Jo enjoys a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Flagstaff, AZ.


Jo Russell is a Christian speaker, author of articles, anthology contributions, and award-winning Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A Humorous Devotional for Women available in e-book and print from, her speaking engagements and this website, http// Enjoy chuckles and speeches, tips and excerpts in website options and her popular weekly blog with a worldwide following.


Jo Russell answers the question,How do I count my blessings when the toilet is overflowing?” Live presentation at the “Women of the Spirit” Christian Women’s Event, February 11, 2012, White Mountain United Methodist Church, Show Low, Arizona.

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?


Celebrating Joy and Possibilities for All Seasons

Partial list of speaking topics from this popular keynote and guest speaker who has also long been involved teaching Sunday Bible lessons to adults and children.

Count your blessings even when the toilet is overflowing! Finding joy in every crazy day!

The Value of Life As God Sees It: Every Baby Counts! [Pro-life message]

Just How Deep is the Water Anyway? Transform fear and trembling to confidence in God’s Living Water

Getting Over the Impossible Ask God for help in getting over the impossible and experience his sense of humor!

New Beginnings: How to start again when your resolutions died

More Effective Time with God: Tips for one-on-one time that make a difference

For Christian writers/authors: Encouragement, hands-on exercises,markets, developing your following, shameless publicity & promotion that always makes the media.

For Non-Profit Groups: Bring on the Blessings of Baskets: Easy, Fast Personalized and Ministry Outreach Gifts. This demonstration shows and tells how to set up a community outreach program which works and easy options for assembling baskets.

Never Give Up!

Encouragement through obstacles to keep on keepin’ on! [Adapts to Christian as well as secular audience for motivation]

Falling off the Carrot Pedestal: How and why good health practices which influence and improve decades of living.

For Schools:

What’s it Like Being a Writer?

A nose for news, accuracy in media stories, writing news, researched non-fiction writing journal/memoir/fiction writing

Toastmaster-trained Jo Russell will write a speech or create a workshop for your particular audience, need and topic. She will be available to help promote the event. Her involvement in community promotion and fund-raising for non-profits more than two decades.

Contact her at; twitter @buttontoGodRuss; Facebook under Jo Russell and

Jo will provide you with a personalized bio and news release for your event.

Jo’s books are available to be purchased in bulk for organizations and churches in group Bible study fellowship. Dozens of magazines have featured her work, including humor in Arizona Highways. Recently, Jo’s stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul – Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul. Jo is a popular speaker , workshop presenter, and humorist, as well as a certified Stonecroft Ministries speaker.  

She brings the uplifting message in books and speaking that you can rise over the impossible – with God’s help!

What people are saying….

Bob Seymour, retired pastor, Valley View Southern Baptist Church, Snowflake, Arizona. “With stories you can’t forget, Jo captures the audience with humor and wisdom.”

Deedo Wooley, Red Hat Queen and President, Pinetop Prissie’s Red Hats, Pinetop, Arizona. “We always enjoy Jo’s funny and zany talks. They give us a smiles and energy!”

Nancy Stidham, pastor’s wife, Cornerstone Community Church, Lakeside, AZ. “As keynote at our Women’s Fellowship Fair, Jo inspired an enthusiastic crowd with her humor, stage antics, and solid Biblical message.”

Wanda Pratt, Women’s Retreat Coordinator, Burton Camp, August, 2013 “Jo has a way of taking a serious subject and making it funny and informative. She taught a workshop at our women’s retreat called, “Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Live Happily Ever After? A Biblical Concept of Marriage.” We enjoyed it so much!



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