No Trespassing or Come on In? by Jo Russell

As the sprinklers dribbled out like the last of a canned soda, Betsy stepped into the yard to investigate. Why aren’t they working now? I just fixed them. Then she noticed water bubbling from a hole in the ground. Another sprinkler gone. That’s a dozen times that...

I Honestly Love You Always! By Jo Russell

As her mother and father danced around the living room in each others’ arms, Shawn sat cross-legged on the sofa, flipping his skateboard while listening to the words in the music. “I love you, I honestly love you…” Her mother reached up and touched her dad’s face with...

More Pizza or Manna? God Provides By Jo Russell

As Mom walked in the front door at home after work holding a flat box, her lanky teens Rick and Randy cast a shadow over the petite woman and sniffed with appreciation. They followed her and the aroma to the kitchen. “Pizza! Extra large! Yum!” Randy took it from her...

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?