Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Made to Shine

July 6, 2020

JULY 6 - JULY 12


Made to Shine


Hey Lightglider!

We’re so glad you’re here! We - the other Lightglider leaders and me - want you to always remember that you were MADE TO SHINE! 

God created you uniquely. No one has your exact interests, talents, and personality. To shine means to love God and to love others in a way that only you can. With all the darkness in the world, that can feel like a big responsibility. But like a candle in a dark tunnel, even the smallest light can be blinding. If you’ve been to Machine Bunker in the Yonders, you know what I mean!

Jesus is the true light of the world. With His love and light, we will shine like stars in the heavens and make an impact on the world. Let’s reflect Him everywhere we go this summer!


Glide On!

Santiago


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Blighted Grassland, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Blighted Grassland




• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

The Power of Light Spark


Courage to Shine

   


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - SHINE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read John 1:1-5 in your Bible. What are all the things we learn about the “Word” in these verses?

• What does it mean to live in God’s light and to share it with the world?

• What do you think it means to shine?

• In what ways could you shine in the darkness?

• How were you uniquely made to love God and love others?

• How could your interests, personality, or talents be used to shine?

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Check Out This Postcard!

July 2, 2020

A big THANK YOU to Ace Courageous Guardian for sending in this AMAZING postcard!!

Decorate a sticker page and send it to community@lightgliders.com to have your masterpiece featured on the Glider Gazette!

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Lightgliders

June 29, 2020

JUNE 29 - JULY 5

Lightgliders


Hey Lightgliders!

It’s that time of year when we remind each other what it means to be a Lightglider. Put simply, Lightgliders are those of us who know with all our heart that we were made to shine! We were created to love God and love others. 

Yes, you get to do cool things as a Lightglider. We rescue Gliddles, battle Machines, clear blight, and connect with others in the Academy. Each of these is a purposeful adventure. But, the most purposeful adventure is getting to know the Far Greater Story, the story of God’s love for you found in the Bible. When you understand how much God loves you and how He uniquely created you to impact the world, you will shine. Every time you share God’s love with others through your words or actions, you are being a Lightglider!


Glide On!

Nisha


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Rescue Roundup, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a new helmet in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Rescue Roundup



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Being a Lightglider Spark


Hear My Prayer

   


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - LIGHTGLIDER - to receive a new glider in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Matthew 5:14-16 in your Bible. What does Scripture say shines out for all to see?

• In what ways did you shine today?

• What is on your heart to pray about?

• What does it mean to rescue something?

• What does it mean to put others before yourself?

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Responsibility

June 22, 2020

JUNE 22 - JUNE 28

 

Responsibility


Hey Lightglider!

This week’s Gliddle Principle is RESPONSIBILITY. That is a big word that can be carried out in lots of small ways. To be responsible means that we are trustworthy in our actions and our words. Therefore, we do the very best we can in everything that we do and with everything we have. This includes our schoolwork, homework, friendships, extracurricular activities, and even the time in our day. It starts with the little things like cleaning up after yourself, but it can lead to big things like overseeing Lightglider missions to the Yonders or activities at your school or church. In what ways do you show yourself to be a responsible person? I try to show it through my work in the Innovation Lab. I seek to do the best that I can with what I have been given. I know that being responsible in the little things leads to greater responsibilities to come. Please remember this! 

Glide On!

Kwan



Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!

Things to Do This Week:

• There's a party in the Academy this week! Join Lightglider Moderators and friends in the Innovation Lab inside the Academy on Friday at 5pm EST/4pm CST for the Lab Luau!

• Play the Game of the Week, Fruit Fling, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Fruit Fling



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Stewardship Spark


Prayer for Responsibility

   


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESPONSIBLE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Colossians 3:23-24 in your Bible. What does it mean to work for the Lord rather than for people?

• What are the responsibilities in your life?

• What “little things” in your life are you responsible for?

• In what areas could you be more responsible?

• Do you give your best in everything you do?

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Kindness

June 15, 2020

JUNE 15 - JUNE 21

Kindness

Hey Lightglider!

This week we’re talking about KINDNESS. Well, we don’t just want to talk about it. We want to show it! To be kind means to be friendly, generous, and considerate. Our theme verse this week is Colossians 3:12 (NLT): “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” 

This verse tells us to clothe ourselves with lots of different character qualities. Have you ever thought about that? You can choose to put qualities like kindness on like you put on your clothes in the morning. Just like we pick out which shirt or pair of shoes we are going to wear, we can choose to be kind, humble, gentle, and patient throughout our day. Clothing ourselves with kindness is a powerful way to show God’s character to the world around us. The Bible also tells us in Romans 2:4 that God’s kindness is what leads us to Him in the first place. So pick up kindness and put it on like a jacket. Wear it everywhere you go!

