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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




Appointment Places People Over Immanuel’s Nurturing Truth Making Everyday New Truly!” (A.P.P.O.I.N.T.M.E.N.T)”

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: (Psalm 29,  Proverbs 29,, and Mark 3:16-19)

"He will give his people strength; He will bless them with peace." (Psalm 29:11, TLB)

"Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety." (Proverns 29:25, TLB)

"These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter, James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him." (Mark 3:16-19, NIV)


I asked myself what sticks out in this passage!

What stuck out to me is v.16: “These are the twelve he appointed”


I asked myself the significance of this verse!

Three things stood out:

  1. Twelve

  2. He (Jesus)

  3. Appointed

I asked myself why twelve?

Everything Jesus does there is a reason for it. Jesus never does anything for the sake of doing it. So, I looked for the significance of twelve in Scripture.

Twelve is represented in Scripture 131 times including the New Testament! The Old Testament included it 74 times and the New Testament 57 times.

“When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, "Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight." (Joshua 4:1-3, NIV)

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Matthew 19:28, NIV)

”The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:14, NIV)

Throughout Scripture, I saw TWELVE being emphasized. Jesus had a reason for choosing the twelve and those that knew the Old Testament would have known the reason why Jesus specifically chose TWELVE.

‘Appointed’ is mentioned 148 times in the Bible!

The key in all this is that Jesus appointed the twelve to be with Him, preach the Word, heal the sick, and cast out demons. Jesus gave them the invitation to do ministry. This is so significance because they would not have been able to do it on their own.


I saw important implications for my own life. I cannot choose Jesus but Jesus has to choose me. That is so profound. I cannot do ministry on my own because true ministry is an out flowing of the power of God working in me and through me. Those that go into the ministry on their own without being taught by Jesus, preached to by Jesus, and led by Jesus will not last in ministry.  Also, I learned when Jesus chooses us, we have to choose to do His will and follow His ways. He will not force us to do things His way. Jesus gives us the training and the tools and we have to use them for His honor and glory. I know because I have been there!

Lord had used His servants to appoint me to ministry where I would work 40 – 80 hrs a week in ministry. Sadly, I was choosing to do ministry but not spending enough time to be ministered by the One who gives us the power and guidance to do ministry for Him. I went my own way and wanted to do things my own way and it cost me. Jesus showed me a way of doing things but I wanted to do things my way and failed miserably. This cost me what I loved to do.

When Jesus appoints us for something, He also has the power to disappoint us by taking that appointment way. That usually happens because when Jesus appoints us, He appoints us to do His will and for a specific purpose. When we decide to go our own way and not spend at the feet of Jesus learning from Him and being guided by Him, things will fall apart. It happened to me in ministry! That is the worst feeling to be appointed to ministry and then being let go!

But you know what the Good News is that our Lord is so loving, merciful, and gracious! I believe because of what had happened in my life, there are a lot of things Lord helped me improve on. In God’s Goodness, He has opened doors for me to do ministry again! This is a blessing! Being appointed by the Lord to do ministry with Him is the best feeling there is!

I have focused on ministry but appointments do not have to be singled out to ministry. The Lord can appoint you to a leadership post for an organization, company, job etc but the way you live out the principles by which our Lord wants you to live by will determine if you keep the post or not. At other times, the Lord Himself will move us to another position to carry out His will through us for greater things as we are obedient to Him. Praise the Lord!

I ask you now dear friend, where is your appointment in?

Dear friend, each of us is appointed to something whether we realize it or not. When we are in a leadership role it is usually through appointment whether that appointment comes through the votes of the people, through a direct Word from the Lord, etc. Whatever your appointment is in, you have the opportunity to make a difference for good. When they see you, they should see a man or woman of God doing God’s work in the field they are in. That would bring praise and honor to the Lord!

 What is very important to remember is that our private lives affect our public ministry. If we live our private lives in sinful indulgence and then try to act holy outside, it will come back to haunt us. I have seen so many situations like that where ministers fell because their private life with the Lord did not match their public life of doing things for the Lord. In their private life, they did not take into application what Jesus has taught them!

I do not want that to happen to you! If you are in a leadership position, please remember any leader is also a follower. Jesus appointed the disciples to be in leadership positions but they were also followers of Jesus Christ. Whatever our appointment is in, we need to be followers of Jesus Christ and let Him guide and lead us!

 Taking it to a deeper level, you can have an appointment in Heaven or Hell but the choice is yours!

Jesus loves you so much and went to the cross to pay for your sins. He bore all the sins of your life on the cross as He shed His precious cleansing Blood. He did that so by His grace you can be saved! Why be saved you may ask? God in His Holiness cannot allow sin to enter into His presence. Even if you have done 99.9% good works but 0.1% of what you did was bad in your life, you are not in a position to be appointed to Heaven! That is scary but there is hope too! God is not saying that there is no way for you to come in because you have that 0.1% bad works (which can be compared to 99.9% pure water with 0.1% cyanide, making it not pure).

God loves you so much that He sent His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life. This is for you friend! His love can reach you where you are! How so you may ask? It is through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. When Jesus went to the cross, He was offering Salvation to the world. But, to be written for an appointment to Heaven, your name needs to be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

It can happen when you acknowledge that you have sinned and need Jesus to cover you with His precious cleansing blood. Now when God looks at you, He will see Christ’s blood and righteousness covering over you. So, God’s judgment will pass over you! This is so exciting to have an appointment in Heaven!

What I have written below in prose format is what Satan does not want you to know!

