I can be judgmental. I judge people for choices they make without seeing the reasons behind the decision. I judge people for how they parent
Joy Today starts with people first. This may seem obvious to many, but for me, it has been a lightbulb moment. Which is ridiculous because
A senior student at the high school where I teach is in brain surgery as I write this post. A month ago he found out
I am Rhonda Joy Van Donge. I’m from Sioux Center, Iowa. I love Iowa. I love bean fields and harvest. I am from Dutch heritage.
I’m a sucker for a good romance, which is ironic because in real life, I shun all things mushy. I don’t ever stare lovingly into
I’m sick of my head. I mean, like, that inside part of my head that won’t shut up. It thinks it can have this little
Irrational fears suck. Last night as I was tucking in my middle two, one whispered to me, “How do I stop being afraid?” I knew
I set a goal. Way back at the beginning of this recovery, I set a goal. After the first day, the day for tears and
I almost believed a lie today. Almost. Those voices in my head are so dang sneaky, but I’ve learned something in this journey. I’ve learned
One year ago my life was very different. I put these two pictures side by side more for myself than anything. I wanted to “see”.