Swimming with the Champ by Jo Russell

Swimming was a rare treat in the isolated area where sun and sand dominated the seasons and few residents there. Roberta and her sons were packing suits and a picnic for a trek miles away to a ranch with a private pool.  The inviting oasis was open to the community....

In Sickness and in Health By Jo Russell

Three days straight, Kathy could hear her husband, Al, from the hall as he worked his computer-based business from his home office. “Ah-choo!”  Sniffle, honk. He then drew a ragged breath and let out a sigh. Kathy reflected that though there is no cure for the common...

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.

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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?