Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Faithfulness

December 14, 2020

DECEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 20


FAITHFULNESS

Hey Lightgliders!

The word “faithful” means to be true to one’s word and promises. Faithfulness is a character quality of God’s that we, as His children, can reflect. God has been, and will always be, fully faithful to His promises that we read in the Bible. 


Because He is faithful, we too are called to be faithful. When we tell someone we are going to do something, we follow through. When we are gifted with a specific ability, we are faithful to exercise that gift for God’s glory. As we continue to be faithful, God’s character will be on display through us! Can you think of examples of faithfulness? 


Here are a few that I thought of for when I am in Lightglider Academy:

• Taking care of and decorating my Treehouse so that the Gliddles have a beautiful place to live

• Using Boosts on other Lightgliders to help them on their Yonders missions

• Partnering with the Gliddles to battle the Machines more effectively


And here are a few for when I am in my home:

• Doing what my parents ask of me

• Taking my studies seriously

• Using my words to encourage others

• Taking time to pray to the One who is faithful to me


When we are faithful, we are shining light into the world!

Glide On!

Tova


“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” - Luke 16:10 (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 Game of the Week, Dip’n’Dodge! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a new hot rod glider!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Faithful

Prayer for Guidance

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Have you collected any Christmas giveaways from moderators this month?! Join us THIS WEEK to grab all the hats and gliders you can!!

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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. Norman will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! Gertrude will be giving out a new Snowman Glider to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Friday: CHRISTMAS PARTY TODAY!! Join us TODAY at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the Lightgliders Christmas Party! 

• 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 Luke 16:10-12 in the Bible. Why is faithfulness important?

• How can you be more faithful, wise, and generous with what you have?

• Who do you know that is faithful?

• What dreams do you have for the future?

• How are you a faithful person?

• How has God been faithful to you?

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Spotlights #18

December 12, 2020

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Archer Pumpkin Walker and Derek Dashing Lion: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

(Did you know it’s Pythagorean Theorem Day on the 16th? Way to go, Pythagoras! Nobody will call YOU a square! (Well, maybe they’ll call you a triangle….)

Keep those glasses on, you’re shining so bright!

Archer Pumpkin Walker hasn’t been a Lightglider for long, but he has a knack for making new friends! Friendliness and fun are great virtues to have!

Derek Dashing Lion is always quick to share with others how much he loves rescuing Gliddles! His passion encourages others to do the same! 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WEEK: Ace Dangerous Ranger colored this AMAZING picture of Santiago in Glider Paint! Send your postcards, sticker pages, or complete Glider Paint pages to community@lightgliders.com to have your masterpiece featured in the blog!

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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Motivated By Love

December 7, 2020

DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 13


MOTIVATED BY LOVE


Hey Lightgliders!


Have you ever wondered why you do the things that you do? I was recently challenged to stop and consider the motivations behind each of my words and actions. Wow, was this challenging! It’s amazing how many of my daily decisions are motivated by selfishness. Often I choose to do what I want to do. I spend my time how I want to spend it. Sometimes I even do or say nice things just so I can look good to those around me. Sometimes I get annoyed with people and say things out of anger. Every so often I do something out of genuine love and concern for others. And I want that to happen more often!


I am learning that the more I think about God’s love for me, the more I am motivated to love others. I really want to do things each day out of a heart that is filled with love. I’m not there yet! Pray and ask God to make love the motivation of your heart. And pray this for me too!


Glide On!

Santiago


“For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus...What is important is faith expressing itself in love.” - Galatians 5:6 (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 Game of the Week, Timberlands Camp! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a new jet for their treehouse!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Motivated by Love

The Free Gift

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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. Norman will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be having a Crazy Outfit Show in the Academy! Penelope will be giving out a new Snowflake Glider to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! Gertrude will be giving out a new Snowman Glider to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas. Corrigan will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone in attendance!

• 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 Galatians 5:6 in the Bible. According to this verse, what is important?

• What are you motivated by?

•What is love?

• What is grace?

• How can your faith in God’s love motivate you to love?

• How has God loved you?

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Spotlights #17

December 5, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Violet Zesty Ginger, Spike Ninja Adventurer, Flash Noodle Artist, and Ace Dangerous Ranger: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!

This week both Violet and Spike are being spotlighted for their friendly behavior inside Lightglider Academy! They both demonstrate great behavior, are kind to others, and Lightgliders love being around them! Nice work, you two!! Way to set an example for the rest of us!

Flash Noodle Artist is also a friendly face in the Academy--it's like making friends is his job, and he's good at it! Ace has been learning and growing in Lightgliders so much. It's wonderful to see the respect he shows to everyone around him! Way to go, Flash and Ace!

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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Reflection

November 30, 2020

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6


REFLECTION


Hey Lightgliders!


Our lives operate at a fast pace. We wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to bed, and often repeat it all the next day. If we’re not careful, our schedules and routines can quickly control our entire lives. 


