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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.

Forgiveness

Terms and Conditions

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

During a Phoenix Seminary class in 1994, Dr. Norm Wakefield gave us a bookmark. I’ve had it in my Bible every day since. One side reads: “The terms and conditions of a relationship determine the nature of the relationship.” This is true. For example, think about the employers you’ve had in your life. Managers like […]

Big Ice

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Do you ever wonder if your kids are listening? Do you ever wonder if they take to heart anything that you tell them? Do they ever connect the dots in ways that surprise you? It’s bedtime. Past bedtime, actually. Being a bad Dad or good Dad, depending on your perspective, I had allowed Annie and […]

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 […]

No Strings Attached

Monday, January 28th, 2008

In demonstrating Saladmaster cookware I have fun showing off the Saladmaster machine. Invented back in 1946 by a man named Harry Lemmons, it’s an amazing food processor that is unique in its simplicity, efficiency and design. One thing I show customers is what it can do with a stalk of celery. Everyone’s least favorite part of celery […]

Rear View Mirror

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The 1976 movie “Gumball Rally” is about an illegal coast to coast road race that starts in New York City and ends in Los Angeles. If you’re a fan of fast cars and road rally racing, it’s an entertaining film. Car buffs who thrill to the sounds of performance engines say it’s especially fun to watch with […]

What’s The Point?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Ever see something that makes you wonder, “What’s the point?” It’s really windy here in Lubbock. Which is to say the Pope is Catholic, water is wet, the Grand Canyon is deep, and the Minnesota Vikings still haven’t won a Super Bowl. If Rodgers and Hammerstein weren’t able to obtain the financing for “Oklahoma!” they could have staged the musical […]

Memory

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Fox News reported last October that Akira Haraguchi, a Japanese mental health counselor, broke his own world record by reciting pi to 100,000 decimal places from memory. The 60-year old man needed 16 hours to do it. In mathematical terms, pi is “a physical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its […]

“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. […]

“Dude, It’s Only Stuff”

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Walking across the parking lot to my truck, I looked up at the blue sky and thought how glad I am to live where I’m not shoveling snow the day before New Year’s Eve. Unlocking the door on my Mazda and getting in the way I’ve done thousands of times, I stopped half way. The […]

Mercy, Grace And A Second Chance

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002

Mercy means we are spared the punishment we deserve. Grace means we receive blessings we don’t deserve. Sometimes these truths are illustrated in a single terrifying moment. It was 4 PM on the afternoon of April 16th. I had just put my twins down for a nap. Annie and Emma, protesting mildly because it’s in their […]

Cactus Callus

Tuesday, March 5th, 2002

   A pleasant discovery upon moving to the Phoenix valley was how much life exists in the desert. God has created a number of both plants and animals to thrive in this climate. One enjoyable way to get some exercise during the months October through May, the time when it isn’t a gazillion degrees hot, […]

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 […]