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As Senior Pastor of Desert Hills Baptist Church, I would like to welcome you to our PRAISE Blog!
Everyone (members, non-members, anywhere in the US or other countries) will have the opportunity to blog their PRAISES
as often as you feel led to and we will be compiling all PRAISES on our website blog, to make a MOUNTAIN OF PRAISE.

Years ago in my own life, I was going through a particularly hard time, (yep, Christians/Pastors have problems too).
I counseled with my Pastor at the time and he gave me the keys to unlocking all despair. A formula of sorts to dealing with darkness. Simply put, PRAISE GOD!

Not only is He worthy, but praise requires the believer to meditate on all of God's Wonder, Grace, Mercy, Love and Compassion.
Upon reviewing all God has done, is doing, and frankly who He is, one's own countenance cannot help but be lifted up.
Besides that, the Bible itself declares, it is comely for the righteous to Praise God, Psalm 33:1. It is a form of sacrifices that
God Himself sponsors and inhabits, Hebrews 13:15.


Our MOUNTAIN OF PRAISE differs because IT WILL BE FOR PRAISES ONLY & CONTINUALLY.
Our Mountain of Praise will become a place of refuge and encouragement for the lost and the saved alike!

As we offer our praises for God and how He has forgiven us through the shed blood of His son, Jesus.
We can also post how He has answered specific requests, delivered from temptations, and blesses us beyond belief.

MOUNTAIN OF PRAISE has the potential to literally reach the world and change it one praise at a time!

Until we are called home, and the church is raptured, let us build this Mountain together as a permanent testament to God's Goodness.
Be blessed! Then PRAISE about it! Psalm 145:4-12 (Look it up!!!!)

Always Praising Him,
Pastor Scott


 


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Enjoy the Praise song above while posting & reading others PRAISES!

 

 

 
 
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DHBC OFFICE said 4/22/2018 5:25:00 PM :
Darrell Jackson - PRAISE that I am getting MORE HOURS in my new job!

Matthew Coyle - I am THANKFUL that my INTERVIEW at Smith’s WENT WELL!

Alex Paz - I GIVE ALL PRAISES!

PRAISING GOD that June Fry has beenTAKEN OFF of the ventilator, breathing on HER OWN, and is getting BETTER each day!

Winnie O’Malley - PRAISES GOD that I was able to MOVE AWAY from my situation!!

Verna Williams - On Good Friday, my motor blew up in my car, but God PROVIDED me with a new car on the following Tuesday, PRAISES God!
STEPHEN OLAFSON said 4/22/2018 9:24:22 AM :
Romans 8:38-39;
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39; Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

THANK YOU Lord for YOUR POWER and what it HAS DONE for my life! THANKS Lord!
LINDA HOCKER said 4/21/2018 4:20:01 PM :
The GOSPEL was spoken today at Mrs.Bushes service..to be absent from our body is to be PRESENT WITH OUR GOD..ll Corinthians 4:16 5-9
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/21/2018 7:25:34 AM :
Psalms 55:22;
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

THANK YOU Lord for LOOKING AFTER us with our STRUGGLES in LIFE! THANK YOU Lord!
GUEST JOERI said 4/20/2018 11:00:57 PM :
THANKS God for FULLING ALL i ask of YOU and MAKING me who I am!!
BARBARA HARPER said 4/20/2018 4:56:07 PM :
I want to PRAISE God for my co-teacher, Debi Busby, she is AWESOME!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/20/2018 7:34:45 AM :
Joel 2:26;
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

THANKS Lord for letting me know to PRAISE YOUR NAME, to REMEMBER what YOU want us to do! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/19/2018 7:19:18 AM :
Romans 10:10-14;
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11: For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12: For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Lord CONFESSING and BELIEVING in YOU, Jesus THANK YOU for YOUR LOVE, GRACE and MERCY! THANK YOU Lord for letting me KNOW YOU!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/18/2018 7:03:22 AM :
Hebrews 6:2;
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Lord YOUR WORD CLEARLY states that we SHOULD go thru BAPTISM and BELIEVE in this Christian concept. Lord THANKS for this!
EDITH said 4/16/2018 3:13:28 PM :
THANK YOU, Lord, my hay fever is RELIEVED after an allergy shot 3 days ago! Thank you also for ALL the PRAYERS!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/16/2018 6:01:26 AM :
Hebrews 10:25;
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Lord the Word CLEARLY SHOWS we SHOULD have a CHURCH HOME, to be part of this is truly a part of YOU Lord God. THANK YOU LORD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/15/2018 7:47:17 AM :
Psalms 46:1-2;
(To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2;Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

THANKS Lord for COMPASSION for us, as sinners may we remember how GREAT a God YOU ARE! THANK YOU Lord!
GLEN said 4/14/2018 12:20:27 PM :
THANK YOU so very much Father for all YOU DID, DO, and ARE DOING, for me and all of my family. I am FOREVER THANKFUL to YOU my Lord!.
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/14/2018 7:13:15 AM :
Romans 9:33;
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Lord THANKS for the Prophets stating early in history that Israel would reject Jesus as the Messiah. THANKS Lord for YOUR PROPHECY ALWAYS BEING TRUE!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/13/2018 7:19:34 AM :
Isaiah 25:8;
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

They WROTE about the RESURRECTION of YOUR BELIEVERS. THANK YOU Lord.
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/12/2018 7:22:37 AM :
Isaiah 26:19;
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

THANK YOU Lord for ALL the Old Testament Saints, history will LIVE AGAIN because YOUR WORD SAYS! Lord I THANK YOU!

