Media Cleanse

A couple of weeks back, Shelby, a friend of mine from over at in the thinking tree, asked if I might like to co-host a special event. This event is specifically to work on detoxing our minds and hearts from the un-biblical things we absorb through mainstream (“lamestream”) media, whether it be through television shows, music, books, magazines or other media outlets.

Oftentimes, we (1. become so desensitized to sin that we hardly notice it, or (2. choose to excuse it away. Shelby has an excellent example over on her blog post:

“That would’ve been such a cute movie if it weren’t for…
…and then that scene we had to fast-forward where…
…and there was that other scene…
…and, well, there was that fight with her parents…
…and she wasn’t exactly modest…
…and he was pretty rebellious, wasn’t he?….
…but they were sooo cute together!…
Sound familiar?

This media cleanse is a call to take action and responsibility for what you are choosing to watch, listen to, or read. Our bodies are a temple for the Lord, and as such, He has called us to care for them. Filling our minds with garbage hardly seems like a way to honor and care for the temple.

If you would like to read more details about the media cleanse, stop over at in the thinking tree. Shelby has posted more details, a starting point, a covenant, and many other helpful resources to help you get started.

There is also an event page over on Facebook and Google+. Feel free to join in with either or both of the event pages.

I highly encourage you to join in. I think it is going to be extremely beneficial (and probably quite convicting as well!) for everyone involved. It’s always good to step back and really evaluate where you are spending your time and investing your heart and mind. May we always seek to further God’s kingdom and meditate ever more on His precepts instead of those of the world!

Many blessings, dear friend!
~Courtney

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