Glide On!

Tova


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Gliddle Millionaire 2.0! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Getrude Pumpkin Satchel will be sending you a message if you’re on the Leaderboard!

Gliddle Millionaire 2.0

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the Front Page

Kindness Spark


Kindness Prayer


• Watch the semi-epic conclusion to Ethel and Clem’s adventure in the Yonders Swamp Skirmish in this week’s new Gliddle Game Gab episode!

Gliddle Game Gab #17


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - KIND - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Colossians 3:12-15 in your Bible. What character qualities do you clothe yourself with each day?

• In what ways can you show kindness to others?

• Who shows kindness to you? How do they do it?

• Where could you show more kindness?

• When has someone been kind to you?

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Honesty

June 8, 2020

JUNE 8 - JUNE 14

Honesty


Hey Lightglider!

Oomph. I just got back from the Yonders and it was tough! I barely escaped without getting covered in blight. We’re talking about honesty this week in Lightgliders, so I guess I need to practice it myself. Sometimes it’s hard for me to admit that I can get discouraged, but to be honest means to be truthful. I’m here to tell you today to be honest with yourself. Pay attention to your feelings and be honest about them with God and with those who love you. God knows exactly how you are feeling, so you can always be honest with Him in your prayers.  

Also, be honest with others. Have you ever told a lie to make yourself look good or to avoid getting into trouble? You might be tempted to protect yourself in this way rather than to be honest and accept a consequence. Here’s the honest truth about me right now -- I want you to think I’m a skilled Lightglider, but that is not always true. I was unable to complete my last mission to the Yonders. I’m going to talk to Nisha to get her advice on how to do it. With her strategic insight, I hope to succeed next time. Wow, I’m realizing even as I write this to you that honesty and humility are connected.

Being honest honors God and shows others that we can be trusted. Speak the truth, Lightglider. Refuse to lie. In doing so, you are exhibiting that you are a new creation in Christ.  

Glide On!

Bryce


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Glider Training, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a new Astronaut Helmet in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Glider Training



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Honesty Spark


Honesty Prayer

   


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - HONESTY - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Colossians 3:8-10 in your Bible. What does it look like to strip off your old sinful nature and put on your new nature? How can we receive this new nature?

• What does it mean to be an honest person?

• In what ways could you be a more honest person?

• Have you ever been lied to? How can dishonesty be hurtful?

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Good Things

June 1, 2020

JUNE 1 - JUNE 7

Good Things

Hey Lightgliders! 

First of all, thank you to all of you Lightgliders who came to the Mother May I party last week. That was a blast!  Here is a picture I took at the party. Taking pictures is one of my hobbies and you all make my photography look good!


Now that you’ve learned more about the Lightglider leaders, who do you relate to? Who would you want to spend more time with?  It’s encouraging to see so many different types of people using their uniqueness to work together for a common goal in Lightglider Academy!

God has created each of us with unique strengths and gifts! He has planned good things for us  to do with our lives that impact the world in a positive way. I hope that as you go on missions, play games, or watch videos in Lightgliders, you discover what you are passionate about, what you are good at, and what gifts others see in you.  Are you like Marlon and think things through before acting? Like Bryce, are you always up for an adventure? Or, like Kwan, do you prefer to work behind the scenes?  

However you were created, God will use you to do good in the world!  You were made to shine!

Glide on!

Tambika


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Flooded Bunker, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Flooded Bunker



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Good Things Through You


The Lord Directs My Steps

   


• Watch Ethel and Clem in Gliddle Gab Game #16 as they try to complete Swamp Skirmish.  And, we must emphasize the word try... it is really hard!

Gliddle Game Gab #16 


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - GOODTHINGS - to receive a Silver and Red Glider!


Things to Think About This Week: 

• Read Ephesians 2:8-10 in the Bible. According to these verses, why can we not take credit for our salvation?

• What are some good things God has done through you?

• What makes it hard to do good things sometimes?

• How do you know when you are doing good things?


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Joy

May 25, 2020

MAY 25 - May 31

Joy

Hey Lightgliders! 

How do you know if you have somebody else’s cheese? When it is nacho cheese!

If you thought that joke was funny, then please know that it was mine. If you didn’t, then it was Marlon’s!

Hey everybody! I am Santiago! I try to bring life to the Lightglider Academy party! I cannot tell you HOW MUCH FUN it is to be a Lightglider. You know what our goals are, right? RESPECT. RESCUE. RESTORE.

