Laura Putnam
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Laura Putnam, along with her maple syrup making husband, raises her two girls in NY. She blogs about the journey we are all on to finding home.

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  1. Laura,

    I so relate to this–so often I can hear or read about Christianity without letting myself truly encounter Christ Himself….but of course everything changes when I do! Thanks for such a great post! Blessings!

  2. He’s so patient with us!

    Rich blessings as He shows you more of His grace, and how He uses *time* and story for purpose.

    (where in New York are you? Me, too!)

  3. Well and beautifully said! Our journeys are all so unique… As diverse and creative as our Designer! Thank you for giving us an honest peek into yours.

    Just have to wonder where and how God will use your faith story. Walk on in His confidence!


  4. Laura,
    You could be writing my life story or be my long lost twin! I too felt something missing from my faith life, stumbed upon blogs, drawn to decorating and crafting and through them the beautiful women of (in)courage. When you mentioned ‘Discovering Christ’ it was like a bolt of electricity went through me! I went through the program two years ago and am profoundly changed! So thankful for it! I too live in NY and think perhaps near to each other…drop me a note if you would like to chat!
    Blessings, Melissa

  5. The internet and blogging can be used in such a positive way. I’m sure it was divinely inspired as it started you on your path to discovery, in a sense. We are always in the process, aren’t we? Or maybe that is just me…

  6. Wow, Laura, you are such a blessing to so many people. Thank you for the courage to share such a personal part of your journey. Sometimes we find ourselves in places we never thought we’d be in. It’s hard to trust and push fear out. Your story is very encouraging. The journey really never ends.

  7. Love Laura’s heart and blog. She is an amazing woman and I’m so glad to follow her. Thanks for being real and honest! Love this!

  8. Welcome, friend! It’s heartwarming to read your story – so glad you’re here. May we both learn to listen for the ways God speaks 🙂

  9. Oh girl I love hearing your story. Don’t beat yourself up…a lot of people are brought up with faith being private. I wasn’t. My momma talked to anybody who would listen. It was just what I always knew:)

  10. Laura, Isn’t it awesome that the God of the universe loves us so much that He calls us to Himself? Calling us in a way that is totally unique to each of us? So glad you’re on this journey and are finding your heart’s desire. May God continue to guide and direct you.

    Blessings from Barbara in Missouri

  11. Laura, beautifully written. Following the same journey… Thank you sharing your personal feelings of faith. I too, never really talked about my faith in conversation. It’s so nice to find people that you can talk to and share with. God bless ~

  12. Thank you Laura! God has brought a couple of “sandpaper people” into my life the last few weeks and I’ve been asking why. I’ve really resented the extra stress and complications. But now I have an answer – I need to look for what God wants me to learn from them.

  13. I need the Lord to be with me all the time., to take all my problems away and to cover me with his precious BLOOD.
    I thank Him for all his blessings and for my good health that He has given to me.


  14. Thank you for every person that have prayed for me and made my life more pleasant
    I know I have alot of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who care about me.

    I love them all.

    Thank You

  15. Oh, precious Laura! What a joy to read about this very personal and very beautiful time in your life. Finding Home has taken on a new meaning~because you have found a permanent home in Christ. Remember to rest in His love and know that He has been waiting for this season in your life always and will guide your path. You are a delight! and you bring such joy to your readers and to Him! Blessings to you and your family!

  16. I can relate to needing to listen to God as well as speaking to God. Listening to what God has to say, taking a quiet time to just sit in his presence to hear from God. I can relate to sometimes closing my ears though and at the moment I am doing just that. I know I need to listen but I think I am scared of what I am going to hear plus I too have been taken aback that after a Christian event I find I am angry at God-I know the place to take those feelings is to God himself. Thank you for sharing.

  17. I grew up in church. I went every week was in youth choir, did cantatas, bell choir, youth group, etc. My parents did not go, but I did. Sure I heard sermons & knew stuff, but it took me years to finally “get it”. It has only been in the past few years (47) that I truly understand what a relationship with Christ is a about.

    I have done a number of Bible studies and memorized scripture. But the best part of all is the preacher we have. He makes the Bible come to life and explains it in simple to understand terms–and he and his wife live out the Bible!

    It can be hard at times to really hear Christ during the busy week, but I try and I pray often & listen to Christian music–all that seems to help!

  18. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words. I became a Christian in my early 30’s, and even after 30 years now, I still feel like a “beginner” in the faith sometimes! One of my biggest struggles is in giving all my worries over to Jesus to handle. I keep taking them back and worrying anyway. I am so blessed to have a Christian husband to pray with and to celebrate all of God’s blessings with. So happy for you and your family that you have that joy, too!

  19. The world is an amazing place if only we can see it….and hear it. Thanks for sharing. I loved Discovering Christ too. Great program. To openly love God is a challenge and it’s own reward. Nice essay.