Dave Lenehan's Weekly Thoughts

Dave Lenehan is the Operations Manager for the Event Production Department at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Prior to his coming to Liberty in 2015, he spent 25 years on staff with Capital District Youth for Christ in the Albany, NY area and served as a volunteer youth leader for middle and high school student ministries at his local church. Dave has been married to his wife Janet for nearly 32 years and they have three sons, all of whom reside in the Lynchburg area.

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    What Do We Do?

    Written by Dave Lenehan   Her name was Rachel Scott.  When you were in high school, you may have participated in an anti-bullying program called Rachel’s Challenge.  It is being used by hundreds of schools across the country.  Rachel, a believer, was one of 12 students and a teacher gunned down at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999. Rachel’s funeral was broadcast on national television.  Prayers for the students and their families poured in from around the globe.  While many other tragic school shootings have taken place since then, Columbine still has an impact on lives today, partly through Rachel’s story and that of other Christian students…

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    The Greatness of a Cupbearer

    Written by Dave Lenehan   “Now I was cupbearer to the king.” Great story, bro. Thanks for sharing. Now before you get concerned that this edition of Thoughts is going all sarcastic on you, let me explain.  Those seven words don’t even make up a full verse in the Bible, but they are the words of Nehemiah.  They set the stage at the end of chapter 1 for what God does for Nehemiah and the nation of Israel throughout the rest of the book.  God uses Nehemiah’s high position of king’s cupbearer to give him an audience with the king where he shares the burden and sadness that he has been carrying about…

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    Why A CROSS?

    Written by Dave Lenehan   When you drive on Interstate 81 South from PA, MD or WVA into VA, you’ll likely see two significant roadside crosses. The first is a giant truss cross at Open Door Baptist Church in Clear Brook, VA that is best seen at night as it’s lit with all sorts of amazing colors (maybe a future EP employee?). The second is a set of three wooden crosses further down 81 near Strasburg, VA in the Shenandoah Valley. As you’re zipping by at 70 mph, it’s easy to miss them, but they do stand out from the trees and fields along the side of the highway. When…

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    My Anchor

    Written by Dave Lenehan Growing up along the shores of Cape Cod, our family was blessed to always have some sort of boat on hand for fishing and shell-fishing.  We started with a dark green 8-foot wooden row boat, then graduated to an 8-foot aluminum boat.  A few years later, we had our first of two 18-22 foot motorboats that we used to cruise through the Cape Cod Canal and make for the open ocean for more fishing.  It was an incredible privilege.  Our boats were certainly not the yachts you might think of when you think of Cape Cod, but they brought us hours of fun and pounds of…