Excellent story written "to the bone" (i.e., simple, clear, and well-referenced). I really appreciate your writing skills!

You wrote: "But if we come to Jesus with not our mouths open and ready to speak, but our figurative ears attentive and ready to hear, then we will certainly receive God’s words at a higher volume than our own."

There's a reason God gave us one mouth but two ears ;-)

Recovering adult child of an alcoholic; introverted, God-loving, creatively weird human being