Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

The Cross

October 13, 2019

Theme This Week: THE CROSS


Hey Lightgliders!

All that we have talked about in The Far Greater Story--Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, and Restoration--is substantiated upon one historical event: the death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Think about that. Something happened in human history that confirms that the Far Greater Story is true! 

Watch all The Far Greater Story sparks this week. 

• 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 reminds us that this is not a fairy tale. This is a true story based upon a historical event, the death and resurrection of Jesus.


Christianity rests upon this event. If Jesus did not die on a cross and come back to life, then our faith in Him is ultimately useless. 

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.


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 The Cross.

• Why is the cross so important?

Tuesday

• Watch the Spark videos in green called Creation and Rebellion.

• What Lightgliders values come from understanding Creation and Rebellion?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Academy! Catch him Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm EST! You’ll know it’s him by the purple name tag. You’ll get a prize if you find him!

Wednesday

• Watch the Spark videos in green called Redemption and Restoration.

• What Lightgliders values come from understanding Redemption and Restoration?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Academy today at 6:00pm EST!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Gliddle Colors. Everyone on the leaderboard this week gets a purple headband!

• What is your favorite fall activity?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage in the Academy today at 6:00pm EST!

Friday

• Watch the Spark video in green called The Cross again!

• What evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection?

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CROSS - to receive a Tiki decoration for your Treehouse that the Gliddles will love!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 in the Bible. 

• According to these verses, what does Paul say is the most important thing that he has passed on?


Glide On!

Tova


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Game News: Oct. 7-Oct. 13

October 7, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard this week. He’s telling jokes and giving out prizes! Catch him Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30pm-5:30pm EST!

• Don’t miss the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Gliddle Crafts, on the frontpage! Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a new hat for your Lightglider!

• Tambika’s back with some game tips for one of her missions. Check out the game tip below for Sludge Valley.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - THANKFUL - to receive 50 gold coins! That will come in helpful when you need more RES in the Yonders!


Game Tips!

Sludge Valley

Tambika here! Are you ready for a new mission? We need you to help clean out the swampy area of Sludge Valley. Make no mistake--it can get pretty gross in the swamps! Add on Machines and blight, and you have a recipe for potential disaster! The Gliddles that live here don’t mind the usual swampy muck, but the blight makes the area completely uninhabitable. Rescue them and bring them to Zipways so they can live peacefully in the Treehouses!

Although blight usually spreads along the ground, it can also creep up tree trunks and choke the tree branches. Click on trees multiple times to slowly restore their original beauty with your RES! You can usually find amazing treasures and Materials under the blighted trees once they are fully restored!


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Thankful

October 6, 2019

Theme This Week: THANKFUL


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 thankful today.

Being thankful is a practice we can put into place in our daily lives. Yes, that’s right. We can practice thankfulness. I’ll show you how. Just think of three things you are thankful 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 thankful 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 is always a reason to be thankful. When we trust in the LORD, we are thankful for Him.   

So, what are you thankful for? Allow me to tell you what I’m thankful for. Maybe that will help.  I am thankful 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. And, I’m also thankful for my guitar and for soccer!

God is good and He provides good things to His people.


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 Thankful for Others.

• Who are you thankful for?

Tuesday

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

• Why can you live with joy and thankfulness?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard this week. He’s telling jokes and giving out prizes! Catch him today from 4:30pm-5:30pm EST!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Thank You For My Friends.

• Find Norman Snowman Cook telling jokes in the Courtyard this week from 4:30pm-5:30pm EST!

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

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Gliddle Crafts.

• Find Norman Snowman Cook telling jokes in the Courtyard this week from 4:30pm-5:30pm EST!

• How can you spread joy to others through thankfulness?

Friday

• Still stuck in that nasty Blight in the Yonders? Watch this week’s LGTV - Blight Tutorial for some help!

• Name three things that you are thankful for today!

Saturday/Sunday

• 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!


Glide On!

Santiago


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Game News: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

September 30, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

• Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Glider Training, on the frontpage! Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a new hat for your Lightglider!

• Check out the tip below for Forward Base, one of the games inside the Lightgliders app.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - HOPE - to receive a blue ferris wheel to put in your Treehouse!



Game Tips!

Forward Base

In order to stop the spread of blight, the Lightgliders have set up a new base in the Yonders! We need your help to defend it against the oncoming hordes of Machines while upgrading your defenses! Just remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. If at first the base is overrun, just regroup, make some upgrades with the scrap you find from the Machines, and try try again! Persistence is key on this one!




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Hope

September 29, 2019

Theme This Week: HOPE


Hey Lightgliders!

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

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 of eternal life and a future restoration. He will make everything right again some day. Because of Jesus, the future is secure. We can live with hope!

And, trust me on this, hope is invigorating. It is electrifying. It is powerful! When we live with hope, we will share it 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. Think of the Gliddles in the Yonders. Just knowing that Lightgliders are out there gives them hope that the future will be bright. This is the power of hope. 

I try to wake up each day with hope--with the expectation that the day will be new, exciting, and meaningful. I'm telling you, living with hope makes a difference!


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 The Value of Hope.

• How can you spread hope to others?

Tuesday

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

• What do you hope for in life?

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Hope in Hard Times.

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

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Glider Training. Can you reach the leaderboard this week?!

