Around 1994, I began having problems with pain in my joints, swallowing difficulties and weakness. I progressed to a point where my muscles were so weak that I could not rise from a chair without assistance or go up one flight of stairs without resting half-way up. After several misdiagnoses, I went to Mayo Clinic in 1995 and was diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease (lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis). I have been a Christian since I was 13 years old, but I had not really grown in a deep relationship with God. But through my illness, God and I have had quite a journey, both physically and emotionally, and I have learned so much! On this site, I will be sharing what God has taught me in an effort to help and encourage others to become victorious despite their circumstances and grow to be healthy spiritually.