Sweet Grace for Your Journey

The podcast for women who want to lose weight and live healthy – body, soul and spirit.

Join Teresa Shields Parker as she shares from her personal journey of losing over 250 lbs with helpful advice and heartfelt questions answered.

Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Episode 236-Hiding from Fear?

Fear can keep us stuck. Fear can cause us to disconnect from everyone we love. Fear can cause us to even hide from ourselves and make us stop trying to reach the dreams God has placed inside us. In the fictional story Teresa shares, the woman who tried to avoid fear learns how to step into life and go for her dreams. You can as well.

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Episode 235-Self-Effort

Episode 235-Self-Effort

Are you doing things in your own self-effort? Or are you doing them with God’s help and strength? How do you know? How can you do things with Him instead of for yourself?

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Episode 234-Who Am I?

Episode 234-Who Am I?

Who am I? Who are you? Many times in our lives, people knowingly or unknowingly tell us who we are. This happened to me when I was six years old. At the time, I didn’t really know what was said would define me. I tried to push it out of my mind, but…

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Episode 233-Forgiven

Episode 233-Forgiven

I sat on the back deck of the lodge at the north rim of the Grand Canyon while my family was hiking. I just wanted to sit there forever and take in the glory and the splendor of God’s majestic, vast creation. As a human many things look impossible, but with God everything is possible, especially forgiveness.

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Episode 232-Am I Greedy?

Episode 232-Am I Greedy?

Are you greedy? The definition of greed is “an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.” Did you get that? It’s not just an intense desire for money or position. It’s also a selfish desire for food! Listen to this episode to find out if you are and what to do about it.

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Episode 231-Deception

Episode 231-Deception

One big deception the enemy threw to me was that I needed food to eat so I could eat all I wanted to. The devil is a deceiver who turns something, which looks good, into something which leads to death. So what can we do when we have bought into a lie that has become such a habit we think we can never get free? That’s what this episode is all about.

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Episode 230-Prayer Answers

Episode 230-Prayer Answers

For many years I was frustrated because I would pray and it felt like God wasn’t answering my prayers. I knew the Bible said He would, but I didn’t believe it because I wasn’t experiencing the answers I wanted, which was to have my mother healed of her bipolar disorder. They weren’t selfish prayers so why wasn’t He answering? This episode examines two huge instances of how God answered prayer but it wasn’t because of me.

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Episode 229-This is My Surrender

Episode 229-This is My Surrender

Burdens are negative. Crowns are positive. We want to get rid of burdens. Crowns are what God gives us in return for the good we’ve done here on earth. How are both of these related to surrender? We explore that in this episode.

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Episode 228-Backdoor Grace

Episode 228-Backdoor Grace

Our childhood emotions can lie dormant for years ready and waiting to be retrieved and then expressed in our actions.
Through the years I did gain weight. God told me what to do, but I didn’t listen to His straight-forward approach. He had to come in through the backdoor. You’ll want to listen to this episode. It’s one of my favorites.

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Episode 227-Lies or Truth?

Episode 227-Lies or Truth?

Losing physical weight is wonderful. Many things change just because of being thinner, such as having more energy and stamina. However, true freedom for me came at handing each piece of emotional baggage to Him and receiving a gift of renewal in exchange.

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Episode 226-I Can’t Lose Weight

Episode 226-I Can’t Lose Weight

I can’t lose weight was a lie the enemy fed me because he didn’t want me to know the truth. He wanted me to think eating desserts and candy was the best thing in the world. And yet, God loved me too much to leave me wallowing in that lie. His truth would completely set me free! Listen to this week’s episode to find out how!

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Episode 225-Listen to God

Episode 225-Listen to God

All the time there are at least three voices vying for our attention: my voice, the tempter’s voice, and God’s voice. For years, though, I listened to the tempter’s voice constantly. It always has an element of truth to it. What he tells me is half-truth, half-lie. In this episode, I share 10 things that help you know it is God’s voice instead of the enemy’s.

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