Desert Hills Baptist Church

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 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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Casting Crowns - Praise You In This Storm 

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



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 5/6/2019 2:11:07 PM :


Very THANKFUL for DHBC Security Team!

Kathleen Turner PRAISING God that her surgery was WITHOUT complications, and is taking steps and preparing for rehab!

Karlene’s Bob continues to IMPROVE and hopes to be on a cane soon!

Wayneis THANKFUL that he had the feeding tube inserted on Sunday!

Jean D PRAISING the Lord that she is is CANCER FREE after 5 years!

Ken H is THANKFUL that he is BACK after a bout with low blood pressure!

Marilyn Gordon had her swamp cooler repaired!

Nick is in line for a promotion!
MARIO SMITH said 5/3/2019 8:43:48 AM :
THANK YOU Desert Hills! YOU all are a BLESSING to us!
DHBC OFFICE said 5/3/2019 8:42:02 AM :
Colleen Pitre is THANKFUL that she is walking WITHOUT a walker, and is doing GOOD!

Nancy Jones’ was hit by a truck and PRAISES that she was NOT hurt!

Karlene’s husband, Bob is getting BETTER!


PRAISES for our DHBC SECURITY TEAM and USHERS and for the GREAT job they do!
JEAN said 5/1/2019 12:54:35 PM :
Jesus, THANK YOU for EVERYTHING YOU’VE done FOR me and IN me and THROUGH me!! Lord, YOU are the GREAT I AM! NOBODY or NOTHING is GREATER than YOU! THANK YOU for YOUR LOVE and for being my SAVIOR and oh MIGHTY God, THANK YOU for being my FRIEND!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 5/1/2019 11:56:40 AM :

He is RISEN!

Nancy Jones' car was hit by big Ford truck and very THANKFUL that she was NOT hurt!

Karlene’s Bob is IMPROVING!

Jack is PRAISING God that his knee is back to NORMAL!

Collen came WITHOUT NEEDING the walker!
A BLESSED DAD said 4/27/2019 4:04:37 PM :
THANK YOU Jesus for GIVING me such a WONDERFUL FAMILY and TIME to spend with them!!
PASTOR SCOTT said 4/25/2019 10:12:28 AM :
PRAISE for FRESH FRUIT on a WEDNESDAY NIGHT! ANOTHER for the GLORY of the KINGDOM came FORWARD last night! Oh God of ALL CREATION SHATTER STRONGHOLDS, break the back of FEAR and DOUBT! MOVE among us FREELY without offense! Be GLORIFIED in our midst. We are YOUR people YOU ARE our God! Please find us WORTHY of the HIGH CALLING TOU have GIVEN us! Bring down SHOUTS from heaven as YOU DELIVER the lost into YOU GRACE filled FORGIVENESS. May the hounds of heaven be SET LOOSE in our community! May the GREAT HARVEST be in HONOR of HIM who was SLAIN, was BURIED, and HAS RISEN!!!! HEAR these PRAISES from a GRATEFUL HEART! Let our EVERY BREATH be INABITED by YOUi in YOUR PRAISE! For YOU are WORTHY oh God! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
PASTOR SCOTT said 4/25/2019 8:47:36 AM :
Lord forgive me for not posting this sooner. But honestly YOU know I have been on a HIGH since Easter Sunday! PRAISE YOU Lord for our TWO BAPTISMS! PRAISE for the 6 SALVATIONS!!! THANK YOU for the couple that JOINED! PRAISE YOU Lord for the RICHES YOU GIVE to us! THANK YOU for NEVER GIVING UP on us! PRAISDE YOU for MAKING us a BLESSABLE body of believers. Please, please, please CONTINUE to be BLESSED by us Lord. Please, please, please make us FRUITFUL!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/22/2019 1:09:36 PM :


Jackie was BAPTIZED today!

Karlene’s Bob is doing GREAT!

Marilyn Gordon got NEW PAIN MEDICATION for her nerve disorder!

Manny is IMPROVING and even plans to be back next week!

Jesus’ was BACK today; he was very HAPPY that his stay in the hospital did NOT cause him to miss a Sunday—he is special!

