The Word Among Us

Advent 2020 Issue

The Freedom to Be Myself

How God Helped Me Find Peace With My Past

By: Matt Lozano

The Freedom to Be Myself: How God Helped Me Find Peace With My Past by Matt Lozano

“I don’t want your advice!” I yelled as I hung up the phone, shaking with anger. What had started as a simple conversation about whether I should buy a new house had turned into a fit of anger toward my dad. My dad and I normally got along fine, and I usually listened to his advice. My outburst was so unexpected that it left me confused.

In that moment, I realized that something inside of me just wasn’t right. A Deep Conversion Experience. Ten years earlier, I had...


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