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Hi, my name is Tamara, and I'm the host of Stories of Hope in Hard Times

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, exhausted, alone, discouraged or anxious about problems or challenges in life?

Are you looking for ideas or solutions to your problems?

Welcome to Stories of Hope in Hard Times—the podcast where I interview people that have been through dark times and find out how they got through with God’s help.

We will also discuss the lessons learned and tips they can share for people experiencing their own life detours.

Tamara K. Anderson

Why Authenticity is Worth It

By Tamara Anderson | Sep 23, 2020 |

Tamara shares an outtake from a podcast, talks about 3 tips for authenticity and shares an announcement of a hard goal she’s working on.Here is the transcript from today’s podcast:Tamara Anderson 0:00 On today’s episode, I have a couple of exciting things I’m going to share with you. First is that this will be the first episode…

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Rob A. Gentile: Lessons of Love from a Near Death Experience

By Tamara Anderson | Sep 16, 2020 |

Rob never expected a heart attack or near death experience, but he is thankful he learned more about God, love and connection because of these hardships. Bio Rob A. Gentile was born one of four boys outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Italian immigrants. His grandfather and father worked at a steel company where Rob also…

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Drained? Try These 5 Empowering Actions

By Tamara Anderson | Sep 9, 2020 |

Tamara shares 5 empowering actions to take when you’re feeling drained, exhausted, worn out, and just feel you can’t go on. Drained? Take These 5 Empowering Actions Today I want to talk about something that I feel is so needed in the world today. I don’t know about you, but I look around and I…

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Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: Why You Really Need Self-Compassion

By Tamara Anderson | Sep 2, 2020 |

Jennifer didn’t start life with much confidence, but through several struggles she learned important lessons on self-confidence & compassion. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: Why You Really Need Self-Compassion Bio Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a wife, mother of three, as well as a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois. She has a PhD in counseling psychology.…

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The Secrets of Forgiveness

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 26, 2020 |

Tamara discusses the miracle of forgiveness by sharing 3 people we can forgive and 4 tips to help us forgive. The Secrets to Forgiveness Forgiveness On today’s episode, we are going to talk about a powerful word that is really hard. I’ve kind of got mixed emotions about it: forgiveness. And we’re going to talk…

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Debbie Ihler Rasmussen: Rediscovering my Self-Worth

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 19, 2020 |

Debbie never wanted her family to be a statistic, but finally knew it was time for a divorce. She shares how she regained her self-worth with God’s help. Rediscovering my Self-Worth Bio Debbie Ihler Rasmussen opened a dance studio and began teaching when she was 17 and that developed into a 44 year career teaching…

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Angels Among Us

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 12, 2020 |

On today’s episode we talk a little bit about angels–both the heavenly kind and the earthly kind. I also share a story from my family history which teaches about earthly angels. Are There Angels in the World Today? First, I need to do a shout out to Elizabeth Allen, who shared her wonderful story last…

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Elizabeth Allen: 4 Lessons From Loss

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 5, 2020 |

Elizabeth Allen was stunned when her healthy 16-year-old son died suddenly one day from HCM. She shares wisdom learned along grief’s road with God’s help. 4 Lessons From Loss Bio Elizabeth Allen is the oldest of 10 children and grew up in California. She met her husband as a student at BYU and they have…

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Stressed? Try These 3 Breathing Exercises

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 29, 2020 |

Katy Willis found yoga and breathing exercises to be healing from trauma. Listen as she teaches 3 breathing techniques to relieve stress. If you prefer to watch a video of this episode, you can access that here: https://youtu.be/Y4R8OMqgakU Stressed? Try These 3 Breathing Exercises Our Guest for our Breathing Episode Today On today’s Tamara’s Takeaways I’m…

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Katy Willis: How to Be Still Amidst Trauma

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 22, 2020 |

Katy Willis lived many years with stress and betrayal trauma. She found hope and healing through Jesus Christ for her and her family from pornography. How to Be Still amidst trauma Bio Katy Willis lives in Brigham City, Utah with her husband Mark. She earned degrees in nursing and music from BYU Idaho and is…

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My background

I have experienced several periods of hard times in my life with experiences ranging from chronic migraines to having two children on the autism spectrum, surviving a car accident, tornado, and drowning.

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My mission

You might wonder why I produce my show.

I know how important it is to cling to hope in times of trial and want to share with you lessons learned during life's detours.

Remember, God loves you!

What to expect from Stories of Hope in Hard Times

What to expect from your show, and when.

  • Publishes at 4am Eastern every other Wednesday
  • Segments include
    • A Story of Hard Times
    • Lessons Learned
    • Favorite Bible Verse
  • Available in all places where podcasts can be found
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