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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As we're running this race called life, it's helpful to remember where we are headed. If we are in Christ and are running this race the way He wants us to then we are bound for glory! In the midst of our daily trials and tribulations, though, we quickly understand...
One big obstacle our enemy throws in our way is condemnation. He makes us feel condemned or ashamed, guilty, fearful, unworthy, forgotten, useless, good-for-nothing. God, though, tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not condemned.
More than anything, what God wants for us is to succeed. He has a destiny for each of us. In order to fulfill the purpose He has for us, we have to run the race He has set out for us. We have to follow Him. Most of us have no idea what that entails and others are far...
Like any problem or mystery, I want the conundrum to be solved in 30 minutes like a good tv show. I don’t want to be left hanging to find out how things are solved for a week! Good or bad, I want it brought to end right now! However, for years I had no idea how to solve this issue that kept turning over and over in my mind.
Ever encounter a conundrum, which is a difficult or confusing problem or mystery you can’t solve? In Romans 7, Paul shares a conundrum that I identify with and I expect if you are honest, you do too. Like any problem or mystery, I want to solve any conundrum I come up...
We are in a war. We may not realize it as we walk through our daily lives but we are. Romans 5:17-6:23 talks about this as a war between the power of sin and the greater power of God’s wonderful grace.
We sing about. We talk about it nonchalantly. We call it great and amazing, but have we really stopped to think about where we would be without the grace of God? It’s God’s grace that transferred us from a sure and certain death to life. However, it’s not just a...
As I was reading Romans 5 this week, I realized that as Christians there is one of these virtues we rarely talk about. That might be because along the way someone somewhere told us to never pray for patience because if we do something difficult will happen that will teach us the hard way how to be patient. How to endure.
For most of my life, I have avoided anything that would cause me pain, suffering, difficulty, trouble or hardship. Who willingly wants those things in their life? I’ve also heard over and over again not to pray for patience because then something bad will happen to...
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.