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

Hannah Coles: A New Identity After Dyslexia Diagnosis

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Hannah Coles

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

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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

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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: 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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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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