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 127-I Matter to God

Episode 127-I Matter to God

The truth is found throughout scripture though. I matter to God. You matter to God. Every single person in this world, no matter who they are, matters to God. We all do.

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Episode 126-My Protector

Episode 126-My Protector

Fear is a stronghold the devil loves to set up in us. This leads us to believe no one, not even God is there to protect us. In this episode, I share information about when I was sexually molested as a child. All that I went through led me to a stronghold that said I Must Self-Protect. I believed that until I realized that ONLY God is my protector and yours.

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Episode 125-Follow Jesus

Episode 125-Follow Jesus

We have to recognize the lies we believe about grace and embrace the truth Jesus really does love us and wants us to love Him in return. We show our love when we follow Jesus. So simple, but so hard at the same time.

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Episode 124-I am Not a Failure

Episode 124-I am Not a Failure

Several incidents have made me feel like a failure. These triggered thoughts like, “I am fat. I am nothing.” God, though, will never stop trying to get our attention. He knows for change to happen we must invite Him to do the work within us. This is a pivotal truth we must understand to walk in God’s abundance.

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Episode 123-God of the Impossible

Episode 123-God of the Impossible

What do you do when God asks you to do the impossible? Especially if it’s something you’ve tried and tried to do but just couldn’t no matter how hard you tried? Do you throw in the towel and run screaming the other way? God showed me that He really is the God of the impossible. Let me tell you how it happened.

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Episode 122-God’s Got This

Episode 122-God’s Got This

I don’t talk much about this leg of my journey because every time I do, people think they should make the same terribly bad decision I made. This is one of those times I feel I should put a warning on this podcast: DO NOT DO WHAT I DID. But it is important on my journey because of what it revealed to me.

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Episode 121-Real Strength

Episode 121-Real Strength

When God reveals something He wants you to do that you know you don’t have the strength to do, what do you do? At first I rejected what He told me. I told Him it was a great plan but I couldn’t do it.

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Episode 120-Finding Truth

Episode 120-Finding Truth

if I believe that Jesus is the truth, why for years did I base my life on a lie? It’s hard when we have to face the cold, hard facts of what we have done. I looked back over my life and saw that my entire life up to about 2009 had been based on a foundational lie that foods made with processed sugar and flour were necessary for my survival.

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Episode 119-Goodness of God

Episode 119-Goodness of God

It’s vital that we don’t buy into lies that say God doesn’t care about us because something didn’t go the way we wanted it to. This morphs into a lie and then a full-blown stronghold. We need to work with God to break our strongholds and bring about His purposes in the world.

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Episode 118-God’s Lifeboat

Episode 118-God’s Lifeboat

Do you feel stuck on your healthy living journey? Maybe you’re just getting started or you have lost weight and have gotten to a place where you just feel stuck and you want to give up. Maybe it seems impossible for you to go forward. And you just want to find out what is holding you back.

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Episode 116-How Habits Work

Episode 116-How Habits Work

We have to change the habits that got us into our mess in the first place. A habit is simply a routine or a shortcut our minds use to conserve energy. We are creatures of habits, but our minds don’t know a good habit from a bad one. They only know there are certain things we do every day the same way at about the same time.

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