Marie B got a second opinion that she does NOT need a bone marrow biopsy! At this point; they will monitor the blood every month, great relief!

Linda Selby finally saw a kidney specialist. He believes her problem is caused by her blood pressure medicine; he CHANGED the medicine!

Marcell and Don back safely from Mexico!

Linda J’s son Robert came to see her; saw her audio Bible and ASKED to TAKE it!!
GLEN said 4/21/2019 2:56:37 PM :
HAPPY Easter to everyone!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/19/2019 2:01:11 PM :

Manny got to go HOME on Monday, and is doing BETTER!

Karlene’s husband, Bob is doing GOOD!

Jack Anderson is doing GREAT!

Susan Rainey is THANKFUL that her granddaughter, Hailey, is doing BETTER!

Sandi and Don Gabbert PRAISE the Lord that their granddaughter is in SAFEHOUSE and off the streets in CA, doing GOOD! Also there were 13 people baptized at their church in Salina, CA.

Kali Woods PRAISES God for her mom’s HEALTH and for her aunt coming to VISIT!

Colleen Pitre had her knee replacement and is doing GOOD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/19/2019 10:58:38 AM :
Good Friday Jesus, THANK YOU for WALKING the way of SORROW and MAKING a WAY for us to be RECONCILED to God. Amen.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/17/2019 10:55:25 AM :

We have finished Revelation, beginning the review!

Jackie JOINED the Church today and will be baptized!
Karlene’s Bob is doing GREAT!

Marilyn Gordon got a neurologist appt!


Jack was back, fit as a fiddle!

Doris R will be taking hygiene bags to Rescue Mission this week!

Fran and Larry are very THANKFUL to get a new car to replace the one that was totaled in car accident!

Larry—became a Marine 45 years ago today!

Susie and Sina were back today!

Sina is THANKFUL her radiation is done for the removed cancer.

George Ann got an injection of cortisone in her knee!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/13/2019 11:15:25 AM :
Lord Jesus THANKS for the GOOD reports from the Dr. today that my health will be fine! I love the fact that YOU have brought to fruition that, what I PRAYED for to make happen for five months!
THANKS to YOU Jesus my Lord God!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/11/2019 12:25:25 PM :

Winnie O’Malley so THANKFUL for the GOOD report on her eyes! The Dr said he has never seen this before and said her left eye is improving beyond medical help!

Jack Anderson is IMPROVING, and was able to go to Sr. Lunch on Tuesday!

Yollie’s PRAISING God that her eye surgery is done and she was able to WITNESS to a friend this last week!

DeVona PRAISES the Lord for herJOB!

Matthew Coyle PRAISE God for my Grandmother not having cancer!

Colleen Pitre THANKFUL that her knee surgery went well, and she is already doing physical therapy!
JACK ANDERSON said 4/10/2019 12:45:15 PM :
THANK YOU so much most heavenly Father for ALL YOU have GIVEN me to both choose to do YOU WILL but also giving me the OPPORTUNITY to make CHOICES that will GUIDE me through this life as well as giving me PEACE and LOVING SALVATION in ALL I DO now!

I only ask YOUR CONTIUE to GUIDE me but never forget to let me know that YOUR WAY is ALWAYS the BEST WAY! We as humans tend to forget that we can never touch the Holy Spirit but must let it touch us while working through us to DO YOUR WILL! I LOVE YOU God!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/9/2019 7:06:08 AM :
Lord I THANK YOU for what YOU HAVE DONE for me the last 6 week!s! Lord YOU are ABSOLUTELY IN CONTROL! THANK YOU Jesus, Amen!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/8/2019 5:03:14 PM :

Manny isTHANKFUL that he is IMPROVING!

Jack continues to IMPROVE from knee surgery!

Senior Luncheon on Tuesday at the Back Bear on Green Valley Parkway at 11:30!

Yollie PRAISES God that her Cataract surgery is done and that she was able to witness to a friend this week!!

Doris R—we will pass the Rescue Mission Hygiene Bag next week!

Fran had car accident and is THANKFUL that she is fine but the car was totaled!

Colleen has a friend that's visiting in church today!

