A. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~Martyred missionary Jim Elliot
A. I think perfect happiness has everything to do with learning to be content with what I have. With comparing myself to those who have less and feeling blessed, rather than looking across the fence and bemoaning what I don't have.
A. A few years ago I read one of my books aloud to my then 13-year-old daughter. We got the giggles as my hero winked every third page. I also have to be careful my heroines don't rake a hand through their hair more than once or twice per book.
A. Wasted time and thoughtless words.
A. My children. Not that I can take any credit for the amazing people they have become, but I think anyone who meets them can't help but say we did a few things right.