Fleeing from Sin and Sofas by Jo Russell

  Fleeing from sofas and sin took puppy Sparky a long time to learn. The battle of wits with his owner, Marie, was long, hard and full of casualties–mostly the sofa. “Here, Sparky, this is a good thing to chew on,” and she handed over chew toys guaranteed to be...

Resisting Temptation – or Not? By Jo Russell

As the young mother walked through the car lot to the showroom, towing along two small boys, the salesman smiled. She began, “I’m looking for a four-wheel drive bigger than this compact wagon, but I want to buy in the spring.” Jolene named off one of two brands. Big...

Resist the Terrible by Jo Russell

“What’s that on your mouth?” Paul asked as he pecked his wife on the cheek after coming home from the office. Carol had run out to meet him at the car. She touched the sticky place next to her lips. “I think it’s that the caramel apple in the refrigerator. It was...

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?