The Character that Counts By Jo Russell

January 29, 2012 In just a few days, some school child in the under-twelve group demonstrating the shiniest sterling character of the month–helpfulness–would be a star! Announced by the principal and featured on the office bulletin board, the Character Count kid got...

Sieze A Sizzling Slogan! By Jo Russell

After riding nearly every roller coaster in an amusement park that stretched to the horizon, my grown son wanted to board one last car. “Come on, Mom! This will be fun!” All I could imagine was another shake-up, bone-jarring thrill of the afternoon. “No, sorry.” No...

Let’s Make a Deal! By Jo Russell

Anxious to be noticed in the crowded television audience, the woman was outfitted in a bright yellow fuzzy suit with orange feet the size of  beach umbrellas. She chirped nosily through a varmint caller and bounced up and down in her seat while waving her wings to the...

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?