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 shares from her personal journey of losing over 250 lbs with helpful advice and heartfelt questions answered.

Episode 86-Why Forgive Others?

Episode 86-Why Forgive Others?

An important step on our Spirit-Led Transformation is forgiving others. It’s actually a command from God. He demonstrates exactly what He wants us to do for others when He forgives us. He is teaching us by example.

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Episode 85-Forgiven

Episode 85-Forgiven

Forgiven. It’s such a great word. This is the second in our series of Spirit-Led Transformation because understanding the depths of being forgiven can set us free to follow God with all that we are and all that He made us to be. However, when we feel like we are not forgiven and feel deep shame and regret, we are stuck and cannot move forward.

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Episode 84-Flesh Versus Spirit

Episode 84-Flesh Versus Spirit

This episode is going to be the first in a series I’m doing based around the book of Romans. It’s really a book that talks to us about Spirit-led Transformation so that will be a topic we’ll be exploring for the next several months. In talking about the flesh we need to define what it is, what sin is, why if we allow our flesh to lead us it will lead us astray and why following the Holy Spirit is the right way but we many times resist it until we have no other choice.

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Episode 83-From Frustration To Faith

Episode 83-From Frustration To Faith

Life can be frustrating. Just when things are going good, something always happens to throw a wrench in our plans which then casts a dark veil over our futures. It leaves us feeling like life has thrown us a curve ball and we have no recourse, no avenue to go forward, no way to the future we thought we could have. We are just … frustrated.

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Episode 82-Fear God Not Fear

Episode 82-Fear God Not Fear

It was also my core fear that had been driving me to self-protect by allowing myself to keep eating. Identifying the place where this fear started, forgiving the person involved, renouncing the lie that God will treat me the same way and hearing God whisper His truth to me set me free from my core fear in a profound way and has allowed me to lose over 250 pounds and keep it off since 2013.

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Episode 81-Straitjacket of Fear

Episode 81-Straitjacket of Fear

In this podcast episode we are talking about how to get rid of irrational fears that the enemy loves to perpetuate. These fears can become strongholds that keep us stuck in the straitjacket of fear.
God gives us some tools to combat the enemy’s barrage of fears.

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Episode 79-Stepping Into Destiny

Episode 79-Stepping Into Destiny

God has a greater-than-you-can-think-imagine-or-dream goal for each of us. His destiny for you is something you won’t know until you get there, but when you do, it will blow your socks off. You only reach your destiny by surrendering to God and totally trusting Him.

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Episode 78-Stand Firm in the Faith

Episode 78-Stand Firm in the Faith

Because of all the voices that are taunting you and pointing fingers at you, you are eating to try to make them stop. When we go to food or other addictions, we mask the voices for a while and then they start again in earnest and tell you why you should be more ashamed because you didn’t follow your diet. In this episode, we talk about how we can leave these problems with God.
Toxic thoughts are harmful, detrimental, destructive, injurious or damaging. They cause us to feel sick, weak, frail, run-down, overwhelmed, afraid and fearful. They begin from the half-truths Satan loves to throw at us. These are lies he tries to carefully conceal.

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Episode 77-Replacing Toxic Thoughts

Episode 77-Replacing Toxic Thoughts

Stress is rooted in worry. Worry occurs in our minds or thoughts. Negative thoughts are toxic thoughts. A toxic thought is one that is very harmful or unpleasant in a pervasive or insidious way. These are thoughts we can’t get away from. They are constantly on replay in our minds.

Toxic thoughts are harmful, detrimental, destructive, injurious or damaging. They cause us to feel sick, weak, frail, run-down, overwhelmed, afraid and fearful. They begin from the half-truths Satan loves to throw at us. These are lies he tries to carefully conceal.

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Episode 76-Putting Stress to Rest

Episode 76-Putting Stress to Rest

If we can just stop and clear our minds, we can see everything that is happening to us right now is attributing to our stress because we are living in a state of chronic stress. So everything looks and feels stressful, even good things. I know I’ve been there. Living in chronic stress is no fun.

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Episode 75-Managing Stressors

Episode 75-Managing Stressors

To curtail stress, we have to learn how to manage our stressors. When we are in the midst of overwhelming stress that just feels like one more job we can’t or don’t want to face. We just want the stressors, whatever they are, to go away. The sad truth is the things that stress us out are not likely to just go away. We have to put forth some effort to make that happen in a healthy manner.

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