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.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Small things!

                                                   Small things♡

   Oh wow, has it really been this long(only two weeks)! My past other two weeks have been amazing. I haven't really checked my calender much because I've been way too busy observing and focusing on Gods creation. My dad recently got flowers for my mom and I have just been looking at how each of the flower's petals and how much detail is on the ONE flower! I also have been gazing at my fingerprint. It is super crazy how God has put so much detail and many,many,MANY creases on my fingerprint! I try to pay close attention to all of Gods creation,but I will not forget about the small things he has created.
                                                          Psalm 103:2
                  ♡"Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me."♡ 
                                 ★Please continue to pray for the other two more weeks!★
                                               *Y'all got this! I believe in YOU

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2nd Week!? No way!

It wasn't until I was reading other posts when I realized this is the 2nd week! The month is passing by so fast. The media fast is going good. I'm so happy about all of this . The last few days has been raining and it has been amazing. Stay2Serve is almost here. About a week and 4 days. I'm excited and I can't wait.

Another Week Gone!

     Another week gone just like that! This month is going way more faster than I thought it would. I expected myself to dread every day, yet I just find myself enjoying the small things a lot more. For example, I was driving home from IKEA and I look at the sky (I was bored since would usually be on my phone) and I see the clouds. It was honestly one of the coolest things I've seen. They were just all so fluffy and big like in the movies, yet seeing it in person was a lot more different. I had a little humbling moment and realized once again that God is way bigger and greater than I can ever be. So, that was pretty awesome but, there is still another couple of weeks left so we must all stay strong till the end!

Another one bites the dust

Well here we are, the media fast is half way finished. I honestly thought that I would have a hard time with letting go of media for a month but it's been really nice not being on it. Of course there have been some times where I really wanted to listen to or watch something that wasn't focused on God but then I remembered why I am doing this, to take a step back from the worries of the world. One of the hardest things for me this week was people talking about playing video games and being on social media. However with finals coming up for me I am glad that I can't play games or be distracted by social media, I will have more time to study and prepare for finals. Any way I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of this media free month and I'm praying for everyone who is doing the fast that they will succeed and not be tempted.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14 Days and Counting!

My goodness! It has been 14 days already!? It has past by really quickly and really good. The media fast is actually not that bad for me. Sometimes my mom turns on cartoons for my brothers in the morning and I usually watch with my brothers but now I can't and I want to for like the teeniest bit. I'm excited for Stay 2 Serve. Can't wait to teach kids about God! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

13 days!!!!

Can’t believe that we are almost halfway through the media fast! These past 13 days have been pretty good... the media fast in general is pretty easy, but it’s kind of hard when my parents are watching TV and I can’t be in the room... I recently came back from Lake Tahoe with my family and friends and we spent time in the snow a lot and I got to see God’s creation in many ways. Spending time with my family and friends got me not thinking about the media all the time. I can’t wait for S2S and to serve the community. I also can’t wait to see what God is going to do in my life in the next 17 days and beyond.

Still Working On Me

You know just today I had free time in my class and it was so boring looking at others on their phone using their media and it had just tempted me to fall. But then a song just had to pop up in my mind and I thank god that he had put this song in my mind as well,and then I go to spotify and put on the song Mandisa (Unfinished) and that tune had just lightened up my day to do more for God and this was such a Blessing to work In me when I'm down to just grow in my faith even more!Thank God for putting my mind on this song just when you think your done or out he is still working on you and that has made my day. 

Obstacles in Every Journey

Man it has been 13 days and I am feeling it. I have noticed that my want for my music and my want for T.V. and games have come back. At this point I realize that nowadays society has taken the media and put it through every kids life, it sort of intertwines with them. When I walk around my school campus I see kids listening to their jams, I see kids on social media, and I see kids looking at their phones in general.  It's really hard to stay away from those type of things because it is all around you and to be honest when I see my friends on their phones I kind of miss it. But that is not going to stop me from completing my journey. As I refrain from this I look on the brighter side of things such as thanking God for giving me the chance to go to a great school with great friends and get a great education. Another good thing is that I am able to see the negative effect some media has on people. For example how it can spread things that aren't true about someone that could hurt their feelings. Another example is how some of the music we listen to today is focused on the exact opposite of what God wants us to do. Now I am not saying that all media is bad but I have realized that when this media fast is over I will have to cut back on a lot of it so I can stick with the motion of focusing on God. Hopefully everyone else that is taking action in the media fast is right on track and keeping up the good work. I can't wait to see what all of  next week has in store for me but until then I am going to stick with listening to my Christian jams.

Prayer is the Remedy

To be honest, the Media Fast has gotten a lot harder! I am more tempted to look at my social media and more tempted to listen to my regular music, but all I have to do to break that temptation is pray! I have been reading my Bible more and praying more during this Media Fast and I might continue the fast  a teeny tiny bit into April! Thank you for all the people who are supporting me financially and praying for me!

Quickly Now

Is it already Day 13? I guess. It seems just a few days ago I was deleting Instagram off my phone and now by weeks end we will be half way through. The lack of Medias have not really been a problem for me, and I have enjoyed the extra time I’ve had, it has helped me get through the SAT and get school stuff done, and of course spend more time with God. I feel pretty good about the media fast this year so far, so fingers crossed it will pass without any temptations.

Praying for yall

Erik Washburn

Monday, March 12, 2018

First time and I am excited (sorry for the very late message)

Hello my name is Robert Pierce I am in the 9th grade and I am starting out my first 30 Day media fast. To start off my media fast my family and I are very interactive when it has come to these past few weeks we have had bible study,Board Games,Christian DVDS/Sermons and many more but before I get into these activites I must read my daily Devotional which is called make it a habit.This Devotion has been a very big impact on me while I am on this media fast. Pastor Matt Matzke has told us that a habit can develop from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 40 days and this has made me think of why I do the 30 day media fast so that I can develop a habit to were I can get closer to god and even read our bible even more or for a start.This impacts me because I use a lot of media and it can mostly take up the rest of my day or most of my day and now realizing that is drawing me even further away from god.But for these weeks I have been reading through the book of exodus and this can show me big examples as well of why I put all of my trust in god.I know that we have been by now 2 weeks but I just ask that you can please pray for me throughout the process


Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

~Mark Twain~

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beautiful Things

Over the past week or two I have started to notice God and his wonderful creations.  I recently got back from a Lake Tahoe trip with my family and I feel as if I am closer to God just by looking at the beautiful scenery.  I have also watched a few Christian movies, my favorite one so far is God's Not Dead 2.  Besides the great movies It hasn't been easy to stay away from secular media.  But, I do find that I get a lot more things done without it.  Thanks for the support!   

Find the light and spread it.

There is darkness all over the world, but where there is darkness there is light, no matter how small it may be it's there waiting for you to discover it.

Spotify Music for Media Fast


So you might be wondering, "what is some good Christian music I can listen to?" Well, I want you to know that we have put together a Spotify playlist that not only can you listen to, but that you can add music to if you come across a song that is really connecting with you during the month. Here is the playlist link:

Ourthirty Playlist

Just follow the playlist and add a song that helps you focus on God... there's already a lot of good songs on there... we just wanted to create a space for you to share your songs with the rest of us!