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

Erin Nimmer: Overcoming Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression

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Erin Nimmer

Erin thought she had depression in high school. She was finally correctly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression, and has since found help and hope. Erin’s Bio Erin was born and raised in Arizona, where she played high school volleyball. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Human Development, and was also able to…

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Aleesha McMurdo: The Power of Forgiveness and Healing

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Even though she was a victim most of her life, Aleesha has found freedom and healing in forgiveness with God’s help. She now finds peace helping others. Aleesha’s Bio Aleesha is a joy filled passionate woman. She is the mother of four amazing children whom she is raising to be happy and responsible people. She…

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Jennifer Hepworth: Handling Cystic Fibrosis and a Faith Crisis

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Jennifer Hepworth

Jen’s whole life changed when her daughter was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She shares valuable advice on how to find joy and hope even with diagnosis. Jennifer’s Bio Jennifer Hepworth is a wonderful woman who was born in Southern California, but calls Gilbert, Arizona home. She currently lives in Davis County, Utah. She married her…

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Julie Cluff: 11 Tips For Healing and Dealing With Grief

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Julie Cluff

Julie’s life changed one day when two of her children died in a car accident. She shares heartfelt tips on how to recover from & help others through grief. About Julie Julie Cluff is a full-time entrepreneur, Build a Life After Loss podcaster, hope giver, life coach, grief recovery specialist, and artist but not always…

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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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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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