Naughty or Nice? by Jo Russell

As Brenda knitted away the last 15 minutes of her lunch break in the employee lounge, coworker Brent, married only a few weeks, came in and banged on the pop machine after he put in his quarters. It spat out a Coke. He glanced over at his shapely twenty-something...

Wrestling Anger into a Chin Lock by Jo Russell

“Thank you, students, for all the reading you do! I’m so proud of you!” Miss Martin announced to her fifth graders. “After Danny, Bruce will give his book report to the class.” The sturdy, compact pre-teen sighed and then raised his hand. Being the new kid at school...

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?