A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

by Bev Roozeboom
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

by Bev Roozeboom


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Mental illness is real, and our children are not exempt. Yet mental illness—especially when it affects children—remains a hidden affliction. It is unmentioned at family reunions, misunderstood by society and not talked about in social circles.

It’s time to break the silence.

A Day in the Life invites you to take a peek into the homes and lives of families who have a child living with a chronic mental health disorder. Written from the perspective of a mom whose son battles mental illness, this book discloses not only the chaos, confusion and exhaustion a child’s brain disorder brings to a home, but also gives insight into the profound hope and peace a close relationship with Jesus Christ promises.

As layers of darkness are peeled away, hidden gems of God’s heart are brought to light.

“I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord … the one who calls you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 (NLT)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732352605
Publisher: The Write Place
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Bev Roozeboom lives in Pella, IA, with her husband, Steve. She is the author of Unlocking the Treasure, a Bible study for moms entrusted with special-needs children. Bev is involved in her church's prayer ministry and teaches NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) classes with Steve. She loves spending time with family and friends-especially her three children and five grandchildren.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: A Day in the Life: Chaos in the Home

Chapter 2: Equipped by God: Chosen, Trusted, Empowered

Chapter 3: Face to Face With a “No” From God: Our Disappointment—His Grace

Chapter 4: Grief: Our Lifelong Roller Coaster Ride

Chapter 5: The Compassion of Jesus: Living Expressions of His Heart

Chapter 6: Wildfl owers: Treasures of Great Value and Worth

Chapter 7: Making Sense of Suffering: Our Children’s—Our Own, Part One

Chapter 8: Making Sense of Suffering: Our Children’s—Our Own, Part Two

Chapter 9: Church: Dealing With Our “No-Casserole Illnesses”

Chapter 10: When Satan Intends Evil: Treasures Unearthed From Darkness

Chapter 11: Rising Above: Focusing on Jesus in the Midst of the Messiness

Chapter 12: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed: When Our Fears Become Reality

Chapter 13: Self-Care—Soul-Care: Securing Our Oxygen Masks

Chapter 14: Siblings: Ripples on a Pond

Chapter 15: Final Thoughts: Wish Lists and Moving Forward




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