Articles written by Jeanette Gardner Littleton


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  • When Our Hearts Cry

    Jeanette Gardner Littleton|Updated May 21, 2018

    Last month, I read a lot of news stories about the Canadian government's most recent attempts to somehow bring justice and comfort to those who suffered in residential schools. And my heart cried. I also read stories on the anniversary of Standing Rock. I read once again the recap of the rubber bullets and hypothermia suffered by those who were sprayed with cold water in the freezing weather. And to add insult to injury, I read the investigative report of how people gave $1.4...

  • When Your Child Walks Away

    Jeanette Gardner Littleton|Updated Mar 16, 2018

    "I don't have to put up with this. I'm outta here!" Amber* stomped to her room in the lower level of our home. I don't remember what the issue was, but I do remember my stepdaughter had seemed unsettled since her 18th birthday two weeks earlier. "Everything's the same," she'd moaned on her special day. She'd expected to magically be an adult and was bewildered that nothing in her life had changed. Well now she made changes in a hurry. We discovered that she'd left the house...

  • Fifty Shades of Holy?

    Jeanette Gardner Littleton|Updated Mar 16, 2018

    My son, Gardner, is a college student who works at a movie complex. Unfortunately for a bunch of teenagers, last night he was collecting tickets at a section of the theater that was showing a new R-rated movie about sexual abuse and violence, supposedly in the name of romance. When the kids tried to get into the R-rated movie, Gardner sent them to their movie on the opposite side of the complex. It's sad that teens would try to see a basically pornographic movie teaching that...

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