But I Didn’t Order This! by Jo Russell

Brenda heard a voice protest someone in the fast food restaurant where she was a new employee, “But I didn’t order this!” Oh, no. Not again! She turned her attention to her current customer in a long line ahead. “Thanks for coming to us for breakfast!”...

All I Can Do Is Pray by Jo Russell

Harv watched his work-out friend, Lenny, arrive at the gym at his usual time. But instead of finding a parking place in the gym parking lot, Lenny had driven his dusty pick-up truck up the road next to the building, looped a figure eight in the grocery parking lot...

Easy Communication by Jo Russell

Cindy was in deep do-do again. So on the sunny Saturday when it would have been more fun to be building forts and playing softball, the eight-year-old was once again confessing to the priest all of her wrongs of the spring break week. He responded, “Uh, huh, Uh, huh,”...

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.

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?