In the sixteenth century, an English playwright named John Haywood died about a decade after William Shakespeare was born. He was less famous than Shakespeare, but perhaps you’ve heard of some of his work. Haywood coined the following phrases: “Many hands make light work,” “Better late than never,” “A rolling stone gathers no moss,” and his most memorable axiom, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
John Haywood could have moaned, “No one notices me. No one recognizes my gifts.” Instead, Haywood just kept doing what he did, writing profound essays and coining phrases that would not be celebrated in his lifetime.
That’s called leaving a legacy . . . a positive legacy.
What kind of legacy are you going to leave?
Recovery Step: Play to an audience of One, and stay at the task. “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you” (Proverbs 4:25).
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.