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 165-Coming Out of Shame
God reminded me that one of the biggest issues I faced 10 years ago was shame. Shame followed me everywhere. Others didn’t have to shame me, I did a really good job of that myself. Shame constantly sat on my shoulder berating me, but in the same voice it also told me to eat whatever I wanted because I deserved it. I was sure God was also ashamed of me. But, He wasn’t.
Christmas is a very special time of the year when we are usually around lots of family and friends. For many, though, it can be lonely especially if we can’t be with family or friends. Loneliness is something we all face at one time or another. Those who are self-conscious about their weight are the ones I’ve heard share about this the most.
Episode 163-From Rejected to Accepted
Do you ever feel rejected? Do you long to feel accepted for who you are? Feeling rejected is a real emotional disturber. It can make you feel like quitting. Why go on when everything you do seems to be criticized and pointed out as wrong?
Episode 162-Why Are You Afraid?
We’ve all met people who seem fearless. They don’t seem afraid of anything. Then there are those of us who are afraid of certain things more than others and those who are afraid of everything. God doesn’t want you to be afraid. He didn’t create you to be afraid because fear keeps us from God’s best. He has a cure for fear.
Episode 161-Driven by Anxiety
Unless we trust God with the issue, our anxiousness results in nothing being solved or fixed. This repetitive action results in us being driven by anxiety. It makes us feel stuck or caged in to the point that we see things we want to do, but our anxiety keeps us from even trying.
What is God’s cure for those who are driven by anxiety?
Episode 160-Why Worry?
What problem has you up at night fretting about how to fix it? What thoughts keep tumbling around and around in your head? What do you worry about? To me, the most debilitating thing about worry is it keeps me stuck in an endless cycle of rehashing and rehashing whatever problem I am thinking about. I hate being stuck so that makes me worry all the more.
Episode 159-Pretentious Much?
Pretension is what leads us into strongholds and then to addictions. In this episode I tell you what pretension is, why it is dangerous and how God wants us to counteract it. You’ll also learn in eight steps how strongholds are created and how they are broken.
Episode 158-Ditch the Pride
Being prideful is not just an attitude. It’s also an emotion God hates. It’s the emotion that He wants us to ditch. The great thing about this is, He tells us exactly how to do that in His Word.
Episode 157-Emotions and Spiritual Truths
It’s vital that we realize that God has the spiritual truths we need to manage and understand our emotions. God’s truth is what we should crave and long for, not the foods we think are helping us avoid emotions we don’t like. We must learn to see our emotions as helpers given to us by God.
Episode 156-Invited to Life
Halloween scared me to death when I was a kid. There were things I both loved about the holiday when I was a kid and things I hated. Of course, I loved the candy. But I hated the scary houses with spooky music and adults dressed in devil costumes. I braved it because I knew they gave out the big-size candy bars.
Episode 155-Hungry for the Right Thing
We must be spiritually hungry to grow in God. As you listen to this episode, I’d like you to think about this question. What are you hungry for? No, not physically but spiritually.
Episode 154-Wonderfully, Fearfully Made
God created each of us with a HIGHER purpose than we even have knowledge of. It’s like His secret that He’s revealing to us a little at a time until we are able to wrap our brains around the whole enchilada. We’re talking about that today on the podcast.