Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Game News: Nov. 11-Nov. 17

November 11, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on Purple Mountain from Nisha!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - BIBLE - to receive a Fall Stickers package to use in your in-game postcards and sticker pages.

Game of the Week - Forest Defense!



Game Tips!

Purple Mountain

It’s Nisha again, and I have a new mission for you. Purple Mountain is infested with Machines and blight, and it’s up to you to restore the mountain to its original majesty! 

Some Machines are trapped in the blight themselves! It’s easier to battle them while they can’t move around, so wait to clear the blight until after the Machines are defeated. Remember to clear blight before you grab the extra RES they drop! If most of your Gliddles get tired, bring them to a Zipway so that they can come to Lightglider Academy and rest.

Our scouts say that Purple Mountain is full of secret areas! Some of them lead to even more powerful Machines and many treasures, so stay alert and look out for open doors, grates, and fences!


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Scripture

November 10, 2019

Theme This Week: THE SCRIPTURES


Hey Lightgliders!


The Bible. It’s a big book that has a lot of meaning. Some see it as an intimidating book that is hard to understand. Some see it as an old book meant for an older time. Do not let these opinions stop you from reading it! The Bible reveals the most important story we could ever know--the true story of God’s love for us. God has made Himself known through the pages of the Bible and we have the opportunity to get to know Him every time we read it! Not a word is wasted in the pages of the Bible. All of it points to our good, loving God who created, redeems, and restores His people. Though some of the stories can be hard to understand, the Bible begins to become more clear as we continue to read it, ask questions, and grow in our understanding. We can pray and ask God for wisdom when we open up our Bibles. We can ask those that are older and wiser to read the Bible with us and help us understand! Engaging with the Bible isn’t a one-time thing. We can read it for a lifetime and gain more knowledge, understanding, and wisdom with each time we open it up!


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 Reading the Bible.

• What is something new you are learning from the Bible?

Tuesday

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

• Do you read the Bible? Why or why not?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

Wednesday

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

• What are ways to get to know the Bible better?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Forest Defense. Stay on the leaderboard to receive a black hoverboard on Saturday! 

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

• Why is the Bible so important?

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV episode - Respect Mission!

• When is the best time for you to read the Scriptures?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 in the Bible. 

• What is all Scripture useful for? 

• How does God use Scripture in the lives of His people?


Glide On!

Marlon


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Game News: Nov. 4-Nov. 10

November 4, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:30pm EST. Show off your dance skills and get a prize!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on one of Tambika’s Bonus Levels, Ring of Fire!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - FAITH - to receive 7 Grapes!


Game Tips!

Ring of Fire


Hey, it’s Tambika! If you’ve completed all of the missions I’ve given you, I’ll give you some of my secret missions. It’s time to thank you for being such a great Lightglider! The first bonus mission is Ring of Fire. We’ve received info that there is Machine activity in the Volcano area, and we need you to help scout it out! Watch out, though--there could be a trap!

When Machines are destroyed, they sometimes leave behind Materials and Gliddles they’ve stolen from the Yonders! The Gliddles will wait for you to rescue them, but the Materials will disappear after a short time. Once you’ve defeated a Machine, try to get to their rewards quickly! Clear blight, defeat other nearby Machines, and solve puzzles to get to Materials fast!

Make sure you have a strategy to battle the Machines. Try to target Machines that are on their own first, and work in one direction at a time. You’ll maximize your Materials and minimize your bruises!


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Faith

November 3, 2019

Theme This Week: FAITH


Hey Lightgliders!


Faith is a word you may hear quite a bit among church people. The have faith literally means to trust and believe. We all practice faith on a daily basis. If you sit down in a chair, you trust and believe in that chair, that it will hold you up when you sit down! Faith in Jesus is similar. It means that our trust and belief is in Him and what He did for us on the cross. We can live with confidence and joy because our faith is in the only One who can rescue us from sin, death, and evil. And, according to our theme verse this week, the reward for our faith in Jesus is salvation. Jesus saves us from the punishment of our sin and gives us eternal life.


