“Old Fogies, Go Home!” by Jo Russell

“These old fogy visitors need to go home!” Carlie complained about the seasonal visitors to her mother as she battled for a place on six lanes of highway heading to her destination in the heavy metro traffic. “A turtle could outrun and outmaneuver that one! Just look...

Freeze the Cookies? Never! by Jo Russell

Paul stepped off the bathroom scale at home with a smile on his face as he shouted his cry of victory, “Since the last time I weighed, I lost four pounds! Inches, too! Wow! This hasn’t happened for a while!” Once Paul and Carol decided to win their personal battle of...

No Pressure Too Great ! by Jo Russell

“I don’t want to go alone to buy a car, Wanda, so come with me and share the experience!” Sherry suggested. “Besides, if I buy today, you can be the first to ride in it! Then we’ll go to lunch—a divas’ day out!” Sherry plunked in the driver’s seat and stacked her...

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?