Flying Horseshoes and Friendship by Jo Russell

“Jen is good at everything! She beats us at all the card games, she is as good on the internet as anybody I know. Just because she finished her Master’s at an Ivy League school doesn’t mean she is all that. I can hardly wait for her to go back home,” complained cousin...

Same Sharing, Same Together Thoughts by Jo Russell

“Because we know that the Governor is coming to visit our small community next week, we’re asking your help in getting things tidied up—and having a great time as a family at the same time!” The community leader announced the work project as a thing of honor and...

Need a Helping Hand? Try Teamwork by Jo Russell

Nell was used to doing things for herself for decades. Her working motto was “If you need a helping hand, look at the end of your arm.” But Nell’s last attempt at loading up tree and lawn cuttings as well as tumbleweeds nearly made the front page of her rural...

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?