I always love it when I see that first leaf that reveals summer is coming to an end. Most of the leaves are still green, and then before you know it most of them have changed. There’s nothing like stumbling upon a rainbow of colors scattered around a tree. For me, this season is magical in Indiana.

Some people will say they do not like it because they know what comes next – snow, cold temps, and possibly icy roads. However, many embrace this time of the year. They love the cooler temps, change in their wardrobe, activities like bonfires, hayrides, football, and carving pumpkins. And, best of all – the anticipation of what colors they’re going to see each year. Sometimes the dominant color is red, and sometimes it might be yellow. Some years, orange. You just never know.

Although this season is one of my favorites, my husband has a different opinion. He loves it when it’s near 90 degrees. He enjoys being outside, so that means he likes activities such as gardening, mowing, and running. Let me tell you what, we are opposite in almost every way! He runs, I walk. He likes his food HOT, and I really don’t care as long as it’s edible. He likes to go, go , go – and I need to space things out. I like pineapple on my pizza, and he does not. He notices details, and I do not. I’m a huge dog fan. Him – not so much.

However, there’s one thread that keeps us together – and that’s our faith. Without it, I’m not sure we would’ve lasted 36 years. I respect his opinion, and he respects mine. I love Jesus, and so does he. We both fail, and we both seek forgiveness.

I’m here to testify that God’s love unifies. It covers sin. It forgives. Gives grace when needed. God’s love never fails.

If you are struggling in your marriage, maybe it’s time for a change – a change in your heart.

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