Persuading Butterscotch Jenny by Jo Russell

When it came to making little ones tremble in their tennies in the tiny rural school set like a jewel in the middle of farmland and ranches, Principal/Head Teacher Brown was an expert. He needed only to look at the youngsters. With more than thirty years’ experience,...

The Rocky Road to Endurance by Jo Russell

Paul was new to the sport of hiking other than the necessity of making it from the front door to the car on the way to his office. Work, I know how to do. Walk – well that, too, but it was never very much fun. But the senior’s new wife, Carol, had other ideas. “We’re...

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?