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On January 20, 2017, in a small quiet cell, alone and desperate, the life of my son Alec Kreider came to a tragic end. There are many who will say and believe that he got what he deserved, good riddance or it’s about time.  Alec committed a horrible crime and took so much away from an

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The Danger in Lack of Humility

“Do nothing through strife or vain-glory; but in humility let each regard his neighbor better than himself.”  Philippians 2:3 When I was in college I used to often say – “Sure you’re entitled to your opinion but I can’t help it if you’re wrong!”  I was convinced my point o

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Get Refuse to Drown for $2.99

$2.99 – that’s the SPECIAL OFFER! Now through February 3rd, in celebration of the one year anniversary of our launch, you are able to buy Refuse to Drown in either Kindle or Nook formats for only $2.99. Click on Refuse to Drown below to purchase on Kindle now… http:/

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Help us help others through Refuse to Drown!

We’re excited to announce that the portion of the proceeds being donated (50% of all profits I earn) are now going to help victims of crime in Lancaster, PA. The first check, made payable to Victim Services Partnership, was mailed on Monday. It is such an honor and humbling expe

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Are you all in with God?

This past Sunday morning, during my prayer / quiet time, I was asking, “What is holding me back from being closer to You?”  Eventually a single word came to my mind, “Fear”.  At first that seemed almost silly to me, “Fear?”  So, I asked for understanding, and soon an awareness of the

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Most recent speaking event

Last night I spoke to the middle school and high school students in the Calvary Bible Fellowship Church youth group.  It was a powerful evening.  It was a little slow at first during the Q&A session but once the first questioned was asked many more soon followed. It continues to b

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Service at CEFC in Leesport

This past Sunday morning was a moving experience at CEFC in Leesport!  I shared my story and messages of humility and forgiveness with the congregation.  There was a lot of emotion and energy flowing through the service! I continue to be amazed at how blessed we are to be able to shar

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Reading High School

Today was the first time I’ve been invited to speak in a public school setting. I was able to share messages of hope, choosing the right way over the easy way and that no one is alone, with 60 to 70 high school students and their teachers. These messages are not just for “

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Tim is donating 50% of his profits from the book sales to help others. The donations will go to the Victim Services Partnership of Lancaster, to help victims of crime in Lancaster, PA.


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Shawn Smucker is the author of eight books, including Dying Out Loud, How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp, and Building a Life Out of Words. He loves helping people share their stories. Shawn lives in Holtwood, PA, with his wife and four children. Shawn is the co-author of Refuse to Drown.

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