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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.

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E-Har-Har-Harmony

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Sometimes we just have to laugh. As Frederick Buechner wrote, “Laughing is better than crying and maybe not even all that different…(because) no matter what the immediate occasion is of either your laughter or your tears, the object of both ends up being yourself and your own life.” Several months ago while driving on Loop […]

Your Best Act Of Worship

Friday, November 20th, 2009

How do you worship God? Do you sing? Do you play a musical instrument? Do you pray? Do you read the Bible? Do you dance? These are all appropriate expressions of worship. (Yes, my Baptist friends, even dancing.) Yet it seems that the best act of worship is one we often fail to do. Or […]

Dress Code

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Phil Collins is a popular and highly successful musician whose career has spanned several decades as a drummer and solo artist. Back in the early 80’s he was on tour with Robert Plant. They were staying at the Ambassador Hotel in Chicago. Between themselves, their band and their entourage they occupied about 30 rooms, paying exorbitant prices. On […]

Real

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Over the holidays some dear friends gave me a great Christmas present. Tickets to Santa’s Village, a Christmas theme amusement park that sets up each year at Firebird Raceway here in Phoenix. We had a blast on the rides, eating kettle corn and cotton candy. It was a delightful afternoon spent making memories with my twin 6-year […]

Paint Job

Monday, September 25th, 2006

When I was in high school, a friend of mine made plans to spend his summer riding across the United States with a group of bicycle enthusiasts. For his trip he bought a brand new Sekai touring bike. The bike was expensive and looked it. Everything from wheel to wheel was top of the line. […]

A Fair Hearing

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

It was fall of 1993. We had lived here only a couple months and were still finding our way around the valley. One late afternoon we discovered a Chinese restaurant somewhere in Mesa and had dinner there. When we were finished I went up to the counter to pay the check. After the cashier handed […]

“The X Factor”

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Anyone you know that’s not acting like themselves this week? Someone who doesn’t seem like they’re on top of their game? They say, “What you see is what you get.” Rarely is that true when it comes to people. For most of us, life is like an iceberg. The bulk of what’s there is below […]

Integrity and Trust

Friday, January 20th, 2006

About 12 years ago when we moved to the Phoenix valley one of the things we wanted to do was find a church to attend. We visited quite a few. One Sunday during a worship service at a church in Mesa, the pianist played a solo. An arrangement of an old hymn. It was one […]

Up Close

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

Have your prejudices been challenged lately? In my part-time job I sell merchandise at America West Arena. Home to the NBA Phoenix Suns, Arizona Rattlers Arena Football team, and the Phoenix Roadrunners Hockey Club. For these events, our walk in store is open like any in a mall. For concerts, the set up is different. […]

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 […]