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 219-Overcomers Academy New

Episode 219-Overcomers Academy New

In Overcomers Academy, diet is a four-letter word and not a very nice one. Instead we talk about commitment, habit change, surrender, along with accountability to God and ourselves and many helpful tools. These were huge keys for me and should be for you too. They are difficult concepts for many to grab hold of and implement. I know, for me, everything changed when I tapped into these.

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Episode 218-God’s New Thing

Episode 218-God’s New Thing

I read this somewhere and it resonated with me. I don’t know the author. “God is telling me today, rest in Me. I am already ahead of you, working in your life. I will turn around every bad situation you are in. I will bless you and your family with all that you need. I will heal all that needs healing. I will wipe away of your tears. You will be blessed.”

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Episode 217-Here’s My Heart, Lord

Episode 217-Here’s My Heart, Lord

You’ve likely gotten all kinds of gifts for Christmas already, but I want to give you another one. Words can build us up or tear us down. I hope these words, which one day may become a picture book or illustrated book, will make you think and cause you to draw closer to our loving Heavenly Father. So here is the Gift of Purpose.

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Episode 216-Season for Temptation

Episode 216-Season for Temptation

It’s the season for temptations especially for a sugar and comfort food addict like I used to be or like you may be right now. How can we resist falling into temptation?

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Episode 215-Make Time for God

Episode 215-Make Time for God

With so many time-stealers in our lives, how do we make room for God? First, we have to first above everything else. If we don’t have time set aside specifically to spend time listening to God, How will we know what He’s saying to us. How will we know what He wants us to do?

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Episode 214-Stubborn Surrender

Episode 214-Stubborn Surrender

Stubbornness is a huge part of being human and we think we don’t really need any help from God. However, if we stay stubborn and never surrender to God, we will just sink deeper into sin. We will never experience the life He wants us to have. God gives us the option of life and death. He wants us to choose life. Will you?

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Episode 213-Grace and Surrender

Episode 213-Grace and Surrender

Without the grace of God, I would never have surrendered to Him. I’d still be trying to work my way to heaven by trying to earn God’s favor
God understands us though. He is not a distant far away God. He is the God of grace. We don’t have to earn anything. Failure is part of the learning process

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Episode 212-Efficacy and Surrender

Episode 212-Efficacy and Surrender

It was during my quiet time recently when kind of like a benediction on our time, God said, “May your day be filled with efficacy.” He does this kind of stuff to me a lot. It is one of the great benefits of a real quiet time. I said, “Efficacy? Why are you giving me this word, God?”
It doesn’t mean just to be effective, but to be able to produce effectiveness on an ongoing basis.
So I asked God, what in my life has efficacy? We’ll explore that on Efficacy and Surrender.

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Episode 211-Surrender to His Majesty

Episode 211-Surrender to His Majesty

Lord, Don’t allow me to make a mess of my life, for I cling to Your commands and follow them as closely as I can. (Psalms‬ 119‬:31‬ TPT‬‬).‬‬‬

We all need to pray that verse every day, especially in the days we’re living in now. Everywhere I look it seems like everyone is in a world of self-doubt. In today’s episode, we talk about how we can trust the Lord in uncertainty

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Episode 210-Surrender Bad Habits

Episode 210-Surrender Bad Habits

As humans we want to be in charge of what we want. We want others to listen to us. We don’t want anyone telling us what to do.

We don’t want to give up what we think we have to have in order to endure this life and all its temptations, desires, wants, needs and must haves. We want stuff and we don’t want the trials, tests, and troubles. We think we know what we need but if we get what we want, we don’t have what we really need.

Our desires have become our needs.
In this episode, we talk about surrendering our bad habits to God.

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Episode 209-Surrender the Hard Stuff

Episode 209-Surrender the Hard Stuff

Why is this topic of surrender so difficult for us? As soon as I said that I answered my own question. “We can’t surrender to God, because the only one we have ever fully surrendered to and trusted in is ourselves.” It’s hard to trust in Someone you can’t see. But surrendering to God and asking for His help makes the Hard stuff easy. You’ll look back and say like I do about losing 250 lbs, that’s the easiest hard thing I’ve ever done.

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Episode 208-Why Surrender to God?

Episode 208-Why Surrender to God?

Why should we surrender to God? I mean I’m doing pretty good here on my own. How do I know what God’s going to do when I give things over to Him? Things might get worse than they are now. In this episode, I share six reasons to surrender to God.

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