What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?

What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.

This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.

Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Almost Done...

          As week three draws to an end, my whole family is sick with the flu, including me. Ugg. I hope I can get better in time to be at Stay 2 Serve. But, this sickness was a blessing in disguise. This week an important project was due in my language arts class. There were four projects due this school year, one for each quarter. I reviewed the packet I received at the beginning of the year and found the due date for this quarter. It was set for the 19th. I clarified with my buddies in a different class since they usually have the same due dates (this is a grade wide project). However, they said that the due date is the 23rd. I also asked one of my friends in my class and they said that it was due on the 23rd as well. I dismissed my suspicion and assumed that the packet had a typo. Yesterday, the 20th, one of my friends was texting me and asked me how I am going to get my project in by spring break. Suspicious, I asked her if the due date was the 23rd or the 19th. She replied and said that it was actually due the 19th! If I had not been sick, I would have had to turn my project in late and, as a result, would have points deducted. Though it isn't fun to be sick, I'd say it is worth it to get a project turned in "on time". Thanks God!!!

⭐Plz continue to pray for me for the remaining 10 days, especially during Stay 2 Serve! 
Stay 2 Serve is from March 26th through the 28th.⭐

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

week 3

So the fast has continued to work well for me. I have continued to grow closer to god and read my bible more and I have written four songs and have like three I haven't finished. I plan to record these with some friends and with Andrew soon and I'm super hyped about that. but I have forgotten about the fast a couple times... I was a Ethan's house and well we played like two hours of mine craft with his little brother... very disappointing I know. And in class once I listened to on song that was secular. besides those I have done well with the fast and have been enjoying it a lot.


I was at the library after school because my moms the librarian and I was shelving books with my friend Sal and my mom was in the bathroom and Sal wanted to show me a video called "Loca the pug" And then I showed him the "little lad dance"


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Oh Well

On Fridays, we have free time in my English class for like 10 minutes. We usually grab the computers or board games and do all sorts of stuff. I'm used to grabbing my computer and playing cool "math" games. So I got my computer and started playing games. I was enjoying myself and having fun with my friend until my friend Isabella came up to me and said "Hey aren't you doing the media fast?" That's when I got up and said "Alina (my BFF), I forgot about the freaking media fast!" That's when I heard the timer beep. I wasn't happy with myself because I wanted to complete this challenge without forgetting about it and not doing any secular media.

                                    Oh Well. 

Second week... NO WAY!!!

          Wow, time has flown!!! I think it is so crazy that I am half-way through this journey. 😆 Today I was tempted to watch my little sister's favorite TV show, but I knew I couldn't. I really wanted to watch the TV show even though it was for second graders (hey, sometimes I surprise myself!). I have been craving TV a lot lately, and playing games on my tablet too. I decided that I would find a God-centered show, and I am determined to! Still looking. I'm also using my OCD to clean up some of the messy areas of my house (I don't have OCD, but sometimes I wonder... 😜). My mom really loves that. I'm finding lots of old games around the house, which is kind of strange, but still fun to pull out ancient relics of the past. All in all, these two weeks haven't been too bad!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Small things!

                                                   Small things♡

   Oh wow, has it really been this long(only two weeks)! My past other two weeks have been amazing. I haven't really checked my calender much because I've been way too busy observing and focusing on Gods creation. My dad recently got flowers for my mom and I have just been looking at how each of the flower's petals and how much detail is on the ONE flower! I also have been gazing at my fingerprint. It is super crazy how God has put so much detail and many,many,MANY creases on my fingerprint! I try to pay close attention to all of Gods creation,but I will not forget about the small things he has created.
                                                          Psalm 103:2
                  ♡"Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me."♡ 
                                 ★Please continue to pray for the other two more weeks!★
                                               *Y'all got this! I believe in YOU

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2nd Week!? No way!

It wasn't until I was reading other posts when I realized this is the 2nd week! The month is passing by so fast. The media fast is going good. I'm so happy about all of this . The last few days has been raining and it has been amazing. Stay2Serve is almost here. About a week and 4 days. I'm excited and I can't wait.

Another Week Gone!

     Another week gone just like that! This month is going way more faster than I thought it would. I expected myself to dread every day, yet I just find myself enjoying the small things a lot more. For example, I was driving home from IKEA and I look at the sky (I was bored since would usually be on my phone) and I see the clouds. It was honestly one of the coolest things I've seen. They were just all so fluffy and big like in the movies, yet seeing it in person was a lot more different. I had a little humbling moment and realized once again that God is way bigger and greater than I can ever be. So, that was pretty awesome but, there is still another couple of weeks left so we must all stay strong till the end!

Another one bites the dust

Well here we are, the media fast is half way finished. I honestly thought that I would have a hard time with letting go of media for a month but it's been really nice not being on it. Of course there have been some times where I really wanted to listen to or watch something that wasn't focused on God but then I remembered why I am doing this, to take a step back from the worries of the world. One of the hardest things for me this week was people talking about playing video games and being on social media. However with finals coming up for me I am glad that I can't play games or be distracted by social media, I will have more time to study and prepare for finals. Any way I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of this media free month and I'm praying for everyone who is doing the fast that they will succeed and not be tempted.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14 Days and Counting!

My goodness! It has been 14 days already!? It has past by really quickly and really good. The media fast is actually not that bad for me. Sometimes my mom turns on cartoons for my brothers in the morning and I usually watch with my brothers but now I can't and I want to for like the teeniest bit. I'm excited for Stay 2 Serve. Can't wait to teach kids about God! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

13 days!!!!

Can’t believe that we are almost halfway through the media fast! These past 13 days have been pretty good... the media fast in general is pretty easy, but it’s kind of hard when my parents are watching TV and I can’t be in the room... I recently came back from Lake Tahoe with my family and friends and we spent time in the snow a lot and I got to see God’s creation in many ways. Spending time with my family and friends got me not thinking about the media all the time. I can’t wait for S2S and to serve the community. I also can’t wait to see what God is going to do in my life in the next 17 days and beyond.