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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.

Farming

Rock Pile

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Poke around the shady groves of farms in the Midwest and you’ll find them. Tucked behind the barn or under a tree, monuments to decades of hard work and sweat. Added to and rarely subtracted from. Rock piles. Depending on the lay of the farmer’s land, before planting crops it’s sometimes necessary to harvest rock. The freezing of winter and […]

Walking Beans

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Back in the day, before farmers relied solely on herbicides in their Iowa soybean fields, the preferred method of weeding was “walking beans”. It was a predictable summer job. You’d get your crew together, most of the time your family, spread out and walk down the field getting rid of the weeds that grew. Each […]

Owning It

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Hope Covenant, my home church, is in Chandler, Arizona. Like the other towns in the Phoenix valley, it began as a small farming town that over the decades morphed into an urban area. About 3 million people live in the metro area known as the “Valley of the Sun”. Vestiges of the former agricultural existence […]

Riding In The Scoop

Friday, April 4th, 2003

They sat side by side in the passenger area of Gate 25, Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor. If it’s true that people married to one another for a long time eventually begin to look alike, then this seventy something couple have flown together for many years. Surrounded by appropriately noisy young families juggling kid packs, […]