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Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition

Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!

President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!

Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!


'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17, 2004!



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!

PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"

PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"

Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!

Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!

Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!

Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!


The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column


Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!

Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!

"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'

Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!

Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!

Deja Vu for the Steelers


Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"

Top 14 answers to "Love is....."

My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!

Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'

Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"

Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!

Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!

Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!

Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!


PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem

PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results


Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions




Thank Healing And Nurturing Kind Savior Greatly Indeed, Valiantly Invoking New Giving!" (T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G)

Ramesh C. Reddy

Editors note: The devotionals that appear from this month on will be taken from the summer archives because I want to go over the Gospel of Mark from the beginning.. It is possible they will have updates and will be highlighted in pink.

Quiet Times: (Philippians 1, Luke 15:1-7)

May you know the Lord's blessings for you this Thanksgiving Day and always! Amen!

Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (Luke 15:1-7)


I asked myself who are all the characters involved in this parable?

1. Tax collectors
2. Sinners
3. Pharisees
4. Teachers of the law
5. Jesus


 I asked myself what was the connection between all of them?

Jesus was surrounded by tax collectors and sinners who wanted to hear him while the Pharisees and teachers of the law were there muttering about Jesus’ willingness to not only welcome sinners but eat with them.


I asked myself what does Jesus do specifically and the significance of it?

I learned even though the Pharisees and teachers of the law were muttering among themselves about Jesus’ actions, Jesus is able to see right through them and decides to respond to their lack of care with a parable.

I find it very interesting that Jesus does not just tell the parable but makes it personal to them by using “you”. This is evidenced by Jesus’ statement, "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?"

Jesus does not end it there but provides them a cause-effect relationship:

When he finds it,

  1. He joyfully puts it on his shoulders.

  2. He goes home.

  3. He calls his friends and asks them to rejoice with him for finding his lost sheep.

  4. He calls his neighbors and asks them to rejoice with him for finding his lost sheep.

Point 1:  He joyfully puts it on his shoulders!

There is a deep affection and caring involved here. The person does not just let it walk by itself but decides to carry it after it gets lost.

 Point 2: He goes home!

This implied to me that one sheep is so important that until that sheep is found, the person does not even go home.

Point 3: Calls friends!

The person is so happy to find the lost sheep that he calls his friends to rejoice with him.

Point 4: Calls neighbors!

The joy is so much that even his neighbors who are not necessarily considered friends are called in to rejoice with him.

These all are done for finding a lost sheep! I felt like this parable was also a chastisement of the Pharisees and teachers of the law for their lack of care for other human beings.

Jesus is letting them know how far they would go to find a lost sheep without thinking they still have 99 left. Not only that but he is letting them know their joy for finding an animal and going as far as calling their friends and neighbors to rejoice with them. It is just one sheep yet all that is done!

Through this parable I saw Jesus posing an important question to them in their arrogance and lack of care for other human beings not like themselves:

 Should not you be rejoicing that tax collectors and sinners who have been lost are willing to come and hear God’s message and could be found?

Not only that but should you not be happy that I am willing to spend time with those that are lost by welcoming them and eating with them so they can be changed as they spend time in my presence?

Jesus lets them know that they should be caring for tax collectors and sinners who are lost as they would care for a lost sheep. Not only that but they should rejoice when sinners repent and turn from their wicked ways!

Jesus ends with a profound statement:

 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”


I saw important implications for my own life here.

For starters just because I am a follower of Christ, I should not look down on people who are not followers of Christ.

Tax collectors in those days were despised and hated. When people are hated, they are not comfortable being around people who hate them unless the person being hated has power over the haters. Many would have hated them but not Jesus!

Jesus welcomed them as they were, to hear his message. Not only that but he spent time with them by eating with them. I think about the times I have eaten with friends and the amount of time that is spent talking and listening during the meal time.

It is amazing that Jesus welcomed them and ate with tax collectors and sinners combined. Jesus purpose was to reach out to them in their sickness.

I need to do the same thing and not shell myself with just Christians. Fellowship is important but just having fellowship with believers does not put into practice the Great Commission. Fellowship should be a springboard for me to go out and interact with unbelievers.

I need to take time to accept those that do not see things the Christian way and also be willing to spend time with them. Once a relationship is built, a trust can be built too. From that, times can be spent eating together and sharing with one another.

I believe when Jesus ate with others, He did not stop spreading the Gospel message in his interaction at the table. It is possible when we eat with those that are not believers in Christ, an opportunity to present the Gospel could be present. It starts with having a attitude of caring, sharing, and praying for them.

There is thanksgiving and rejoicing even over 1 person who comes into the Kingdom of Heaven. The rejoicing is so great that there is a party. The person who came into the Kingdom will be so thankful that you did not abandon them but welcomed them in their shortcomings to present the message of Jesus.