STEVE OLAFSON said 4/11/2018 7:08:28 AM :
Romans 8:15;
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

THANKS Lord for MAKING ME TRULY a Son of God, Thru YOU Jesus I AM SAVED! THANK YOU Jesus and Our Father Amen!

LARRY said 4/10/2018 6:21:04 PM :
THANK YOU, God, for GIVING me so MANY BLESSINGS! I know the ALL GREAT things happen because of YOU! With YOU, the GOOD things OUTWEIGH the BAD and I am so very GRATEFUL to YOU!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/10/2018 7:35:35 AM :
Matthew 18:4;
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

THANK YOU Lord for making it so SIMPLE to COME and LIVE IN YOU and YOU IN US! Having FAITH and HUMBLING themselves. Lord I THANK YOU!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/9/2018 5:50:14 AM :
Proverbs 11:1;
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Lord THANKS for being a JUST and HONEST God, pointing us in the RIGHT DIRECTION. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/8/2018 9:18:59 AM :
John 15:8;
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Lord may we SEE that HATRED is of the devil and we can SEE this if we READ YOUR WORD! THANKS Lord for SHOWING this to me as a BELIEVER!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/7/2018 8:25:01 AM :
Proverbs 2:6-7;
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7:He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Lord YOUR WORDS are in YOUR VERSES! THANKS for the CAPACITY to live in YOUR WORD doing so we will LIVE with YOU Lord God FOREVER!!
EDITH said 4/6/2018 12:59:51 PM :
I PRAISE YOU, my God, for SUSTAINING me! I was heartbroken for 2 days after thieves broke into my house and took two of my prized possession, my parents gifts to me that I hold onto for 30 years now. Thieves took more than that and I could have given them anything but those two precious ones. I PRAYED and made them a GIFT to my God in reparation for my sins. So now, I would just keep them in my heart. THANK YOU Lord, I know things HAPPEN for our own good so I am NO LONGER HEARTBROKEN! THANK YOU for KEEPING me and Ben SAFE as we were not home during the burglary!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/6/2018 7:15:25 AM :
Psalms 34:18;
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Dear Lord THANKS for SAVING those who have a BROKEN HEART, those who have caused BAD FEELINGS, like me. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/5/2018 7:07:14 AM :
Psalms 41:1-2;
(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.)
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
2;The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

THANKS Lord for those who will be BLESSED according to YOUR WORD! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/4/2018 7:12:11 AM :
Psalms 22:26;
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

This verse tells us about this GREAT PROMISE! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/3/2018 7:05:45 AM :
Proverbs 12:19;
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Lord may we think BEFORE we speak, KEEPING those sharp and hurting words from BEING SAID! THANK YOU Lord!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/2/2018 10:42:33 AM :
Jean Drury - PRAISE God that I am cancer FREE!!

Ken & Yolly Henson - THANKFUL to be back home and that our grandson is recovering from his knee surgery!

Linda Selby - So THANKFUL that I am now OFF on Sundays!

Pam Saga – PRAISE the Lord for being able to COME BACK to church and RECONNECT with CHURCH FANILY!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/2/2018 6:52:52 AM :
1 Corinthians 4:16-17;
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
17; For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

Lord THANKS for telling us to SET an EXAMPLE to be MORE Christ Like as a reminder. Lord THANKS for this ADVICE from YOUR WORD Lord!
GLEN said 4/1/2018 1:38:10 PM :
I'm not sure who wrote this, but I've had it for years and wanted to post it today!! I PRAISE and LOVE YOU LORD!!

