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.


Saturday, May 2, 2009


So since the Media Fast is over so do we stop blogging? I'm in Arizona and it has been wonderful reading your stories, don't quit now.!! I don't have friends to turn to, but I talk to them, but reading your stories made me think about diff. things. Guys this month was amazing but lets not avoid the "wordly influences" for a month, lets keep going on this. I know my friends that are not Christ Followers asked why I do this and they kind of stare at me very dumb-like, but it feels good to be open about my faith even when I'm being downed for it! Its hard, but its pleasing to please God.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

First time for life, love, and the persuit of happiness

Okay so tonight after work I had the most AMAZING chance to speak to my friends fiancee about GOD and I DID!!! I've had plenty chances previously, but this one slapped me smack in the face.

So my friend has been going through a hard time with her fiance whom she has been with for two years! Its confusing but anywho, her "MAN" was waiting out side for her to get off and i asked him how he was doing and he hesitated, so i pushed and he finally confessed he had been a real jerk to her. So, the first thing that pops into my head is

1st Corinthians 13:4-7 " ~4~Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud~5~ or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of wrong. ~6~ It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. ~7~ Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. "

My friend is like a siser to me, but when I came out with that verse I just wanted to yell in amazment that I could share God with This Friend. ! I mean never in my life have I felt obligated to tell others that God is their creator and the creator of this beautiful girl my friend is becoming. and that God allowed him to meet her. Like my life has seriously gone "topsey-turvey"" this Media Fast and i love it. God has shown Him-self to me this month and this time I'm taking him by the hand and Letting Him doing the Leading.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Will We Remember???

Yaay!!! There is only one more day of the fast!!!! It has gone by super fast and I feel like i actually got something out of it! =)
But a few days ago, I was reading through James 1, and I noticed a passage that really caught my eye. It was verses 22 through 26, here is what it said...
(22) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (23)Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror (24) and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediatly forgets what he looks like. (25) But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does. (26) If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
Okay, that was a little scary for me... I mean if we consider ourselves religious but we dont keep a hold of what we say, our religion is worthless!!! WORTHLESS! I was thinking about that for the longest time.....and I realized..we(including myself) dont take our religion as serious as we should! I mean during the media fast, when we blog, we all have these deep and heartfelt blogs. But if you think about it, do we ever think this way any other time than in this month?? I mean come on, we all keep these thoughts bottled up inside ourselves, and they only come out one month in a year??? Well, maybe its just me, but Ive noticed that I dont normally talk to my friends about my relationship with God and how we can get closer to him! Sometimes, Im sad to say, I wont talk about it because I think that they'll think its a weird topic or that people dont normally talk about that. Im sure others feel this way and thats why we are never saying whats on our hearts and instead we almost ignore the topic. So my point is really that after the media fast, i usually dont do anything that i talk about in my blogs. It must make God really disappointed to see us truly living our lives for him and after the month practically shun him! I wonder..... will I remember all the things that have come from my heart this month? My true feelings for him?? I am praying so so hard that we wont forget everything that has happened this month. Im praying for each and every one of you! and I hope you will help pray for me and everyone else! I want our christianity and love for God to be true, not worthless! We made a promise to follow through with what his word says! He is keeping his promises to us.....shouldn't we keep ours?

I'm Still Praying!

Ok, so I'm in Yosemite and I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still praying for you! You guys have all done a great job over the past month with keeping us up-to-date on your experience. I know you are almost done but I would challenge you to make sure you really evaluate what you will do when it's over. Are you going back to the things that are taking you away from God... just because you "like" it? Is your relationship with God really worth it?

I believe that each of you are trying to grow up, become your own person, and have your own personal relationship with God... remember the saying, "YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS PERSONAL BUT IT'S NOT PRIVATE". Have someone help keep you accountable... stick with what you know is right... no matter how much you want to go back to your old-self!

I'll see you all Sunday! Don't forget that if you have a pictures for the video awards night, get them to me no later than Sunday Morning! Look at Contest #4 for info and ideas!

Monday, April 27, 2009

DAY 27

Well its the 27th day of the fast and we have 3 days left. This has been a really hard month for me not so much because of the fast but just the stress of life really has gotten me ,with trouble on the track and and some drama at school, but the coolest part of it is I've had influences around me (hint all the christian media). That has gotten me through the month and really changed how I see problems and struggles now I've really just got into a gods will attitude thanks to verses like Jer 29:11 specifically . have really just helped me not worry so much and just trust God it might be cliche but the way I'm looking at life now is a complete 180 from where i was just a year ago and I'm really just having faith that God will see me through struggles and its not all on me to get myself through stuff. With track I've had a lot of tension with my new coaches but through that tension I've found new skills in new events such as the 400m which i have been dropped to due to the tension and while its not the mile =( its something I'm good at and might even end up at the state meet for.

God works in mysterious ways. but he does have a plan just go with the flow !

Sunday, April 26, 2009

4 MORE and still Going!!

Oh my goodness,. Aren't you guys excited! 4 more days and WE did it!! Lets kwwp GOING!!! :)