A Slice Of Life To Go is an online Christian blog written by Todd Thompson. It encourages people to see the beauty in ordinary moments and to know God’s unconditional, unfailing love in everyday life.

January, 2002

Infomercial Resolutions

Monday, January 28th, 2002

January 28th. Twenty eight days into the first page of the calendar. Typically, this is the week our New Year’s resolutions say hello to reality. A few years ago I saw an infomercial for a Power Rider. I knew that if Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton said it was a great machine […]

The Language Of Listening

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2002

It was late afternoon when I walked in. Two people in the entry area turned their heads and watched me find my way to the counter. A guy in a blue shirt who had celebrated the end of his eight hour grind by ditching his coat and loosening his tie and a lady sitting against […]

Without A Word

Tuesday, January 15th, 2002

Last February I took my Dad to a Phoenix Suns game. We had a great time even though the Chicago Bulls weren’t the toughest opponent. When you go to a game with your Dad, it doesn’t really matter who’s playing. Early in the 2nd quarter, a young family showed up to occupy the empty seats […]

Living Or Existing?

Sunday, January 13th, 2002

Go north on Hayden and you’ll see the sign on your right, just past McKellips. Announcing your entrance into the city limits of Scottsdale, it reads, Scottsdale – Welcome – “Most Livable City.” The sign stands twelve inches away from a brown block wall marking the west edge of Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery. I […]

Christmas Coasters

Friday, January 4th, 2002

They played quietly by the couch, behind their Aunt Cora’s large black antique trunk that serves as a coffee table in the living room. On the other side of the trunk, Christmas chaos. There were 22 people in the house this holiday night. Children made up 50% of that number and accounted for 96% of […]