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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.

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By Tamara Anderson | Jan 15, 2020 |

In this episode, Tamara K. Anderson shares how scared she really was to start podcasting and the tips and goals which helped her overcome this fear.Tamara K. Anderson: How I Overcame My Fear to PodcastingI am so excited to announce an epic change in the Stories of Hope in Hard Times podcast. Starting today, I…

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Alan Gulledge – Setting Goals, Facing Fears and Recovering with Faith

By Tamara Anderson | Jan 8, 2020 |

After a life-altering accident, Alan Gulledge learned to set powerful goals, face his fears, and move forward with faith. He now helps others learn reach their physical goals as a coach. Alan Gulledge – Setting Goals, Facing Fears and Recovering with Faith Bio Alan Gulledge has lived in Virginia, California, Honduras, and Utah. He was…

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By Tamara Anderson | Dec 23, 2019 |

As a Christmas gift to her listeners, Tamara shares two audio chapters from her book, Normal for Me. One chapter talks about her son’s diagnosis of autism and the other how God helps us learn to problem solve the challenges we face. A Special Christmas Gift: 2 Audio Chapters from my Book, Normal for Me…

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Richard Paul Evans: Lessons From Brokenness, Bullying, and Tourette’s

By Tamara Anderson | Dec 11, 2019 |

Did you know NY Times Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans was bullied as a child or that he lived in a home infested with rats? Listen as he shares the stories which shaped him to become one of the most loved and heart-stirring authors today. Richard Paul Evans: Lessons from Brokenness, Bullying, and Tourette’s Richard…

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Brad Neufeld

Brad Neufeld: 14 Tips to Face the Holiday Blues with Cheer

By Tamara Anderson | Nov 27, 2019 |

Today we are going to focus on the holiday season, and how we can overcoming the sadness and holiday blues which sometime accompany this time of year. 14 Tips to Face the Holiday Blues with Cheer Brad J. Neufeld (who was previously interviewed on Stories of Hope about his personal story) is back to discuss…

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Hannah Coles

Hannah Coles: A New Identity After Dyslexia Diagnosis

By Tamara Anderson | Nov 13, 2019 |

In this episode Hannah shares how she overcame her own internal struggles after her daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. Learning A New Identity After A Dyslexia Diagnosis Hannah’s Bio Hannah Coles is a mom to 4 amazing children and has been married for over 18 years. She has been homeschooling her kids for over 12…

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Alan Smith: Finding Perspective After Losing A Child

By Tamara Anderson | Oct 30, 2019 |

In this episode Alan Smith shares how he was able to take health struggles and the death of a child, and find happiness even after extreme pain. How Alan Found Perspective and Peace After His Son’s Death. Alan’s Bio Alan was born and raised in Utah. He is something of a Renaissance man with his…

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Cristine Price: The Miracles Which Helped Me Overcome Addiction

By Tamara Anderson | Oct 16, 2019 |

In this episode Cristine shares her journey from drug addiction to mental health counselor and the miracles which shaped her life: prayer, choice, and God’s grace. The Miracles Which Helped Me Overcome Addiction Cristine’s Bio Over 30 years ago, Christine Price found herself deep in addiction. Through several miracles she turned her life around and…

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Erin Nimmer

Erin Nimmer: Overcoming Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression

By Tamara Anderson | Oct 2, 2019 |

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

By Tamara Anderson | Sep 18, 2019 |

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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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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