At one time I weighed 430 pounds.
It’s really true. My life was quite a mess.
Today, I’ve lost more than 260 pounds and kept it off for a number of years. Learn more about my journey – just click the button below…
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Christmas and we are living the American Dream—family, home in the suburbs, two cars and all the Christmas gifts we can buy. It requires money and lots of it. Secretly we all hope when the Bible tells us we will prosper and be in good health as our soul prospers,1 it...read more
Momma was happy today. No there had to be a better word for it, Momma was jubilant, ecstatic really. She hummed a tune as she danced around the kitchen. She was making the family oatmeal cookie recipe. Sarah always helped make the cookies. Sarah knew the recipe by...read more
The brisk breeze necessitated lying closer together, at least that's what he told himself. It seemed the dark violet sky wanted to swallow them surrounding each completely. In contrast, the three moons of Trikala glowed various neon colors first light purple moving...read more
Most of us have at least one area of our lives we wish would change. Maybe we want to have a certain degree, get a better job, drive a more reliable vehicle, get married or be healed of a disease. Maybe we think we are too shy, too talkative, too tall, too short, too...read more
There’s so much noise in the world. Too many words telling me how to think. Soon my mind is no longer mine And I am buried in others’ words. I begin to spit out what I hear Without asking what He thinks, The One who is Wisdom Himself. Is there a way to make us all...read more
I don’t like Halloween, but as a kid we did celebrate Halloween because my mother loved it. As I got older I did wonder why my devout Christian family celebrated Halloween, which seemed to be a time to scare kids to death. It’s a time when we encourage children to...read more
I came home the other day, pulled in the garage, shut down the door, got all my exercise gear, groceries and purse out of my car, went to the door and ... Yep, it was locked and I didn't have a key. My very "thoughtful" son had locked the door because both my hubby...read more
It’s amazing how one seemingly little thing can ruin your entire day, week or several weeks and become a gigantic thing that can ruin you if you let it.. Last week it was a tooth for me. As I share this story, be thinking about what is trying to ruin things for you....read more
Today, this very day, this very moment, are you discouraged? Are you ready to give up on whatever you are pursuing even though you know it has been God directed? I’m here to tell you to keep going. Your loss of confidence is not from God. That means there is only one...read more
Hi, I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, editor and speaker. I’ve been writing since I was born or at least it feels that way. I do know I was born to write. However, it wasn’t until 2013 when I wrote my memoir, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God’s Favor that I really felt I could legitimately don the moniker of author. It had been 60 years in the making.