*you see how he pulls the ball just above his forehead and then out to finish the shot? that is what is called a two-motion shot. widely used by the average basketball player. and best suited for mid-range type of shooters. also if you notice, his right wrist turns slightly to the right as he releases the ball/follows through the shot. Kobe does that in order to make sure that his index finger is the last finger to touch the ball as it is released. this technique is used to keep the shot straighter(or so i’m told). i really respect the art form of shooting a jumpshot in basketball. there is a general template for success but so many techniques to fill it. i am a two motion shooter, but i have a middle finger release. and relatively speaking, i’m a pretty good shooter at my skill level. i love this game and because i do, i want to delve deeper than the surface of basketball. i want to study it and learn from it. and in so doing, hopefully i can become better and help other basketball players be better.

*you see how he pulls the ball just above his forehead and then out to finish the shot? that is what is called a two-motion shot. widely used by the average basketball player. and best suited for mid-range type of shooters. also if you notice, his right wrist turns slightly to the right as he releases the ball/follows through the shot. Kobe does that in order to make sure that his index finger is the last finger to touch the ball as it is released. this technique is used to keep the shot straighter(or so i’m told).

i really respect the art form of shooting a jumpshot in basketball. there is a general template for success but so many techniques to fill it. i am a two motion shooter, but i have a middle finger release. and relatively speaking, i’m a pretty good shooter at my skill level. i love this game and because i do, i want to delve deeper than the surface of basketball. i want to study it and learn from it. and in so doing, hopefully i can become better and help other basketball players be better.

(via nbaoffseason)

“Champions are never victims.”
— Pastor Abraham Biangco.
soo yesterday, i went airsoft-ing for the first time. it was pretty intense. i’m glad i “survived.” call: live. response: STRONG.
wore an Eskimo hat whilst battling in 88degree weather. i earned the winter soldier moniker. soo yesterday, i went airsoft-ing for the first time. it was pretty intense. i’m glad i “survived.” call: live. response: STRONG.
wore an Eskimo hat whilst battling in 88degree weather. i earned the winter soldier moniker.

soo yesterday, i went airsoft-ing for the first time. it was pretty intense. i’m glad i “survived.” call: live. response: STRONG. wore an Eskimo hat whilst battling in 88degree weather. i earned the winter soldier moniker.

“I’ll sing to you Lord
A hymn of love
For your faithfulness to me
I’m carried in everlasting arms
You never let me go
Through it all”
— Noorhi Kim.

larstheyeti:

The cowlick can’t be tamed.

it’s funny because it’s true.

(via tastefullyoffensive)

dear future wife

so there’s this musician i know who has a deaf friend. and one time as he performed, the friend walked in the building. and during this one song, he did the friend’s name sign just to acknowledge the friend. and that’s just so awesome.
knowing that i’ll be a pastor one day, i want to do the same thing for you. we could learn the basics of sign language and as either one of us preaches, we could just recognize one another in support/love. maybe that’s absolutely cheesy and over the top, but giiiiiirl. i gotchu.

some people just don’t want to be leaders, much less disciples, no matter how great their potential or reach is.

first big photo of the interns. last Sunday. miss them. such a great group of Jesus lovers and world changers. 10days was too short a time.

DFC Internship.

soo recently, my church had its first internship program. now i know what you’re thinking, “a church w/ an internship program? what? how even…?”

Capes and swords, camouflage, bandannas and six-shooters—these are the uniforms of boyhood. Little boys yearn to know they are powerful, they are dangerous, they are someone to be reckoned with. How many parents have tried in vain to prevent little Tommy from playing with guns? Give it up. If you do not supply a boy with weapons, he will make them from whatever materials are at hand. My boys chew their graham crackers into the shape of hand guns at the breakfast table. Every stick or fallen branch is a spear, or better, a bazooka. Despite what many educators would say, this is not a psychological disturbance brought on by violent television or chemical imbalance. Aggression is part of the masculine design; we are hard wired for it.

…The boy is a warrior; the boy is his name. And those are not boyish antics he is doing. When boys play at war they are rehearsing their part in a much bigger drama. One day, you just might need that boy to defend you.

— John Eldredge, “Wild at Heart” (via modernageviking)

if this isn’t the cutest thing i’ve seen in awhile. wow. it almost makes long distance relationships seem desirable. this guy is just the coolest. 

on the daily: 7.21.14

: woke up at 6AM cause the little nephew fell off the top bunk haha. *he’s fine though.

: poured bowls of cereal out for me and the big nephew, but there’s no milk. so we sat at the table eating the cereal with out hands.

: spent an hour with the big nephew learning how to put on skinny jeans without our hands. *not as hard as it looks haha.

: gymgym w/ jemjem. *snuck my nephew into the gym with my back up card lol.

: 3hour basketball workout.

: now, it’s spam + rice + eggs for dinner caause no one else is home besides jemjem and i.

fierce-flaws:

I was sitting on a New York City rooftop at night listening to Me by The 1975 and it was so powerful.

(via enfoi)