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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.

Judging Others

Two Too Many

Monday, October 18th, 2010

It’s about a quarter till five at United on 50th and Q and every line is at least three carts deep. It’s not always a given that the Express Lane is faster. Most of us would rather push a cart than carry a basket so I check each one to see if maybe someone only […]

Flat Tire

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Ever think about how one thing leads to another?  If it wasn’t for the person who threw the beer bottle on the street Monday night, I wouldn’t have gotten a flat tire. And if it weren’t for the person who designed the impossible to remove wheel covers on my car I would have been able to change […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voice From The Past

Monday, May 1st, 2006

He was sorting through a wall rack of Phoenix Suns T-shirts, obviously not finding the size he was looking for. He had his back to me when I asked, “Can I help you?” Still focused on the shirts he answered, “Do you have this in a Small?” That voice. I’ve heard it before. But not […]

Judging Others (Audio Message)

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

[audio:http://www.asliceoflifetogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/01-Judging_Others.mp3] In our current culture, Matthew 7:1 easily makes the Top 5 of “Bible Verses Ripped Kicking and Screaming Out of Context”. You can hear it everyday on afternoon TV talk shows. “You can’t judge me!” Does it mean we are to never be discerning? Does it mean we can never judge something to be […]

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. […]

Who Cares?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

I believe it was Mark Twain who said, “The more time I spend with the so-called “good people”, the more I understand why Jesus preferred to spend His time with sinners.” The setting was a facility owned by a large church in the Phoenix valley. The scene was a music concert. A local band was […]

The World Is Going To The Dogs And Why Maybe That Would Be A Good Thing

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

The Fox News headline says that two 2nd grade girls were found murdered in Zion, Illinois today. These best friends went out to ride their bikes together and never came back. Some despicable, evil bastard stabbed them multiple times and left them for dead. In an unrelated Fox News story, a stray dog in Nairobi, […]

Ten Dollars

Monday, May 9th, 2005

While walking across the open first level of the Luhr’s Parking garage in downtown Phoenix, I spotted him across the street. A bedraggled, scruffy, gray bearded guy in a dirty blue jacket pushing himself backward down the sidewalk in a wheelchair. Panhandlers are fairly common around America West Arena, especially late at night after events. […]

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 […]

TV Talk Show Theology

Thursday, April 4th, 2002

Hello! And welcome to our show. We’re glad you tuned in. Today’s topic promises to be a hot one! We’re talking with parents who claim, “My Teenage Gothic Vampire Wild Child Is Out of Control!” With us on stage is Mary and her 15-year old daughter Susie. “So, Mary, you’re having difficulty with your daughter?” […]