Hi! I'm Belinda
I am a Christian contemplative, inspirational author, poet and creative. I overcame a 38 year battle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia and deep depression through the healing and transformational power of contemplative prayer. Near death multiple times, my story of survival is a testimony to the power of God’s unfailing love and amazing grace. Amid an abusive childhood, I always felt a deep devotion to Jesus, where He soon became my dearest friend and lifeline. Through God’s grace I was drawn to contemplative prayer, of which I’ve been a long-time practitioner. I attribute the true miracle of my healing to the power of experiencing the Holy Spirit in this deep, meditative prayer. As a Christian Contemplative, I believes it is by resting in God in the silence – the journey within – that sets God’s divine action to work within us to allow true healing of the wounded heart, mind and soul to occur.
Since the moment of my miraculous healing experience I’ve been on a healing mission to uplift those who suffer, through inspired poetry, writing, and a prayer ministry. Through my online prayer community www.facebook.com/illustrateddevotions I share daily prayer and devotions, offer intercessory prayer for those in need, and seek to bring encouragement to those who suffer by ultimately leading them into a deeper intimacy with God through prayer.
I’m devoted to my Catholic faith, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Eucharistic Adoration. When I’m not writing or creating, I loves spending quiet time in nature and riding horses. Born and raised in the Midwest, I still live there with my husband and three sons. Together we enjoy the companionship of our cocker spaniels and my Persian kitty, Chloe.
My memoir, Little Girl Crying: My Life-long Struggle With Anorexia Nervosa and the Prayer That Saved My Life, and the accompanying Christian Worship CD; Songs of Praise and Worship Inspired by the Memoir Little Girl Crying, are a testimony of my personal resurrection. My life story is one of miracles, survival and of God’s great love, infinite mercy, and amazing grace at work in our lives. Visit my Amazon Author Page for more information: Amazon.com/author/belindarose