What’s a “Grandmuddy”? (Part I)

Posted: November 30, 2007 in Christianity, Faith, Jesus, Life, The Great Commission
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Good question!  A “Grandmuddy” is another name for my great grandmother.  Grandmuddy lived in a rural town in the south during a time when women were expected to stay close to home, but instead of staying close to home, Grandmuddy was obedient to God when He called.  So what was Grandmuddy called to do?  She was called to be an evangelical preacher, traveling all over the United States in a church bus, preaching under tents and holding revivals.  She went as far west as Nebraska!  Wow! 

It’s so exciting that she was willing to step out of her comfort zone because God was leading her to teach others about Him and His saving grace.  I am amazed at how brave she was and the adversity she must have faced because of her obedience to God. 

Even though she passed away before I was born, I feel a connection with her because of the legacy that she left here on earth and in heaven. There are incredible numbers of people with her and Jesus in heaven because she stepped up when she was called.  She allowed God to work through her and use her.  She didn’t have formal training.  She didn’t take a special course.   She let go of the preconceived notions of what most women were doing in her small town, and God equipped her. 

I call my paternal grandmother “Grammy”.  My Grammy is Grandmuddy’s daughter and she has been sharing Grandmuddy’s legacy with me.  Keep checking our posts for more about Grandmuddy, her obedience, her adventures, and her legacy.

C.

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