The Autograph

Liz’s game-winning baseball is missing, and Liz knows just who took it. Or does he? Find out on this week’s Kids Corner

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”

Audio Icon   James 1:19



In this episode, Liz makes the wrong assumption about what happened to his prized baseball.

When we jump to conclusions about something, we are often wrong. You might also hurt other people's feelings when you accuse them without knowing all the facts. The Bible says that Christians should "be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry." (James 1:19) That’s because anger stops us from doing the things God wants us to do, and being who he wants us to be.

The next time you think you know what's going on and are ready to get mad at someone, stop. Don't jump to conclusions or to anger. First, listen. Then ask some more questions. You just might be surprised at the mystery you solve and the feelings you save!

Want to dig deeper about being slow to anger? Read Psalm 103:8 and Proverbs 16:32


Think of a situation where you’ve jumped to anger instead of listening and thinking. With a friend or another member of your family, write a short skit about the situation. Then write another skit in the same situation, but where you listen and ask questions instead of getting angry. Perform your skits for someone else. Ask your audience which skit showed the best way to deal with the problem.