Glider Gazette: News and Devotions

Hope

March 18, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

To live with hope means to look to the future with the belief that good things are coming. This is tough to do sometimes, especially if the circumstances around us are difficult. But, trust me on this, hope is invigorating. It is electrifying. It is powerful! When we live with hope, we give hope to others. And, like a spark, the fire of hope spreads and the future actually begins to look brighter and brighter! Think of the Gliddles. Just knowing that Lightgliders are out there gives them hope that the future will be bright. This is the power of hope.


Glide On!

Santiago


Scripture

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.” - 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NLT)


Hope

Because of God’s promises of eternal life with Him and a future restoration of this broken world, we always have reason to live with hope no matter how hard things are right now. Hope is contagious and can be a tremendous source of encouragement to others.


Things to Think About

• What are ways to live with hope and spread it to others?

• How does Jesus’ love for us give us hope?

• What do you hope for in life?

• Watch Santiago in this week’s Spark, The Value of Hope

• Join Santiago in prayer this week by watching, Hope in Hard Times


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Confidence

March 11, 2019


Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Be confident, Lightgliders! Confidence is one of our core values. To be confident is to believe that you are valuable. To be confident is to have faith. To be confident is to live courageously. A Lightglider’s confidence does not come from abilities, friends, or successes. These are good things, but they are inconsistent. No, our confidence must come from something far greater.


Glide On!

Tambika


Scripture

“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” - Ephesians 3:12 (NLT)


Confidence

True confidence comes from being absolutely convinced that you are valuable. It cannot come from your skills, your moral behavior, or other people’s opinion of you because these things waver and cause doubt. Rather, an unshakeable confidence comes from recognizing the depths of God’s love for you, which was showcased by Jesus at the cross! When we understand that our confidence can be anchored upon the unchanging rock of God’s love, we will live with the courage to shine in dark places, to stand up for what is right, and to repent to God when we make a mistake.


Things to Think About

• How does understanding God’s love impact our confidence?
• What is the difference between worldly confidence and godly confidence?
• What is an example of a time when you stood up for what was right?
• Watch Bryce in this week’s Spark, The Value of Confidence
• Join Santiago in prayer this week by watching, Confidence in God’s Love


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Gliddle Tutorial: Boosts!

March 6, 2019

Learn what those orbs in your Treehouse are, and how they can give your friends an edge in the Yonders!

Humility

March 4, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Hey Lightgliders! When you go on enough Yonders missions, you will be ready for one filled with puzzles. One of these is called “Keep Out!” That’s a good name for it because those who are proud or unwilling to fail should keep out. To complete it, you will need humility. Humility is one of the core values of a Lightglider. To be humble means to acknowledge our weaknesses and to not think of ourselves as better than others. Humility compels us to admit failure and to get back up and try again. As we live with humility, we can focus on the needs of the world around us because we are not so focused on ourselves! Stay focused on your missions to the Yonders. You will fail at some. You will succeed at some. But, in all of them, stay humble!


Glide On!

Kwan


Scripture

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” - Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)


Humility

Even though God has uniquely created each of us to shine like stars in the universe, we must come to an understanding that we are not perfect. The sin and selfishness that began in the Garden of Eden carries on today in every human heart and causes division, brokenness, and strife. Admitting our need for God’s love and forgiveness requires humility. Living with humility means to acknowledge that we are weak and that we need God. We cannot depend on our own talent or success forever. These things will eventually fail us. We have to depend on God and on His love for us. Only with humble hearts can we take the focus off ourselves, receive God’s love, and truly focus on the needs of others.


Things to Think About

• What does it mean to be humble?
• In what ways do you take an interest in others?
• What is one area of weakness where you need God’s help?
• Watch Kwan in this week’s Spark, The Value of Humility
Join Nisha in prayer this week by watching, He Must Increase


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Purpose

February 25, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

To live with purpose mean to live every day with the belief that your life matters and that you can make a difference. In Lightglider Academy, we rescue Gliddles, clear the blight, and seek to help others any way we can. Look around you. The world is in need and you were uniquely created to make an impact.


Glide On!

Bryce


Scripture

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” - Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)


Purpose

Purpose is one of the five core values of a Lightglider. We need to understand with absolute certainty that our lives matter. But how do we know this is true? It comes from the truth that there is a God who made us in His image. Because of this, our lives have worth and dignity that no one can take away. We have the opportunity each day to do the good things that God had in mind for us when He created us in His image.


