Four years ago today, Billy Graham died at the age of 99. Too quickly, we forget our heroes. I never want to forget Billy Graham.
On my dad’s last birthday (June 13, 1979), Billy Graham preached in Houston’s Astrodome. I was a 19-year-old student pastor. I drove a large van, packed with close to 20 students, from our church in southeast Houston to the Dome, so they could hear Dr. Graham in person.
I have met Franklin Graham, and I’ve been with Will Graham a few times. But I never got to meet Billy Graham.
But one day I will.
We all have heroes of our faith, whose lives and ministries have touched us unto eternity. Never miss a chance to thank them while you can.
Recovery Step: The Bible says to honor those whom God has used to bless you (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13). Find someone to honor today and then do it while you can.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.