More Sunshine!


I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the relentlessly sunny Terri of Reclaiming Hope!  If that title has any resonance for you (and if it doesn’t, we need to talk) visit her. Keep rockin’ for the Rock, Terri!

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog (see above)
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you (see below)
  • List the rules and display the award logo
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award and ask them 11 questions

My Answers to Terri’s Questions

  1. What would you like us to know about you? Coming from an atheistic background, I began searching for something more than the you-live-you-die-you’re-nothing view of reality. My “Why do I Exist?” crisis culminated in a slo-mo leap of faith, triggered by the words, “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).
  2. What inspires you? I love truth in all its forms, but respond best to truth illustrated. So when I communicate an idea, I tap Story to breath life into it.
  3. How long have you been blogging? My 3rd Blogiversary arrives in two weeks!
  4. What is your goal for your blog? To use the power of story to speak truth into people’s live (including my own).
  5. Would you share one of your favorite quotes? “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  6. What has been most rewarding for you since starting your blog? Finding a wild array of followers who like my flavor. And savoring their many flavors.
  7. What are your hobbies? There’s no distinction between hobbies and career for me. The things I’m passionate about are the things I do for a living: writing, filmmaking, composing, mentoring.
  8. If you were starting all over with your blog, what would you do differently? Nothing. I’m who I am because of the journey. If I’d known then what I know now, I wouldn’t have known what I knew.
  9. If you had to live in any time in history other than this one, what time period would you choose and why? The time of the Apostles. Why? To be among those who first processed the reality of Jesus and communicated it to the world. But then, that’s still going on.
  10. If you could give a new blogger one piece of advice, what would it be? Figure out who you’re called to be. Be that. And then figure out some more.
  11. What has been your most useful life lesson? Apart from living for a God who’s infinitely larger than my old one (me), I’d say learning to memorize, meditate upon, and live out his Word.

Questions for My Nominees

Terri’s questions are terrific, plus I used up all my think-power answering them, so I’m asking the same questions. (Only my nominees should probably give different answers.)

My Nominees

  1. Unshakeable Hope – Bill doesn’t post often–he has to overcome incredible odds to do so–but when he does it’s pure gold!
  2. Laced Up Lutheran – Smart, thoughtful real life theology
  3. Chape – Exercise and weight training, along with inspirational quotes
  4. A Cornered Gurl – thought-provoking poetry
  5. Nancy E. Head – living spiritually in a broken world
  6. Ben’s Bitter Blog – nonstop snarkiness – delightful!
  7. Behind the White Coat – thoughtful insights by a doctor who’s not just a doctor
  8. Andrew’s View of the Week – modern day folk wisdom, with a healthy dose of wit
  9. Jesus at the Center – marriage, life, being real
  10. Synergy of Joy – life-probing words from a Romanian poet named Andreea
  11. Gol Naran – sumptuous traditional Persian-inspired artworks


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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27 Responses to More Sunshine!

  1. Merry Lark says:


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  2. Thank you very much, Mitch!

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  3. Wow… great answers Mitch. Especially #10… still figuring that one out…ugh!! 😱 …But definitely on the journey with HIM! 🙏🏻✝️☝🏻😁 And #8 made me smile…even after the 3rd time reading it, but I now get it! 👍🏻😄 You truly are a blessing to all who take the time to ready your ‘Story’ (s). Thank you!!!

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  4. jesusandgreentea says:


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  5. GolNaran says:

    Thank you so much. I am really honored and delighted.

    I will write my deep appreciation in my next post.

    Great thanks again.
    Best wishes for you,

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  6. Congratulations to you!!!! 🙂

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  7. Erika Kind says:

    Congratulations, Mitch!! The Sunshine Award is a very lovely one!

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  8. ekurie says:

    Another well-deserved nomination! Congrats 👏

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  9. PoojaG says:


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  10. I love your answers Mitch! Congratulations on being an inspiration to others, including, of course, me. I always look forward to seeing your posts in my Reader!

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  11. trE says:

    Mitch, this is awesome and so well-deserved! You are a bright light on WordPress. Thank you so much for the nom. I’m s honored!

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  12. Victo Dolore says:

    Oh, wow! You nominated ME? Thank you. Congratulations to you! 🙂

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  13. chape says:

    Congrats on a well deserved award! Great answers to very interesting questions 😀
    Also, thank you so much for the nomination!
    Have an amazing weekend,

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  14. Congratulations Mitch 🙂 it is your 10 awards, right?

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  15. Andreea Sufaru (Gutu) says:

    Dear Mitch,
    First of all congratulation for the nomination, you most certainly deserve it!
    Second of all thank you very much for nominating me, I am most honored.
    I managed to do my homework and accept the nomination, here:

    Warm and sunny wishes from Bucharest,

    Andreea S.

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  16. c.f. leach says:

    Congrats! As hard as you work and are working I can’t think of anyone any more deserving than you. Blessings and Peace.

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