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.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

First blog

     Hey! I had trouble trying to post using ourthirty.com, but i figured it out using blogger .com.  One of the biggest things that the Media Fast has helped me with was reading the bible since I never took the time to actually listen to what it had to say to me and use it in my everyday life to grow closer to god.  I am still having trouble with trying to resist the temptation to watch something on youtube, or watch a little of the show that my sister is watching, or even mess with settings on my computer while I'm doing homework.  I would like you to please pray for me to remember why I was doing the media fast in the first place and what to stay away from. Thanks!  I will pray for you all too!


This first week and a half was much easier than I expected!  I never realized how much time I waste watching TV and movies.  I have to say I do miss my Taylor Swift, but it's totally worth it!  I'm so glad that I have some great friends to do this with me!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First-Time Around

As a first-timer who's sister did the media fast, I was very excited to finally get to be a part of it. It is not quite as glorious as I expected, but I am still grateful that I am doing it! I have been successful so far, and it is a LOT harder that I thought it would be. I have mostly spent my time reading, whether it's Christian books, or the Bible. I have my Media Fast music set apart from my other music, which has been VERY hard not to listen to. I feel good about being able to sing worship songs to God in the morning instead of songs about Taylor Swift's love difficulties. I recently read Matthew 16: 24-28, which talks about giving our whole selves to God. I have been really trying hard to live that out.  It has been a pretty good experience so far, and I am excited to see what will come in the next few days!

Monday, March 11, 2013

To Save a Life(aka Life on the Outside)

Okay this is my first post and i am just gonna say this up-front, this is SO much harder than i thought it was gonna be! on the first day alone i realized how much time i spend playing DS or Wii and stuff more than reading my Bible outside of school (*_*)!

 Now that`s off my chest, let`s get serious. i recently watched most of To Save a Life and it got me thinking: what if life was different for me? what if i was like that (watch the movie and you`ll see what i mean)? and i started thinking that i`m blessed, SO blessed by God that i`m not. also for school  today we watched this documentary about poor kids and their families in America and made me even more thankful that, even though to be honest life ain`t that great with me and my fam, we`ve still got it pretty good compared to those kids. but then i thought: i should be praying for those kids and stuff! i mean, it could be me thats there for cryin` out loud!

Anyway, long story short let`s be thankful we have a bunch of video games, movies, iPods, and music to fast from! please pray that i stay true to this,  it`s like crazy hard not to read any of my manga, or watch Adventure Time at my Grandma`s place for dinner on sundays!  


P.S. thanks Matt for helping me out with this! (^_^)