I have been feeling a nudge for some time to state, aloud, to myself and God that I would not teach a face to face class at the college this summer. That doesn't seem like a big deal, but the class that I taught last summer paid for our family vacation. But the class also complicated my life when it came to running Take 2 Summer Youth Theater. I'm convinced and convicted that I am to give the best of my time and effort to Take 2 this summer.
So I did it. On the way to the college this morning, I stated, out-loud, that I would trust God to provide for our travel funds (we're hoping to go to see my sister and her family in Texas!) in a way other than a face to face class. When I got to the campus, I checked my e-mail and discovered that my dean had sent me an e-mail about an hour and a half before my verbalized commitment. In the e-mail, she asked me if I would be interested in teaching 2 FlexNet classes. These are classes that do not have a set time to meet and exist completely online. In other words, I can make the class schedule (grading, etc) work around the rest of my life this summer.
I surrendered the option of teaching one face to face class and God handed me the chance at TWICE the number of flexible classes! Talk about trust rewarded!