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

Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God

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

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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Jamie Middlecamp: The Blessings Of A Down Syndrome Child

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Jamie shares the 5 lessons she learned having a son with Down Syndrome. She also explains how God helped and gives IEP advice. Jamie’s Bio Wife and mother of three–her oldest has Down Syndrome Meme to her two treasures Lived most of her live in North West Arkansas Also lived in a small town in…

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Brad Neufeld: The American Dream Falls Apart

Brad Neufeld

Brad Neufeld has hit many rock bottom moments in that have put him on a path to mentor troubled teens. He also shares life lessons learned in hard times. Brad J. Neufeld: The American Dream Falls Apart Brad’s Bio Brad was born in Bakersfield, California and lived there until he was 13 years old. Moved to…

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

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After a bike crash, Sarah’s daughter was diagnosed with kidney disease, and then her marriage fell apart. She shares lessons on survival with God’s help. 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…

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

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Cindy Cloninger learned many lessons as her husband struggled with brain cancer. Enjoy her 5 lessons and 14 tips learned from the death of a spouse. 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…

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

Alissa McClure

Alissa shares the lessons learned from her life’s challenges breaking the poverty cycle, surviving infertility and watching her preemies struggle to live. 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…

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

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Jerald Simon

Jerald shares the many lessons he learned from surviving falling off a cliff, watching his wife bleed-out, and dealing with a sudden job loss. 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…

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Podcast Intro and My Story of Hope

Tamara K. Anderson

Tamara introduces her podcast Stories of Hope in Hard Times. She also shares lessons learned from a car accident and having two sons on the autism spectrum. 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…

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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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