Easter Isn’t Just for Kids by Jo Russell

“Remember that I’m expecting an Easter basket from you on Sunday, Paul. I’ve already got yours together.” “That’s kids’ stuff,” the senior retorted. “Not anymore. Easter is for everyone.” Carol was charmed that her grown children and their spouses surprised each other...

Coveting the Red Glass by Jo Russell

“It’s my turn for the red glass!” seven-year-old David complained around the breakfast table and he reached for the shiny tumbler full of milk. “Not! It’s mine!” His younger sister, Della, protested as he replaced it with his blue one. Soon the milk glasses were...

Handling Change with a Smile by Jo Russell

Jeannie laughed out loud in the waiting room when she read the headlines on the front page of her small-town  newspaper: “Caution! New Stoplight on Main Street!” So? I’ve seen it, but it’s not working. How desperate are they for articles that the paper would feature a...

Not Alone by Jo Russell

Mattie warned her teenaged driver out for weekend practice, “Let’s not go down this dirt road. It’s too icy and uneven today.” “Mom,” the confident Trevor explained, “This was four-wheel drive of the year. It should be…” His voice cracked as he finished with “FINE!”...

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?