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.

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New Column @ toddthompson.net !

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Hi Friends and Readers, I hope this finds you well! The One Eye Out column is posted here. “Skipping Smart – An Open Letter To Those Under 30” If you’ve not already done so, subscribe (free!) on the home page of toddthompson.net. In early August, we will be redirecting “A Slice Of Life To Go” […]

New Column @ toddthompson.net

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Hey Friends and Readers, I hope this finds you well and rested after a great holiday weekend. The latest column is posted on toddthompson.net  – “Refurbished And Reconditioned” If you’ve not already done so, take a minute to subscribe (free!) at the top of the home page. We will be redirecting the Slice Of Life […]

Time To Make The Switch!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Dear Friends and Readers, Transition. Change over. Make the switch. Whatever we call it, it’s time. The email subscription has been added to toddthompson.net ! You’ll see a green bar at the top of the home page. Simply add your name and email address. You’ll be subscribed! Click here to check out the latest column and […]

New Column at toddthompson.net – “Remember God’s Wonders”

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Hey Friends, The latest column is up at toddthompson.net! “Remember God’s Wonders” Take a minute to read and share with those who could use God’s encouragement today. Blessings to you! Todd Thompson      

New Column at toddthompson.net – “The Real World”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Hey Friends, The latest column, “Real World”  is posted at toddthompson.net. It’s one you should share with the young people in your life. We are finishing a couple features on the new website, including an email sign up. We will continue to let you know of new columns here until you’re able to make the […]

New Column at toddthompson.net

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Hey Friends The latest “One Eye Out” can be found at toddthompson.net W.W.M.J.D. ? Go there, give it a read and share with your friends! Blessings to you – Todd Thompson          

New Website!

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Dear Friends and Readers, It took longer than I anticipated. I’m still adding images, content and a couple features. It’s still not perfect. But if we wait for perfect nothing gets done. Please go poke around my new website and let me know what you think. This is a considerable and much needed change. After […]

Long Time, No Write. New Year, New Website.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Dear “Slice Of Life To Go” Readers, I hope this finds you and yours healthy, well, and off to an amazing start in 2016. Long time, no write. It’s been over a year since I’ve posted a column. It was one crazy year. In many ways, a year of losses. Suffice to say, we were […]

To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Son

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Earlier this week my dear friend Shirley lost her son. Andy, only 41 years old, went to sleep at his home in Lubbock and woke up in heaven with Jesus. I had the honor of speaking at Andy’s memorial service. In reflecting on it all when it was over, the thought occurred to me that, […]

Bennie Mulder And The Used Tires

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Got the news today that Ben Mulder died last night. I shed a few tears when I heard about it. I wondered where those tears came from since I haven’t seen the man in 30 years. He wasn’t family or a close friend. In fact, I doubt he would even remember me. But I’ll always remember […]


Monday, July 28th, 2014

I admit I didn’t pay much attention when he walked in. Hospital room doors should be revolving. The flow of nurses, doctors, therapists and staff never stops. In that moment, he was just another human in stream of traffic checking on one part or another of my Dad’s post-stroke condition. A guy with a beard and […]


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

She sits three people down and to my left on the church pew. I say “sits” but toddlers don’t sit much. Or for long. Sporting a pink and orange dress, she is up and down and all around. Reaching for hymn books and Bibles then on the floor before climbing back up again to look […]

Home Depot Cowboy

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

When you look at a person, what do you see? My twins Annie and Emma are not quite 4 years old on this Saturday morning in 2004. The three of us are at a Home Depot in Chandler, AZ. We round a corner in the back of the store when I look toward the far […]

Grandma Thompson

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It’s April 11, 2014. Grandma Thompson would have been 114 today. Practically no one lives that long. She made it to 90, which is a pretty fair go at it. A full blood Swede, her parents came over from the old country. I got my love of coffee from her. If you’re Swedish, first you […]

30 Minutes At The Lubbock Animal Hospital

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

To Sadie the Boxer, the parking lot of the Lubbock Animal Hospital is a smorgasbord of scent. She can’t sniff fast enough. It’s her first visit to the clinic. We rescued her from a shelter. They had her spayed and she needs the stitches removed. She’s only 7 months old. Just a puppy. A puppy afraid of […]

INAM Syndrome

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It’s always been there for the kid growing up in the church. It’s not talked about much because to do so might make others question our Christian commitment. And God knows we wouldn’t want that. After all, we have an image to protect. But it’s always there. If only it were a childhood disease that […]

Small Town Cafe

Friday, January 31st, 2014

It’s good for a small town guy like me to dine in a place like this. Wood paneled walls from the 70’s. Fiber board ceiling tiles, slightly water stained from roof leaks of years past. No artwork on the walls, save a calendar or two from a local vendor. Booths along the walls, some patched […]


Monday, December 30th, 2013

For eight years I worked as an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life. My purpose was deliberate. I wanted to gain life experience and people skills before going to seminary. Northwestern Mutual is known as “The Quiet Company”. More than just a tag line, they’ve incorporated quiet into their operations model. Every Wednesday was a “quiet […]


Saturday, September 14th, 2013

In July of 1981, having graduated high school and preparing for my freshman year at Northwestern College, I received two letters in the mail. They were from my soon to be college roommates. Kevin Brasser from Oostburg, Wisconsin and Richard Gould from Spencer, Iowa. Kevin’s letter said, in part, “I like sports and girls and […]

I’m Better Than Miley Cyrus (And Other Myths Some Christians Believe)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Most everyone’s heard about it by now. I don’t have cable or satellite TV and I heard about it. Former Disney kid star Miley Cyrus’ song and dance performance with a married and old enough to know better Robin Thicke on the MTV awards show stunned many and horrified most. When liberal and conservative pundits […]

The Myth Of Multi-Tasking

Friday, August 9th, 2013

“Daddy.” “Yes, honey.” “Daddy. Listen to me.” “I am listening to you.” “No, you’re not. You’re looking at your phone.” “But I’m listening. I can do both, you know.” “No, you can’t.” “Yes, I can.” I hadn’t lifted my eyes once during this exchange. I felt two hands on my face, pulling my head upright. […]

Santa Sandwich

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Sitting at Fazoli’s enjoying some spaghetti when I look out the window to the fast food place next door. The sign said, “Try Our New Santa Sandwich”. I came here for a quiet lunch to relax. Reading this sign has me riled. A Santa Sandwich? When it’s 98 degrees outside? Last year I saw some […]

Cool Words In Heated Moments

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Starting life over in a new place includes finding new people to replace the familiar ones you came to depend on. In your old place, your dentist and doctor, hair stylist and manicurist, veterinarian and handyman were people you’d grown to trust over a period of time. When I moved from an Iowa small town […]

Hope Deferred

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

(((Some time ago my long-time friend and artist John Vander Stelt and I had the creative idea to select a verse from the Bible. He would paint a picture and I would write a column around the verse. The catch is we promised not to talk about our respective ideas or process. What you see […]

T-Shirt At Wal-Mart

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I’m only about five items into my list. Just after the crackers and on the way to the cheese when she comes around the corner. A forty-something woman in a maroon t-shirt. On the front, three words. “God knows everything.” Walk around Wal-Mart and you’ll see plenty of T-shirt commentary. Everything from the most recent […]