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.

Making Memories

American “Br-Idol”

Monday, September 27th, 2010

(Every once in awhile I post a column that I have a fair idea is going to rile some people up. This may be one of them. For those I rile and for those who smile, the email address is: thompson1963@gmail.com  🙂 You’ve probably never met my cousin Jack. If you ever do, you’ll like […]


Monday, February 2nd, 2009

It’s Friday afternoon around 5:00 PM. “We’ll be back tomorrow. I’m going to wear my purple dress.” In her good-bye to the nurses at Vista Care, Emma informs Annie and me of her plans for our Saturday morning. Way back when, it was Emma’s idea to come here for the first time. We were replacing […]

Short Drive

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Last Saturday I took Annie and Emma to their school’s Fall Festival. A fund raising event by the local PTA, it was a fun four hours of games, candy, hot dogs and Sno Cones. The students’ favorite booth was, “Pie In The Eye”. For just a few tickets they could throw a whipped cream pie in their […]

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 […]

Lunch With The Kindergarteners

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Last Tuesday I spent the day in Annie and Emma’s classroom. It had been a long time since I’d done any cutting, gluing or coloring. Emma said I did pretty good at coloring. But my gluing needs work.  And what I wouldn’t give to have a mandatory nap time again. How great would it be to stretch out […]

30 Minutes At LVS

Friday, May 4th, 2007

“Anyone sitting here?”, I asked the lady. “No.” She pulled her arms in a bit and gathered her purse closer to her. Thanks to the “print your boarding pass the day before” option at Southwest Airlines I was in the “A” group. Which means I was at the front of the cattle call free for all […]

Pictures On The Fridge

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

What’s on your refrigerator doors? Ours is covered with photographs and the obligatory magnets to hold them all in place. It’s a hodgepodge of themes. An Andy Griffith Show magnet holding a photo of Allison, Shelby and Shaun; our nieces and nephew. A Chicago skyline magnet securing a winter photo of my Uncle Ev’s farm […]

Of Tornados And Pie

Monday, August 21st, 2006

It was 25 years ago this month that my Grandpa Thompson passed away. I just realized that today. On the calendar, 25 years is a long time. Yet in my mind not all that long ago. When I look in the mirror, it’s easy to see I’m not the 18 year-old kid who preached his […]


Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Got an email the other day with the subject line “Interesting Trivia”. It said that at two minutes and three seconds after 1 PM today the date will be: 01:02:03; 04/05/06 It won’t happen again for a hundred years. We tend to take note of events that don’t come around often. Halley’s Comet makes an […]


Thursday, January 26th, 2006

“Daddy, can we make a pile of leaves and jump in them?” Annie and Emma are helping me clean up the backyard. After a week of low overnight temperatures my fig tree had dropped it’s leaves and I was raking them up to throw in the dumpster. Growing up in Iowa, fall was my favorite […]

October 18th

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

“So I’m not four anymore?” “No, Annie. You’re five now. Happy Birthday!” For weeks Annie and Emma have been talking about how they would soon be five years old. Now that the day is here, they seem a tiny bit wistful pondering that being five means they are no longer four. I understand that. We […]

The Challenge When You’re Not A Rose

Friday, April 29th, 2005

My roses are blooming. Wanna come see? I remember my Grandfather saying these words. “My roses are blooming. Wanna come see?” He’d want me to follow and I would. Not because I had a passion for roses. More out of respect for Grandpa. Oh, I liked them ok. But he loved them. He even painted […]

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 […]

Riding In The Scoop

Friday, April 4th, 2003

They sat side by side in the passenger area of Gate 25, Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor. If it’s true that people married to one another for a long time eventually begin to look alike, then this seventy something couple have flown together for many years. Surrounded by appropriately noisy young families juggling kid packs, […]

Stop, Look, Listen

Monday, July 1st, 2002

Stop. Look. Listen. Sound advice for drivers approaching railroad tracks. It’s also good advice for parents. At 11:30 this night I stopped, looked and listened in the doorway of my babies’ nursery. Opening the door slowly, I peeked in. Maybe it was fatigue from a long day at work or maybe it was a reflective […]

Airport Tag

Sunday, June 23rd, 2002

It was relatively quiet for a late afternoon at the Omaha airport. I was waiting out a two hour layover, pondering the price of a Diet Coke and cookie I had just purchased. “$5.80? Pardon me, miss, but is there a major league baseball game going on behind this counter?” She gave me an “I […]

Bath Night

Monday, December 10th, 2001

Tonight was bath night for the girls. Just like every other bath night. It begins with them in their high chairs. Goldfish crackers in the crease of their shirts and peaches in their hair. Sweet, sticky faces with baby tooth grins. They signal dinner is over by backhanding their mostly empty sippy cups onto the […]

What I Learned At My Evening With The Boston Pops

Monday, November 26th, 2001

Ever wonder if what you do is important? Ever push away from your desk at 2:35 PM on a Wednesday thinking, “What’s the point?” Ever tell yourself that significance begins with the next pay raise and/or promotion? Ever think you could make more of a difference if only you played on a bigger stage or […]