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 26, 2011

getting harder

wow, these last days of the fast are getting harder. my savior (little s, of course) right now is skillet and veggietales. throughout the fast, God has been showing me how i can try all i want on my own, but itll never count for anything unless i depend on Him to guide me. and i found a great band thats just starting: cloverton. look them up, i love their song 'take me to the beautiful'.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

6 days

ok i alwasys think the last days r the hardest because they are so long and your so close

Happy Tears

Have you ever thought that maybe rain is happy tears from God? Like someone told Him a super funny joke and He started laughing so hard that He started crying? I don't know.....I think that would be cool if it was. :) He's definitely c r a c k i n g u p right now if that's what it is. :)

Well I have to admit that this fast has gotten a lot more difficult. Television has been my biggest temptation. Kinda strange considering that I don't usually watch TV that often. But I'm trying really hard to avoid it. We were watching clips from Monte Python and The Lightning Thief in poetry class this week, and I felt pretty guilty since I was really loving it. But I guess it doesn't count.

Anyways, I love-love-LOVE the random sun and blue sky that has been popping up in between rain this month. God is such an amazing artist. Also, another good song- Movements by Rend Collective Experiment. In my opinion. Anyways, praying for you guys to stay strong 'til the end!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Last 10 Days

So... 10 days left. You have all been doing a great job. I've been slacking a bit on the devotionals. I'm sorry if you have been waiting for each day's devotional... this year I' have found myself more busy than in the past. I can't believe the month is almost over! But as we get close, I know you will all want to go back to your normal routine... but here's a question you need to answer for yourself: HOW HA THI MONTH CHANGE YOU? Seriously. Have you really connected with God? Or just filled your time with other stuff? If you haven't taken the thime to pursue God, then you are probably not growing a whole lot... I know I'm assuming, but I want you to take this last 9 days seriously... so take the time to read through some of the devos from the past month... and honestly pursue God... don't waste this month! You're almost done!
Got me relizing why do i complain so much. Its like i shouldn't some people are about to get radiation poisioning and i'm complaining about they dont like me. How do other people feel when they get told the same thing over and over. I love that verse about the speck or plank in your eye. Because i need to stop judging people ,because i'm going to get judged to. And even if we are beign judged its becuase of jesus. These whole 21 days i really need to get over myself the more i think what others say the worse i feel. I shouldn't have an identity anyways its all for christ. But i still have loooonnnnggg way to go.

Time Flies By

I actually didn't notice until today that it's almost the end of the month.....this month went by pretty darn fast I must say. Now that I think back, it's been a blessing not having secular media distracting me. I'm not going to lie, I miss some of my shows and stuff *cough march madness* but I've seen how much it actually affects my life personally. Listening to the Fish the past month has been good for me, starts off my day with a smile :) and I've also been more thankful that my family does daily bible studies, it helps me with finding time to read the bible every day :) The only part that I seem to be having trouble with is applying what I learn to my daily life >.< I think that's one of the hardest things, the applying what you learn, but I'm slowly starting to be able to do that with a lot of help from God haha :) hope you guys are doing good!!
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Ok so I’m finally getting to this whole “blogging” thing or whatever you kids are calling it these days, and I’m sorry it’s taken me soo long. To be honest, I haven’t had the time, crazy as it might seem! School has kept me on my toes even without my usual distractions of music, 30rock, and the bookface. Not to mention I’ve been spending a big bulk of my time with friends. It’s been crazy good. I think that friendship has been the biggest thing for me this fast in all honestly, I feel miles closer to some of my friends that I’d hadn’t wholeheartedly talked to before. I could go on for paragraphs about my new relationships and how blessed by them I feel, but essentially, I'm so uplifted by them, and it’s all thanks to God. The best part though it these are my friends from school, that’s right chillins, public school. You public school goers can relate when I say it can be so hard to find solid, awesome, Jesus prasin’ kids there. Well look harder because these people are apparent and on fire for God! It is so awesome to have friends that are so genuinely excited for my relationship with God, and they're so encouraging! I’ve gotten so many good band recommendations (because the lack of my usual Katy Perry has been the worst!), bible passages, and just random gifts and letters. It’s ridiculous, and I don’t deserve any of it. The best thing my friend sent me was this verse though. I’d heard it before but it was just that right moment, perfect point in time where it hit me,
“For I know the purpose I’m planning for you, plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope.”    --Jeremiah 24:11
Days before she had asked me about the recent happenings in my life and I just spilled. A lot has happened in this year, lots of amazing ups, but more so the downs. It’s been tough but this verse is so true to course! God has an amazing purpose for it all, and the plan is for peace, not evil or despair. I have a future of hope in God, so there no need or reason to be down. And that my friends, is incredible. Praise God for these amazing friends and all they’re revealing to me about life and God. I’m one blessed little fool!

How great is our God.

How great is our God? He has created everything from the massive tsunami, to this crazy windy weather to us. How great is that? The weather can be crazy and powerful, our god did that.
Sitting in church this morning, sure, i was disconnected didn't really take me until a little while ago for it to hit me. God created us how crazy is that? I can rattle off a list of friends and family that all have imperfections, physical, mental, or just personality wise. The God of the universe created us all, he made us in his image, imperfections and all. How great is our God.
I came to realize I still hold a resentment again parts of the church about friends of mine leaving. None of that matters. I'm not there for people, I'm not there cause I'm forced to be, I'm not even there for myself. I'm there for God. How great is our God.
I can't honestly say im a follower of Christ, yet. But all i need to do is obey what Jesus has said. Simple. Hard to do but so simple.
Parts of the fast I honestly hate, but this. Realizations like this I love.