Broken Pieces

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The sound of the large ceramic mug shattering on the concrete floor of the television studio was deafening, The producer had just given the signal for the cameras to begin rolling. Still, there were shards underneath cameramen’s feet as those without something else to do scurried to gather them up. Broken pieces of the mug they […]

We Changed!

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We change to fulfill our destiny – @treeshieldsparker #sweetchange #weightloss Click To Tweet Ten of the 17 individuals featured in Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation shared their stories and signed books at the book launch on April 12th. “We change to fulfill our destiny,” author Teresa Shields Parker told those gathered. “Whether it’s just […]

The Self-Sufficient Woman

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For years I prided myself on being a self-sufficient woman. Give it to me. I’ll get it done. After all, I can do all things.1 I thought if I went at things with fervor, especially if it was something I knew I was good at like writing or publishing, I could earn God’s smile.   […]

Free and Reduced

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We’d all like to be free of the things we craved and reduced in size or at least down to a normal size. I’ve got some resources that are FREE and REDUCED and will help you become free and reduced. First, though, I want to share why I developed these resources and why I’m putting […]

Through Thick and Thin

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Is extreme weight gain a legitimate cause for divorce? I used to weigh 430 pounds and as of today, have been married for 38 years. A good part of those years, I was in the super morbidly obese category. I wouldn’t have l wanted to live with myself, but thank God, my husband stayed for […]

My Will Be Done

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I’ve walked with the Lord for over 54 years and have been in church since I was born. God made me new when I was 7 years old. And yet, He patiently makes me new again every day.1 He points out the things that I need to work on and then reveals the process of […]

There’s Always A Choice


So, you’ve tried to lose weight and you’ve failed and now you have just decided to throw in the towel and give up. You’d rather just keep eating whatever you want to eat than always feel like a failure. On the other hand you know your weight is slowly killing you. You’re tired all the […]

Sunday Morning


She got up early and gathered what she needed for a final act of service. It was almost more than she could bear to think of Him laying in a cold tomb alone. And the anguish of the last week, she had barely made it through. But she knew she could never live with herself […]

Why I’m Giving Away Free Books

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Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation is a great followup book to Sweet Grace because it’s stories of others who have gone on this weight loss journey with success. If we can do it, you can too. Sweet Change runs the gamut from those just starting out on their journey to those who have lost 145 […]

The Power of Seven Normal Things

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There are normal things that average-size people can do that morbidly obese cannot. I know this for a fact because I used to wish I could the things that most people just take for granted every day. Today, I found a list I wrote back in 2004 when I weighed 430 pounds. I am happy to […]