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 What Is Faith?.

• How can you exercise your faith?

Tuesday

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

• What do you have faith in?

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

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Encourage My Faith.

• Take time to pray and ask God to help you trust Him with everything in your life..

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST. Do you know how to do dance moves with your character? She’ll show you!

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Machine Blitz 2. Stay on the leaderboard for a cool prize on Saturday! 

• With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the way, what are you most looking forward to this winter?

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST! Show off your dance moves and get a prize.

Friday

• Curious about the ins and outs of gliding? Check out the LGTV video Gliding Tutorial on the frontpage!

• How can faith in Jesus give you confidence?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 1 Peter 1:8-9 in the Bible. 

• What is your reward for trusting Jesus?


Glide On!

Marlon


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Game News: Oct. 27-Nov. 3

October 28, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Corrigan Hickory Sage will be in Lightglider Academy around 6pm EST on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. If you find him, you can request specific decorations for your Treehouse and he just might gift them to you!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on Bonus Level Blight Web!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - COMPASSION - to receive 4 Rubies!

Game of the Week - Color Craze!



Game Tips!

Blight Web


Transmission from Bryce! I have a bonus mission for you! We’ve found an area of the Yonders where several Gliddles are trapped in a web of blight. We need you to work your way through the web, battle the Machines there, and rescue the Gliddles!

Try to be methodical. These Machines are pretty strong, but it’s easy to dodge their attacks if you are ready for them! Good luck!


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Compassionate

October 27, 2019

Theme This Week: COMPASSIONATE


Hey Lightgliders!


As we choose to love others through our words and actions, it will affect our hearts. As we genuinely feel concern for others in our hearts, we will become more compassionate. Being compassionate means that we are tenderhearted toward other people. We try to place ourselves in their shoes and treat them with love, dignity, and respect. We treat them how we would want to be treated. As we understand God’s compassion towards us, we will want to be compassionate with others. Who do you have genuine concern for? Who do you show compassion to? How do you show it?


Showing compassion may look a little different for everyone. We can write notes of encouragement, listen to others’ problems, invite a new friend to sit with during school lunch, or tell our parents how much we love them. Small acts of compassion make a big difference.  


Can you imagine if everyone showed a little bit of compassion every day? It would change the world!  


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 Compassionate.

• What are ways to show compassion to others?

Tuesday

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

• When has someone been compassionate toward you?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage today at 6pm EST in Lightglider Academy and get a prize!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for my Neighborhood.

• What are ways that you could be a helpful neighbor?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage today at 6pm EST in Lightglider Academy and get a prize!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Color Craze. Stay on the leaderboard for a cool prize on Saturday! 

• What is one thing you can do today to show kindness to someone?

• Find Corrigan Hickory Sage today at 6pm EST in Lightglider Academy and get a prize!

Friday

• We’ve got another new Gliddle Game Gab video for you this week! Check it out on the frontpage.

• How does being compassionate show the love of Jesus?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Luke 6:35-36 in the Bible. 

• Why should we be compassionate?


Glide On!

Kwan


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Love

October 20, 2019

Theme This Week: 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. 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.



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 Love.

• Why can it be difficult to love?

Tuesday

• Check out the Gliddle News Network (GNN) video on the front page to learn what’s happening this week in Lightgliders!

• What does love look like to you?

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Strength to Love.

• Who has God given you to love?

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Yonders Defense 2. If you thought Yonders Defense was fun, just wait until you play THIS!

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

Friday

• We’ve got another new Gliddle Game Gab video for you this week! Check it out on the frontpage!

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

• This Friday at 5pm CST, we'll be gathering in Lightglider Academy and don our superhero outfits to fight crime! Come get your very own hero costume!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read John 13:34-35 in the Bible. 

• What will our love do to the world?


Glide On!

Tambika


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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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