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 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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Episode 115-Comfortable Ruts

Episode 115-Comfortable Ruts

What happens, then, is we fall into comfortable ruts. Ruts can be good or bad. They can simplify our lives or they can cause us to stay stuck in difficult situations. When we find what we think works for us we do it over and over again and before you know it, it has become a comfortable rut we don’t even have to think about.

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Episode 114-Thrive in 2022

Episode 114-Thrive in 2022

This is a word that leads us to our destiny and legacy in God. This is a word for both the young and the old, but it really speaks to me as I get older. Don’t miss how to apply this word in your life.

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Episode 113-Embrace Hope

Episode 113-Embrace Hope

I’m looking towards 2022 with the desire to embrace hope! Last week we talked about some emotions that may have become core issues. These are holding us back from being all in with God. Some of these are hatred, overwhelm, procrastination and exhaustion.

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Episode 112-Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

Episode 112-Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

As a Christian weight loss coach, there are several questions I’m asked that all kind of fall into the category of emotional eating. Like, why does it seem food is in control of me rather than the other way around? Why can’t I stop eating? This episode will help you recognize your core issues and provide core truths to help overcome them.

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Episode 111-Perfect Failures

Episode 111-Perfect Failures

The issue of perfectionism keeps us spinning in circles. We try to be perfect, but as humans it is just not perfect. So if you have a goal of being perfect, you will fail. And then that will stop you dead in your tracks every time. So what should you do instead?

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Episode 110-The Beauty of Surrender

Episode 110-The Beauty of Surrender

Because of what Jesus did for us, all we have to do is surrender our lives to follow Him. And yet, when we think of surrender we imagine that to be hard, difficult and nearly impossible. Actually the ability to surrender to God is one of the most beautiful gifts He ever gave us. For a long time that was hard for me to understand.

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