God’ll Leave the Light on for Ya!

Seven-year-old Trevor speeded up to get to the classroom after recess after playing with friends around a huge shade tree on the playground. “Wait!” he had hollered as he stretched his legs into a sprint. But Trevor didn’t make it. A firehose-sized tree root caught...

My God is a God of love!

“Dad, would you pick up Jamie from her swimming lessons at the pool? She’ll be finished at 10:00 this morning.” “Anytime I can spend more time with my granddaughter is great!” Grandpa Gerry answered. When he got to the pool parking lot, Gerry saw something going on...

Begging for Waffles and Living the Truth

“I know you don’t usually like waffles,” Wendy commented to her small dog whose attention was focused on Wendy’s plate, “but these are delicious! Try this, Maggie!” Wendy handed over a half round piece of waffle. Maggie held it tight. It framed the pet’s mouth like a...

The Bear Truth of God’s Protection

“Jamie, I’m so glad that you’re my wife! We get to share this camping experience on our honeymoon!” Harry pulled her close in a hug and kissed her. “This short hike has been worth it!  Look at this beautiful campsite high in these trees! It’s a ‘10!’” The couple set...

Celebrating Life with Cookies and Service

As the summer forest fires raged out of control, every third truck in the pine-studded mountain community was light green. Hotshot fire fighter crews crammed the insides. Most consisted of young men and some women in their twenties. I’m going to do something to help...

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?