god.food.wine.® began as I was laid up on the couch for 6 weeks of non-weight bearing activity in order to heal from a torn meniscus. My friend Kim suggested I pass the time by writing a blog about the passions in my life – God, food, and wine. So I did. As I decorated my plate with cheese, charcuterie, strawberries and dark chocolate, poured myself a glass of red wine and allowed God to speak to my heart – god.food.wine. was born. I started writing in 2010 about my life’s journey through stories on my blog. I am transferring my original god.food.wine. blog to the new god.food.wine site here. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoy re-reading and looking back on them remembering what I ate, what I sipped on, and what God and I talked about. Read on to read my very first story written in 2010, Putting My Best Foot Forward.