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.
When we are overwhelmed, we feel defeated by everything we have to do. It feels too challenging for us to manage, but we keep trying and keep getting more and more overwhelmed. Then we can’t think, act, or function normally. God will help us, but we have to call on Him.
Episode 186-Don’t Give Up
When we have a need we want God to fix it right now. Not a week from now. Not a month from now. Certainly not a year from now and for real, not 10 years from now. We are impatient people and we want what we want done right now. This episode will teach you more about how to continue to trust God for answered prayers, even if it takes some time. Don’t give up!
Episode 185-Don’t Stress, Trust God
When everything is falling apart, what is the first thing we do? We try to fix it and if we can’t fix it, we worry about it. Then, worry leads to stress. When I am stressed, I am not trusting in God. I am trusting myself to fix what I am stressing about. In this episode, I give you five steps from stress to trusting God.
Episode 184-Noisy to Quiet
Do you feel like you have so much noise in your head you can’t even think? Or are you at the point where spending time being quiet and in God’s presence is the highlight of your day? The latter is definitely preferable. Still, why do we continually find ourselves caught up in the noise of this life?
Episode 183-From Defeat to Victory
There are so many things that feel defeating in this life. We just get through one overwhelming issue when another pops up. The battles seem endless. We defeat one and feel victorious. Then another rears its head. It’s like an endless whack-a-mole game. The only good thing about this game is that it ends.
Episode 182- Don’t Lose Your Soul
We have to be careful that our desire for things of this world don’t become our main motivation for living. Will we still want more of the things of this world? Yes we will unless we tap into the real reason why we are on earth in the first place. We want to save our souls, not lose them. On this episode we talk about how to do that.
Episode 181-Am I Greedy?
According to the dictionary greed is an “intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.” Did you get that? It includes food and money. Looking back over my life, I saw how connected the issues of finances and food were in my life. I violated the perimeters of what I could and couldn’t have by buying groceries and fast food and whatever I wanted to eat on credit.
Episode 180: Anger, Good or Bad?
Is anger good or bad? Growing up I was sure anyone who was angry was evil. Anyone who was gentle, patient and peaceful was Godly all the time. This episode will help you understand the role anger should play in our lives and the role it shouldn’t play.
Episode 179-Life and Death
Life and death are really not choices we get to make for ourselves. God decides when we are born and when we die. No matter what we think, He is in charge. On March 26 a good friend of mine passed from this life. Death is hard for us, because this life is all we know. Listen for more about how to live.
Episode 178-God’s Love Covers Us
God is Holy and hates evil and wickedness. However He still loved His creation. He wanted to provide a way back to Him when they disobeyed. Learn more about these huge emotions of hate and love.
Episode 177-More than Enough
Do you feel like you aren’t enough? Is your dream to feel like you are enough? What would it take for you to become more than enough? Is that even possible.
Episode 176-Doubt and Faith
Is it OK for a Christian to doubt? Is there a good kind of doubt? Is there something we have to do in order for even a small amount of faith to work. On this episode, I’m answering your questions about how to activate your faith.