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

Sarah Gowans: Lessons from a Bike Crash, Kidney Disease, and Divorce

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Sarah Gowans: Lessons from a Bike Crash, Kidney Disease, and Divorce Bio Sometimes people have periods of their life that seem to follow the saying,“when it rains, it pours.” Sarah Gowans had 3 years (2009-2012) where things seemed to go from bad to worse. First, she was hit by a car while riding her bike,…

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Cindy Cloninger: 5 Lessons & 14 Tips Learned from the Death of a Spouse

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5 Lessons & 14 Tips Learned from the Death of a Spouse About Cindy 6 children who have issues ranging from cataracts, lyme disease, epilepsy, and MTHFR gene mutation (which means they don’t process folic acid). She is the biological mother of 5 and they adopted their youngest from China. She was also a foster…

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Alissa McClure: Lessons from a Broken Home, Infertility and Preemies

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Alissa McClure

About Alissa McClure Raised in poverty in a broken home Became a teacher Children’s book author Blogger Married her best friend Struggled with infertility Gave birth to preemie twins and almost lost them Summer of 2018 released her first book for adults called, “Joy On! Ten Ways to Add More Joy to Your Life” Lessons from…

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Jerald Simon: Falling off a Cliff, Job Loss, and Possible Death of a Spouse

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Jerald Simon

Wisdom and Lessons from Jerald Simon About Jerald Simon Husband to Zanny, and a father to his wonderful children. Founder of Music Motivation® Composer of 10 Music Albums, 4 EP’s and dozens of piano books Author of 4 motivation and self-help books (see links below) Music mentor and piano teacher He loves music, teaching, speaking, performing,…

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Podcast Intro and My Story of Hope

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Stories of Hope in Hard Times Introduction My reason for doing this podcast–love learning from stories. Noticed that my sister who was struggling with Lyme’s disease and I were learning the same lessons even though I was raising children with autism. Even though situations are different, often the lessons learned are the same. Stories of…

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Trailer for Stories of Hope in Hard Times


To gear up for the launch of my podcast I made a trailer. Yes, I know usually trailers are only for movies, but this is a 2 minute podcast trailer. It will give you a peek at what my podcast is all about and and who I am doing this podcast for. Have you ever…

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Car Accident Tamara Recovery with flowers and balloons

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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