Glider Gazette: News and Devotions

Game News: July 15-21

July 15, 2019


Gliddle Announcements

• Game of the Week leaderboard winners will receive a Viking Helmet this week! Have you played Machine Blitz yet?!

• Don’t forget to join Lightglider moderator Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Courtyard every day this week, Monday through Friday, at 6pm EST / 5pm CST. He will be giving tours of Lightglider Academy and will be handing out prizes to all who find him.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - STORY - to receive 2 Red Rubies - July's birthstone!



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The Far Greater Story

July 14, 2019

Theme This Week: THE FAR GREATER STORY


Hey Lightglider!

The goals of a Lightglider are to respect, rescue, and restore. We seek to RESPECT those around us. We go on missions from Lightglider Academy to RESCUE the Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. And we clear the blight to RESTORE the land to its original beauty, purpose, and goodness. Did you know that this points to a far greater story? 

The Bible reveals God as the ultimate respecter, rescuer, and restorer? He respects us as His image-bearers by giving us dignity and purpose. He rescues us from the grip of our sin and selfishness through the death and resurrection of Jesus. And He promises to restore our broken world one day and allow us to live forever with Him. This is the far greater story of God’s love for us!


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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called An Example to Follow.

• What is your favorite Bible story about Jesus and what can you learn from it?

Tuesday

• Read LGA News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• How can we best learn about and imitate God’s love?

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Why We Love.

• Why is the cross the ultimate example of love?

Thursday

• Compete as a family in the Game of the Week in purple called Machine Blitz.

• What is your favorite family memory and why?

Friday

• Decorate the “Far Greater Story” Sticker Page and send it to a friend.

• What would you make sure to bring to a family picnic?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Ephesians 5:1-2 in the Bible. 

• What are ways to follow the example of Jesus?


Glide On!

Santiago


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Game News: July 8-14

July 8, 2019

Game Announcements This Week

  • NEW GAME ALERT!! Have you played the newest game Rescue Roundup yet?!
  • Every day this week, Monday through Friday, you can meet Lightglider moderator Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Courtyard at 6pm EST / 5pm CST. He will be giving tours of Lightglider Academy and will be handing out prizes to all who find him.
  • Have you decorated a sticker page that you’re proud of? Press the top-right button to save your creation, then send it to info@lightgliders.com! It may just get featured next week for all the world to see!
  • This week’s theme is “Made to Shine.” Make sure you check out the transmission from Bryce. Use this week’s Mystery Code - SHINE - to receive a 25 bronze coins!


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Made to Shine

July 7, 2019

Theme This Week: 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. With a lot of 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. You were each created by God with unique interests, personalities, and talents that can be used to make an impact on the world around you!  With Jesus, the light of the world, to follow as your example, you will shine like stars in the heavens. Reflect His love and light everywhere you go. You were made for this!


Here are some activities to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders.


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called The Power of Light.

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

Tuesday

• Read LGA News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What do you think it means to shine?

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Courage to Shine.

• In what ways could you shine in the darkness?

Thursday

• Compete as a family in the Game of the Week in purple called Bible Code Breaker.

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

Friday

• Decorate the “Made to Shine” Sticker Page and send it to a friend.

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

Saturday/Sunday

• Read John 1:1-5 in the Bible. 

• What are all the things we learn about the “Word” in these verses?


Glide on!

Bryce


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Game News: July 1-7

July 1, 2019



Gliddle Announcements

• NEW GAME ALERT!! Have you played our newest game Rescue Roundup yet?!

• Every day this week, Monday through Friday, you can meet Lightglider moderator Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Courtyard at 6pm EST / 5pm CST. He will be giving tours of Lightglider Academy and will be handing out prizes to all who find him.

• Have you decorated a sticker page that you’re proud of? Press the top-right button to save your creation, then send it to info@lightgliders.com! We may feature it in LGA News next week!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - LIGHTGLIDERS - to receive new Lightglider Art for your sticker pages!



Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Hey there! Welcome to Lightgliders. My name is Kwan, and it’s my job to make sure you’re outfitted, trained, and ready for action. And that starts with you learning just what a Lightglider is!


Lightgliders are defenders of good, a force of kids just like you that shine in the darkness and help out those in need. Right now, the land of Glideon is in need!


For unknown reasons, a mysterious gooey substance called blight is spreading all over the land. At the same time, strange Machines have started appearing, kidnapping lovable creatures called the Gliddles! It’s up to us to clear away the blight and stop these Machines!


If you are here on a computer, click “Enter Lightglider Academy” to access the full Lightgliders experience. You’ll battle Machines, rescue Gliddles, clear blight, meet other Lightgliders, and much more.  


If you are here on a mobile device, play minigames, watch videos, create postcards, and read messages. As you do, you will build up light to use on your missions to the Yonders! Everything is color-coded, so make sure you learn what the colors mean. Let me try to help!


Everything in Purple is a Game. There are lots of minigames inside Lightgliders.


Everything in Green is a Spark. These are short video stories to encourage a value or biblical principle.


Everything in Orange is a Prayer. These are short prayer videos to do on your own or with a family member.  


Everything in Pink is a Postcard. Customize these and send them to your friends!


Everything in Red is a Message. These are articles about Lightgliders gameplay, the weekly lessons, Bible studies, and more. (Fun fact: You are currently reading one!)