Things to Think About

  • In what ways do you live with a sense of purpose?
  • What does it mean to you to be ‘God’s masterpiece?’
  • How do you or could you impact the world in a positive way?
  • Watch Tova in this week’s Spark, The Value of Purpose
  • Join Santiago in prayer this week by watching, Prayer for Purpose


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Lightgliders App Update!

February 19, 2019

Gear up Lightgliders!

An update to the Lightgliders app has been released! Make sure you download the update to your devices so you are ready to experience Lightgliders to the fullest! We look forward to seeing you in Lightgliders!

Glide on!

Five Values

February 18, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Hi there, Lightglider! I just got back from the Yonders and was talking with Santiago in the courtyard about the Lightglider values -- why we do what we do! When I’m in Timberlands Treetops, clearing blight and battling Machines, it’s important for me to remember the values I want to live by. The five values of a Lightglider are purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. I want these values to affect how I think, how I act, and how I behave. They are especially important to remember in times of uncertainty and pressure, like when I’m battling a Clampneck Machine in the Yonders! I’m excited for us to talk about these values over the coming weeks.


Glide On!

Bryce


Scripture

“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” - Matthew 7:17 (NLT)


Five Values

Values are defined as principles upon which we build our lives. They help guide our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors. Most every family, community, and culture lives by a set of values.


Lightgliders seek to live with five values: purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. And these values are supported by a biblical worldview:

  • Purpose: Because God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), our lives matter. They have purpose.
  • Humility: No one is perfect; we all fall short of God’s moral standard of goodness (Romans 3:23). A deep understanding of this produces a life of humility.
  • Confidence: Knowing that God loves us and that Jesus paid for our sins at the cross despite our shortcomings generates a strong sense of confidence (Ephesians 2:8-10). We are greatly loved by the only One who matters!
  • Hope: Because the future is in God’s hands and He promises to restore the brokenness, we can always look to the future with hope believing good things are coming. When we live with hope, we give hope to others (Romans 15:13).
  • Love: With Jesus as our example, we seek to love. Such love is not a feeling. It is a choice that inspires action by putting the needs of others before our own (John 15:13).


Just like a good seed properly nourished helps to produce a beautiful tree, good values help to produce beautiful lives.


Things to Think About

  • What are values and why are they important?
  • What are some examples of values?
  • What are our family’s five core values?
  • Watch two Gliddles talk about Values in this week’s Spark, What’s a Value?
  • Join Kwan in prayer this week by watching, Thank You For My Family


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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lightgliders! Make this Valentine’s Day special by showing a little extra love to those around you -- share a compliment with a friend, invite someone new to play with you at recess, pick up your parent’s dinner plates when you’re done with a meal, or come up with another idea that shows care to another. Jesus says people will know we love Him by the way we love others!


“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” - John 13:34-35 (NLT)

LGTV: Gliddle Mission - Rescue Those in Need!

February 13, 2019

As a Lightglider, you are called to rescue. Learn what that means in Lightgliders as well as in your everyday life by accepting this top-secret Gliddle Mission!

Restore

February 11, 2019


Transmission from Lightglider Academy

As a Lightglider, you are sent on missions from Lightglider Academy to restore the land of Glideon. To restore means to bring something back to the way it was meant to be. Glideon was not meant to be covered in this dark mysterious substance that we call blight. No, it was meant to be beautiful and full of purpose. When you clear the blight, you are bringing Glideon back to what it was intended to be!


Glide On!

Nisha


Scripture

“For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.” - Acts 3:21 (NLT)


Restore

The Scriptures tell us that one day God will fully restore this broken world. This is a day that we all can look forward to with hope. In the meantime, Lightgliders seek to restore the beauty, purpose, joy, and dignity of this world and everyone in it. In doing so, we serve as signposts of what is to come. A signpost is like a great big billboard telling everyone who passes by what they can look forward to. When we carry out deeds of compassion and justice, we give the world a glimpse of what is to come. God’s light shines through us to give the world hope.  


Things to Think About

  • What does it mean to restore something?
  • What are some things in your world that are broken and are in need of restoration?
  • What can you do through your words or actions to help?
  • Watch Tambika and Kwan restore the Yonders in this week’s Spark, The Goal to Restore!
  • Join Santiago in prayer this week by watching, Love Cares.


Mystery Code

RESTORE

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