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Bring You Everyday Grins, Encouragement

and Tips for Great Living!

                Award-winning author Jo Russell

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! Welcome to this uplifting site and the books that lift your spirits!

[For those of you frustrated by this site not being accessible on mobile devices, have faith and patience! A new and more mobile website is on the way!]

Special pricing on pre-sales of this new book releasing September 25, 2017. Now available at $2.99 for pre-sales on all e-book media such as Amazon Kindle and Smashwords; other e-book formats on Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin; e-book $3.99); print book now at $13.99).

What’s this book about? 

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, Practical Guide for Spiritual Living and Growing  is a must-read for all ages.

  • Learn how to find more moments with God to be more effective in your family, work, and community.
  • Be encouraged as the gem you are in God’s eyes.
  • Internalize more coping skills for changes and         challenges!

Who needs it? Give Us This Day Out Daily Grin targets people struggling to find joie de vivre, that’s who. Who isn’t at times smothered under too much stress, responsibility, work and worry? Jo’s research-based tips tie a seamless bond between the spiritual and the demands of everyday life.

What people are saying about Give Us This Day:

“Breathe new life into your spiritual walk with Jo’s sharing and humor. Worthwhile Reading.”Terry Whalin, author of more than 60 books, some selling more than 100,000 copies. Acquisition Editor at Morgan James Publishing.

“In Give Us This Day, author Jo Russell not only encourages us in our daily faith walk, she also entertains us with humorous contemporary stories illustrating scriptural truths, and helps us dig deeper via reflection questions in each chapter. Can’t beat a combination like that! I recommend this book.” Debora M. Coty, award-winning author of over 30 inspirational books including the bestselling Too Blessed to be Stressed Series;

Author Jo Russell brings God’s simple plan to you laced with humor in her everyday stories. Explore the Biblical take on hot topics handling changes, seeking a positive take on every challenge and standing strong as a Christian.

Where to find it categories: Religion, Self-Help, Humor

For more laughter and insights, check out Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? is the 2013 winner in the spiritual category in the Beach Book Festival Contest. It’s a great gift and a fun read!

Humorous Devotionals continue the theme started with the book below and give you solid Bible scriptures and Christian devotions blended with humor. See this week’s and all prior weeks devotionals by clicking here or on the “Blog” tab above.

You may also want to check out what the book is all about by clicking on the excerpts tab for a sneak peek inside Jo’s books.

Still feeling blue? That’s can’t last. Check out Jo’s Talks that Keep You Smiling.You can also listen in on one of Jo’s Humorous Talks by clicking here or on the “Talks” tab above.

Check out all of the tabs above to see everything this site has to offer. And, Jo is always interested in your feedback.  Have a blessed day!

This book shows you in simple ways and words…

• How when you’re going to hit a wall, God moves it!
• How to laugh and trust God through impossible challenges.
• How to appreciate yourself as God’s unique creation!
• How God’s love never fails!

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Look Inside

Jo’s featured book, Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A 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!

Bulk book sales and special pricing are available for churches and organizations. Contact Jo at for details.

A Second Edition is also available as a Kindle Book. Click here to order.

Americana comes alive in author Jo Russell’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!!

Which Button will encourage you to love God and your life wherever you are along the way! This new edition e-book is compact. As Oasis Christian Bookstore owner Betty in Payson, Arizona, summarized, “It’s a hoot!”

About the Author

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

Other Anthologies:

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