Just follow the Sinful Smell to the Suitcase by Jo Russell

“Hot, humid and sweaty again. Yuck!” Carl complained as he repacked his suitcase at the hotel. There was no doubt that five days of sweaty activities shared with his brother, friends and family was a real outdoor experience for Carl. Hiking, exploring, biking,...

Stinkin’ Sin by Jo Russell

“Howl! Bark! Howl! Howl!” crooned the hound dog with glee at three in the morning after an extra lap around the yard and returning to the sunroom where he and his companion canine slept. “Yip! Bark! Yip!”  Maggie agreed. They’d done good. Soon the barking woke up 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?