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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.

Conscience

Pecking At Pebbles

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Have you ever tried to make something be what it can never be? Annie and Emma are in the back seat at Sonic Drive-In, enjoying an after school snack while we sit with engine running. It’s unseasonably cold this week. So cold that there is no one dining at the outdoor tables, the same tables […]

Lonely At Christmas

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

It began as a desperate act of self-preservation. In December of 2007 I’d been living in Lubbock for several months after 14 years in the Phoenix valley. I was a not by choice divorced single Dad living in a place I never wanted to live. Somewhere in the middle of the month I realized that […]

Two Too Many

Monday, October 18th, 2010

It’s about a quarter till five at United on 50th and Q and every line is at least three carts deep. It’s not always a given that the Express Lane is faster. Most of us would rather push a cart than carry a basket so I check each one to see if maybe someone only […]

When Your Burden Becomes An Idol – A Confession

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The following is a confession. I’ve apologized and asked forgiveness of the offended Party. Now it’s time for that “confess your sin to one another” part of the process. In a sentence…I have allowed my burden to become an idol. For my readers who don’t know me, four years ago my spouse chose to walk […]

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 […]

“I’m Sorry”

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Last Wednesday evening I took the girls to Golfland to play mini-golf. When you play putt-putt with twin 6-year olds, you don’t bother playing yourself. You just help them try to stay focused on the hole in front of them and keep them from trying to climb the Windmill or wade in the water hazard. […]

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, […]

In The Heat Of The Moment

Thursday, April 11th, 2002

It was a family vacation during the summer of my 8th grade year. My grandparents were taking the trip with us to Ohio and West Virginia to visit distant relatives. At the end of a long day of driving, we spotted a motel just outside a tiny town in Indiana. One of those small, 30-room […]