133 episodes

Sweet Grace for Your Journey is the podcast for women who want to lose weight and live healthy—body, soul and spirit. Author Teresa Shields Parker shares tip and advise each week from her personal journey of losing over 250 pounds and having kept it off since 2013.

Sweet Grace For Your Journey Teresa Shields Parker | Christian Weight Loss Coach, Author and Speaker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Sweet Grace for Your Journey is the podcast for women who want to lose weight and live healthy—body, soul and spirit. Author Teresa Shields Parker shares tip and advise each week from her personal journey of losing over 250 pounds and having kept it off since 2013.

    133. God Sets My Destiny

    133. God Sets My Destiny

    Episode 133-God Sets My Destiny
    For years I didn’t believe that God had a purpose or destiny for me. The lie I believed was that God can’t use me because I’m too fat and I can’t lose weight. Turns out my destiny and my weight were very intertwined.
    It wasn’t just what I was eating and how I was moving which had to change. The biggest thing was surrendering my wants for His and giving over control of my life completely to Him. I thought I had surrendered to God, but as long as I was making my desires my priority I had not completely surrendered to Him.
    I learned the hard way that God won’t move us towards our purpose until we have surrendered everything to Him. Let me tell you more about how to do that.
    Overcomers Academy Link: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/overcomers/

    • 28 min
    132. I Have A Voice

    132. I Have A Voice

    Episode 132-I Have A Voice
    Ever since I was 12 years old I felt I had no voice. It wasn’t a natural lie I happened upon. It was much deeper than that. It was a stronghold the evil one set up in me from an early age to keep me from fulfilling my destiny.
    Writing was different, though. Writing came easy. God knows me, though. He knew the day would come when my voice would be more than words on paper. I am more than mystified at how He got me to the place where I now dearly love to speak.
    Now, I know I have a voice because God broke the stronghold that kept it silent for many years. Now, nothing and no one but God can shut me up!

    Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds link: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Surrender-Teresa-Shields-Parker/dp/0986159247

    • 26 min
    131. What is Comfort?

    131. What is Comfort?

    Episode 131-What is Comfort?
    Comfort foods when served by those we love and admire can become the substitute for real comfort. They can absolutely obscure what real comfort which only comes from the Holy Spirit looks like.
    The comfort certain foods give us that remind us of loving parents, grandparents, great aunts, etc., can also become a stronghold when we think we have to continue making and serving them so our children and grandchildren will be comforted.
    What is comfort? Is it food or is there something deeper that we need to understand in order to break the stronghold it has in our lives. 
    Overcomers Academy Link: https://www.teresashieldsparker.com/overcomers

    • 26 min
    130. Heal Me, Jesus

    130. Heal Me, Jesus

    Episode 130-Heal Me, Jesus
    The one thing that was at the top of my prayer list every year until I was 18 was healing for my mother’s emotional illness. I kept praying for her, but it seemed her behaviors got worse instead of better. 
    Still Dad said to pray because only God could heal her. It just seemed like maybe her issue was so hard even God couldn’t heal her. I thought the same thing about myself when I weighed 430 pounds. I had gotten myself in such a mess even God couldn’t help me.
    The truth is nothing is too hard for God, but sometimes we just need a little push from Him in the right direction. What we want to be a miraculous instantaneous deliverance may be God getting us to the point that we are finally read to walk out our journeys holding tight to Jesus.
    Overcomers Academy Link: https://teresashieldsparker.com/overcomers/

    • 29 min
    129. God Will Help Me

    129. God Will Help Me

    Episode 129--God Will Help Me
    There’s one thing I truly hated growing up and it stayed with me for a long time into my adult years. I hated exercise. I was clumsy. I always seemed to somehow get hurt exercising. Plus I just didn’t like to run and sweat.

    I’d rather be inside reading a book or doing homework or even helping with household chores. Anything except exercise. And the few types of exercise that one time were fun always seemed to end in disaster. I truly hated exercise.
    Then when I went on my weight loss journey and forever lifestyle change journey God brought up that dreaded word of exercise again. Somehow now it is one of my favorite things to do. I didn’t understand I had a stronghold where exercise was concerned. But I did. I was adamantly against it and felt I didn’t need it to lose weight. God had different plans. 
    Overcomers Link: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/overcomers/

    • 26 min
    128. God Values Me

    128. God Values Me

    Episode 128-God Values Me
    One issue plagued me for a lot of my life. What is my purpose? Why did God make me? What contribution am I supposed to make in my lifetime.

    I saw this as what am I supposed to do or achieve. Achievement became my goal in life. When my big dream of publishing a regional Christian newspaper was realized I thought I was finally on the right track.
    When the internet came into existence and we had to fold the newspaper due to lack of revenue, I hit rock bottom and felt like my purpose for living was gone. I wallowed in despair. However the despair led me to finally throw myself into the weight loss journey I knew God had for me. That led me to writing my first book which catapulted me into coaching, speaking and writing more books.
    However, God still had more work for me to do. I still had the stronghold of believing my value was in what I could do instead of who I am. That stronghold had to be broken.
    This stronghold carried over into me continuing to try to solve my issues by overeating. If you need help understanding that you are valuable to God, join us in Overcomers Academy. Go here: https://teresashieldsparker.com/overcomers/.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Wallawoman201 ,

So glad I found this podcast

Currently binging on all episodes, such practical advice o needed to hear, I love it and will likely listen to all episodes again, hoping to overcome my strongholds and to approach my fluctuating weight loss in Gods power

Halo9$ ,

Through It All

First time listening to Theresa Shields Parker’s podcast. I found the content authentically inspiring and richly driven by a dependence on the Holy Spirit’s guidance; and, the unconditional love of God to be present through all of life’s challenges. The transparency of the snapshots from her own journey with weight loss added to the power of this episode. C.S. Harris

SScarrella ,

Breaking through with sweet grace

The podcasts are so refreshing and uplifting and encouraging. I love Theresa’s heart towards God and towards helping other people through their health journey.

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