Right now since Jesus does not walk the earth in a physical form, He wants us to carry out His Great Commission as we are empowered by His Holy Spirit.

It is not up to us to decide that we are not going to spend time engaging with non-Christians if we say we have the Spirit of the Living God in us. For Jesus did not stop presenting God’s message.

Of course this does not mean we stop having fellowship with believers for that is needed to build one another up as we go to minister.

I ask you now dear friend, who will give God a thanksgiving because of you?

Dear friend, you have an opportunity to touch people’s lives with the love of Christ. For you will encounter people that have beliefs that are totally against yours! For you will encounter people whose actions are so sinful that you just want to stay away from them. But, Jesus teaches us and reminds us that it is those that need welcoming. You have the opportunity to welcome and spend time with those that are doing things that are totally against God’s Word. This opportunity is to reach out to them as you build a relationship with them that blossoms because of your love as you care, pray for them and share your life.

Friend, as the Lord Jesus welcomed sinners and tax collectors to also eat with him and hear His message, we need to do that too.

As Christians if we stay away from those people whose actions we see as repugnant, than how are we different from the Pharisees and teachers of the law?

I believe the Lord uses us to continue His message through the empowerment of His Holy Spirit. We need to act on the Great Commission which is a command.

The outcome could be awesome when they repent and come into the Kingdom. Jesus’ parable suggests that sinners who are welcomed and cared for will come into the Kingdom. You can be that one to reach out to someone in need.

Yet, they are not to be our projects but we must love them as the Lord loves us. This goes to believers and unbelievers who are not walking in fellowship with the Lord. As they are cared for, they will see God working in their own lives and repent of their wrongdoings and come into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Then there will be thanksgiving and rejoicing over that sinner who is saved and there will be an awesome party in Heaven!

Friend, we have so much to be thankful for this thanksgiving especially for what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary by saving us by His cleansing blood as we came to Him. Now we can have a relationship with the Creator of the Universe!

May you all give all thanksgiving and praise to the Father of Lights for all that He has done for you in your life and will continue to do, for He loves you so much and cares for you even when you do not understand why things happen the way they do! Amen!

"Thank Healing And Nurturing Kind Savior Greatly Indeed, Valiantly Invoking New Giving!" (T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G)/"Who will give God a T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G because of you?"


Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the story of the parable of the lost sheep. The sheep that is found is carried on the shepherd’s shoulder and taken home. I thank you Lord when we were lost, you looked for us by paying the price on the cross of Calvary sending a signal with your blood. Lord, you have attracted us by your blood so we can come to you. Now as we are near and take your blood, you cover us with it and cleanse us of all our impurities. I thank you so much Jesus. You became the Lamb of God and our Good Shepherd as you found us. I once was lost but now I am found because of you Jesus. I thank you for that. Thank you for using those in our lives who did not give up on us but continued to care for us, accept us, and eat with us even in our shortcomings. I thank you Lord for their love for you that they showed it by presenting you to us so we can come to know you as we seek you. Help us Lord on this Thanksgiving Day to be thankful for those that have helped us make the step into your Kingdom Lord. Now Lord, please let us take your example and reach out to others with your love. I thank you so much Jesus for your help. Thank you for being there for us and loving us. Hear our prayer and answer us Oh Lord. Thank you so much Jesus for hearing our prayers and answering us. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in your heart.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner Lord. I am so sorry for my sins. I confess my sins to you. I confess the wrong things I have done and messed up my own life. I need you Lord right now and in the years to come. I have gone my own way and have not found what only you can give me. You alone have the words of Eternal Life. You alone love me unconditionally for who I am. Thank you Jesus! I turn myself to you Oh Lord in this Fall of October 2005. Please forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart.  I accept you Jesus into my heart. Thanks Jesus for coming into my heart. Thanks for forgiving me of all my sins. Thanks for giving me a new identity in you. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior as I believe in my heart that you died and came back to life to save me now and forever. I give myself to you and ask you to be in control of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus in the coming days we can do things together. Thanks for being my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you Jesus you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thanks Jesus for changing me and helping me through life's storms and winds. Thank you Father God for Jesus Christ who you sent for us! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend, you may feel something or you may not but this you can be assured that the Lord Jesus has come into your life and will give you a new beginning! Amen!

Get yourself involved in a campus Bible study, fellowship, and most of all find a Bible believing church and be involved to grow in your Christian walk with the Lord. They all need to be supplements for your own precious time with the Lord in prayer and meditating on His Word. If you need a Bible, please let me know!

If you need anyone to talk to, pray with, or study the Bible with this Fall of November 2005, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579.

Love in Christ,

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