Treating the Sick by Jo Russell

Paul was the model patient as he recovered from minor surgery. He rested, enjoying his wife’s extra attention, homemade chicken soup, and extra time to sink into the depths of his recliner. He followed the doctor’s orders until he felt better. To him, the recovery was...

Do You Need More Living Water? By Jo Russell

At her local grocers, tiny Marianne, who felt as short as a marionette, hefted the 24-case bottle of water with the idea of putting it into her shopping cart. It wasn’t easy. When did these carts get to be so tall? Oooof! That’s heavier than last time.   Two tries...

A Matter of True Love by Jo Russell

Jolene asked her grandmother a question that the elderly woman would remember for the rest of her life. As part of her church training, the young girl had been memorizing the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20. She learned they had been rendered in stone by God’s own hand....

A Hearty Hello for All by Jo Russell

Rickie opened his eyes with alarm. He vaulted out of bed and ran to his mom and dad’s  sleeping forms. “Mom! Mom! Wake up! Isn’t this the day?” “What day, Honey?” She asked her pre-school aged son. “It’s the day Gus comes. Remember? He drives the big truck and picks...

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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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?