July 22, 2011 Tony Morgan

My Grandpa

John ConnavinoMy grandpa, mom’s dad, passed away earlier this week. I’m heading to Ohio for his funeral. He was a great man. Among other things, he served in the Army in World War II and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action. He was also a very accomplished musician. He played french horn in Ray Anthony’s orchestra back in the big band days.

A lot of who I am comes from both my mom’s and dad’s upbringing, but there’s no question that my demeanor and the way I’m wired are very similar to my grandpa. I’m going to miss him, but he certainly lived a life worth celebrating.

I don’t know what he was writing on this day, but it’s a good reminder to me that I have to be very intentional about how I live my life. Whether we recognize it or not, we are writing our legacy every moment of every day.

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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