Heart Over Talent Every Time

Glen Davis #11 (R) and Nate Robinson #4 of the Boston Celltics react in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Who wins when the world champion talented Lakers play against a Boston team with a bench full of heart? The Celtics (last night). Time after time I’ve seen it. I’ll take someone with heart and passion over someone just plain talented every time.

Boston coach, Doc Rivers, noticed what was going on and chose to keep his starters out of the game and let his bench continue to play with heart. It was a genius move.

When you look for team members, do you look for heart and a passion that you can’t teach?

Beautiful Chicago

What a city! Today I (along with my intern, Jonathan) will be heading to Chicago. This will be my 5th year speaking at the Moody Bible Pastors’ Conference. I look forward to this conference every year and really enjoys the times of worship and the amazing preaching each main session. This will be Jonathan’s first trip to Chicago, so we’ll have to hit up all the tourist’s spots.

While I’m in Chicago, I’ll be hosting the 2nd Church 2.0 Local Forum. This will take place a Park Community Church in Chicago on Wednesday from noon to 3pm. If you’re in driving distance – please join us!

I called the Celtics at the beginning of the season – I still got them all the way. It’s going to be like old school: Lakers vs. Celtics. Celtics will win the title. You heard it here!