First pitch

A pastor's Opening Day
When my children were younger, they used to call the first Sunday after Labor Day weekend “Opening Day.” They were referring, not to that long-awaited day in early April when the first major league game is played, but to the Sunday when our life as a family began once again to be determined by the rhythm of the church year, church activity and my weekly sermon preparation. “How’s it going, Dad?” they would ask me. “Are you up for the big occasion?”


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