Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Love

October 19, 2020

OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 25


LOVE


Hey Lightgliders!

Last week, we looked at the cross and how Jesus’ death and resurrection gives us new life. Jesus’ willingness to die on the cross in our place is the greatest act of love this world has ever known. He willingly gave up His life so that we might live. 

This love was not a feeling. It was a choice. Jesus made the decision to love us, and He followed through. Love cost Jesus His life. So often we think of love as just a feeling. If love is just a feeling, our motivation to care for others can quickly go away. When we are motivated by God’s love for us shown on the cross, we will choose to love others and will follow through no matter what.

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” - John 13:34 (NLT)


Glide On!

Tambika


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, Bible Trivia Race 2!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Value of Love


Strength to Love

• Use the Mystery Code - LOVE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Tuesday: Meet one of the creators of Lightgliders, Norman Snowman Cook, in Mission Control at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to hang out and discuss all things Lightgliders. 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game called Dance Relay Race.

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to share game ideas.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read John 13:34-35 in the Bible. What will our love do to the world?

• What does love look like to you?

• Who has God given you to love?

• Why can it be difficult to love?

• What is one way you will put the needs of others in front of your own this week?

• How is love more of a choice than a feeling?

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Lightglider Spotlights #11

October 17, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Aurora Burpie Ninkempoop and Tiffany Purple Flannel: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

You’re so bright we’ve got to keep those shades pulled down!

We’ll just let this sweet capture of Aurora Burpie Ninkempoop speak for itself!


Tiffany Purple Flannel joined the Lightglider community recently and is already CRUSHING her treehouse decorations! Such a creative home for the Gliddles to live in!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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The Cross

October 12, 2020

OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 18


THE CROSS


Hey Lightgliders!

Did you know that the Far Greater Story is not a fairy tale or a myth? All we have talked about over the last few weeks--Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, and Restoration--is absolutely true. It was proven true by an event that we can investigate--the death and resurrection of Jesus. 


Think about that. Something happened in human history that proves that the story of God’s love for you is true.


As a refresher, here are all the parts of the story:

• Creation tells us how this world became a reality. God created.

• Rebellion explains why there is suffering and brokenness in this world. It is because we and everyone else are sinners. Sin has consequences and requires judgment.

• Redemption shares how Jesus paid the penalty for our sin at the cross and bought back our lives.

• Restoration gives us insight into why our future is bright. Jesus will restore all that is broken, and God will live with His people forever.

• The Cross proves that this is no fairy tale. This is a true story based upon facts. 


Christianity rests upon this event. If Jesus did not die on a cross and come back to life, then our faith in Him is only wishful thinking. But the truth is that He did die. He was buried in a tomb and He rose again, defeating death and conquering sin on our behalf. This is what we call the Gospel. Gospel simply means “good news,” and the good news that we have in Jesus is that through His death, burial, and resurrection we can be forgiven and live with God forever.


“I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NLT)


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 Game of the Week, Gliddle Colors!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Cross

From East to West

• Check out the BRAND NEW video, Bible WHAT?!, featuring Marlon! He’s talking about our theme verse for the week, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4!

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Tuesday: Meet one of the creators of Lightgliders, Norman Snowman Cook, in Mission Control at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to hang out and discuss all things Lightgliders. 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game called Dance Relay Race.

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to share game ideas.


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 in the Bible. According to these verses, what does the author say is the most important thing that he has passed on?

• Why is the cross so important?

• What Lightgliders values come from understanding Creation and Rebellion?

What Lightgliders values come from understanding Redemption and Restoration?

• What evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection?

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Lightglider Spotlights #10

October 10, 2020

Here at Lightgliders, we know that we are all MADE TO SHINE! Every week, we want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Cheese Legendary Champion and Amber Snowflake Clementine: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Like a light, we’re made to shine!

We’re spotlighting Cheese Legendary Champion this week for always being helpful! He is dynamic, loves making new friends, and plays with everyone in the Academy! Way to shine, Cheese!


Amber Snowflake Clementine has one of the coolest treehouses in all of Glideon! Her decks are so creative, we just had to shout her out! Nice work, Amber!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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Gratefulness

October 5, 2020

OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11


GRATEFULNESS


Hey Lightgliders!

We have recently been looking at the final chapter of The Far Greater Story known as Restoration. We have learned that Jesus will come back one day and restore all that is broken. Because of this, we can live with hope. Hope is a feeling of trust that the future is bright. And, because of this hope for tomorrow, we can be grateful today.

Being grateful is a practice we MUST put into place in our daily lives. Yes, that’s right. We can practice gratefulness. I’ll show you how. Just think of three things you are grateful for.  

Ok, now do this again tomorrow. And the next day. And the next.  

You get the idea! Thank God for these things. Everything good comes from Him.

And, if you can’t think of anything to be grateful for (which I find hard to believe), look back to the cross, and look ahead to the future restoration. Because Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and promises to make things right one day, there are always reasons to be grateful.

So, what are you grateful for? Allow me to tell you what I’m grateful for. Maybe that will help.  I am grateful to God for waking me up this morning, giving me a place to live, providing people in my life who care about me, and showing me the beauty of creation - blue skies, green grass, and a warm sun. I’m also grateful for my guitar and for music in general. I am grateful for soccer, and for corny jokes. I could do this gratefulness thing all day! It is so grate….I mean, great!

