Tag Archives: Learn

Day 14: Grace


I’m so grateful for the unforced rhythms of grace.

©2013 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big YES™  All Rights Reserved

And now we state the obvious…



I love books.

I’m grateful for books.  All of them.  Cook books, comic books, love stories, mysteries, self-help books, spiritual books, yoga books, little books, big books, poetry books, old crickety smelly books, shiny new hard cover hot off the presses books.

I love THE Book of course, the Holy Bible.  I LOVE IT because God speaks through it and lots of other reasons.  I love it because it’s not actually one book, it’s many books so it’s a library which I love because in libraries we can never be bored, or judged, or stuck.  We can soar in libraries and when we read the Bible too.  SOAR.

I love libraries because you walk in and just feel…”Ahhhhhhh….”.  The quietness and the smell and the BOOKS…it’s so good.   You can be TRANSPORTED all over the universe when you are just sitting in your chair.  LIVES CHANGE in libraries.  I’m grateful for libraries.

I imagine Heaven has lots of books…lots of libraries and cozy nooks filled with piles of books and comfy chairs and soft blankets and time.  Lots of time.  There’s no rush.  No hurry.  Just melt into that story and be well.

Let’s give a shout out to all the authors out there who bleed into the pages, who open their hearts and pour the contents out, who bravely enter the arena and fight, who can’t possibly know what their words will mean, what weight they will carry, whose lives they will change.  Yes, authors, we are grateful.

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

I could go on and on but I want to have time to read.

God, thank you for books and authors and libraries.

God, Thank you for your WORD which gives life.

I am so grateful.

©2013 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big YES™  All Rights Reserved

Rocky Mountain Lessons in Life

kelly big

The people in Colorado have it right.

Here’s how I see it.  They live in the most beautiful place.  It’s like when God created Colorado, he was having a really, really good artistic moment.  It’s perfect.

The people there know that.  It’s not like they take it for granted.  They seek the beauty and they live in awe of it.

Here’s how they roll…

They WAIT.  They wait in quiet wonder.  They wait for the snow.  They PRAY and they “do snow dances” according to the kid at the ski shop but they do not demand.  They do not whine and cry.  They ACCEPT what comes.  They know they are not in charge. They coolly wait.

Then when the snow comes, they CELEBRATE!  They cheer, they smile, they high five.  They say things like, “Isn’t this so awesome?”  while they stare at the mountain in awe.

Then they PLAY.  They get their butts out there and they play.  They ski, they snowboard, they snowshoe, they hike, they sled, they tube, they make snow angels.  They sit in hot tubs outside while the snow is falling and marvel at the beauty of it all.

So here is what I re-learn every time I go to Colorado.  God is an awesome creator.  He made this land for us.  My role is not as complicated as I make it.

For the new year, here’s my plan.  Wait…Pray…Accept…Celebrate…Play.  Sound good?

sue ski (This is me making a “Y” for YES! :))

©2013 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big Yes™ All Rights Reserved

To start the new year off right, join us for yoga on January 12th.  Click on “events” page and sign up!  Consider it the first step in playing and celebrating in the new year!  Hope to see you there!