• What are ways to live every day with hope?

• DANCE BREAK: Gertrude’s final Dance Break of the week is TODAY! Meet her in front of the Arcade in the Academy at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Friday

• Follow new Lightglider, Ethel Pip Cloudburst, as she navigates the Yonders in this week’s new Gliddle Game Gab video!

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

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 in the Bible. 

• According to these verses, what does Jesus give us?


Glide On!

Bryce


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Game News: Sept. 23-Sept. 29

September 23, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Join the Lightglider community at the Dream Job Dungarees Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!

• Don’t miss the Game of the Week, DoppelGlider, on the frontpage! Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a Viking Helmet!

• Check out Marlon’s game tip below for Bible Code Breaker.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESTORE - to receive a new dance floor to put in your Treehouse!


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Game Tips!

Bible Code Breaker


Marlon here! Part of my job at Lightglider Academy is to unlock the secrets of the Far Greater Story. You can help me uncover the hidden messages from the Bible by solving the code! My advice is to start small. Figuring out small words like “the,” “and,” “I,” “a,” and “an” will help you on the larger words. Remember, the code is always different from puzzle to puzzle! 



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Restoration

September 22, 2019

Theme This Week: 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 is no different. 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. But Jesus has promised us that He will return and make right all that has gone wrong. This is Restoration. 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 act of love that we do or word of truth that we speak in His name points to this future restoration. When we shine light in the darkness, we are a signpost of what is to come.



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 Restoration.

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

Tuesday

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

• What does it mean to restore something?

• Join the Dream Job Dungarees Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called DoppelGlider. Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a Viking Helmet.

• How does God restore us?

Friday

• Check out the new Gliddle Game Gab video on the frontpage!

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

• Join the Dream Job Dungarees Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Revelation 21:3-4 in the Bible. 

• Where will God’s home be?

• What will be gone forever?


Glide On!

Marlon

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Game News: Sept. 16-Sept. 22

September 16, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

  • Join the Lightglider community at the Lovely Lightglider Leaders Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!
  • Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Forest Defense, on the frontpage!
  • Stuck on some levels in the Yonders? Check out Kwan’s Level Play for some tips to get through a difficult Yonders mission and for a few Gliddle jokes.
  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - COURAGE - to receive a new glider!


Inside the Academy - Mission Tips!

Keep Out!

It’s Kwan again! I wanted to give you some tips for taking on this mission. We’re sending you back into the abandoned building where lots of Machines have taken up residence. There’s a defense jammer installed there, so if you don’t have a Gliddle with you, you won’t be able to battle Machines! You have to use your wits and careful gliding to get you out of some sticky situations!

There’s a powerful Machine at the end of the mission. Concentrate on avoiding its blasts and let the Gliddles you find do their work!


Don’t forget to check for secret areas; the overgrowth in the building might have opened up new pathways!


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Courageous

September 15, 2019

Theme This Week: COURAGEOUS


Hey Lightgliders!

How is your week going so far? Are you coming to the party in Lightglider Academy this week?  Keep reading for details about it.  

We have been discussing The Far Greater Story of God’s love for us in recent weeks. We are currently learning about redemption and how God bought back our lives with the blood of Jesus. As we understand this truth, we can live with great confidence in God’s never ending love.

And, when we are confident, then we can be courageous!  To be courageous is to be brave. To take risks. To initiate. To try new things. To do hard things. To not be afraid of failing. We can be courageous because our confidence comes from God’s love for us, and not from anything else! 

As Lightgliders, we will not shrink back from difficulties or danger. We will not run away from opportunities to help those in need. 

Be courageous today, Lightgliders! Remember that you are never alone. Nothing can separate you from God’s love.



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 Purposeful Adventures.

• What are some ideas for purposeful adventures in your neighborhood, at your school, or in your community?

Tuesday

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

• When have you been courageous?

• Join the Lovely Lightglider Leaders in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

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

• What can you do to overcome fear?

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Forest Defense. And don’t miss the BRAND NEW game, Lightglider Trivia Race, also located on the front page this week!

• What makes you feel brave?

Friday

• Decorate the “Courageous” Sticker Page!

• What does it look like to live with courage?

• Join the Lovely Lightglider Leaders in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Romans 8:38-39 in the Bible. 

• Why can God’s love give you courage?


Glide On!

Tambika


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Game News: Sept. 9-Sept. 15

September 9, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

  • Join the Lightglider community at the Grandparents are Great Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!
  • Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Gap Glide, on the frontpage! Leaderboard winners will receive a construction hats for their Lightglider!
  • We’ve got more tutorials to help you in Lightglider Academy coming your way! This week’s is called Treehouse Tutorial and will help you understand how to build and decorate decks on your treehouse. Did you know that you can build decks above ground and below? You have to rescue enough Gliddles first!
  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - CONFIDENCE - to receive a new 2 Rubies!


Inside the Academy - Mission Tips!

Timberlands Approach


Hey, it’s Bryce! Are you ready to take on the Machines once again? We’re sending you to the Timberlands Approach, an area infested with Machines! Rescue the Gliddles there and get ready to battle!

Watch out for Machine attacks, especially from the blue Machines! Their blasts are very powerful. If you get hit too much, you’ll lose a chunk of armor and have to start back at the last checkpoint!

Be careful out there, and remember to keep an eye out for secret grates!


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