Same Sharing, Same Together Thoughts by Jo Russell

“Because we know that the Governor is coming to visit our small community next week, we’re asking your help in getting things tidied up—and having a great time as a family at the same time!” The community leader announced the work project as a thing of honor and...

Finding Truth Under the Drama by Jo Russell

After Grandma died, four-year-old Kirby didn’t know what to make of this visit to Grandma’s church. His mom called it a “funeral.”  All the boy realized was that he would have to dress up. Mom had said, “I know it’s hot, Kirby. Too bad. That’s why you have to wear...

Seeking the F.B.I. and God by Jo Russell

Stumpy climbed off the forklift in the warehouse and stormed into his co-workers office, his face puffy and red with anger. He slammed his hat on Billy’s desk for emphasis. “It’s gone! How could they steal it! Can you imagine anyone stealing from a secure government...

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?