Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Forgiveness

August 24, 2020

AUGUST 24 - AUGUST 30


Forgiveness


Hey Lightglider!

We have been learning about The Far Greater Story in recent weeks. All of Lightgliders seeks to point to this all-important story. We talked about how God is good and has created all things good. However, we have rebelled against Him and His standard for goodness. This is called sin. It causes destruction and separates us from God. It is the reason the world has so many problems. Once we recognize that we have rebelled against God, we have the opportunity to be repentant. To repent means to turn away from sin and turn to God, and it requires humility. The Bible tells us to repent of our sins so that they may be wiped away. When God wipes away our sin, that is an act that we call forgiveness. God forgives us of our sin and puts us in a right relationship with Him. With God’s forgiveness, we are free from the penalty of our sin. And when we understand that God is willing to forgive us even when we don’t deserve it, we can forgive others as well!


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:

• Join us in the Academy on Friday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the Labor Day Party!

• Play the Game of the Week, Slam Jam

Slam Jam

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Repentant and Forgiving Spark

Prayer of Repentance

Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Acts 3:17-20 in the Bible. How are your sins wiped out?

• What does it mean to repent?

• Why can we be willing to forgive others?

• What do you need to repent of and who do you need to forgive?

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Lightglider Spotlights #3

August 22, 2020

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Wilbur Bogey Cruiser and Ripcord Noodle Scholar: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Ooh, shiny!

Within just 2 weeks of being a Lightglider, Wilbur Bogey Cruiser has rescued enough Gliddles from the Yonders to unlock 6 Treehouse decks! Not only does he show RESPECT in the Yonders by taking care of Gliddles, he also shows RESPECT to other Lightgliders inside the Academy! Keep shining, Wilbur!

Along with Wilbur, Ripcord Noodle Scholar is being recognized for the way he treats others. He is a long-time Lightglider and continues to show great RESPECT to others in the game. He likes to help others out around the Academy and always displays good qualities of friendship to other Lightgliders! Way to go, Ripcord!

Just like Wilbur and Ripcord, you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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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Humility

August 17, 2020

AUGUST 17 - AUGUST 23


Humility


Hey Lightgliders!

This week we are discussing the Lightglider value of humility. We learned last week about Rebellion, the second “chapter” of a biblical worldview. Even though God has uniquely created each of us to shine like stars in the universe, we have rebelled against His commands to love Him and love others. The sin and selfishness that began in the Garden of Eden continues today in our hearts and causes division, brokenness, and strife. 

To acknowledge our sin and rebellion against God requires humility. To live with humility means to view yourself in light of God’s goodness and perfection. When we do this, we realize how far short we fall and how much we need Him. Therefore, only through humility will we live in dependence upon God’s love. 

Only with humble hearts can we take our focus off ourselves, acknowledge God’s greatness, and truly be able to focus on the needs of others.

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, Complete the Verse Carnival!

Complete the Verse Carnival

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Humility

He Must Increase

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


Things to Thnks About This Week:

•Read Philippians 2:3-5 in your Bible. In what ways do you take an interest in others? What kind of attitude did Jesus have?

• What are some ways you can put someone else’s needs before your own?

• How do you take the focus off yourself?

• What are ways to point others to Jesus?

• What does it mean to be humble?

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Lightglider Spotlights #2

August 15, 2020

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Silas Swift Peppercorn and Pearl Snowflake Strider: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

What a radiant glow!

Silas is a great encourager, having positive conversations about God and reminding all of us that He created us uniquely and for a purpose. Silas said, "I thank our Creator for how He made me." We should wake up saying this every day. Thanks Silas!

Pearl has also been a great friend to others inside Lightgliders this week. She offered prayer and lots of boosts to other Lightgliders needing encouragement this week. Way to be a light, Pearl!

Silas and Pearl have done a tremendous job of RESPECTING God, themselves, and others inside the Academy. Well done!

