Sunday, February 27, 2005

Weekend update

Well, this weekend has been busy. Saturday, we were invited to a friends birthday party, so we went over there and had a great time playing tennis and miniature golf. I tell you what, it was so much fun to play tennis again! I haven't really played since last spring and I really had a good time! :-) Then on Sunday, we went to church and really enjoyed being back there, got to talk to a lot of friends, then from there we went to my grandma's house and spent the rest of the day there. We had a great time, but I haven't had much time for blogging. :-( However, I hope to change that soon, and tell everyone about paging at the capitol, and write that article on separation of church and state.

Well, talk to you later!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Note: Senate pages will find the posts below interesting.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Any Pages visit today?

Hello all,
I was just looking on here today and noticed I had 9 visits today so far. Just was wondering who is online today. I am so glad to be back. I will try to blog a bit about paging a little later as well as the "Church and State" article I talked about last post.

Update on me: I slept in today, got up about 12:30 or so. :-) Glad to have the weekend to get back in the flow of things. I will try to have another update soon. Also, I am glad to see what has been going on in the blogosphere while I have been away. It is amazing what can happen in just four days!

Talk to you later,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, February 24, 2005

I'm back!

Hey Everyone!

Travis the Boy Scout Blogger has returned! I had a great time serving as a page up at the capitol and met some great people and learned a lot about our state government.

*To All Fellow Pages* (And any other interested party's)

Hello and welcome to my blog! Please leave a comment to let me know you visited! I greatly enjoyed myself while at the capitol and am planning to have a great nights sleep tonight. :-)

I have another website that has forums here.

If you would just like to visit the forums you can visit here.

Also for my new readers, or return visitors I have linked to a song I really like. It is called "let Freedom Ring". I have posted this song here before, but would just like to add it again for my new readers who might not of heard it before.

The song is located here:

Also while you are here, please vote in my poll and sign my guestbook!

*General Announcement*
After some talk up at the capitol, I would like to write an article about the issue commonly called "separation of church and state". One of the young ladies there asked a question about why the senators are allowed pray before session. In this upcoming article I would like to talk in depth about this topic. Also, I would like to tell everyone what I did while serving as a page. :-D

Well, talk to all of you later,
In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Gone Paging!

Well, everyone, talk to you later! We are off to the Capital! If you wish for some other blogs to read, please check out my blog roll! Or if you want, you could take a look through the archives!

Have a Great week!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, February 17, 2005

News and Coyote's roaming again

Hello all,

Coyotes Report: Well, yesterday as we were pulling in our driveway, we looked out into the pasture and saw three coyotes running across the field. Then this morning, there was a coyote sneaking around. I got the gun this morning but he was out of range. We are thinking about getting a .22 or a .243 so that when we see one, we could hit it. We also talked about getting a guard donkey(?) to protect the small calves.

Health Report: I am feeling ok today, I have a sinus headache and a stopped up nose, but not much else.

News Flash: I thought you might enjoy this story. Let me know what you think... :-)

A little old lady here in Oklahoma, was in her garage, when a attacker run up hit her several times, and then run off with her purse. The lady, while she was on the phone with police, handed a .45 handgun to her sister in law(I think) and the sister in law with her dog chased the robber down and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. Two thumbs up to the little lady!

Here is a song I thought everyone might like. We really like it. It is called "God Bless the U.S.A.

Paging at the Capital in...3 days! :-)

Well, Talk to you later,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Feel free to leave a comment!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Library Trip and Health News

Hello All,

Health Report: Well yesterday, I went without a high fever all day! Praise the Lord! :-) I am feeling a lot better. No fever today, but still have the sniffles.

Library Trip: Today we got to go back by the library and I got 2 more books by Winston Churchill and one book called " Great, True, Spy, Stories". (Makes one think of Tim doesn't it? :-)

Countdown to paging at the Capital! 5 day's remaining...

Talk to you later!

P.S. Did anyone like the History Article below? If you did or did not please comment.

Hat tip: A big thank you to the 4th person to vote in my poll! Thank you! :-D

Sunday, February 13, 2005

For all the History Fans

Hello everyone,

Heath Report: I am feeling a little better today, my throat is a little sore and I had a fever again last night. Please keep me in your prayers.

