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.


Pumpkin On A Stop Sign

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

It was around Halloween when I noticed it. Near my kids’ elementary school on the corner of 17th and Toledo Streets someone had put a pumpkin on top of a stop sign. Even if you’re not normally aware of your surroundings, your brain takes note of things like a pumpkin on a stop sign. It stayed there longer […]

Needs Or Wants?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2002

One wonders how they came up with the idea. Did excessive time spent preparing coleslaw cause them to miss their child’s school program? Was it because the inventor’s Dad never let him or her have a BB gun when they were a kid? Or was it an ad agency brainstorm session where someone said, “What […]

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 […]

The Weight Of Christmas Present

Thursday, December 20th, 2001

“Are you finding everything ok?” The 20-something brother and sister were looking through a stack of Phoenix Suns shirts. “Who knows? We’re buying for our mother. She’s really picky.” “Don’t you have the “it’s from my daughter, I’m sure whatever it is I’ll love it” thing going for you?” “You don’t know our mother.” “So […]