The Rat-a-Tat-Tat of Prayer

Dolly was devastated. Her aging car with high miles had a new sound down by the floorboard. It was rat-a-tat-tatting like a drummer in the school band. She drove fast. She drove slow. She drove up hill and downhill. The sound was still there. What’s it gonna be this...

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche

It was a sea of navy-blue t-shirts bulging with brawn as firemen gathered around the buffet table for the awards luncheon. The Chief’s opening comments brought applause, “It’s been a great season thanks to your hard work! You went the extra mile! You worked together...

God Sees All who Walk the Plank

A play day at the beach! What a treat for the two moms and the six children! Cousins Vera and Jeane, now adults and living hours away from each other, relished the spa resort moments as they sipped lemonade on the hot summer day. They enjoyed the sun from their chairs...

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?