Just Listening and Burning Lunch by Jo Russell

Bill, a young father, was in the lounge when coworker Jane threw her knee pads in the microwave to heat, slapped the control panel without looking and sat across from him to give him her full attention. She listened. Bill’s hat had been pulled down around his eyes to...

Stop, You Tithe Thief! By Jo Russell

Charley was thrilled to share his life with Liz, a kind Christian woman who brought light and beauty into his life. His heart sang to be with her, and Charley would follow her anywhere—around the high school track in the mornings where she began the day with laps, to...

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?