By guest contributors: Jordan Tanner & Justin Anderson
2020 has been a rough year
Where to start? We began with countries postering and threatening each other; the president of the United States was impeached by the House of Representatives; a global pandemic struck; “Social Distancing” became a new normal; racial injustices are being protested. Getting past the national headlines, many people still are grappling with the loss of loved ones; others find themselves unemployed; some might just find it difficult to cope with the challenging times. So these and other experiences might leave you feeling anxious, stressed, or in need of hope.
There is an expert on hope ready to help
Many people are looking for inspiration during these difficult times. In any of these situations, we recommend getting help from Tamara Anderson! She is an author, podcaster, and speaker of hope. Her book—Normal For Me—and articles provide examples of real, practical ways people have overcome stress and challenges. Tamara offers a variety of practical bits of help in coping with life’s challenges. If life is feeling hard and you are looking for hope, Tamara has a lot to offer you.
Inspiration during tough times
So, where to start? If you want to feel better, stronger, or happier, we recommend starting by listening to Tamara’s podcast, “Stories of Hope in Hard Times” available on any place you get your podcasts or at her website. With over 50 podcasts and growing, you can find topics that resonate best with your individual situation. The guests share their experiences of coping with real-life challenges like divorce, cancer, death, abuse, accidents, and many more. Tamara has listeners in over 40 countries, all tuning in to learn ways to help themselves or people they care about. Some of our favorite guests include:
- Matt Bowen, who had an accident that he didn’t let sideline his dreams
- Wendy Spooner, who lived a tough life early on but found the hope to change
- Richard Paul Evans, grew up bullied and has Tourettes yet became a famous author and humanitarian
Tamara is a fresh voice who aligns real-life examples with ways to use God’s help. Yes, 2020 is a real mess with real stresses and challenges. Add in many personal issues, and life can be hard. But you can have hope, peace, and joy as well. We hope you’ll let Tamara help you on that journey.