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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!



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




“Trust In Messiah Everyday!" (T.I.M.E)

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 98, Proverbs 8, and Mark 1:14-15)

"Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near:, repent, and believe in the good news.'" (Mark 1:14-15, NIV)


Actions of Jesus:

1. Coming to Galilee after John was arrested.

2. Proclaiming the Good News of God!

Sayings of Jesus:

1. The time is fulfilled.

2. The kingdom of God has come near.

3. Repent and believe the Good News.


            It is interesting to know that Jesus came to Galilee after John, the Baptist was arrested to proclaim the Good News.

Why do I think it is interesting?

We need to realize that John, the Baptist was the one who was proclaiming the Good News and preparing the way of the Lord. John also lets people know that there is more to the concept of baptism than being 'baptized in water'. John realizes that he is just a messenger and there will come One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. John was preparing the people for a transition. He did not want people to regard him highly as opposed to the One who was to come. God allowed John to prepare the way and when John's time would come to an end, the people could be prepared for the transition. (Mark 1:1-8)

            When John was arrested, there was a vacancy in the ministry area pertaining to 'proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins' and 'baptizing those that repented with water' (Mk 1:4-5).

What would happen now?

            Jesus finally came to preach in Galilee after John's arrest. Jesus said, 'the time is fulfilled'. This could refer to what John was proclaiming especially about the 'One who would come'. Jesus came to accomplish all that John was proclaiming. Jesus knows the perfect timing when things need to be done.

            I think the most important saying of Jesus is 'The Kingdom of God has come near:, repent and believe in the good news.' Jesus wanted people to turn away from the things that were hindering them from being close to God. This is what repentance is.

            It is also interesting to realize that Jesus does not say, 'The Kingdom of God has come near:, believe in the good news.' but says 'repent and believe in the good news'.


I saw different implications for my own life. I decided to focus on timing. I should wait on Jesus’ timing for things in my life.

There is an awesome promise that has helped me a lot.

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

I ask you now dear friend, who controls your time?

 Dear friend, many times in life we may feel rushed to do this and that: 'find a boy or girl friend quickly, get married, get a job, finish the degree, etc. Things need to get done but there is a timing for everything.

Jesus set an example for us. Jesus did not rush in to preach the Good News but waited for the appropriate timing. Only when John was arrested did Jesus come to proclaim the Good News.

            From Jesus we can learn that there is a time for everything. Jesus loves you so much and wants you to rely upon Him even when you feel rushed to get things done. It would be more beneficial and fruitful when we allow our lives to follow God's perfect timing for us whether it involves relationships, academics, career, ministry, etc.

            Don't be discouraged if something you want is not coming to you right away because God knows what you need and will provide it for you. You are His precious child and He will take care of you.

           Deion Sanders used to play for many NFL teams such as San Francisco, Atlanta, and Dallas Cowboys. He thought he had it all but his life was not fulfilling. He loved football but he was not happy with his life and football was not giving him a sense of meaning. As he contemplated suicide, he gave his life to the Lord Jesus asking Him to take control of his life and give him a new beginning. Sanders became a born-again Christian and started sharing his testimony with prisoners and so many others. During that time he also gave up football and retired from it. I believe the Lord Jesus was working in his life and helping him to grow strong in the Lord. For four years, he did not play football.

         Lord knew how much Sanders still loved playing football. In God's timing, Sanders got another opportunity four years later. He waited four years but now plays for the Baltimore Ravens. This time though he has made Christ an integral part of his life on the field and off the field.

            For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

            Friend, maybe there is something in the Bible that is hard for you to follow. God wants you to still believe in His Good News because the Good News of Christ has the power to change any life. When we are willing to repent and believe in the Good News, the Lord will take care of the rest. Whatever your desires are in, don't give up but take it to the Lord in prayer and seek Him always. He loves you friend! Yes, He does!

          It has been 4 years since I have not directly worked with a Christian fellowship to do ministry on campus. I miss it so much! But, the Lord has used these years to help me grow in Him and show me new things.

       He has given me a wonderful job serving students on campus where I work full-time. He has also given me a newspaper to run online to reach hundreds of students each month. He has allowed me to take classes for free through the company where I also have opportunities to reach out to students with the love of Christ. Just this past semester, I was able to prepare a sample final exam and share it with the class through the website. Students emailed me how beneficial it was for them and they also got to read God's Word which popped up each time they loaded the questions to prepare!

       Just as the Lord used Deion Sanders to help people in their walk with the Lord, I am so thankful that the Lord has used me through the Pittsburgh Standard to help students in their walk with the Lord, through my job and through my class.

      Even though I have not worked with a fellowship on campus, it was put upon my heart to have a religious section called EXPRESSIONS in the paper. In that section, I have shared what I have learned from my Quiet Times with the Lord.

      I was so touched when a student came up to me and told me during the activities fair how much those devotional times I shared meant to her. She told me they became a major part of why she became saved and born-again. My heart was so excited because the Lord has used this paper as an instrument to save a soul. Now she helps out with a Christian fellowship on campus and is involved in their Bible study.

       I share this with you because there are times the Lord could remove you from one area because He wants to use you in another area to bless you and others. Don't resist it but hold on to the Lord and you will be holding on to hope!

       Hearing her testimony not only blessed me but encouraged me very much. Sometimes things happen in our lives that we don't expect but our Lord and Savior has more wonderful things planned for us than we can imagine. He even can bring us back to where we loved to be in. I wait on the Lord regarding campus ministry but am thankful to the Lord where I am at now too!

            The people who were following John and listening to his teachings must have been really sad when he got arrested.

Where were they to go?

Who would reach out to them?

God knew the people needed a Shepherd and sent Jesus Christ. The Lord wants to be your Good Shepherd too! This is the best thing that happened to them. Jesus is the best person to intervene in your life because He can be your Lord and Personal Savior!

            No matter what you are facing now, know that the Lord feels your pain too. When you feel helpless, bring even that before the Lord for He cares for you. In His perfect timing, He will open the doors as you trust in Messiah everyday!

            "Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you." (1 Peter 5:7) 

"Trust In Messiah Everyday!"(T.I.M.E)/”Who controls your time?”

Make this your prayer for yourself and others and let the background song minister to you making it also your prayer!

Dear Lord Jesus, we come to you right now and bring our requests before thee. You Oh Lord know the condition of our heart, you know the times we have sinned and dishonored you. We come before you and ask you for your forgiveness. Please cleanse us with your cleansing blood and we will be clean again. Wash us and we will be whiter than snow. I thank you Jesus! Lord our life can be so rushed at times. We want so many things when we want them but I thank you Lord that you do not always give us what we want but you do give us what we need. You know some of the wants we want are not good for us and you keep them from us. Thanks for coming to proclaim the Good News and set the captives free. We do repent of our sins and turn to you for help and choose to believe in the Good News you offer. We give our lives to thee. I pray Oh Lord that you would be with those that are not feeling well and have so much on their mind. You alone can heal them and restore them completely. We do know and believe you are a God of miracles. Please intervene in your timing Oh Lord. We lay our requests before thee and ask thee for your strength to help us get through the times of pain and sorrow. I thank you Jesus! We trust in you the lives of those who are hurting physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and spiritually. Thanks for hearing us and answering us! We leave to you all our worries, cares, and needs. Thank you Jesus for always thinking about us and watching everything that concerns us!  In Your Name We 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 September 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. Thank you Jesus for 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. 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 September 2005, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579.

Love in Christ,

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