I believe that to RESTORE includes bringing joy to people who need it. Sometimes through laughter. Sometimes through music. Sometimes through just hanging out and being friendly. Everyone is totally unique, so it can be difficult to know what will bring joy to another. I make it my goal to find out. Do you know what brings you joy? I would love to know!

I grew up in Honduras in a large house with a bunch of other boys. None of us were related but they are my brothers. We’ve been through a lot together. Do you know what brings me joy? People. Having people to talk to, hang out with, and care for is the greatest. I hope you find that here at Lightglider Academy. 

Ok, one more joke. What does a nosey pepper do? Gets jalapeño business! 


Glide on!

Santiago


Things to Do This Week:


• Join us for the “Mother May I” Party in the Lightglider Academy Courtyard this Friday, May 29 at 5pm EST/4pm CST. Moderators will be handing out new themed hatsand leading games. 


• Play the Game of the Week, Brick Pong, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get an outfit to dress like Santiago in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!


Brick Pong



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage


Santiago’s Story


The Lord Has Done Great Things

   


• Decorate Santiago’s sticker page!


Santiago: Joy 



• Use this week’s Mystery Code - SANTIAGO - to receive 4 Green Emeralds!


Things to Think About This Week: 


• Read Nehemiah 8:10 in the Bible. According to these verses, what is our strength?

• What brings you joy?

• How do you spread joy?

• Who could you give some joy to this week?

* How can your unique personality honor God and impact others?


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Caring

May 18, 2020

MAY 18 - MAY 24


Caring


Hey Lightgliders! 

My name is Tova. I was one of the first here at Lightglider Academy. Why? I saw the Gliddles in trouble and I wanted to help. My heart was burdened and I had to come. It really didn’t take a lot of thought or planning. Before I knew it, Bryce sent me on a mission to the Yonders.  

I grew up in the United Kingdom. Growing up, I always enjoyed meeting new people and striking up conversations. I realized that many people are hurting, so I made it my mission to be a source of healing and encouragement. I care deeply for the poor, for orphans, and for those who are lonely. Who do you care deeply for?

I like to think of each day as a new opportunity for a purposeful adventure. You never know what new friend or significant moment awaits you! So be on the lookout, and care for those you encounter. 


Glide On!

Tova


Things to Do This Week:


• Play the BRAND NEW Game, Chess with Chums! Lock minds with your friend or the computer to win this classic game. Also, play Waterfall Meadow to get a high score: the top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Chess with Chums



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Tova’s Story


A New Commandment

   


• Decorate Tova’s sticker page!

Tova: Caring 


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - TOVA - to receive 6 Yellow Gems!



Things to Think About This Week: 

• Read Matthew 22:37-39 in the Bible. According to these verses, how are we to love God? How are we to love others?

• What does it mean to go on a purposeful adventure?

• Have you ever been helped by someone you didn’t know very well?

• Think of three hurting people or situations. How can you bring care to them?


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Wisdom

May 11, 2020

MAY 11 - MAY 17


Wisdom

Hey Lightgliders! 

My name is Marlon. You’ll usually find me hanging out in the Library at Lightglider Academy. I am from the United States and I love doing two things - reading books and working out. It’s important to exercise the mind and the body. I am often considered the more “brainy” of the Academy leaders. I investigate any new idea before believing it or acting on it. That’s why I was the last to join the Academy leaders. I had to make sure that rescuing Gliddles and clearing blight were the right things to do. Usually when we are thinking of others before ourselves, it is the right thing to do. But I had to make sure that the consequences of these actions were good, and not just their intention.  

I am passionate about discovering truth. We are in a world filled with many ideas competing for our attention. Ideas are either helpful or hurtful to others, ourselves, or the world around us. My dream for you is that you learn to tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one. This understanding is where wisdom is found. 

I encourage all Lightgliders--search hard for truth. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And focus on the most important questions, the ones that have the greatest impact on your life and the world around you. Two thousand years ago a man named Jesus claimed to be God and said that whoever believes in him would receive eternal life. People believed him at the time and still do to this day. I encourage you to investigate the truth about Jesus Christ. 

Glide On!

Marlon


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Word Search, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get an outfit to dress like Marlon in their inventory!

Word Search



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Marlon’s Story


Prayer for Wisdom

• Decorate Marlon’s sticker page!

Marlon: Wisdom 



• Use this week’s Mystery Code - MARLON - to receive 20 Silver Coins!


Things to Think About This Week: 

• Read Luke 2:52 in the Bible. What are ways to grow in wisdom and in stature?

• Why can we trust the Bible?

• Who do you go to when you have questions?


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