Jerry B is THANKFUL that his sister Patti’s cough with antibiotics is improving, for his wife Debi, and God’s power!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/5/2019 2:45:35 PM :

PRAISES that Karleen was back at Sunday School on Sunday!

Rosa and Ric were back at church on Wednesday and Sunday and are very THANKFUL!

Eileen was back at church on Wednesday night!

Jack Anderson’s knee surgery went GOOD NEWS!

Janell is PRAISING God for Chris’ NEW TUBE!

Lisa Van Dyne is PRAISING the Lord for her husband HEALTH!
JEAN said 4/4/2019 11:39:13 AM :
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Ps. 29:2I
I THANK God so much that HE is HOLY and LOVING!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/2/2019 1:58:20 PM :
THANKS for a person seeing a different way to live with Jesus Christ in their lives may I see a way to really help them. Lord I THANK YOU!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/2/2019 12:42:17 PM :
Arleen was BACK today. Bob is doing much BETTER! She kept her Bible open to
Isiah 41:10 throughout this ordeal. She is PRAISING God for HIS COMFORT and STRENGTH!

Rosa and Ric Cadena BACK to Sunday School today!

Eileen wasBACKin church on Wednesday night!

Jack had surgery on his knee on March 28; he is doing WELL! He was texting that pm!

Fran’s brother who fell off a horse and broke 7 ribs is doing WELL in Texas & is THANKFUL to God!


DHBC OFFICE said 3/29/2019 11:25:12 AM :

Edith Morales PRAISE for Grief Share class!

Christy McCormick is THANKFUL that my husband got a job!

Linda Johnson PRAISING God that her face allergy and bladder issue HEALED!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 3/26/2019 3:03:02 PM :

Yollie and Ken PRAISE God! They just celebrated 41st anniversary yesterday!!

THANKFUL that visitors Richard and JJ visiting with us for 2nd week!

Larry M PRAISES for his own SPIRITUAL and for our CHURCH!

Linda J is PRAISING God for her face ALLERGY and BLADDER issue are HEALED!
JEAN said 3/22/2019 11:30:33 AM :
DHBC OFFICE said 3/22/2019 10:04:35 AM :
Karlene’s husband Bob is getting STRONGER, relieving some of the stress on both of them!

Eileen Andersen was able to be at Sunday School Sunday!

Jesus’ brother ACCEPTED Jesus as his Savior before he passed on Saturday!

BAPTISMS on Sunday, RJ and Rosa and possible baptism this week!

Brittany Furrow, brother had scan and is CANCER FREE!

Tina does NOT have to have surgery!

Travis found a JOB!

Lisa Van Dyne – her husband, Richard is doing BETTER!
EDITH said 3/15/2019 11:49:33 AM :
PRAISE God that my sister Marie’s cancer tests were NEGATIVE, i. e. her cancer is is in remission for now! THANK YOU my God for YOUR LOVE and MERCY and THANKS to ALL the Prayer Warriors for their continued PRAYERS for my two sisters with breast cancer!
DHBC OFFICE said 3/15/2019 11:14:41 AM :

Eileen Andersen got GREAT report from her Doctor, he released her from care and she is doing GREAT!

Linda Howard’s eye surgery was SUCCESSFUL last week!

Julie Jacobson’s son is RECOVERING from knee surgery!

Susan Rainey’s family CAME TO CHURCH Sunday!

Brittany Furrow is PRAISING the Lord that her uncle and brother’s cancer treatments are almost DONE!

Sarah Schweisthal PRAISES God for Anthony and wife who are buying a home in Georgia!

Rosa Cadena so THANKFUL got to go HOME from hospital yesterday!
ACCEPTED Christ on Sunday, Richard Derrick, Rose McCormick
and Isabelle Massey (all 5-6 year olds)!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 3/11/2019 3:33:35 PM :

Marilyn Gordon’s friend, who had terrible experience in nursing home, is FULLY RECOVERING!

Fran and her grandchildren are BACK TODAY!

Darrell J got a new CAR!

Senior Saint Luncheon on Tuesday at 11:30 at Sweet Tomatoes!

Linda Howard had cataract surgery last Tuesday—SUCCESSFUL!

Julie’s son isRECOVERING after his knee surgery!

