Today is a quiet day; one of reflection. I’m humbled in the face of our broken world. The Paris attacks that occurred on Friday were unspeakably horrifying. Sobering to all humans across the world. None of those people in Paris, that day, had any idea that they were about to be faced with unimaginable terror and violence. My heart grieves for the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones left behind to mourn their dead. I take heart knowing that the innocent souls are now joined with Christ in Heaven – where their suffering will be gone and their hearts at peace.
Today, I invite all of you to show gratitude to those in your life. Hold your loved ones a little tighter. Tell your mom that you love her. Spend time with your family and friends, savoring the moments you have with them.
Our world will never change unless we change. Whether you believe in God, a great spirit, or a higher power, let us invoke the blessing of the divine –
May we all contribute to a world of kindness and compassion. Let our hearts be pure in our love. Please, Lord, let our world know peace.
Matcha Mint Tea
- 6 Stalks Spearmint
- 3 Cups Water
- 3 Tsp Matcha
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 3 Tsp Honey or Maple Syrup
In a pot, heat 3 cups of water. DO NOT bring to a boil, it will cause spearmint tea to be bitter!
Once water is hot, remove pot from heat and add spearmint leaves. Let steep for about 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove spearmint leaves then add in matcha. Using a matcha whisk (or just a regular whisk), stir for about a minute, until matcha is fully integrated.
Then, stir in almond milk and honey (or maple syrup).
Serve hot with a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.