Now on to some cool history websites I found. The first is about a WWII offensive that up until I saw a program about it on the History channel, I don't know existed. It was called Operation Market Garden. Two sites on it are: I haven't looked at this one to well but it looks to be good. I read this one in depth, lots of information about what weapons they used and the day to day tactics of the battle.

And now to this site.

I don't know if any of you have ever heard about a Christian Soldier in WWI named Alvin York, but if you have you know it is a great story! The site above lets you read from the journal he kept while in the army and such. He was a crack shot and went on the win the Congresstional Medal of Honor.

Happy Reading,

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Sick today :-(

Hey everyone,
Sorry about the lack of posts, I thought I would post yesterday, but as I was sitting at the computer doing something other then blogging, I started to shake with fever. I don't notice right away, but it got worse. After I got into bed mom took my temperature, and I had 103. It was no fun. While I am sick, I would encourage you to go to Christian Coalition and visit some of the great blogs listed there. I am better today and hope to keep blogging, however if there are no new posts, please check it out.

Have a good Saturday!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Blogging Boy Scout's Blog Browsing

Well, I finally made it back to the computer today to write a post or two. The days have been busy as of late and blogging sometimes slips through the cracks. :-( Well, on to today's post!

Some great posts have been written in my absence from the blogosphere.
Agent Tim posted a teaching given years ago by his great granddad! It is a teaching promoting harmony in the church and love. Please stop by and give it a read!

Then Christian Conservative has been asking some great questions along with giving some great answers. Please stop by and visit

Well, that's all for now. I will try to post later today.
Have a good day!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Hat tip to Agent Tim for revealing how to hid big long URL's behind a small bit of text! :-)

Monday, February 07, 2005

Congratulations Michael!

Well today at 5 o'clock p.m. the Evangelical Blog awards 2005 wrapped up. And I would like to congratulate the winner of the Best Evangelical Teen Blog, Michael Finegan!
Located at: He runs a great blog and shows in his writings a true desire to seek the Lord. I hope you will give his blog a visit and say "hello".

Lord willing, I would like to start a history series of articles soon. Would any of my readers enjoy that? If so please leave a comment.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Good Morning! How is everyone? I am doing pretty good. Here is my post!

Prayer request: Tim's ( ) little brother and Jake's ( ) 3 sisters are all not feeling well today. So if the Lord puts it on your heart to pray for them please do.

EU’s Evangelical Blog Awards: Well, the awards are now in full swing and votes are being taken. If you would like to vote for The Boy Scout Blogger, or any of the great blogs listed please visit at the links below.
How to vote:
See the list of bloggers:

Over the last couple of days this blog has been an encouragment for me to read. It is also a finalist in the EBA, so please stop by there and have a look around.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Encouragement for young men (Part 1)

Today we heard a great teaching at church, that I really enjoyed. It made me want to press deeper into the Word and search out the truth that is able to save your souls. After thinking this thought, a temptation tried to enter my mind. After taking the thought captive, I wondered "where did that thought come from?" I had not been thinking anywhere near those lines a minute before. Then suddenly it came to me. As soon as the word, (or seed as in the parable of the sower) is sown on the heart of a man, the forces of evil strive to snatch it away from us.(As in the parable of the sower where the seed is sown on the road and the birds sweep down and eat it) So when a young man is just kind of floating along, going through life, not really thinking on the Lord, or his way, the forces of evil don't have a problem with him as he is no threat to them. However, when that same young man is stirred up in righteousness, and encouraged in the way of the Lord by the word of God, then evil attacks and attempts to snatch away the word of truth, which is able to save the soul. So young men, I want to encourage you to step up to the plate, begin reading the Bible on a daily basis. There is much need for this. In the following verse God tells Joshua:

Josh 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

And then again in the Psalms:

Ps 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Ps 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.Ps 1:3 He will be like a tree {firmly} planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

But a warning, as you read the word, there will be tests and trials that come to try to choke out the word, as stated in this verse:

1 Pet 4:12 ¶ Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
1 Pet 4:13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
1 Pet 4:14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
1 Pet 4:15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
1 Pet 4:16 but if {anyone suffers} as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
1 Pet 4:17 For {it is} time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if {it} {begins} with us first, what {will be} the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

This brings me to a point. There are two halves, if you will, to the Christian walk, The first half is learning the fear of the Lord to begin learning wisdom, and beginning to cease from sin. After that we begin to learn how to walk as the Lord would have us walk. That is where we "overcome evil with good" and replace our old sinful man with a new man in Christ. We become a new creation. It is a matter of ceasing from sin, and learning to walk in how God wants you to walk. Putting off ungodliness and putting on love, joy, peace, ect.

