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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.

Friendship

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In 1993 I was living in LeMars, Iowa, population 9,000 and the home of Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream. It was the biggest town I’d ever lived in. It had an all-night grocery store and a McDonald’s so I thought it was the big time. You can imagine that when in August of that year God […]

Home Or Away?

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

In late summer before my junior year of high school in 1979 our small town in Iowa was on the receiving end of some torrential rains. So much that it flooded our football field. Not in a “give ‘er a week and it’ll dry out” way. Rather in a “how long and how many pumps […]

Love That Lasts

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

(This appeared as the back page “Classic Thoughts” column in the February 2010 issue of “The Classic”, the alumni magazine of  Northwestern College. I’m grateful for the privilege to contribute to this fine publication.) Pulling into the parking lot, I ask my 9-year-old twin daughters the same question I ask every week. “Girls, what are […]

The Power Of Encouragement

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

It happened to me twice last week. Both times completely unexpected. One from a friend. One from a total stranger. Both times brought tears to my eyes. Handwritten notes of appreciation and encouragement. When is the last time you were on the receiving end of genuine encouragement? Isn’t it a wonderful mix of good feelings? Someone noticed. Someone cares. […]

Palmer The Eskimo Dog

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

He was 7 months old when I got him. A happy, furry, pure white bounce of energy. A girl in my church was moving back east and couldn’t have pets where she was going. So I bought him for $75. A purebred AKC registered American Eskimo dog. Opening the door of the car, he jumped in the front seat […]

Shadow

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

It’s 8:27 AM. I’m running 5 minutes late. Grab the keys, pull the door shut behind me and hit the garage door button on the way out. The motor drones and plays the familiar tune of creaking and rolling and lifting, the morning anthem that starts my day. A double glance in the rear view mirror (I’ve heard the stories about people backing before looking) […]

Circle

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Thursday morning westbound on Loop 289. It’s school morning drive time. They’re in the back seat, munching on a Granny Smith apple. So far we’ve discussed what Jesus is doing in heaven right now, where He’s sitting up there and is He tall enough to step right over the city of Lubbock. The girls and I have a […]

A Legacy Of Friendship

Monday, March 10th, 2008

In a letter written to Arthur Greeves and dated December 29, 1935, C.S. Lewis penned the following thoughts on the topic of friendship: “Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I […]

Blind Spots

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

In the aftermath of my relocation to Texas I’ve spent evenings going through all the boxes in the garage, merging and purging as the items dictate. I think it was Erma Bombeck who said, “When you see how quickly things accumulate on their own, you wonder why you bother to save anything on purpose.” Among the boxes […]

Let’s Get Social (Audio Message)

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

[audio:http://www.asliceoflifetogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/sGetSocial.mp3] Block walls. Cocooning. We name our housing developments but often don’t know our neighbors. By God’s design, we are social creatures created for relationship. Strong friendships allow us to experience life in community. How round robin letters and Ritz Crackers are proof of life long friendships. (Presented to Hope Covenant Church – Chandler, AZ […]