Teresa Shields Parker Articles

Pretensions and Strongholds

If pride is not dealt with, it will introduce into our lives, a bolder and more arrogant emotion called pretension....
Exchange Pride for Humility

Exchange Pride for Humility

Being prideful is not just an attitude. It’s also an emotion God hates. It’s the emotion that He wants us to ditch, and He tells us exactly how to do that in His Word. Pride is the foundational emotion on which all other emotions, which lead to sin, are built. Pride...

What Emotions?

What Emotions?

Read Time: 4 Minutes, 53 Seconds Many of us don’t know what to do with our emotions so we just try to ignore them. My cure for not feeling my emotions was to overeat foods made with sugar flour. I didn’t want to feel my emotions. I was running from my emotions because...

Scared to Death, Invited to Life

Scared to Death, Invited to Life

Read Time: 5 Minutes, 11 Seconds I’ve been scared to death, but thankfully I have also been invited to life. I much prefer the latter because God is the One who invites us to live a full and abundant life. The Bible says a lot about this. “God so loved the world that...

Hungry for God

Hungry for God

Read Time: 4 Minutes, 30 Seconds How can we be as hungry for God as we are for sugary treats and junk food? How can we crave God instead of the things we know we shouldn’t be consuming in huge quantities and causing damage to our bodies. By looking at two contrasting...

Created for a Higher Purpose

Created for a Higher Purpose

God tells us that we are wonderfully and fearfully made which basically means we were created for a higher purpose, for His purpose. “I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very...

Jesus is My Friend, Not Sugar

Jesus is My Friend, Not Sugar

It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve had cake for my birthday, which I celebrated recently. Strawberries with nuts are my favorite treats today. That was definitely not my choice in years past until I made some monumental decisions in about 2009. Not eating sugar...

Why Am I So Afraid of Success?

Why Am I So Afraid of Success?

Many of us have a fear of success, which keeps us stuck. We are afraid of moving forward because we might succeed and then have to continue the hard work that we think success will take. We are afraid of what success might do to us and how it will change us. I have...

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