#No Lost Causes – Even For a Porn Star

When Brittni was in college, had already been working at a strip club. At 18 years of age, she was starring in adult (porn) films.

Her deep desire for attention and love led to her job choices and drugs. She grew tired of the business, the way she was treated, and her own self image.

All the while, the porn industry was supporting her and giving her industry awards, which fed her desire for attention. But, it never fully satisfied her longing to be whole.

One day, she agreed to go to church with her grandfather. She says she believed Jesus was the way for her to escape the life she had chosen… but, she didn’t know HOW Jesus would lead her from the porn industry.

Brittni got a Bible and started reading it.

But, she returned to the porn industry after a short period of time.

After seven years in the porn industry, Brittni finally found her way out of the sex trade.

Now, Brittni isn’t fighting depression. Or drugs. Or porn.

Her hope was being restored.

“I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit,” while she was packing for a trip to Las Vegas for a porn job. “Take your Bible,” she says she was told.

On her trip, she read about Jezebel in the Bible.

During the flight, she read in the Book of the Revelation, she found the story of God’s judgement of the Jezebel spirit.

“He starts speaking to me through this verse.” She says, “it says that I have this thing against you…talking to one of the churches, it says that you tolerate this woman named Jezebel who leads my people into sexual immorality, I’ve given her time to repent. And, if she doesn’t repent, I will cast her and her children into a sick bed.”

At that moment, she says, she realized that her heavenly Father was speaking to her about the way she was living her life and how He felt about sexual immorality.

On her flight to Las Vegas, she asked God for forgiveness and felt a conviction that she should be doing what she was doing.

On that day, she stopped all her work in the porn industry.

At that point, she started pursuing her life in Jesus Christ. A year later, she met her husband, Richard.

They are now leading a young adults ministry together. Brittni is now encouraging women to know how they can live a life of truth – “even after every mistake I’ve made in my life, every sin I’ve committed”  – and that they have access to that love from God that calls them out of their sin and into a full and complete life in Jesus Christ.

At one point, Brittni felt that she was a lost cause. But, God the Father made sure that the Holy Spirit communicated with her in her search for fullness and freedom. And, now, Brittni is sharing that good news of forgiveness and freedom… even from the porn industry.

Yes, it’s true… with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, there are #nolostcauses

 

45-Day Bible Study Begins January 1

There are 365 days in calendar year 2018. And, if I look at my trusty calendar, there are 30 days until January 1, 2018.

Over the past few days, I’ve asked several different questions pertaining to how my friends in Facebook conduct their personal Bible Studies.

  • I’ve asked about Bible Translation preferences.
  • I’ve asked about Types of Bible Studies used.
  • I’ve asked about Favorite Non-Fiction Christian authors.
  • I’ve asked about Best Times for a Bible Study.

And, I’ve got a lot of different questions.

When I asked if my friends needed some help with doing a Bible Study that is beneficial to them, they said (almost in unison) “yes.” I even mentioned the number of 45 days.

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    Marketing Lessons As a pastor, a salesman, a husband, a writer, and the other half-million things I do in my life, I’ve learned some essential principles of life as a student of marketing. I won’t lie; I do rely on things like the Bible to lead my daily education as a pastor. As …

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Finding Peace That Surprises Your Friends

This past month, I had the joy of being taken to the local ER for an emergency appendectomy. A cold chill and pain in my side resulted in a 3-day, post-operative stay in a luxuriously HARD hospital bed that cost more than $60,000. (Thank God for PEEHIP Insurance!) Then, on the last day of my …

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How to Produce 100% ROI

  Jim Rohn was a great motivator. He often used stories from the Bible to illustrate his points. In one presentation to network marketers, he communicated the truths of the Parable of the Sower and the Seed. This transcript below is from that presentation. While the initial application of this presentation is for network marketers, …

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P.S. – I Love You – Persistent Neighbor

The parable of the Persistent Neighbor reminds us to be persistent. Keep working to do the right things, and eventually, the right things will happen in your life. Don’t let others around you convince you to stop doing the right things. Be patient, be persistent, be focused on the needs of others, and, eventually, the …

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P.S. – I Love You

This week, I’ve started a daily video encouragement called “P.S. – I Love You.” It’s a daily video of less than 5 minutes designed to encourage you to become the better version of you which was in God’s mind when He created you! Here’s the first video (posted Tuesday, July 15, 2015

A Better Life – The Purpose of this Blog

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting articles designed to help you grow. They’ve included articles about health and wellness, about nutrition, finances, family, work, entrepreneurship. About joy and happiness, and even some with Scriptural references, and devotional messages. You might have been wondering, “what is Brother Phil up to?” Well, to use great …

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Why I Write What I Write

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been riding a number of different articles. The articles on several categories of information. Many of them are from personal experience, while others are from dealing with people with similar interests and experiences. As the articles have been released, I’ve had numerous questions about why I write some of …

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Waiting for Service

This morning, I’m waiting for service on my Honda Element. The airbag needs to be replaced. A different company was contracted to build airbag safety devices for Honda and several other manufacturers. They did it poorly.  As a matter of fact, the Takeda air bag safety devices are so faulty that they are reported being …

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