Everything in Blue is LGTV.  These are gameplay videos to encourage learning and laughter. 


In time, you’ll learn more than just skills for battle and adventure. You’ll learn about the Far Greater Story found in the Bible, the story about the God who loves you more than you could possibly imagine.  As Lightgliders, we seek to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE every day because that is what God has done and is doing for us, in us, and through us.  You were made to use what He has given you to help a world in need.  You were made to shine!  


Welcome to Lightgliders! Let’s glide! 


Glide On!

Kwan


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Welcome to Lightgliders

June 30, 2019

Hey Lightglider!


It’s that time when we remind you what it means to be a Lightglider. Put simply, Lightgliders are people who know with all their heart that they were made to shine! Yes, you do cool things as a Lightglider. You rescue Gliddles, battle machines, and clear blight to restore the land. If you have been on a mission to the Yonders, you know it is a lot of fun. But, it’s so much more than that!


Lightgliders seek to live each day motivated by hope, purpose, and love. We understand that our story in Lightglider Academy points to a Far Greater Story, the story of God’s love for us found in the Bible. And when we understand that story and our place in it, we cannot help but shine. Every time you put the needs of others before yourself, you are shining light in the darkness. You are being a Lightglider!


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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Being a Lightglider.

• In what ways did you shine today?

Tuesday

• Read LGA News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What are you most looking forward to this week? 

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Hear my Prayer.

• What is on your heart to pray about?

Thursday

• Compete as a family in the Game of the Week in purple called Rescue Roundup.

• What does it mean to rescue something?

Friday

• Decorate the “Lightgliders” Sticker Page and send it to a friend.

• What does it mean to put others before yourself?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Matthew 5:14-16 in the Bible. 

• What does the Scripture say shines out for all to see?

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LGA News: Jun 24-30

June 24, 2019



Gliddle Announcements

1. Every day this week, Monday through Friday, you can meet Lightglider moderator Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Courtyard at 6pm EST / 5pm CST. He will be giving tours of Lightglider Academy and will be handing out prizes to all who find him.

2. Play this week’s Game of the Week! Be on the Leaderboard on Saturday to receive a cool prize!

3. Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESPONSIBILITY - to receive a new space stickers!



Transmission from Lightglider Academy

We are discussing “Gliddle Principles” here in Lightglider Academy. This week we’re learning about responsibility! Responsibility is about doing things with such excellence that you are found to be trustworthy. 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. In what ways do you show yourself to be a responsible person? I show it through my work in the Innovation Lab. I do the best that I can, with what I have been given, knowing that being responsible in the little things leads to greater responsibilities to come. All of the leaders here in the Academy do our best to act responsibly, and encourage you to do the same. Come see me in the Innovation Lab today!


Glide On!

Kwan


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Responsibility

June 23, 2019

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. Being responsible in the “little things” will lead to greater responsibilities to come. Being responsible shows that we have respect for everything we’ve been given. When we steward our time and talents in ways that please God, we are acting responsibly!



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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Stewardship.

• What are the responsibilities in your life?

Tuesday

• Read LGA News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

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

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Responsibility.

• In what areas could you be more responsible?

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Gliddle Rolling.

• What is your favorite book to read?

Friday

• Decorate the “Responsibility” Sticker Page and send it to a friend.

• Do you give your best in everything you do?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Colossians 3:23-24 in the Bible.

• What does it mean to work for the Lord rather than for people?

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LGA News: Jun 17-23

June 17, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

We are discussing “Gliddle Principles” here in Lightglider Academy. This week it’s all about kindness! Have you ever thought about what it means to be kind? Lightgliders show kindness to one another by being encouraging with our words and supportive in each other’s tasks. Kindness doesn’t have to be a big gesture for all the world to see. It can be something small, like smiling or giving a friend a compliment or introducing yourself to someone new at school. Sometimes small acts of kindness make a big impact! I challenge you to come to the Academy this week and give out some boosts in the Courtyard. That would be really kind of you!


Glide On!

Tova



Gliddle Announcements

1. Every day this week, Monday through Friday, you can meet Lightglider moderator Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Courtyard at 6pm EST / 5pm CST. He will be giving tours of Lightglider Academy and will be handing out prizes to all who find him.

2. Find Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel in the Library at 5pm EST / 4pm CST on Wednesday, June 19th. Everyone that says hello to Gertrude will receive a fun reward!

3. Play this week’s Game of the Week, Color Craze! Be on the Leaderboard on Saturday to receive a cool prize!

4. Use this week’s Mystery Code - KINDNESS - to receive a new sticker pack!


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Kindness

June 16, 2019

This Week in Lightgliders


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 tells us that God’s kindness is what leads us to Him in the first place. Check out Romans 2:4 this week! So pick up kindness and put it on like a jacket. Wear it everywhere you go!



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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Kindness.

• In what ways can you show kindness to others?

Tuesday

• Read “LGA News” in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

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

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Kindness.

• Where could you show more kindness?

Thursday

• Play the Game of the Week in purple called Color Craze.

• What is your favorite summer activity?

Friday

• Decorate the “Kindness” Sticker Page and send it to a friend.

• When has someone been kind to you?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Colossians 3:12-15 in the Bible.

• What character qualities do you clothe yourself with each day?

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