Steak or a Senior with Five Lives by Jo Russell

Sandra nearly ran into the butcher with her cart as she peered at the fresh-cut ,  t-bone steaks he was stocking in the refrigerated case at the grocery store. “Just what I needed!” she cried. “You only had one, but now all these choices!” The white coated employee...

Appreciating Mom by Jo Russell

As his mom gave her high school teen, Ronnie, a printed list of weekend chores, she heard the tall boy complain with the comment, “Anarchy!” A few days later, “It’s your turn to wash the dishes,” she reminded him with a smile. “Oppression! I’m oppressed! Nobody else...

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?