In this week’s theme verse, Psalm 46:10, God is telling us to be still before Him. Why? Because slowing down and being still allows a couple of things to happen. First, we have the opportunity to remember all that God has done for us. Second, we are reminded that He is in control and not us! Being still before God and taking time to reflect on His goodness is good for our soul. God knows this! Sometimes He will even speak to your heart when you are still before Him. My prayer is you hear how much He loves you because He really does! 


Please take note -- it is the Christmas season in the Academy! The Lightglider leaders will be decorating the Courtyard. Come visit and get a special Christmas gift from each moderator!


Glide On!

Nisha


“Be still, and know that I am God!” - Psalm 46:10 (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 Game of the Week, Waterfall Climber! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a new garden slide for their treehouse!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Time to Rest

Prayer for Peace

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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. Norman will be giving out a new Christmas Tree Hat to everyone in attendance!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors in the Academy! Penelope will be giving out a new Snowflake Glider to everyone in attendance!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas. Corrigan will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone in attendance!

• 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 Psalm 46:10 in the Bible. Reflect on your week. On Monday, the question is, “When will you take time to be still before God this week?” How did it go? What did you do? How will you “be still” in the weeks to come?

• When will you take time to be still before God this week?

• What does it look like for you to rest? 

• What areas of your life need greater peace?

• What are your favorite ways to relax?

• How do you reflect upon God and His goodness in your life?

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Special Christmas Blog!

November 29, 2020

Hey Lightgliders!


Did you know this week marks the start of Advent, a season that Christians all over the world celebrate as a time of waiting and preparing for Jesus’ birth at Christmas?! 


We’re celebrating with some special Christmas gifts only available this month! 



Each moderator has their own gift to give you, so stop in for Meet the Founder, the Moderated Game of the Week, Bible Chat, and Meet a Game Designer to collect them all!


See you in the Academy!


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Prayer

November 23, 2020

NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29


PRAYER

Hey Lightgliders!

The theme this week inside Lightgliders is PRAYER. Prayer simply means talking with God. The primary goal of prayer is intimacy with the One who made us! God loves when we talk with Him about our lives, thank Him for the good things He has given us, and ask Him for help. Prayer doesn’t have to be long and full of big words for it to matter. Prayer is telling God what is on your heart, and listening for what is on His. Our theme verse this week tells us to always be praying. We can always stay connected to the One who loves us so much.


Glide On!

Kwan


“Never stop praying.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17


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, Yonders Run! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a ninja outfit!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Ways to Pray

For My School

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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. 

• Friday: Join us in the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the THANKSGIVING PARTY! Everyone in attendance gets new hats and gliders!

• 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 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 in the Bible. Take time to stop and pray after reading these verses.

• What are your favorite ways to pray?

• What does your prayer life look like?

• Is there a teacher or student on your heart to pray for?

• What are three things you can thank God for in prayer?

• Who is someone you can pray with?

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Spotlights #16

November 21, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Fifi Pop Marvel and Jasmine Dreamer Guardian: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

So shiny!

This week Fifi Pop Marvel is being spotlighted because of the incredible growth she has shown in her time as a Lightglider!! After some conversations with our Moderators, Fifi has become a great example of an encourager, is proactive in offering help to others, and enjoys being a Lightglider now more than ever! We’re proud of you, Fifi! Way to go!


Jasmine Dreamer Guardian is quick to let others know how much FUN she has in Lightglider Academy! She hasn’t been a Lightglider for long, but she always has a great time! We’re glad you’ve joined us, Jasmine!

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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Church

November 16, 2020

NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22


CHURCH


Hey Lightgliders!

When we trust and believe in Jesus, we become a part of His church, which is a worldwide community of people who follow Him. As a part of this faith community, we all offer something unique. God has made each one of us with special gifts, talents, and passions to shine His light throughout the world.

When we gather together with others in our community of faith, we have opportunities to learn about God, encourage each other, pray together, understand the Scriptures, and experience Jesus. When we do this, God is glorified and we are strengthened! 

Glide On!

Nisha


“We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” - Romans 12:5 (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 Game of the Week, Dance Party Pinball!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Community Spark

Prayer for Parents

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



Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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 Race around the Academy!

• 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 5pm EST / 4pm 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 Romans 12:3-5 in the Bible. What does it mean to be a part of the body of Christ?

• Who encourages your faith in God?

• How do you use your gifts to encourage others?

• How can you show your parents that you are grateful for what they do for you?

• Who are three close friends of yours and how are they different from you?

• What does your community of faith do when you are together?

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Spotlights #15

November 14, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Aurora Exuberant Victory and Strawberry Jellybean Harper: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Whoa! You’re BRIGHT!

Aurora Exuberant Victory is being spotlighted this week because she LOVES telling the moderators all about her friends in the Academy! She has such a great time playing with her friends in Lightgliders! We love having YOU in the community, Aurora!


Strawberry Jellybean Harper loves sending boosts to fellow Lightgliders that need some help on their missions. She helps others as they help out in the Yonders to restore the land and rescue Gliddles! Way to go, Strawberry!

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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