Sunday, April 24, 2011


photograph taken from God Loves Me Baby Bible by Zonderkidz

Good morning on this beautiful Easter morning!  How are you today?  Choc-full, or have you only just started?

I have something pressing on my heart today.  I have had one of the worst weeks of my life.  A friendship died this week.  He was someone I admired and trusted who shattered all that in the course of 24 hours.  I value my friendships highly and feel like I am in mourning even though no one has died.

In my grief, though, I have been comforted but not just by my other precious friends throughout this 48hr ordeal.  I don't wear my christianity on my t-shirt.  It is a deeply personal thing but I will share it with others if I feel impressed to.  That is why I don't harp on about it here.  But Easter, along with Christmas, are times when I can safely talk about it without offense, don't you think?

I just want to tell you that  'A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[a] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.' Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)

You can make all the friends in the world, but there is only One friend that won't ever let you down and in turn, will always love you, be kind to you, show mercy toward you and forgive you.  I want to be more like Him and I have many different friends who show these qualities too.  I am very grateful for my friends.

Today, the christian community are celebrating Christ's victory over death, the consequence of sin.  And, he gained this victory for all of us!  Hooray!  There is no heartache in this earth that can take away His love. 

I hope you are experiencing this friendship with Jesus.

Well, thanks for reading this far.  I am off now to eat some chocolate, not because it is Easter, but because it is chocolate (unless it's Easter here everyday)!

Blessings to each of you

Fiona xxxx


  1. Hi Fiona.
    I'm sorry to read about the loss of your friendship. It is a very hard thing to let go of a friend that you thought would always be there. It happened to me with a close friend from my school years over ten years ago and I still think about "why?"
    I hope that you find comfort in all you surround yourself with this Easter. like you I don't normally write about religion on my blog but I think if it is a part of my families Easter then I can touch on it without causing offense to readers with different beliefs.
    I hope you have a blessed and peaceful weekend and enjoy that chocolate!

  2. Fiona, I too am sorry to hear of your 'loss'. Losing a friend is always hard to deal with. I had a similar experience a few years ago and it shook my world to it's very core. I did not have Jesus in my life at that stage and felt at a loss as to what to do. I think back now and realise that all things have a season and as much as I loved this friend dearly, it was our time to end.
    Find comfort in your loved ones around you and in your faith.
    Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family

  3. Such a beautiful post. I love that you turned Jesus in this situation and trust him to stick by you :) As for your friendship, since it does mean so much to you I will pray (again ;-)) that you two find comfort and love for each other again one day soon. Since you gave your wonderful friendship so freely to me, it makes me believe there are many out there who cherish your heart also. XOX

  4. Thank you so much for your kindness ladies. I am deeply touched!

  5. Oh Fiona, you poor darling, I'm sorry to read this. I have lost friendships over the years (always on the receiving end) and have grieved them. I once read an article explaining that are friendships to tend, mend and end. That has really helped me gain a better perspective. J x


Hey thanks for popping by! I read all your comments and really try and get to your blog too. Despite my good intentions, I don't always reply to each message but I am very grateful for the time you take in sharing your thoughts with me. Word verification is back up because I am getting spammed big time. So thanks for taking that extra step in commenting. Blessings, Fi xxxxx

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