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Kartika is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar. The Purnima day that falls during the month of Kartika is known as Kartik Purnima. The celebrations of Kartik Purnima begin on the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi which is also referred to as  Devuthanna Ekadashi.  As Ekadashi is the eleventh day and Purnima is the fifteenth day of Kartika month, the day is celebrated for five consecutive days. Kartika Purnima is significant as most of the rituals and festivals conclude on this day. Kartika Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima.

This month is considered to be the most religious and sacred. People worship Lord Vishnu with great devotion and dedication during this month. Kartik Month is the eighth month as per Hindu Calender. This month is also known as Kartik Maas and this will end on 8th November, 2022.

On the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik…

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Wait. Quietly. — Spaces of Beauty, Grace, Prayer, and Mercy



Today is Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2022, in the 32nd week of Ordinary Time. May the peace of Christ remain with you, today! Day 23,616 Today is Election Day in the U.S. Midterm elections, and very important for both parties. In Texas, we are voting on the governor and a few other important positions.[…]

Wait. Quietly. — Spaces of Beauty, Grace, Prayer, and Mercy

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It Is To God

CARL GOOCHMon, Nov 7, 9:40 AM (1 day ago)

It is God

It is God that gives us all;

It is God that sets the course.

It is God who sends His call;

It is to God we lift our voice.

It is God created us for His purpose;

Our talents and abilities are of Him.

It is God that gives us the opportunity,

To bring Him glory as we serve Him.

It is God who should get all the glory;

For we can do nothing without Him.

It is God that reveals His loving story;

We were created to bring honor to Him.

But if we take credit where none is due,

We feel hurt and start to complain.

We lose sight of why we do what we do;

And we bring shame to His name.

After all:

It is God that gives us all;

It is God that sets the course.

It is God who sends His call;

It is to God we lift our voice.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 07 November 2022

Dusted, bottled and shelved chapter.


Today marks an year since I started living on my own. It’s been a whole damn year! This is a major milestone for me. Can’t even begin to explain how much I had always waited to be able to live on my own, the freedom and all that.

It’s been an year of growth and learning with each passing day. Learning to take care of myself, because at this point, no one, not even superman is coming to save me. It’s me against the world and losing it isn’t an option. I have to wake up everyday and swing a bat on life. Fighting for myself because if not, i will have much to lose and i didn’t come all this way just to give up without a fight.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s days I’ve faced hell, felt like packing up my emotions to one corner of the room…

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Golu lodhi

Kurwai was formerly a Muslim princely state of British India. The state was 368 km² in area and in 1892 boasted a population of 30,631. The state, which came under British sovereignty in the early nineteenth century, was founded in 1713 by Mohammed Diler Khan, an Afghan pashtun from the Orakzai tribe rising through merit in the Mughal Army. Diler Khan was a cousin of Dost Muhammad Khan, who founded the nearby Bhopal State.[1] His descendants ruled the state until 15 June 1948, when the last ruling Nawab acceded to the Indian Government. Kurwai became part of the newly created state of Madhya Bharat, and was added to Vidisha District. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956.KURWAI PIN CODE

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Reflecting on October, 2022

No Half Measures

Recently, I moderated a discussion with some dear friends about October and the experience of those of us with breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness/Action Month (BCAM). You can find that live discussion here: We’d hosted a similar panel at the beginning of October last year and wanted to do something a little different this year. Always thankful for Laura and the team at for their continuing and ongoing support of the MBC Community.

After experiencing this SIXTH Pinktober since I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), I can honestly say that my predominant emotion is bone deep fatigue. It’s not just because of all the treatment over the last five years and the sepsis that recently had me hospitalized, but also because advocacy for a health issue that is 24/7 365 is just draining. Yes, there are often different and novel opportunities for…

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