Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin

With tips and L.O.L. stories illustrating the biblical take on hot topics of time and financial management, coping with change and growing spiritually, Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin: A Fun-Lovers Guide for Spiritual Living and Growing is a must-read for all ages. Another light but insightful look at life from award-winning author/humorist/speaker Jo Russell.

  • Learn how to find more moments with God to be more effective in your family, work, and community.
  • Be encouraged as the gem you are in God’s eyes.
  • Internalize more coping skills for changes and challenges!

Who needs it?

Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin targets people struggling to find joie de vivre, that’s who. Who isn’t at times smothered under too much stress, responsibility, work and worry? Jo’s research-based tips tie a seamless bond between the spiritual and the demands of everyday life.

Author Jo Russell brings God’s simple plan to you laced with humor in her everyday stories. Explore the Biblical take on hot topics handling changes, seeking a positive take on every challenge and standing strong as a Christian.

Where to find it categories: Religion, Self-Help, Humor

Formats and Price:

  • E-book (ISBN 978-1-944878-53-5): $3.99.
  • Print book (ISBN 978-1-944878-54-2): $13.99.

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Bring on the Baskets of Blessings! Fast, Easy, Personalized and Outreach Ministry Gifts

For those with creative souls but with little time to put together unique, personalized gifts, the author gives the how-to of a wide variety of container gift collections for many occasions. She adds time-saving information on where to shop, suggested message and ideas for gift cards to add. Pictures detail steps and variations on themed baskets.

Additionally, the dual-purpose craft book details for community and church organizations information on outreach programs. She shows how to initiate, run and evaluate a gift program that works; the author offers ideas which have been tried and true from her experience and research in outreach programs.

From Armed Forces care packages to gift baskets for those with medical needs, each basket brings a unique twist.

A delightful extra included are the “Tickly My Funny Bone” features. Award-winning author Jo Russell brings a smile to the reader with her characteristic humorous writing about daily life. Some include “The Grill Master Blues,” “The Real Meaning of Y’All,” and “Couple’s Massage: Yikes!”

For a craft book that will be useful for years to come and tickle your funny bone as well, this is a must-read!

Formats and Price:

  • E-book (ASIN B079Q14P82): $3.99.
  • Print book (ISBN 978-1-944878-54-2): $14.99.

Sampling of baskets from the book:

Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out?

This book shows you in simple ways and words . . .

  • How when you’re going to hit a wall, God moves it!
  • How to laugh and trust God through impossible challenges.
  • How to appreciate yourself as God’s unique creation!
  • How God’s love never fails!

Breaking the pattern of serious devotionals that could bring up the need for Prozac or Excedrin, author Jo Russell leads the reader on a step-by-step skip to the yellow brick road for a closer relationship with God. This book has spanned the generations and helped thousands of women remember God’s wisdom, love and provision. It will encourage you to love God and your life wherever you are along the way!

Bulk book sales and special pricing are available for churches and organizations. Contact Jo at for details.

A Second Edition is also available as a Kindle Book.

Website price for print version: $5.00 plus S&H

Special Offer

Only available on this website. Purchase the print versions of Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin and Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? together for $18.00 plus S&H.

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.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

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