Just like Silas and Pearl, you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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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Rebellion

August 10, 2020

AUGUST 10 - AUGUST 16


Rebellion


Hey Lightglider!


We’ve just spent three weeks learning about Creation. To understand Creation is to understand that God created everything, and that includes you and me! And because He created us in His image, our lives have purpose and tremendous value. This is the first part of the Far Greater Story of God’s love for us revealed in the Bible. 


The second part of the story is called Rebellion. A rebellion is an open resistance to an authority. As our Creator, God is our authority. To rebel against Him is to disobey His commands. This is called “sin.” It happens every time we do not live up to God’s standard of goodness and love. Whether we sin on purpose or by accident, we are rebelling against the way God has commanded us to live. We are violating our purpose. This happens a lot by you and by everyone else. We all have rebelled against God and His goodness. And the Bible tells us that the penalty of our rebellion is death. 


This is why we need to be rescued. This is why we need a Savior. The penalty for our rebellion needs to be paid. Our sin needs to be forgiven. Until we understand this, the story of Jesus will never make any sense to us.  


Pray this week for help to recognize how you have sinned and for the courage to confess it to God. 


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 Game of the Week, Machine Hacking!

Machine Hacking


• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Rebellion


The Greatest Commandments

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

• Decorate the Sticker Page on the frontpage this week and send it in to community@lightgliders.com to be featured on the Glider Gazette!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Romans 3:21-24 in your Bible. What does sin mean? 

• In what ways have you rebelled against God?

• When has someone wronged you?

• What does it look like for you to obey God’s commandments?

• How can understanding our rebellion lead us to humility?

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Lightglider Spotlights this Week

August 8, 2020

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders, who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations Flounder Cupcake Professor and Blaze Swift Trunk. You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Check out those sweet sunglasses!

Blaze has rescued enough Gliddles to unlock ALL TEN of his Treehouse decks, and is a great team player! He comes to a lot of hangouts in the Academy. Way to go, Blaze!

Flounder has also unlocked all of his Treehouse decks. INCREDIBLE! He has started a club in the Academy which meets and discusses a word of the day! Way to engage others, Flounder!

Just like Blaze and Flounder, you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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!

And, remember, if you are in the Lightglider Spotlight, wear your RES Head but don't get a big head!
Glide on!

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Lightgliders is on Amazon!

August 4, 2020

Great news, Lightglider families! On July 30 we released a beta version of the Lightgliders app that is compatible with Amazon devices! This has been a popular request among the Lightgliders community, so we are excited to make this announcement. You can now download the Lightgliders app from the Amazon App Store and login to your account.

This beta version of the Lightgliders app was designed to allow more families to access the Lightgliders' gameplay from their Amazon devices. You will need to have an active Lightgliders account (paid subscription or free trial) to login and play Lightgliders from your Amazon devices. You will not be able to create a new account or manage your existing account from within the Amazon app.

Here are three ways to ensure your family is able to play Lightgliders from your Amazon device(s):

  1. If you are new to Lightgliders, click here to “Sign up” and start your 7-day free trial. Once you complete registration and create your first child profile, download the Lightgliders beta app and login to play! 
  2. If you have tried Lightgliders in the past, but canceled your account, click here to “Login” and follow the on-screen instructions to reactivate your account. Then, download the Lightgliders beta app and login to play!
  3. If you already have an active Lightgliders account, just download the Lightgliders app in the Amazon store and login to play!

To those families that have asked and waited for this, we want to welcome you back to Lightgliders and we thank you for your patience! If you have any questions or need help getting started on your Amazon devices, please contact our Support Team at info@lightgliders.com.

Glide on!

~The Lightgliders Team

P.S. Just a friendly reminder: you’ll still need to login through the desktop app to access the multiplayer computer game, Lightglider Academy.

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Creative & Inspired

August 3, 2020

AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9

Creative & Inspired


Hey Lightglider!

