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.


Remember Who You’re Talking To

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Our parents said it to us at some point after we learned to talk. We say it to our kids at some point after they learn to talk. We hear it (or say it) when attitude takes on, well…an attitude. “Remember who you’re talking to.” I reminded my daughters of this the other day. All […]

Walking Forward Facing Backwards

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Have you ever been deeply wounded by another person? Have you ever been deeply wounded by another person who, with deliberate action and malice aforethought, hurt you on purpose? Have you waited for justice to be served? And waited some more? Are you still waiting? (Maddening, isn’t it?) In our broken world, wounds come in […]

Hard Morning

Friday, July 25th, 2008

It was a hard morning for Emma. Purposely provoking her sister Annie to frustration. Lots of button pushing in her communication with me. A good measure of “I hear what Daddy is saying but I’ll do it when I feel like it.” Then, when called to accountability, blaming her sister or feigning poor hearing as excuses for her […]

Poor Parenting In The Parking Lot

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

My friend Alan and I were leaving the Lubbock Breakfast House after a late morning business meeting. Our “thanks for your time, see you next week” was interrupted by yelling. We looked up to see a man screaming at his kid. The dad was a barrel chest with a flat top haircut. Movie casting would have […]

Bad Day

Monday, June 25th, 2007

9:45 AM on Friday, June 8th at Aqua-Tots Swim School in Mesa, Arizona. Ron was working on his laptop while Paul and I were sitting at the meet and greet desk behind the glass. A guy in a faded, forest green golf shirt walked up to the window. He looked a little frazzled. Paul slid the window open. “Hi. How […]


Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Spring 1998. A 2:30 Friday afternoon flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles, the flight taken by many business people trying to get home for the weekend.   I’m headed to California to visit Charlie, an old college friend. As you probably know, there are no reserved seats on Southwest Airlines. You show up for the […]

The World Is Going To The Dogs And Why Maybe That Would Be A Good Thing

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

The Fox News headline says that two 2nd grade girls were found murdered in Zion, Illinois today. These best friends went out to ride their bikes together and never came back. Some despicable, evil bastard stabbed them multiple times and left them for dead. In an unrelated Fox News story, a stray dog in Nairobi, […]

“Dude, It’s Only Stuff”

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Walking across the parking lot to my truck, I looked up at the blue sky and thought how glad I am to live where I’m not shoveling snow the day before New Year’s Eve. Unlocking the door on my Mazda and getting in the way I’ve done thousands of times, I stopped half way. The […]

Stop, Look, Listen

Monday, July 1st, 2002

Stop. Look. Listen. Sound advice for drivers approaching railroad tracks. It’s also good advice for parents. At 11:30 this night I stopped, looked and listened in the doorway of my babies’ nursery. Opening the door slowly, I peeked in. Maybe it was fatigue from a long day at work or maybe it was a reflective […]

Mercy, Grace And A Second Chance

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002

Mercy means we are spared the punishment we deserve. Grace means we receive blessings we don’t deserve. Sometimes these truths are illustrated in a single terrifying moment. It was 4 PM on the afternoon of April 16th. I had just put my twins down for a nap. Annie and Emma, protesting mildly because it’s in their […]