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 and I were gone. I told him to only lock the front door, but not the kitchen door that leads into the garage. I only have a key to the front and if the large garage door is down, it is safe to leave the door leads into the house from the garage open. I dislike being locked out.


I have to admit, I was frustrated and a little put out that I had to drop all my stuff there, rummage to find the right key, open the garage door, walk all the way around and open the front door.

Of course, that wasn’t as bad as the time he locked all the doors. At the time, we were taking care of mentally challenged young women and my staff left her key to the house at her home 30 minutes away. Of course none of us where home. So she took the clients on a walk and called around until one of us could get there to let her in.

Locked Doors

The point is locked doors make us feel as if we don’t belong, but open doors let us know we are welcome. Sometimes, though, locked doors mean, “There’s great stuff going on here and had you been here earlier, we could have let you in.”

TI’m going to have to lock the doors to Overcomers tonight, but you are all still welcome to come into the group before then. We are embarking on a great course that I really want all of you who aren’t already in Overcomers to be a part of.

Lose Instead of Gain This Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time to learn how to get through the maze of emotions and stop using food to try to keep them quiet. That is why I’ve designed this new teaching series. The goal is to for you to get through the holidays losing weight instead of gaining. Yes, it is possible!

Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Community has been open since October 12. I’ve already extended the deadline once and can’t do that again. So tonight at midnight is the final deadline.

Please don’t let this opportunity pass you by. The next time Overcomers’ doors will be open is sometime in 2019. To find out more and to join, go here: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/overcomers-christian-weight-loss-group.

I’ll be as excited as you that you answered that still, small whisper of God to join with this breakthrough group. One more time, go HERE to join us. And watch for the welcome email to tell you how to get into our Facebook Group and login to our Overcomers Members Area on the website.

I’ll see you in the community!



Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has three more books, "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab at TeresaShieldsParker.com. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.