Seeking the Truth over a Big Boy Deer

“My grown son thinks I’m looney!” Trudy complained as she slammed a card on the game table at the senior center. It was enough to ruin her Friday. “Why is that?” her card partner, Ellen, asked as she drew another card. “Just this Wednesday, he drove me up to his...

My God is a God of love!

“Dad, would you pick up Jamie from her swimming lessons at the pool? She’ll be finished at 10:00 this morning.” “Anytime I can spend more time with my granddaughter is great!” Grandpa Gerry answered. When he got to the pool parking lot, Gerry saw something going on...

Begging for Waffles and Living the Truth

“I know you don’t usually like waffles,” Wendy commented to her small dog whose attention was focused on Wendy’s plate, “but these are delicious! Try this, Maggie!” Wendy handed over a half round piece of waffle. Maggie held it tight. It framed the pet’s mouth like a...

God Sees All who Walk the Plank

A play day at the beach! What a treat for the two moms and the six children! Cousins Vera and Jeane, now adults and living hours away from each other, relished the spa resort moments as they sipped lemonade on the hot summer day. They enjoyed the sun from their chairs...

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?