Guided by God’s Starlight by Jo Russell

When Jolene showed up at the Ranger cabin at 6 for a short guided hike to the observatory in the tall trees, she and her sons had all the right equipment: rugged boots and socks, compass, flashlights, and even a lighted key chain! But the first thing the smiling...

Appearances Can be Deceiving by Jo Russell

“I don’t suppose the tow truck driver will give me a ride home too?” Jolene suggested as she talked with the auto shop about towing in her pick-up truck. “No? Doesn’t matter. I’ll just ride my bike back,” Jolene chirped to the shop’s office manager, “It will be good...

So Excited to See You! by Jo Russell

Before Janene even got the front door unlocked, she could hear Frosty crying with excitement for her to open the door. “Yip! Bark! Yeow! Yeow!” As she pushed the door open, the energetic dog commenced jumping in the air. Janene counted. One! Two! Three! Four! Five!...

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.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

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?