Friends, the tomb is empty!
The stone has been rolled away!
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!
For three days he lay in that cold and lonely cave.
But God’s love cannot be contained by anything,
not even death!
Thanks be to God,
who gives us victory throughout our Risen Lord.
Death has been swallowed up in victory!
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Come, let us worship the Risen Christ!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/1/2018 6:43:40 AM :
Revelation 21:4;
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, or crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Lord THANKS for NEVER having TEARS, PAIN or SADNESS in Heaven. THANKS for having PROMISES that we CAN count on FOREVER! THANKS for YOUR RESURRECTION making ALL this POSSIBLE and TRUE! THANK YOU!
KAREN said 3/31/2018 8:06:56 PM :
THANK YOU Jesus for HEALING me!! I KNOW that YOU SPARED my life so can tell others of YOUR LOVE!! I know you you don't know me (this is my first post here, but have visited your site many times) but I was diagnosed with cancer 1/27; after having major surgery. I went to Moffitt Cancer Center and had cat scan's, biopsy's and many other tests which even revealed more cancer. But when all of the final test results were returned to me ALL of the BIOPSIES were BENIGN! PRAISE YOU JESUS!! YOU ALONE are my HEALER!!! I PRAISE, LOVE and THANK YOU!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/31/2018 9:07:09 AM :
Luke 12:32;
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Lord THANKS for NEVER having TEARS, PAIN or SADNESS in Heaven! THANKS for having PROMISES that we can COUNT ON FOREVER! THANK YOU Lord.
LARRY MILES said 3/30/2018 2:07:05 PM :
I’m THINKING a lot about YOU today Jesus! THINGS I’ve LEARNED, it’s a sad day for me with my music though PRAISE THE LORD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/30/2018 6:57:07 AM :
John 14:18;
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Lord I THANK YOU for NOT leaving us alone to be in YOUR WILL and CARE. YOU PROMISE to NOT LEAVE us ALONE. THANKS for this Good Friday and three days later. THANK YOU Lord!
LARRY MILES said 3/29/2018 8:45:08 PM :
Prayers for my two Pastor’s, Church Members, and George Ann Rice. First time I've ever FINISHED reading a chapter! My wife THANKS YOU for putting up with me!
THOMAS WILKINS - VEGAS said 3/29/2018 8:22:07 PM :
God is the ONLY BEING who can FILL UP the clamoring empty void in my heart. He TEACHES me how to WALK by the SPIRIT, so that I'm not CONSTANTLY STUMBLING and FALLING! Christ INTERCEDES for us when we PRAY and the Father INCLINES HIS EAR!

I LOVE YOU, God. YOU'VE been my FAITHFUL and VERY BEST FRIEND!! I AM at YOUR SERVICE!
ANOYMOUS said 3/29/2018 3:35:24 PM :
I PRAISE YOU my God for someone SPECIAL to me that asked me to READ 1Corinthians 13. It was really the first time that I read it everyday for a week and SEARCHED the TRUE MEANING of those VERSES and AGAPE LOVE! FAITH that can move mountains WITHOUT love is nothing. THANK YOU Jesus as it has HELPED me in my current situation!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/29/2018 7:25:11 AM :
1 John 1:9;
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

THANKS for our SALVATION, YOU being TRUE to us ALWAYS and us trying to be true to YOU. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/28/2018 5:40:22 AM :
Romans 8:28;
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

THANKS Lord for being the CREATOR of ALL things GOOD! THANKS for YOU GOODNESS! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/27/2018 7:07:36 AM :
Exodus 23:25;
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Lord THANKS for GIVING us ASSURANCE that when we WORSHIP YOU, we will get rewards that whether it is now or 2000 years past YOU will ALWAYS be our Lord God! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/26/2018 7:10:53 AM :
Job 36:11;
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Lord God I TTHANK YOU for YOUR PROMISES that are STATED in YOUR WORD! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/25/2018 7:57:29 AM :
Isaiah 65:24;
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

THANKS Lord for ANTICIPATING and KNOWING our EVERY NEED! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/24/2018 8:13:37 AM :
Psalms 23:4;
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Lord FOLLOWING YOU and KEEPING this in mind, we have NOTHING to FEAR because we HAVE YOU!. Lord I THANK YOU for this PROMISE!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/23/2018 6:24:16 AM :
Matthew 21:12;
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

Lord THANKS for bringing YOUR LESSON to the WORDS, SHOWING us WHAT we need to LEARN from YOU Lord!
LARRY MILES said 3/22/2018 6:08:04 PM :
I just want to THANK God for my CHURCH and the MEMBERS of the church! THANK God is ALL I can say! I just WANT TO THANK GOD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/22/2018 7:16:47 AM :
James 1:12;
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him

THANK YOU Lord for the TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS of life. May it point out that with YOU we get the CROWN of LIFE! May we get to this point EVERYDAY with YOU Lord!
DHBC OFFICE said 3/21/2018 6:00:01 PM :
Praise that Jim and Michelle Rice are BACK HOME SAFE!

Thankful that Jack Anderson is back in GOOD health!

THANKING GOD that Celebrate Recovery had 11 people on Friday!

PRAISES that Modesta is ALMOST RREADY to come back!

Donna is PRAISING THE LORD for NEW JOB and for Dezarae’s JOB!

Jeff McPherson PRAISES for NEW ASSISTANT that was hired at work!

PRAISE GOD for the 10 people VOLUNTEERING to HELP in booth
the OTHERS VOLUNTEERING in other areas!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/21/2018 7:00:57 AM :
James 1:5;
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Lord THANKS for WISDOM to be JOYOUS and HAPPY in our Lords GOODNESS! THANK YOU for this WISDOM and PROMISE in YOUR WORD!
GINNY VENEGAS said 3/20/2018 9:14:49 AM :
My Friends daughter is HOME SAFE and in one piece after missing for over a week! God is SO GOOD!
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