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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
Megan Kroff

Megan Kroff – Clinging to Faith Through Health Challenges

By Tamara Anderson | Jun 26, 2019 |

Megan Kroff shares how she kept her faith having a child with a heart problem and Prader-Willi Syndrome as well as her personal struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Megan’s Bio Megan was born and raised in St. George, Utah but has also lived in Texas. She met and married the love of her life,…

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Shanna Johnson

Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief

By Tamara Anderson | Jun 12, 2019 |

Shanna shares her journey through grief after she had a stillborn baby and how writing some important letters helped her heal with God’s help. Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief Shanna’s Bio Wife and mother to 9 children, two of which have been adopted. Shanna has had 7 miscarriages and one stillborn…

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Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer

By Tamara Anderson | May 29, 2019 |

Claudia shares the many lessons, tips, and bits of advice she learned along her battle with breast cancer. God got her through and she learned to trust Him. Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer Claudia Bretzing is a wife, mother of six, grandmother of 17. She is an accomplished violinist and a retired…

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Judy Cromar

Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions

By Tamara Anderson | May 15, 2019 |

Judy shares the story of her husband being diagnosed & passing away from Non Hodgkin Lymphoma at age 25–leaving her to learn hard lessons as a young widow. Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions Judy’s Bio Judy grew up in Samoa, Germany, and Oregon. She has since lived in Iowa, Utah, and California. Judy’s…

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Rebecca Christians

Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God

By Tamara Anderson | May 1, 2019 |

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

Jason Hague: Feeling Both Joy and Sorrow with Autism

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 17, 2019 |

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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Anderson family photo

The Anderson Family: One Family’s Perspective on Autism

By Tamara Anderson | Apr 3, 2019 |

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

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 20, 2019 |

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

Brad Neufeld: The American Dream Falls Apart

By Tamara Anderson | Mar 6, 2019 |

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

By Tamara Anderson | Feb 20, 2019 |

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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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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