The Complainer's Journal

The Complainer’s Journal was written to encourage you to love with compassion and dignity and to silence your common complaints about other people that are ultimately dehumanizing and judgmental. The message within this book about trust and empowerment will help you feel hope within disappointing situations.


Within the pages are life examples and soulful questions. Use them to identify the spiritual injuries that cause you to verbally bandage up your shortcomings in an attempt to protect yourself from humiliation or rejection. Excuses, complaints, criticisms, and perceived “ruts” are never a pain-free solution, yet we default to them for emotional coverage.


Through examining modern situations, the author’s personal stories, and biblical examples that are presented with a sense of familiarity, humor, and wisdom, we can learn to love one another instead of habitually harming one another. We can forgive one another gracefully instead of complaining about one another consistently.




In the last sections of The Complainer's Journal, I invited you "Journal Out" some deep questions that reveal the roots of your complaining, and their remedy. In this workbook, those questions are expanded upon with plenty of space to work out your situations through pen and prayer.


The scripture study and prayer attitude guide, graphs, and question prompt, help you work on breaking the cycle of ruts and complaining. Great for small group study or personal use! Use with or without the original companion to this book, "The Complainer's Journal".  *  Email me at to order a signed copy mailed personally to you of an older edition, along with a few editors notes. The newest edition is available on Amazon. 

"This is a great read, This book made me think and evaluate myself to be a better person. If you did not get a copy yet, you are missing out."

Bernadine Otto - 5 Stars

The Self-Check We All Need Before Speaking

Imagine sitting in on a Psychology class with Jesus Christ as the instructor speaking through a seasoned interpreter. You'd learn a lot about overcoming evil with good [Romans 12:21], right? And since it is all too easy in this fallen world to unwittingly embrace and practice evil without fully realizing it, I imagine Jesus would place something of an emphasis upon some honest confrontation in the mirror.

Harrison's work belongs in my library section containing Rabbi Kushner's "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," Schoenheit's "Don't Blame God," and Sanders' "The God Who Risks." But Harrison's book is less theologically dense and broad. Instead, it essentially narrows the focus to a listing of her very practical and palatable advice for victory in mastering Dale Carnegie's first principle: Don't Criticize, Condemn and Complain. She also pulls back the curtain to show the detrimental and limiting effect complaining has upon the complainer.

Everyone can learn from this effort. It is absolutely worth your time to drink from this wellspring of wisdom

D. E. Tench - Amazon Reviews

Sacred Sick Days 

A young mother cares for her child through the trenches (and stenches) of sickness. At some point, every believing mother has to decide to trust her child to the plans of God as we seek to trust him while living in a world of sickness and pain.  Follow her thoughts about trusting God with the wellbeing her children and her own heart's peace. Use the Common Prayers citing at the end for your own nights spend caring for a sick loved one. 

Harrison's fictional, short story debut can  be purchased on Amazon. 

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About Me

I live in rural Georgia (between two cow pastures and a cotton field) , where I raise my two sons, write, cook, garden, and create and care over things in general. Then I drink a lot hot teas and coffee on the porch and look at the water and think of things I should write and usually never get around to...

In 2010, I got an education degree from AASU in Savannah. A few years later I had my son, and choose to stay home with him after a (very) short career teaching. 

Time spent with my son and I weaving stories on our country porch evolved into a published book made by us. That led to a few more titles for children about faith and family life. 

In 2016 (ish), I began to get honest about why I felt so crummy in general.  Some rough soul scouring was the catalyst for some intense change of heart. Those insights led me to write the The Complainer's Journal and Workbook. 

Today I have plans to garden (a lot - that pic is me fighting green hoses as I dream up a plant nursery in my backyard - with chickens!), as I earn my Masters of Arts in Theology online, blog about the process and how to keep it holy, and learn about what makes a family peaceful, supportive, and God-honoring each day. @theologyandfamily


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