A couple of Sundays ago, I was sitting in church listening to the sermon. Our pastor loves preach out of the Old Testament. I've learned quite a bit about stories that I never knew existed because of this. One of these stories has to do with David and when Saul was searching for him. (I'll have to look up the exact reference when I get home. It's in my Bible at home.) In this story, David flees to Samuel to find out what to do and is hidden in a place of worship. When the soldiers come in to get David, they instead begin to praise God. This story amazed me. The idea that you could be in the middle of a battle and you stop to praise God is just so inspiring to me. It got me thinking about how education is kind of a battle. Especially these days. We're getting attacked from so many sides. The government on all levels, the public, parents and sadly even sometimes other teachers. So I was inspired to create a praise challenge. This week I am going to work really hard to praise God in the middle of whatever challenges I'm facing. I've also been inspired by Tamara and Annie's challenge to change your teaching in 7 weeks through the fruits of the spirit study. So I'm bringing my challenge to you. Each day this week I'm going to present a verse and a praise. I want to invite you to either post about it on your blog as well and link up (I might not get the linky party up today) or to comment on this post. Tell me how you're praising God through the challenges.