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Arkansas Town Under Martial Law?

“Let me see your papers!” This will be the phrase many in Paragould, Arkansas will be hearing in the coming days as Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall told residents on Thursday evening that due to the rise in crime they are putting forth an extreme solution; police armed in SWAT gear […]

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith’s Blunder of the Day

Razorback fans the nation over cringed just a wee bit recently at a speech given by Arkansas football coach John L. Smith at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. In his pep talk, an attempt to rally fans and supporters, Smith referred to the Arkansas program as “the state of Alabama program.” How embarrassing. Arkansas, now […]

Razorbacks Ranked 10th in Pre-Season

  The highly revered, greatly feared (sporting perspective) Arkansas Razorbacks is ranked 10th in the coaches poll heading towards the 2012 season. I’ll take it! Just a quick note to readers that I’ll be posting blogs on college football on Saturdays this coming season – mostly on the Razorbacks. See, Denny Burk is going to […]


I grew up in a small community called Marvell in Arkansas. Not far from Turkey Scratch (you know). Marvell doesn’t have many claims to fame, not that it matters – but – Levon Helms of The Band grew up here, and so did I, and we both knew cotton, and what it meant to the […]

Copper Wire

After having dug to a depth of 100 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago. Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, a California archaeologist dug to a […]


Because we play #3 ranked Alabama tomorrow, and you know, you just don’t stop being a Razorback. So bring it ‘Bama. You’d better. If I had eloquent smack to be talkin’, I’d be smackin’ it..I mean, talkin’ it. You know …um, the smack talk stuff. Yeah, that’s right. Whut? Whut?

Arkansas vs Georgia 2010

All tied up, a minute to go…and a great finish by the Razorbacks! (Did you really think I wouldn’t post this? 🙂  )

Arkansas vs Texas 1981

You may (or may not) be wondering why I would post highlights of a football game from 1981. Good question. I have reasons, but no solid theological answer for you, sorry. Reasons? Ah… I’m physically able. The game is of significant history, if you happen to be a Razorback. I was there, somewhere around the […]

Flashback: Keaggy & Stonehill – Sunday’s Child

Wow. Sometimes the mind is triggered to go back in time, to the younger days of our lives aren’t they? Well, that happened to me today…. To days of living at UBC Hall in Fayetteville Arkansas, hopes of the present and future, studying at the University of Arkansas and Classical Studies, my first time witnessing […]

“Go Without Going” – Is This Fulfilling The Great Commission?

When I think of student exchange programs in general, I cannot think of any objections offhand. However, when we speak of the great commission and it’s being carried out by followers of Jesus Christ, it’s certainly not the first concept that comes to mind. Lisa Brecht of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) may, […]

Nostalgic Salt

Over the past year, many readers have read the ‘Puritan Prayers’ on 5ptsalt.com and seen the link to ‘Why Puritan Prayers’? at the end of each. It’s a link to why I post puritan prayers. In that post, I feebly tried to explain why the prayers are so important to me. I mentioned my first […]

A Mega-Church With World Vision?

Robert Cupp, directional leader/pastor for 7,000 member Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas shares with Steve Shadrach how a church can organize itself around a vision-mission statement and activities. Agree? Disagree?

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