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July 25
by PastorMatthewBarnett

Confessions Of A Pastor Who Lost His Edge

Last night I cuddled up next to my beautiful 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. It’s the place I love to be. However, it’s also the place where I received an eye-opening revelation. We decided to watch one of my favorite …

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March 20
by PastorMatthewBarnett

Going Home…Full Of Miracles

Wednesday, I was working out with my trainer and was exhausted beyond belief. Huffing, puffing, and wheezing. Heart rate would not go down for a long time.  Got up the next morning and suddenly everything took my breath away.  Walking …

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March 5
by PastorMatthewBarnett

Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

I was watching the Grammys and Taylor Swift came out singing the song, “Mean.”  Yes, it was about a mean boy in a relationship that started off mean and continued to be mean throughout his life.  She kept repeating that …

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February 7
by PastorMatthewBarnett

A Lie I Foolishly Believed

I’m ashamed to admit this as a pastor but recently I went four days without praying. Trust me, I could feel the coldness of the distance. It’s amazing how prayer is the most important aspect of our existence and yet …

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January 25
by PastorMatthewBarnett

How To Feel Again When You Feel Nothing

Have you ever been at a place in your life where you feel uninspired?  A place where everything you have to do feels like a drag?  Ordinary things, fun things, important things?  The feeling that you just can’t get up …

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January 19
by PastorMatthewBarnett

My Greatest Wish For My Birthday

It’s amazing! Forty percent of my staff are graduates of our recovery home. God is truly changing lives. The miracle is how we have been able to add beds for the homeless and people with addictions during a down economy. …

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January 17
by PastorMatthewBarnett

Why I Turned Down A One Million Dollar Gift

Seventeen years ago, when my father and I talked about planting a church in Los Angeles, a businessman with good intentions came to warn us why downtown Los Angeles was not the place to build a church. He showed us …

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