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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.

Tamara K. Anderson

Got Storms? God is At Work–Even in This

By Tamara Anderson | May 6, 2020 |

In today’s episode, Tamara shares 4 lessons we can learn from from trees, wind, and the storms life throws at us.Got Storms? God is At Work, Even in ThisWelcome to another episode of Tamara’s takeaways in the Stories of Hope in Hard Times podcast. This week we are going to talk about my takeaways from…

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Peggy Sue Wells: The Secrets of Rebuilding Life After Divorce

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 29, 2020 |

PeggySue Wells never expected to go through a divorce, but she shares the secrets of how she rebuilt her life and found peace through the process. PeggySue Wells: The Secrets of Rebuilding Life After Divorce PeggySue Wells is a mother of seven, has worked five years as a radio show host, is a history buff,…

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Rebuilding Hope

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 22, 2020 |

Feeling discouraged? Today Tamara talks about the relationship between goals and hope, a personal story of healing, and one thing that makes her smile. What Everyone Ought to Know About Rebuilding Hope Last week we had just a wonderful conversation with author Wendy Wilson Spooner, and she talked a lot about family and how none…

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Wendy Spooner: 5 Lessons Every Imperfect Family Should Know

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 15, 2020 |

Wendy Wilson Spooner shares how she healed from trauma and why it is important for every family to know it is okay to be imperfect (everybody is). Wendy Spooner: 5 Lessons Every Imperfect Family Should Know Bio Wendy Wilson Spooner is a professional genetic genealogist by day, a writer by night, and an artist in…

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Why Does God Let Hard Things Happen?

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 8, 2020 |

Tamara K. Anderson shares stories about storms, the coronavirus, why God lets bad things happen, and what all this has to do with the 2 great commandments. I am so excited to be here with you today. I’m feeling a little bit of the Coronavirus quarantine going on and I am excited talk about two…

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Scott Shay: Where is God in Hard Times?

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 1, 2020 |

Financial icon Scott Shay grew up in the shadows of the holocaust his father survived. He shares tips to finding God even amidst life’s hardest challenges. Scott Shay: Where is God in Hard Times? Bio Scott Shay has spent his life balancing both work and faith. He is well known on Wall Street and was…

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4 Winning Mindsets in Times of Crisis

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 25, 2020 |

With all of the craziness of Coronavirus sweeping the world it is critical to examine 4 mindsets that can help us survive and thrive during these hard times. Introduction Welcome to another episode of Tamara’s Takeaways on the Stories of Hope in Hard Times Podcast. The world in the last few weeks has just gone…

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Matt Bowen: Not Letting Paralysis Paralyze My Life

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 18, 2020 |

Matt Bowen shares how an accident that left him paralyzed transformed his life. He has learned, grown, and is now sharing his story of hope with others. Bio Matt Bowen is a Utah native and has always been very active playing football, basketball, lacrosse, and anything else he could get into. He graduated from high…

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3 Tips for Hard Times You Can’t Afford To Miss

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 11, 2020 |

On today’s episode, we’re going to talk a little bit about rolling hills, earthly angels, and an important lesson I learned after I broke my collar bone. Also I’m instituting a fun new tradition at the end of my episode today (so we aren’t so serious all the time). So, read to the end. 3…

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Roxanne Granata: How God Helped Me With My Husband’s Pornography Addiction

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 4, 2020 |

What do you do when you find out your spouse is deeply involved with pornography and lying about it? Roxanne Granata shares her story and the lessons learned with God’s help. Roxanne Granata: How God Helped Me with My Husband’s Pornography Addiction Roxanne’s Bio Roxanne Kennedy-Granata was raised in Northern California and lived for 20…

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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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