The Made for Hope Podcast is a biweekly podcast for women that tells true stories of people who have gone through hard things and have found hope, healing, and faith in the process. Through candid conversations with guests, you’ll learn how others survived life-changing events and came out stronger and more resilient in the end.

Episode 14: How to Help a Friend After Losing a Baby

Writer Jenny Albers talks openly about what it’s like to go through the loss of a child and says if loss was the hardest thing, then the second hardest thing is pregnancy after loss, when you’re afraid of losing your next child and you go through a roller coaster of emotions: grief, joy, doubt, fear. Find out how you can support a friend through pregnancy loss in this special conversation for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month.

Episode 13: The Silent Grief of Miscarriage

For National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, Anna Kettle shares her story of going through three miscarriage losses. If you’re unsure how to help a friend in loss, or if you’ve experienced miscarriage, Anna’s story is a powerful reminder of hope in the midst of ongoing loss and how to press in to Jesus when you’re in grief.

Episode 12: Mothering a Child with Down Syndrome with Katy Epling

Do you know someone who has a child with special needs? Today’s guest, writer Katy Epling, shares the story of her son’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome. It’s an episode that not only touches on the shock and grief she experienced, but also how she found hope and purpose in realizing God had a plan for her son.

Episode 11: How to Have HopeAfter Divorce with Jodi Rosser 

Today we’re talking about divorce and broken relationships, which is one of the most painful experiences that we can go through. For writer and podcast host, Jodi Rosser, her divorce felt like the death of her dreams. Find out how she learned to have hope again and discovered new dreams in the process.


Episode 10: Helping Someone with Anxiety and Depression: A Conversation with Lakeshia Poole

Lakeshia gives practical wisdom when it comes to dealing with mental health issues. She talks about ways we can reach out to someone who might be struggling with the same issues, and how we need to respond when we feel that nudge to help a friend.

Episode 9: From Career Woman to Homeschooling Mom

If you’re dealing with big changes or have decided to homeschool, take a listen to JJ’s story. We talk about dealing with our changing identities, and the rewards and surprises in the journey of motherhood.


Episode 8: Eight Ideas for Remembering a Loved One Who Has Passed Away

A list of memorable ways to remember a loved one who has died. Things you can do with family and friends on the anniversary of a loved one’s death.


Episode 7: Books to Read When You’re Hurting

My book recommendations for those who are going through grief and loss.


Episode 6: 10 Things Your Grieving Friend Wishes You Knew

Ten things your grieving friend won’t tell you but wants you to know.


Episode 5: Dealing with the Loss of a Child with guest Bekah Bowman

Join me as Bekah Bowman shares the story of her children’s diagnosis and how she has found joy in unexpected places. This is not just a story of loss, but a story of redemption and hope.


Episode 4: A Chapter from Sara’s Book: Made for Hope

Listen to chapter one from my book, Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness.


Made for Hope Podcast Episode 3: Savoring Life Through Heartache and Joy with guest Christy Cabe

Author Christy Cabe shares the impact of losing a mom as a child, dealing with her own child’s cancer diagnosis, and facing recurrent miscarriages. Christy’s vulnerable stories show us how to have joy even in the midst of hard circumstances.

Made for Hope Podcast Episode 2: When Life Turns Upside Down with guest Becky McCoy

Becky McCoy and Sara Ward discuss how to have resilience in the midst of losing a spouse and the difficulty of single parenting.

Made for Hope Podcast Episode 1: Facing Cancer and Overcoming Fear with Niki Hardy

Author Niki Hardy and Sara Ward talk about facing a cancer diagnosis, keeping fear in check, and how to thrive and not just survive.

Made for Hope Podcast Trailer with Sara Ward

Vulnerable conversations with women. Stories of hope.