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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.

Perseverance

Cactus In A Cottonwood

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Growing up in Iowa, I’ve seen a lot of cottonwood trees. Having lived in Arizona, I’ve seen a lot of cactus. Here at the lake in Texas, I’ve seen them both together. Down the road in a neighbor’s backyard is a large cottonwood tree. About seven feet off the ground in the notch where the […]

Pressure

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Under pressure? Feeling squeezed? Me, too. Do you like it? Me, neither. Pressure. Squeezed. Pressed. In the vice. However you describe it, I hate it. So how about we just eliminate it? No more pressure. Badda boom. Badda bing. It’s gone. While waving my mental magic wand, I thought about what life would look like […]

Church Hoppers

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

My cousin Jack serves as pastor of Buffalo Springs Community Church, just outside Lubbock, Texas. When he started there he was told they had a tradition of the pastor doing a children’s sermon during the service. Turns out the tradition had begun only six weeks before he got there. But he accepted it as part […]

Triple Word Score

Monday, January 17th, 2011

As a kid I was blessed to live just down the road from all my Grandparents. My Dad’s parents lived a half mile away. My Mom’s folks were a whole 2 miles away. The close proximity allowed me to spend lots of time with all of them. When I was a kid I would play […]

Love That Lasts

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

(This appeared as the back page “Classic Thoughts” column in the February 2010 issue of “The Classic”, the alumni magazine of  Northwestern College. I’m grateful for the privilege to contribute to this fine publication.) Pulling into the parking lot, I ask my 9-year-old twin daughters the same question I ask every week. “Girls, what are […]

The Unknown

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Years ago my good friend Fred told me about a delightful conversation he had with his then 3-year old grandson, Nathan. Nathan was just about to have another birthday. “Grandpa, I don’t want to be 4. I want to stay 3.” “Why is that?” “Because after you turn 4, then you turn 5.” “What’s wrong with […]

Memory

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Fox News reported last October that Akira Haraguchi, a Japanese mental health counselor, broke his own world record by reciting pi to 100,000 decimal places from memory. The 60-year old man needed 16 hours to do it. In mathematical terms, pi is “a physical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its […]

Tattoo

Monday, April 9th, 2007

One of the reasons I enjoy my part-time job selling merchandise at the US Airways Center during Phoenix Suns games is the sheer volume of people who come into our store and walk by in the concourse. I enjoy observing people. Any event that brings nearly 20,000 people to your door means there will be plenty to […]

Waiting For Rain

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

  It’s dry in the desert. That’s why they call it a desert. On a good year, the Phoenix valley receives only 7″ of rain. This hasn’t been a good year. Until God turned on the faucet last Saturday, it had been 143 days in a row with no rain. The last time water fell […]

Preparation

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Most people have likely never heard of my college alma mater, a small Christian liberal arts school in Orange City, Iowa. But since Deb Remmerde went on the CBS Morning Show last Monday a lot more of the country knows about Northwestern College.   Deb is a sophomore All-American basketball player for the Lady Raiders. […]

Cactus Callus

Tuesday, March 5th, 2002

   A pleasant discovery upon moving to the Phoenix valley was how much life exists in the desert. God has created a number of both plants and animals to thrive in this climate. One enjoyable way to get some exercise during the months October through May, the time when it isn’t a gazillion degrees hot, […]