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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.

God’s Faithfulness

A Fresh Start (Audio Message)

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

[audio:http://www.asliceoflifetogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/01-A_Fresh_Start.mp3] The New Year. Our good intentions are at their peak in January. Yet there’s no magic in the turning of a calendar page. The challenge of a New Year is that we bring our old self into it. So how do we make a fresh start? God is a gracious God. A God of […]

Front Row

Monday, November 29th, 2004

For the past few years I’ve worked a part-time job at the Team Shop in America West Arena. It’s where the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers play. Like airports, it’s a venue that allows one to observe all sorts of human behavior and interaction. Anytime there are 10,000 plus people […]

Best Friend

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

“Daddy, I haffa tell you somthin’.” “What is it, Emma?” “I love you.” “I love you, too, Emma. More than you know.” “Daddy, you my best fwend!” “You’re my best friend, too, Emma.” “But you my best fwend first.” I started to disagree, but left her with a big hug and a kiss on the […]

Building A Rock Pile To Remember (Audio Message)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

[audio:http://www.asliceoflifetogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/BuildingARockPileToRemember.mp3] What will your kids be looking at in the picture albums when they become adults? Children learn what they live. What kind of environment are we creating for our children? What are we doing to help them develop a sense of identity and place? How do we teach our kids about God and His […]

Good Friday

Friday, April 9th, 2004

“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” According to the Gospel of Luke, these are the first words spoken by Jesus while on the cross. For the Roman soldiers walking the perimeter, it’s all in a day’s work. Some people push pencils and keep records for a living. Others sell groceries in […]

Call Waiting

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003

“Can you hold a second, please? Someone is beeping in.” We phrase it in the form of a question, but we aren’t asking. We’re telling. I silently wondered how he would respond if I said, “No, I can’t hold. “ “I’m back. Sorry. That was my wife again.” His wife had beeped in four times […]

Fat Spiders On The 96th Floor

Wednesday, June 25th, 2003

It was July of 1989. En route to Milwaukee for a business meeting I decided to take a few extra days to visit old acquaintances along the way. While in Chicago I had opportunity to spend time with some dear college friends. On Friday evening we met for dinner at Timone’s, an authentic old neighborhood […]

Going For A Ride

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

It was the kind of Saturday Iowa kids look forward to from January on. A sunny, windy, “Mom said wear a jacket but I’m pretending I didn’t hear that” Saturday. After months of being parka-wrapped like a polar mummy, 60 degrees is the glorious after-life. A thawing, muddy nirvana whose only recollections of the former […]

Annie’s Duffle Bag

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

“Excuse me…could I get a drink of water?” She must have asked the question at least three times but I didn’t hear her over the spray of the garden hose. It was a Saturday afternoon during my last year of seminary. I was washing my truck in the driveway and a couple of stubborn tar […]

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 […]