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 3, 2012

The media fast is a bit harder this year for me then the last. There are more things now that are here to distract me such as my Ipod, new TV, and News. I'm doing okay for now, but I am constantly surrounded by media which makes it a bit harder. So, I got an interesting story... I was trying to get a hold of my sponsors and let them know that I was thankful and tell them how I was doing so far. Well, on my first call, I thought that the person was a female, turns out they are male! So when the wife picked up the phone, she was so horrified by my mistake that she hung up on me. They haven't been picking up the phone since... I feel terrible because the lady thought I was calling her husband Mrs. on purpose. Otherwise, my other sponsor had an obvious name and the conversation went very well. Wishing you all better luck then I am having(:

Media Fast 2012 Day 3

Day 3 already! This is my first time doing the fast, and honestly, it is not so bad... (yet). I know this will get harder as the month goes by, but at the same time I am very excited for what will be coming. I hope everyone is doing well. Good Luck!

First Weekend

Well here we go! Coming into my second year of the fast, I thought it would be easier this second time around. With the challenges of junior year and balancing other activities, I don't really watch tv or have time to go on the computer. What I did realize when the fast started was that my biggest challenge this year would be music. Most of time I'm doing hw or and errands, I usually have my headphones on and am listening to my iPod. But it'll be a good cleansing for me for the next few weeks :) I did go to an AMAZING concert last night though at Capital! It's usually around this time of year so I think the youth group should go next year! It's a bunch of high school christian choirs who are very talented and sing worship songs, which is very uplifting. It's a good way to start off the fast in my opinion :) anyways, good luck everyone!

Starting Over

Well its my second year media-fasting and its going pretty well so far. I'm excited for this month but I know its going to be kind of hard too. I had a great start yesterday with my sister when we went to a christian high school choir concert last night at Capital Christian and it was AMAZING. Soo glad I went- just a bunch of choirs from christian high schools singing music for God: what more could a media-faster ask for??

The Beginning

hello! WOW! this is going to be way harder than i thought, and its only day 3! This is going to be a long month, but I know it will be good for me:)

Media Fast 2012

Finally, I have figured out how to post on here!
The Media Fast is going well so far, even though we are only three days into it. I am excited for what this month has to offer me. I have discovered two Christian radio stations in the greater Sacramento area, and love them (103.9 and 90.1). They are both great. Good Luck everyone.

Friday, March 2, 2012

not my own

i read something yesterday. it kind of scared me... but in a good way. i don't know if that even makes sense, but it does in my head (which probably doesn't mean a whole lot. ha.). i was flipping through my Bible and found jeremiah 10:23-24:

23 I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own;
it is not for man to direct his steps.
24 Correct me, Lord, but only with justice--
not in your anger,
lest you reduce me to nothing.

ok, like, how can you NOT be scared when you read that? my life isn't my own? ...what the heck. that freaked me out for a while. but i guess it means that God is in control of my life, not me. and whatever God wants to use me for, He will. i just need to trust and be open to letting Him work through me. i just decided that's going to be part of my goal for this year's media fast. which is going well, by the way. there has been a lot of temptation already. maybe it's a little dramatic, but whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

lastly..."a return" by david crowder*band: cool song. praying for you all!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

first day!

Hey everybody! Today was not as hard as i expected it would be but it was not easy!
i almost broke the rules but i remembered quickly:) phewww! i know i can last the rest of the fast with everyones support and prayers:)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Each year in March... We begin a challenge. Most years, we feel like the challenge is to not watch or listen to something that isn't focused on God. But this isn't about what we can't do. This fast is about what we do instead of something else. It's not about not watching your favorite TV show... It's about deciding to take that time you would watch that show and spending it focusing on something Godly.

This fast is not about what we can't do... It's about what we decide we will do.