Nobody taught me my slider. I mean, if you look at my grip, I don't think anyone has the same grip as I do. It's a separate grip. I hold it kind of weird and everything. When I started throwing it, I just wanted to start throwing something different and came up with that. I turned it a little bit.
When you drive a car, either you manage it and feel it with the grip of the car, or, like me, you fix it on visual speed. If you do it through the grip, you lose it very quickly - because when the track changes, you can have scares. I do it visually, so if I am going too fast I fight to get the car back, but I do not do it by feeling the grip.
questioning the existence of God may begin because of one's sense of disappointment rather than because of a line of reasoning. Disappointment can bring disillusionment, and disillusionment can get quite a grip on us. It may be the case that, next to the grip of disillusionment, whatever reasons we can think of to believe that God exists or that God is good will appear weak. So sometimes the reason we do not believe or the reason we stop believing is not the intellectual challenge to believing in God. Sometimes, the grip of disillusionment cannot be matched by things that seem to be only abstract or theoretical.
Gregory E. Ganssle
We cannot be wise while in the grip of a deep fear. ... This is why demagogues, when seeking our support, will first cause us to fear and hate, knowing when we are in the grip of a great fear, we will abandon common sense and wisdom, we will forsake the hard-won lessons of time and experience.
People can attach themselves to something--an idea, another person, a desire--with an impossibly strong grip, and in the case of restless ghosts, a grip stronger than death. Will is a powerful thing. Will--it's supposed to be a good treat, a more determined and persistent version of determination and persistence. But will and obsession--they sit right next to each other. They pretend to be strangers and all the while meet secretly at midnight." -
People can attach themselves to something-an idea, another person, a desire-with an impossibly strong grip, and in the case of restless ghosts, a grip stronger than death. Will is a powerful thing. Will-it's supposed to be a good treat, a more determined and persistent version of determination and persistence. But will and obsession-they sit right next to each other. They pretend to be strangers and all the while meet secretly at midnight." -
GET A GRIP BEFORE YOU MAKE ME SICK. THE THINGS YOU SAY OF LOW-SELF-ESTEEM. LIFE IS HARD AND NOTHING IS FOR FREE. SO SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. GET A GRIP. NO PAIN. NO GAIN. IT'S HARD ENOUGH AS IT IS. FREE YOUR MIND FROM ALL THE STRESS THAT YOU GIVE. GET ON YOUR FEET. THERE IS MORE YOU CAN ACHIEVE. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP. IN YOURSELF YOU MUST BELIEVE. HEAR MY THRENODY. SHARE MY DESPAIR BUT. PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE IN MY NIGHTMARE. WRONG IS IN MY DREAMS. DECEIT AND ILLUSION. LIFE IS WHAT IT SEEMS. YOU HEAR ME WAILING NOW GET A GRIP BEFORE YOU MAKE ME SICK. THE THINGS YOU SAY OF LOW-SELF-ESTEEM. LIFE IS HARD AND NOTHING IS FOR FREE. SO SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. GET A GRIP. DON'T YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE DRIVING ME UP THE WALL. YOU'RE SO INSECURE. THAT'S WHY YOU FEEL SO SMALL. BUT I KNOW THESE TIMES ARE HARD. FACE UP AND YOU WILL SEE. YOU MUST PERSEVERE 'CAUSE YOU STILL MEAN A LOT TO ME. HEAR MY THRENODY. &ATILDE;&MICRO; SHARE MY DESPAIR BUT. PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE IN MY NIGHTMARE. WRONG IS IN MY DREAMS. DECEIT AND ILLUSION. LIFE IS WHAT IT SEEMS. YOU HEAR ME WAILING NOW GET A GRIP BEFORE YOU MAKE ME SICK. THE THINGS YOU SAY OF LOW-SELF-ESTEEM. LIFE IS HARD AND NOTHING IS FOR FREE. SO SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. GET A GRIP. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH, YOU DON'T GIVE UP. YOU TRY. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! I KNOW LIFE IS HARD. YOU'RE STRUGGLING FROM THE START. I KNOW LIFE IS HARD. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. HEAR MY THRENODY. SHARE MY DESPAIR BUT. PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE IN MY NIGHTMARE. WRONG IS IN MY DREAMS. GRIP. DON'T COMPLAIN! LIFE IS WHAT IT SEEMS. GRIP. HOLD YOUR PAIN!
Why shouldn't we experience heartbreak? Through those doorways God is opening up ways of fellowship with His Son. Most of us collapse at the first grip of pain. We sit down at the door of God's purpose and enter a slow death through self-pity. And all the so-called Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed. But God will not. He comes with the grip of the pierced hand of His Son, as if to say, "Enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine." If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours?
And so I urge you to still every motion that is not rooted in the Kingdom. Become quiet, hushed, motionless until you are finally centered. Strip away all excess baggage and nonessential trappings until you have come into the stark reality of the Kingdom of God. Let go of all distractions until you are driven into the Core. Allow God to reshuffle your priorities and eliminate unnecessary froth. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, 'Pray for me that I not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.' That is our first task: to grip the hands of Jesus with such tenacity that we are obliged to follow his lead, to seek first his Kingdom.
Richard J. Foster