We also sang a song called "How can a young man keep is way pure?" The answer is "By keeping it according to Thy Word". Well, if a young man is not reading the word and stirring up the word(seed) that the Lord in His mercy, has sown within him(The young man), how will the truth come and minister when the time of trail comes? This verse has the right idea. "Thy Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee". How can we learn to be a man for Christ, if we do not study His word! Here is some instruction Paul gives to Timothy:

2 Tim 2:19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."
2 Tim 2:20 ¶ Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.
2 Tim 2:21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these {things,} he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
2 Tim 2:22 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love {and} peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

We as young men are to flee from evil(sin, lust, ect.) and pursue faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart! Furthermore we are instructed:

1 Tim 4:12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but {rather} in speech, conduct, love, faith {and} purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
1 Tim 4:13 Until I come, give attention to the {public} reading {of Scripture,} to exhortation and teaching.
1 Tim 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
1 Tim 4:15 Take pains with these things; be {absorbed} in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
1 Tim 4:16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

I was reminded of this in part by Michael over at It seems to me, that his is living up to the verse above. By his striving to follow his Maker, he has encouraged me to do the same. I hope that all Christian young men rally to the Word this coming week, and for all weeks forevermore!

God Bless,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Saturday Evening Post

Hello everyone,

Sorry this Saturday post is so late, but as they say, better late then never.

Well, today I read a bit about a World War II offence called "Market Garden". Yesterday, up at my Grandma's, I watched a show about it on the History Channel. I might post about that some time soon. We cleaned house a good bit of the day, then took time out for a wonderful dinner. :-)
I am thinking of adding comments with haloscan soon.

Well, Talk to you later,

Friday, February 04, 2005

To Grandma's House we go...

Hey Everyone,
Today we are headed off to my Grandma's so I may not get to post again today. Later this month (tomorrow maybe) I would like to post part 2 of my Boy Scout series and some posts with encouragement to other young men in the Christian faith.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

P.S. Part one of the Boy Scout series is located here:

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Sample posts for the Poll!

Hello Everyone!
I thought I would add some sample posts for everyone so that you could see what you were voting for in the poll! (Poll is located on the left hand side of the screen after you scroll down just a bit) Please let me know what you would like to see more of on this site. Now here are the posts!

History Articles

Political Posts

Christian Living

Boy Scouts

Posts about the daily life of Travis

Encouragement for young men in the Lord

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Good Morning!

Hey Guys!
Today I got up earily to make sure I would get my blog in. Boy, there have been some great posts the last couple days. But, before I go into all that, I just want to say that the presidents speech last night was incredable! Thanks to Alex and Jake I found a cope of the speech.

You can read it here.

Alex had a great summery of the State of the Union address.

Jake has a good post about the State of the Union address and about Evolution.

And Tim has a good post about the Blog Awards.

I hope everyone will take time and vote in the new poll. The question I am asking is "What type of posts would you like to see here?". I am eagerly awaiting the votes as they come in.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

New Poll Question and News

Hey Guys,
Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Things get busy and I couldn't seem to fit it in. I will try to work on that though. :-)

In the News: Tonight at 9 EST, President George W. Bush will give his state of the union address. I look forward to it and hope everyone will watch it. I should be an enlightening speech about just what the President has planed for the next 4 years...

Update on serving as a page for the OK State Senate: I got my packet today from the capital and I am getting excited about the chance to serve as a page at the capital. I think it will be a lot of fun and also very educational. A page is not allowed a computer in is hotel room, so I will have to tell you all about it when I get back. :-)

Poll Changes: I thought today would be a good day for a new poll question, so here it is! "What kind of articles would you like to see on this site. I have suggested a few ideas I had and turned on comments so you can suggest your own! I hope you will enjoy following the new poll!

In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,