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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
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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 DivorceBioSometimes people have periods of their life that seem to follow the saying,“when it rains, it pours.” Sarah Gowans had 3…

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

By Tamara Anderson | Feb 6, 2019 |

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

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

By Tamara Anderson | Jan 23, 2019 |

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

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

By Tamara Anderson | Jan 23, 2019 |

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

By Tamara Anderson | Jan 23, 2019 |

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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Trailer for Stories of Hope in Hard Times

By Tamara Anderson | Dec 10, 2018 |

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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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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