The last two weeks we have learned that God is our Creator.  Because of this, we have tremendous purpose. We can live with the knowledge that our lives matter because they do! If God took the time to make you, then you are extremely valuable. We also learned that God created us in His image. Because you are made in the image of a powerful, good, and creative God, you have the power to create good things. What good things are you inspired to create today?

Think of ways to use your unique gifts to put a smile on other people’s faces. Dream of ways to make an impact. Live with passion. Pursue beauty. Use your imagination. Do everything you do with excellence.

If you go into the Academy this week, use creativity to design an awesome treehouse. Use imagination to encourage with every postcard you send out. Inspire others to play games together.  

Be creative and inspired today. In doing so, you will reflect your Creator. 


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 BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Emerald Fields!

Emerald Fields

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

God Gives Purpose

Filled with the Spirit

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CREATE - to receive new decorations for your treehouse!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Romans 12:6-8 in your Bible. What do you think you are gifted at? How can you be creative and inspired today?

• What are some ways to get to know God?

• Who inspires you? Why?

• What does it look like  for you to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

• What do you think it means to be creative?

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Purpose

July 27, 2020

JULY 27 - AUGUST 2

Purpose

Hey Lightglider!

This we’re talking about the Lightglider value of purpose. Purpose is one of the five core values of a Lightglider. To live with purpose means to live every day with the belief that your life matters. But how do we know this is true, especially when we don’t feel it from others or from the world around us? This belief comes from the truth that God made us in His image. Because of this, our lives have worth and dignity that no one can take away. Your life matters! God is good, and God made you in His image to do good things. We have the opportunity each day to do the good things that God had in mind when He created us. 

In Lightglider Academy, we rescue Gliddles, restore the land, and seek to respect those around us. Look around you today. What good things could you do to make an impact in your home and in your community? You were uniquely created to make an impact in a way that only you can. As you grow in your relationship with the Creator, you will learn all the ways that this is true!

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 Game of the Week, Avoid the Blast! If you’re on the leaderboard on Saturday morning, you’ll get a new ninja mask!

Avoid The Blast

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Purpose Spark

Prayer for Purpose

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

• PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT: This Friday meet in the Courtyard for our Backyard BBQ at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! See you there!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Ephesians 2:8-10 in your Bible. According to this passage, what are we created for?

• In what ways do you live with a sense of purpose?

• How does knowing that you are God’s masterpiece help you live with purpose?

• How do you, or could you, impact the world in a positive way?

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Creation

July 20, 2020

JULY 20 - JULY 26


Creation


Hey Lightglider!

Are you excited about the Backyard BBQ next week in Lightglider Academy? I hope to see you there!

Did you know that the Bible begins by telling us that God is the Creator. The very first verse of Genesis tells us this! He created the world and everything in it. This includes you and me! And Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created us in His image. You were made in the image of a good, holy, and loving God.

Do you realize what this means???? It means that your life matters! It means that your life is valuable! It means that you are capable of extraordinary things! 

Because you bear God’s image, you are worthy of respect. And this is true of everyone you meet! That’s why our #1 goal of a Lightglider is respect -- respect for ourselves and respect for others. We seek to do this because when you respect yourself and you respect others, you are honoring the One in whose image we were created. 


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, Slider Secrets! Can you make it on the leaderboard by Saturday morning to receive a prize?!

Slider Secrets

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Creation Spark


Praise for Creation 

• Join Ethel and Clem in the Yonders for another episode of Gliddle Game Gab!

Gliddle Game Gab #20


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CREATION - to receive 4 Green Emeralds in your inventory!

• Meet in the Academy Courtyard at 4pm EST this Wednesday to take part in an Academy-wide game of Follow the Leader with moderators and other Lightgliders!



Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Genesis 1:26-31 in your Bible. What did God say about all that He had made?

• How do you know that your life matters?

• How does understanding creation help us understand human dignity?

• What are you amazed at in God’s creation?

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