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, March 20, 2010


I know i know i totally failed the no christian media challenge . Like there was a christian song in my head couldnt help to sing it . but no excuses ! So a good thing im getting from the media fast is a good witnesing tool . My friends try to get me towatch a secular video but i say i cnt im on the media fast . and there like why i said to help me grow closser to god bring up my grades plus i get sponserd ! And i might have gotton some of my friends to come to summer camp so i was really happy :) I think i need to be more responsible though tlking to my sponsers ive only called them once so pity on me :( . So shld i make them a cake or invite them to lunch im outta ideas. Ya but also my friends say why dnt you cheat on the media fast you will still get the money and i said no then how am i suppose to grow closer to God ? I was like oooh burn . Peace
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Halfway there...

Whew that week of silence was hard. i really started talking with God more last week. music is normally a big part of my life and i listen to it all the time. i found myself with a bunch of free time, that i used with God. Keep on going guys, we're halfway there!!!!

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9b

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

16 Days and Counting

Media Fast is going really well acctually! Ive been able to finnaly clean my dirt bikes and quads all the way :) and Been able to read the Bible more, One thing that really stuck out to me when i was reading was... in Genesis where God talks about how he made earth and how proud he was of his creation. and then Revalation where he talks about when he'll be back and how he the earth will pretty much just fall apart. And thats why its really important that we Witness to freinds and famiy because the times near... even if its in 30 years hes coming back and Every sin and every great thing that you or me has done will be written down and we will be judged for it. This really opened my eyes about everything, God is really watching every single thing we do, The good and the Bad.

Revelations 16 1-21

1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth." 2The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image.

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth." 2The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
3The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.
4The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
"You are just in these judgments,
you who are and who were, the Holy One,
because you have so judged;
6for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve."
7And I heard the altar respond:
"Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments."
8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. 9They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony 11and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.
12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. 13Then I saw three evila]">[a] spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
15"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."
16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 21From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
Revelations 20

11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

These verses really stuck out to me.. =]


I miss music. I tried to go running without music and it was just weird at first. Without the distraction of music I found myself focusing way too much on actually running. While thinking about how I couldn't listen to music, I remembered the whole point of this media fast. So I started talking to God. It was cool because it was just me, my feet, and God.

Besides that, the media fast is going really well. Half way :)

Chemistry Final Tomorrow- YIKES!

Hey guys... I have a really big Chemistry Final tomorrow and I am sooo nervous!! Could you guys pray for me that God will help me remember the important equations that I need to know to get at least a B on the test? That would be sooo wonderful! Thanks guys!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Today was pretty good. Staying strong. And oh ya


haha, Im so glad God created baseball first. In the BIG INNING, God created the heavens and the earth.

Half way...

You are all doing great. You're over the toughest part... now you can cruise into the last 15 days because you know you can do it!

But don't lose sight of what's important... this is not about avoiding media... it's about drawing closer to God. Today's devo (Day 15) focuses on some key Scripture that discusses what it looks like to fall away from God. Moving away from God is usually subtle. It begins with a TV show... then 2... then homework needs to be done... then room cleaned... now time to relax... another show... then some music... phew! Time for bed... next day go to school... 3 weeks later the only time you've spent with God is at church. Remember... stay on task... keep focused... and I'm praying for you!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Please. (SI!)

This is song that my boyfriend's youth group sings almost every week, and I've heard every time I'm there. Its called Please by Something Like Silas. It gets me everytime. Beautiful words. So. Here they be.

Hear Your words
hear Your voice
Like the sound of rushing waters through my soul
In the company of mystery
I am lost
I am found
In the whirlwind of my mind to comprehend
All the vastness of your beauty
Please tell me in this holy fear that you are near me
In silence I will know that you will hear me Lord
(I cannot touch you
I cannot hold you
I cannot see you
But I know you)
Here I fall at your feet
Where my heart will lift its cries to be relieved from all the things that keep me from you
My soul knows that one day
When this body and this mind have perished then
I will join in heaven's songs until then

After church next Sunday, I would like to meet after church at about One-ish, at Mission Park, the one by my house. I have something I'd like to talk about with all of you. Is this a good time/place?

Our Perfect Place

God has a plan for us all. Some of you sing or are in the band and come every sunday/thursday, some find it hard to come on thursdays or maybe you are just forgotten. Sometimes we feel like we know where we belong. I know I feel that way. It's like we want to tell God how to run our lives. My want is to sing. That is my true heart, but God does not want that for me right now. I want more time so I can be lazy, I want an extra donut every now and then. However God has a perfect place for me. I want friends, I want to bring more people to christ and live a "normal" highschool life. God put me where I am right now and I have to be thankful--even though I have my "ideal" life I want to lead...God is the one in charge. But wherever I go it's horrible I feel so disconnected--so far away even from my closest "friends" even my BEST friend who I tell practically everything to is a jehovah's witness!!! So I can't speak about my religion...which is pretty annoying and my friend Bryan believes in yin/yang, the matrix, grim reaper, and karma. My other friend Colin thinks religion is over rated. And others around me spit on God and I end up conforming to them. I don't spit on God but I hate arguing. I hate fighting. I hate it when I have to stand up for my faith when I'm doing by just saying "Hey, I'm a christian!" This seems so imperfect, but to God this is my "Perfect Place" to be right now.

So Far

So far the Media Fast from all secular things has not been hard for me. What has been hard for me is spiritual warfare. It seems like around the time I started the Media fast all this unncessary drama came into my life. So please if you can pray that I continue to stay strong and continue to grow in Christ. I know why I am going through this, its because the devil doesnt want me to get closer to God. So just pray I stay strong in Christ!
wow almost 1/2 way done BrittKnee
Well Is it ok to do my own devotional instead of using yours ? No offense . Well so far its been ok i know i can do better . But freshmen girls we need to do something like a random dance party or make a dance routine . Hint i have a christian song . A cough . Anyways the most i think ive grown with God is through worship .Even when i have a bad day i remember the songs with me . But my struggle is still reading the Bible . I dunno i feel forced when i know im not . It feels almost like a H.W ASSIMENT i know thats bad but ya . But i have read mathew 5 alot its like my favorite bible versse chapter 4 now it says...Blessed r those who r poor in the spirit for thiers a kingdom in heaven blessed r those who mourn for they will be comforted blessed r the meek for they will inherit the earth blessed r those who hunger and thirst for rightiousness for they will be filled blessed r the merciful for they will be shown mercy blessed r the peace makers for they will be called sons of god "and my favorite PART !!" Blessed r those who r persicuted because of rightousness for thier kindom is inheaven . Blessed r u when people insult you and fasley say all kinds of evil against u because of me . Rejoice and be glad because a great reward in heaven . That sticks with me to know i have cofidence in God . And people can try brerak me . But its like they can make fun of u but your still happy because u got christ and he will always be there and he is waaay cooler than the world . so thats 1 thing im getting :)
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How Great is our God!!!?!?!?!

So Tim and i just got back from a few days up in Redding. We went up there to get work done on my truck but we made some time to go to fowler's creek in McCloud, CA which is about 20 minutes away from Mt. Shasta. I have been there many times as a youth in the summer time but never in the winter. Here is what we found.....................