Seeking the Truth over a Big Boy Deer

“My grown son thinks I’m looney!” Trudy complained as she slammed a card on the game table at the senior center. It was enough to ruin her Friday. “Why is that?” her card partner, Ellen, asked as she drew another card. “Just this Wednesday, he drove me up to his...

Not My Fault! by Jo Russell

Bob came rushing into the Sunday class meeting a few minutes late and every pair of eyes turned to look. The senior was breathless!  His wife followed Bob in. Jill calmly surveyed the room to find a pair of chairs for them side by side. “Couldn’t find a parking place!...

Loving God and Others

While Jolene was getting ready for her next week in the classroom, she left her seven-year-old sons Trevor and Rick at home close by. They stayed busy for hours with their newest project in the living room—a camouflage tent or a giant spider web—as long as the yarn...

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?