Blessed With Fresh Green Beans and Bacon

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While I was out today, God reminded me of how blessed I am.

Sometimes I think I take that for granted. When I see others walking with ragged clothes and no shoes on, my heart hurts for them — wanting to help.

It’s nice to be able to eat, and have clothes on my back, food in the fridge, and a home. 

I saw a man standing by the road today with a sign saying “I need food for my family.”

I wanted to give the man money, and I had someone say to me, “It’s sad, but he probably doesn’t have a family.” 

I said, “You know, you are probably right, but I’m still giving him something.” 

As I walked towards the man in dirty, ragged clothes I said, “Here, I have some money. It’s not much but you’re welcome to it.” 

He said to me with a smile, “Ma’am can I pray for you?” 

As tears filled my eyes I said yes.

We prayed together and as I turned to walk away he said, “God bless you.”

I can’t tell you how full my heart was.

It’s the small things in life that can make a huge impact on someone’s life.

Remember, don’t judge. You don’t know the tears they cry inside. Instead, love one another. 


The verse for this week is Isaiah 49:23, “She who trusts in the Lord will never be disappointed.”

The recipe for this week is Fresh Green Beans with Bacon.

Fresh Green Beans with Bacon

2 pounds green beans

½ pound fried bacon (with grease)

½ onion (diced)

Salt and pepper (to taste)

2 corn on the cob (cut off cob)

Clean and snap green beans (wash well). Fry the bacon. Add green beans and bacon and bacon grease to the pot. Add diced onion and corn, salt, and pepper. Cover with water. Cook until green beans are tender.

From my blog to your kitchen, God bless and happy dishes. 

Stay tuned for more homemade recipes and blessings from my table to yours.


In addition to providing delicious recipes on her Faith and Food blog, Tina Rucker is a proud mom to her 17 year old son, happy wife to her husband Joel of six years, and the spearhead of the Five Loaves Food Pantry ministry in her local church, open twice a month. 

Tina has worked in the food industry for over 25 years, and has a heart and a passion to serve, feed, and provide for those in need.

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