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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 Love

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 […]

The Mud People

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

Once upon a time in a place not so far away lived the Mud People. They lived under a big blue sky like you and me. They worked and ate and drank and slept and lived their lives in ordinary ways. At the top of the High Hill, with a view of the entire valley […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]