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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Do You Trust Me?

Trust is a scary thing to most people. However on the Christian journey learning to trust is vital.  If we have trust issues with people we can see and touch, it’s a great probability we will have a difficult time trusting Jesus. Our lack of trust probably comes from...

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Give Me Peace

Peace is the concept of harmonious well-being. It’s the state of tranquility. It’s the absence of the fear of violence being done to us or our family. It’s the place where we feel we can walk around our neighborhood on a lazy spring afternoon thinking happy thoughts,...

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When God Calls

When God calls what do you do? Do you run the other way? Decline the call? Send it to voice mail? Are you surprised? Or maybe you are elated or possibly afraid? How do you even know if it’s Him or not? And if it's Him, do you do what you think He's saying or not? What...

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What’s God Got To Do With It?

Why should I even think about God when I’m trying to lose weight? I got myself into this mess. It’s up to me to get myself out, right? That was my mindset most of my adult life. At 430 pounds when a cardiac surgeon gave me five years to live, I figured out that what I...

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It’s Tempting

I have a confession. I used to hate 1 Corinthians 10:13 even though it is the standby get out of temptation scripture. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But...

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Please Stop Dieting

After losing 250 pounds, people constantly as me, “What diet did you go on?” I know what they are asking. It’s more which of the major diet franchises out there did you do? The truth is none of them. Diets as we think of them are not the answer to losing weight and...

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The Impossible Dream

Are you ready to dream what you fear is impossible? Our dreams are instrumental in going forward in any area, especially healthy living. Many of us are afraid to dream, though, because we feel what we desire is so impossible and will never happen. With that mindset we...

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About Me

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.