Award-winning author, Jo Russell.Award-winning author Jo Russell brings you everyday grins, encouragement and tips for great living!

Welcome to this uplifting site and the books that lift your spirits! Award-winning author, speaker, blogger Jo Russell brings you new sources of joy, laughter and inspiration. Be inspired to see the blessings and humor each day.

Americana comes alive in Jo’s humorous stories with Biblical concepts that make this study fun and helpful. Men, don’t feel left out! Laughter is good medicine for all. Read and enjoy!

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin: A Fun-Lovers Guide for Spiritual Living and Growing

With tips and L.O.L. stories illustrating the biblical take on hot topics of time and financial management, coping with change and growing spiritually, Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin: A Fun-Lovers Guide for Spiritual Living and Growing is a must-read for all ages. Another light but insightful look at life from award-winning author/humorist/speaker Jo Russell.

Bring on the Baskets of Blessings! Fast, Easy, Personalized and Outreach Ministry Gifts

Want to zip together a personalized gift with the “Wow!” effect in ten minutes or less even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body? Is your organization or church looking for an outreach program to expand attendance and involvement? This award-winning author details both, giving scores of examples of container gifts for events and needs. She also shows how to initiate, run and evaluate a gift program for community outreach. From Armed Forces care packages to gift baskets for those with medical needs, the author demonstrates gifts for a unique personal touch. Infused with the how-to instructions are Jo’s witty extras, Tickle My Funny Bone.

Jo’s newest book is now available!

Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out?

For more laughter and insights, check out Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out?, the 2013 winner in the spiritual category in the Beach Book Festival Contest. This Humorous Devotional for Women helps thousands remember God’s wisdom, love and provision. It will encourage you to love God and your life wherever you are along the way! It’s a great gift and a fun read!

Other Anthologies

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About Jo Russell

Jo’s humor, inspirational stories, articles and devotionals have spanned more than 40 years, with several national writing contest awards for humor. She's a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

Feeling Blue?

That can't last. Listen in on four talks of Jo's to banish those blues:

How Do I Count My Blessings When the Toilet is Overflowing?

The Choice We Have Between a Dead Egg and a Live Savior

Never Give Up!

Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Marry and Live Happily Ever After?