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.

Control Freak

Submission Hold

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

My twin daughters Annie and Emma are 10 years old. You can’t tell by looking at them now, but they were preemies. Born seven and a half weeks early they weighed 3 pounds 9 ounces and 3 pounds 14 ounces. I’d never held babies so tiny. Head to toe, they were exactly as long as […]


Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It’s a promise to myself I hope I can keep. I’ll never live in a house that’s part of a homeowner association. I was talking with someone the other day who said they got a letter from their HOA asking them to “move the blue chair off your front yard”. How relieved I was to […]


Monday, April 23rd, 2007

The Southwest Airlines flight attendant leaned against the seat and, in a low “we don’t want the passengers to hear” voice, said to her co-worker, “That was really bad. I’m nauseous.” We were on the ground in Albuquerque last Monday night, waiting for passengers to board for the next leg to Phoenix. A few minutes earlier we were in […]

Of Control Freaks And Helicopter Rides

Wednesday, March 20th, 2002

We’re almost through the first quarter of 2002. How’s your year going? Is everything unfolding according to your plans? Or have unexpected events caused you to make adjustments? During the first week of 1996 Sara and I were in Iowa visiting my family. One afternoon I sat looking out the window at the snow while […]