Lucille’s Choice


Idolatry Discerning. Making wise choices


Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to advice and accept what you were taught and you will be wise.


Making wise choices isn't always easy to do-especially when the things you are considering are all good things. Lucille had the opportunity to play in a piano recital and to write a regular column in the newspaper. Both good things, but when combined with the requirements of her schoolwork, she found herself overbooked and unable to do it all.

With our culture's with its emphasis on achievement and busyness, decisions about activities are a struggle for kids as well as adults The fact that Lucille was less than forthcoming with her mother illustrates the temptation to shape the truth in order to get the answer we want. The solution Granny suggests demonstrates wisdom by showing Lucille how to recognize her limits while still negotiating for timing that would be better for her.


How well did you listen to the story?

Q. What was making Lucille so busy?
A. A piano recital and a regular column in the newspaper.

Q. What happened when she tried to do both?
A. She didn't do her homework and got a bad grade on a test.

Q. Who did she talk to about this?
A. Her mom first, and then Granny.

Q. What did Granny suggest that she do?
A. Call Mr. Hyde and ask if she could start writing the column after her piano recital.


This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

At the end of this program, the narrator tells us the tools God has given us to use when we need to make a decision. What are they?
They are the Bible (Psalm 119: 11), prayer (James 1:5), and the advice of godly people (Proverbs 13:10).


Can you think of a decision you've had to make recently? What did you decide to do? How did you come to that decision? What will you do differently next time?
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