Bell Boys, Valets and Rhubarb by Jo Russell

“Wow! A trip to the city and the school district is putting me up in a nice hotel! And I get to see my friend, Carla! It’s a conference I’m loving already!” teacher Ginny told her coworkers in the teachers’ lounge. She was thrilled. Vacations had not been the norm...

Savor Life Chewy Bars By Jo Russell

“You’re going to need to change what you eat to healthier choices,” Jolene’s doctor advised her. “You’ve gained some weight and your blood pressure is up some.” “What do I have to do that’s different?” “Read labels,” her M.D. suggested. “Cut out the fat, the sugar and...

Fitting In or Shining Out by Jo Russell

Glenda pored over the magazines and tourist information for the well-known city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her trip would be short, but intense. She studied the photos, event calendar and tourist advisory on restaurants. Wow! It’s not really that far, but it’s my first...

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?