to God? The other day I was jogging in the water and pondering what I would share on this podcast. I had been reading Romans 11 for several days but I had decided I was going to go on to do the next podcast on Romans 12 because I understood how it fit into my journey. Still, the last four verses of Romans 11 kept calling me back.
God’s grace is many-faceted because it is as vast as God. Grace is the DNA of God. It’s what He is made of. The grace of God cannot be explained or contained in a few words, but I see at least seven words that help us understand how grace operates in our lives.
To me, not many people’s feet are beautiful, but to God all of the feet of His children are beautiful. How do I know? One of my favorite scriptures appears in Romans 10:15 NIV. It says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Back in 1989, a friend...
I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, podcaster and speaker. I’ve been writing since I was born or at least it feels that way. I do know I was born to write. However, it wasn’t until 2013 when I wrote my memoir, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God’s Favor that I really felt I could legitimately don the moniker of author. It had been 60 years in the making.