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CEFC Services

Today was an amazing day!  I spoke at the 9:00 and 10:30 services at CEFC, in Bethel, PA.  Total attendance 600 to 700 people.  What a privilege to be able to share my story with so many!  I am constantly amazed at the grace provided to us and how God is able to take a horrible traged

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Friend’s Bazaar Exeter Library

Spent Saturday morning at the first annual Exeter Library Friend’s Bazaar.  I was invited as a local author.  We were able to sell some books, make some contacts and support a local library in the process! Wishing them the best of luck for next year.  Hopefully we’ll be in

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Illuminate Church

Just finished our speaking engagement at Illuminate Church, in Robesonia, Pa. It is a growing group and the power of the morning was wonderful to experience. It was the first time Tim spoke about humility and what it meant to him when he finally humbled himself.  We know seeds were pl

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Our first Podcast Interview

We’re excited to announce that Tim was invited to participate in The People Chronicles http://www.thepeoplechronicles.com/ and the “What’s the Story?” segment, hosted by Jo Painter. Yesterday Tim spend the afternoon with Jo discussing the events, Refuse to Drow

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OnFire Youth Ministry

Wow!  We had the opportunity to speak to 70 – 80 middle school and high school students last night at OnFire in Myerstown, PA.  The students asked some challenging questions…  Afterward Lynn and I hung out for the rest of the evening and were able to talk to some of the st

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Family Night at Linglestown Life

What a great evening on Sunday the 19th at Linglestown Life, in Linglestown PA!  Tim had the opportunity to speak to adults and parents followed by time with the youth group (approximately 70 students were in attendance). It was a powerful evening with the students asking many thought

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Why did we self publish Refuse to Drown?

Why did we self publish Refuse to Drown? It was a long thought out decision to forgo traditional publishing for Refuse to Drown.  There are many benefits to the traditional publishing; a publisher has the power to have your book placed in the national bookstores and the significant re

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Giving myself permission to be joyful and happy again

There is something on my heart today and I don’t know why?  But it feels as if I’m to share some thoughts.     I’ve been asked how was I able to find joy / give myself permission to be happy again after all that happened with my son? “He who is concerned about his life shall

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Speaking to Youth Group

On Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 P.M., Tim will be speaking to the youth group, at Christ Evangelica Free Church – 8477 Route 183 Bethel, PA 19507, as part of the Also-Me outreach. Looking forward to sharing a powerful message with the high school students, followed by a brief Q &

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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.

Also-Me

If you're feeling angry, losing hope, and questioning your purpose then you have come to the right place for help. Also-Me is here for you. You are not alone. How you feel is important and it does matter. If you want help, we want you to receive it. The goal is to help you make healthy choices that will enable you to flourish and lead a joy filled life. If you are lost, let Also-Me help get you back on track. You will find messages, tools, resources and places where you can go to for help. You HAVE A PURPOSE!

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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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