Love to see people in the fire, they call me the evil one

Once in my dominion there is no where to run

People turn to me for all kinds of fun

I don’t tell them the damage that can be done

I love to invite you all to my place called Hell

Separated man and woman from God as they fell

When they listened to ideas I liked to tell

Now I am glad they are not well

For all eternity love to see them scream and yell

My favorite dish I like to serve is a virus called sin

In my clutches so glad no one can win

In your life I love to be in

You can join the rest of my kin

I have a way of invading the heart, soul, strength, and mind

My deadly virus has a way to keep you forever in a bind

When I fell from grace I took angels numbering one-third

I love to see people not following God’s Word

I specialize in offering lies as the truth

So in humans they can fully take root

Just as I tempted Adam & Eve to eat the fruit.

Cause my favorite event is called “Burn, baby Burn”

 I am the Fallen Angel Lucifer, people come to learn

As Satan, I love to see people burn and mourn

Only tremble when to the Savior Jesus Christ, people turn

What I have written below in prose format is what God wants you to know!


Love to see you in my presence, I am the Holy One

I love you so much, for you I gave my only begotten Son

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Being delivered from the deadly power of  sin’s strife

No matter what the sin virus has done

With my antidote, in life, you can victoriously run

My Son went to the cross to produce it

As His hands and feet ,with 3 nails, were pierced with

And his body, for you ,was bruised & broken by every hit 

Now for humanity His cleansing blood flowed bit by bit

He died and came back to life to save you from Hell’s pit

Heaven and Hell are real and it is no myth

In Heaven, at my Right Hand, my Son does sit

Jesus is His Name!

For your redemption, He came.

To save you from Hell’s flame

And to give your life a new aim

His antidote of blood can rescue you from sin’s deadly game

But you gotta a choice whether Satan or Jesus, you pick

Remember all of Satan’s ways are a trick

Jesus wants to deliver you from the sin that makes you so sick

Won’t you accept His free gift of Grace

Letting His Spirit help you overcome the virus you face?

His grace is what sets you free to win life’s race

Because of the antidote of blood shed to deliver you from sin’s ways

It is by grace you are saved through faith

Not of any works that you should boast,Jesus saith

You coming to me, Satan does hate

Because he is all evil to this date

Upon me He does not want you to wait

For He knows I can deliver you from Hell’s place

And set you on Heaven’s base

Come to me my child

No matter how your life has been wild

For I am gentle and mild

You, with love, joy, & peace I want to treat

And One day in Heaven personally greet

I want to receive you with the power of my love

And give you my Holy Spirit that came upon me like a dove

Sin separated you from me

But my blood was shed to set you free

So together we can once again be

Life with me you gotta experience and see

Though trials and tribulations come, I will be your Key

Whether you are a child, adult, or teen

No matter how your life has been

I want to take you by my side

In my presence, you can abide

For you I came back to life after I died

My love for you is so deep, high, and wide

You are special and precious in my sight

I want to help you in life with all my might

Helping you do what is right

To escape sin’s destructive bite

Now Satan’s ways you can fight

And come into the beautiful Light!


“Appointment Places People Over Immanuel’s Nurturing Truth Making Everyday New Truly!” (A.P.P.O.I.N.T.M.E.N.T)/”Where is your appointment in?”


Dear Jesus, thank you so much for loving me and dying for my sin. Thank you for coming to our rescue when we have fallen! Thank you Jesus for the power of your love! Your love is what has set us free because in your love for us you paid the price on the cross for our ransom and gave us a way out. Thank you for the appointments you make! Please Oh Lord help us to live for you and serve you! We are so sorry for our sin and ask you for your forgiveness. Cleanse us with your cleansing blood and we will be clean again! Wash us and we will be whiter than snow! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus for making an appointment with us to see you in Heaven as you have written our names in the Lamb’s Book of Life as we give our lives to thee! Come live in us Jesus and help us to live for you and serve you! Thank you Jesus you have heard our prayers and answered us! Thank you for the new life you give us! Please help us to help others! Thank you Jesus! 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 October 2005, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579.

Love in Christ,

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"Will you take a S.T.A.N.D?" (Sept 03.05)

How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E? (Sept 06.05)

"How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Sept 07.05)

"Who controls your T.I.M.E?" (Sept 08, 05)

"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Sept 09, 05)

"Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you listen to?" (Sept 12, 05)

"What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Sept 15, 05)

"Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Sept 19, 05)

"Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Sept 20, 05)

"Where do you find S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time with the Lord?" (Sept 21, 05)

"Where do you want to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Sept 22, 05)

"What do you actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Sept 24,05)


"What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Sept 26, 05)

"Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Sept 28, 05)

"What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Sept 29, 05)

"What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Sept 30, 05)

"Where do you look for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Oct 04, 05)

"Who Do You I.N.V.I.T.E?" (Oct 05,05)

When do you F.A.S.T? (Oct 24, 05)

How do you see your L.I.F.E? (Oct 25,05)

"What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R are you?" (Oct 26,05)

"What does the S.A.B.B.A.T.H mean to you?" (Oct 27,05)


What are your N.E.E.D.S? (Oct 28, 05)

What is your I.M.P.A.C.T?  (Nov 01,05)

What S.P.A.C.E  do you give yourself?
(Nov 07, 05)

"What has E.V.I.L done to you?"
(Nov 08, 05)

"How is your R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P with Jesus?" (Nov 14,05)

"Who will give God T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G because of you?" (Nov 25, 05) (Taken from Gospel of Luke)