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

Lark Galley: Everybody Matters!

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Lark Galley

Lark Galley shares lessons learned from divorce and suicide: You are not alone, everyone matters, and there is NOTHING that cannot be resolved or overcome. Lark’s Bio Lark has lived all over the United States and seemed to attend a different school every year of her life. She was even a foreign exchange student in…

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John Lee Dumas: 8 Tips to Ensure Success

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John Lee Dumas shares 8 tips that helped him become a successful entrepreneur. They include working hard, having accountability, and 100% commitment. Interview with John Lee Dumas John Lee Dumas Bio John Lee Dumas grew up in Maine and was an active duty Army Officer for four years, he tried Law School and was a 1st…

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Andrea Sorensen: What God Taught Me Through the Addiction of Loved Ones

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Andrea Sorensen

Andrea has been able to thrive despite growing up in a home with an alcoholic father and a mother addicted to opioids. Find out what lessons she learned along her bumpy road and how she overcame a victim’s mentality. Andrea’s Bio Andrea was raise in Utah and California. She grew up with an alcoholic as…

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Megan Kroff – Clinging to Faith Through Health Challenges

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Megan Kroff

Megan Kroff shares how she kept her faith having a child with a heart problem and Prader-Willi Syndrome as well as her personal struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Megan’s Bio Megan was born and raised in St. George, Utah but has also lived in Texas. She met and married the love of her life,…

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Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief

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Shanna Johnson

Shanna shares her journey through grief after she had a stillborn baby and how writing some important letters helped her heal with God’s help. Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief Shanna’s Bio Wife and mother to 9 children, two of which have been adopted. Shanna has had 7 miscarriages and one stillborn…

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Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer

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Claudia shares the many lessons, tips, and bits of advice she learned along her battle with breast cancer. God got her through and she learned to trust Him. Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer Claudia Bretzing is a wife, mother of six, grandmother of 17. She is an accomplished violinist and a retired…

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Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions

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Judy Cromar

Judy shares the story of her husband being diagnosed & passing away from Non Hodgkin Lymphoma at age 25–leaving her to learn hard lessons as a young widow. Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions Judy’s Bio Judy grew up in Samoa, Germany, and Oregon. She has since lived in Iowa, Utah, and California. Judy’s…

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Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God

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Rebecca Christians

Listen as a mother shares her journey through grief after her daughter commits suicide. God inspires her how to help others even as she is healing herself. Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God Rebecca’s Bio Rebecca has lived in Milwaukee, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, Arizona and Arkansas. She has worked doing many things…

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Jason Hague: Feeling Both Joy and Sorrow with Autism

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Jason Hague

Jason Hagues shares his journey from feeling numb, moving to aching joy with his son Jack, who has autism. There are seasons of both sorrow and joy. Jason Hague: Feeling Both Joy and Sorrow with Autism Jason Hague Bio Jason grew up in the piney woods of East Texas. He is the associate pastor of Christ’s…

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The Anderson Family: One Family’s Perspective on Autism

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Listen as I interview a family on how their lives have been changed for the better because of two sons with autism. Lessons, advice, tips and love shared. The Anderson Family: One Family’s Perspective on Autism Anderson family Bio Justin (old) according to the kids. Husband to Tamara for 22 and a half years, and…

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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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