Glide On!

Santiago

"The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving." - Psalm 28:7 (NLT)


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 Yonders Mission, Purple Mountain!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos.

Thankful For Others

Thank You For My Friends

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

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week! 


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Tuesday: Meet one of the creators of Lightgliders, Norman Snowman Cook, in Mission Control at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to hang out and discuss all things Lightgliders. 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game called Dance Relay Race.

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to share game ideas.


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Psalm 28:7 in the Bible. Use this verse as a guide for prayer. Thank the Lord for being your strength and shield. Confess your trust in Him. Ask Him to give you great joy and thankfulness!

• Who are you thankful for?

• Why can you live with joy and thankfulness?

• Which of your friends are on your mind to pray for?

• How can you spread joy to others through thankfulness?

• Name three things that you are thankful for today!

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Lightgliders Update!

October 5, 2020

A big update to the Lightgliders mobile app is here! As your Lightgliders play games, get high scores, and engage with the Bible-based videos and activities, their character will earn light and level up.

Make sure your iOS and Android mobile apps are updated, so that your Lightglider will experience it!

This should happen automatically, but we wanted to alert you just in case.

Have a great week, Lightgliders!

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Lightglider Spotlights #9

October 3, 2020

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Macy Cupcake Mastermind and Faith Humble Protector: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Like a light, we’re made to shine!

Macy Cupcake Mastermind is in the Spotlight this week for CRUSHING IT in many different minigames! She has been one of the top scorers for many weeks! Way to go, Macy!


Faith Humble Protector has been a Lightglider for just a month and has already rescued more than 600 Gliddles and unlocked her first 5 treehouse decks! Nice work, Faith!

 

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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Hope

September 28, 2020

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 4


HOPE

Hey Lightgliders!

This week we are talking about hope. To live with hope means to look to the future with the expectation that good things are ahead.  

This is tough to do sometimes, especially if the circumstances around us today are difficult. But, we always have a reason to live with hope because of God’s promises to His children. He promises a future restoration--He will make everything right some day. He also promises eternal life--we will live with Him forever! The future is secure. Jesus proved it by defeating death. We can live with hope!

And, trust me on this, hope is invigorating. It is electrifying. It is powerful! When we live with hope, it is shared with others. And, like a spark, the fire of hope spreads and the future actually begins to look brighter and brighter to those around you. For example, think of the Gliddles in the Yonders. Just knowing that Lightgliders are out there gives them hope that their future will be bright. This is the power of hope.

I try to wake up each day with hope--with the expectation that the best is yet to come. And, because of Jesus, I know this is true. I'm telling you, living with hope makes a difference!

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!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos.

The Value of Hope

Hope in Hard Times

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

• Look for a moderator inside the Courtyard at 5pm EST each weekday and get a prize. Check your time zone!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 in the Bible. According to these verses, what does Jesus give us?

• How can you spread hope to others?

• What do you hope for in life?

• What does it look like to have hope in hard times?

• What are ways to live every day with hope?

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

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Lightglider Spotlights #8

September 26, 2020

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy. Congratulations, Jasper Brooklyn Explorer and Blaze Risky Champion: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

What a radiant glow!

Jasper Brooklyn Explorer, staying true to his name, has been exploring the Academy with new Lightgliders! Thanks for taking the lead and showing new friends around, Jasper!

Blaze Risky Champion has been another helpful leader inside Lightgliders, reminding fellow players about encouraging one another and providing help whenever others need it! 


Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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Restoration

September 21, 2020

SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 27


RESTORATION

Hey Lightgliders!

We’ve been looking at the Far Greater Story this summer. We’ve learned about Creation, Rebellion, and Redemption. Now it’s time for the final act--Restoration! Every good story has a BIG ending. Well, the Far Greater Story has the BIGGEST ending that actually leads to a new beginning. This is the one part of the Far Greater Story that we have yet to experience fully. It will happen some time in the future, and we can look forward to it with great anticipation!

To restore something means to bring it back to its original condition. This is what God will do with our broken world when Jesus comes back. God has redeemed His children through Jesus, but we still experience the consequences of sin and rebellion in our world today. Jesus has promised us that He will return and make right all that has gone wrong. This is what “Restoration” is all about. Scripture tells us that there will be no more pain, or crying, or suffering for those who have placed their faith in Jesus. 

Until that day comes, we can work to restore the world around us in small ways. Every word of truth that we speak and every act of love that we do in His name points to this future restoration. When we shine light in the darkness, we are a signpost of what is to come.


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:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Glider Paint!

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos, Restoration and Prayer for Healing

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

• Join Lightglider Moderators in the Academy Courtyard on Friday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for a Super Sports Party! You’ll get your choice of helmet, hat, or hair!

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Revelation 21:3-4 in the Bible. Where will God’s home be? What will be gone forever?

• Why do we have a reason to live with hope?

• What does it mean to restore something?

• Who can you pray for who needs God’s healing and comfort?

• How does God restore us?

• What are some things in your world that are broken and in need of restoration?

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