Susan Rainey’s family COMING to church today!
GOD KNOWS MY NAME said 3/10/2019 12:10:53 PM :
I am content to KNOW the Lord! He TRULY SATISFIES the DEEP longings of the HEART!

In that sense, my marriage falling apart has been the best thing--- for me, for him, for both our families! THANK YOU Lord for ALL YOU have DONE for me!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/9/2019 8:45:57 AM :
DHBC OFFICE said 3/8/2019 11:36:12 AM :

Sarah Grazzaffi PRAISES God for Matt’s JOB!

Marie B’s daughter in law went BACK TO WORK Monday after hip surgery!

GeorgeAnn is so THANKFUL and PRAISE that right leg, blood in top veins rerouted to lower veins, which are free flowing!!

Fran is PRAISING that she got out of hospital on Saturday night!

Rosa’s THANKFUL that her surgery went WELLon Monday!
STEVE OLAFSON said 3/6/2019 10:01:00 AM :
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 3/5/2019 11:43:23 AM :
Fran got out of the hospital last night
Mission offering was $1227 with a few bank debits yet to added!

Doris R took 84 hygiene bags to the Rescue Mission this week!

Marie B’s daughter in law is going back to work tomorrow three weeks after hip replacement surgery!

GA—Right leg, blood in top veins rerouted to lower veins which are free flowing!
DHBC OFFICE said 3/2/2019 12:56:17 PM :

Shaquiece Bagsby is very THANKFUL that her son and his father are MOVING HERE in two weeks!

Eileen Andersen was able to be at CHURCH Sunday!

Wayne Zimmer is THANKFUL that the PT is HELPING his vertigo!

Manny has MOVED his letter here to DHBC!

Larry/Francis Miles’ granddaughter is getting BETTER, still has flu and ear infection!

Brittany Furrow is PRAISING the Lord that she was tested and is now 2nd in line for a supervisor’s job at Metro Dispatch Dept!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 2/25/2019 4:19:57 PM :

Eileen was able to be back with us this week!

Karlene’s husband Bob had better day yesterday and today. He is trying hard to make caring for him easier on Karlene!

Donna E is doing beautiful flower arrangements for front of church again. We are very GRATEFUL!

Wayne the PT is helping vertigo!!

Manny moved his letter to the church last week!

Jack A had MRI—Has torn meniscus and orthoscopic procedure will take care of it!

Miles’ granddaughter isIMPROVING –still has flu and now ear infection.

Brittany Furrow, Adam’s wife, tested and is now 2nd in line for a supervisor’s position in the Metro Dispatch Department. She was on our prayer list many years ago when she was first going through the process to become a 911 dispatcher!!!

Terry and Jean Roach’s son in law Chris was in church this morning!

GA has new bar stool when necessary to sit during the lesson—THANK you DHBC!
JEAN said 2/24/2019 11:14:44 AM :
God is just SO GOOD and TOTALLY AMAZING! HE still CONTINUES to SHOW me how AWESOME and truly AMAZING HE is!!
DHBC OFFICE said 2/22/2019 12:33:07 PM :

Ric & Rosa 54th wedding anniversary!

Hensons are BACK!

Larry and Fran’s granddaughter has the flu.

Eileen Andersen continues toIMPROVE!

Donna Enos is back working with our flower arrangements!

Café L’Amour was SUCCESSFUL!

Shaquiece – PRAISE for learning to INCLUDE God in EVERYTHING she does!
ANNOYMOUS said 2/21/2019 10:15:55 AM :
..."If rain clouds come
Or the cold winds blow
Lord YOU'RE the one who goes before me
And in my heart I KNOW
That this GOOD DAY, it is a GIFT from YOU
The world is turning in its place
Because YOU MADE it to
I LIFT my voice to SING a song of PRAISE
On this GOOD DAY"...
ADULT SUNDAY SCOOL CLASS said 2/20/2019 11:29:23 AM :

Ric and Rosa will celebrate their 54th Anniversary this week!!

Thankful that the Hensons are home!

Jean Brinker’s daughter was found to be still cancer free at her check up!
They are now visiting in Missouri.

Larry and Fran’s granddaughter was in ER all Saturday night. They determined she has the flu but pRAISE God is doing better!

Eileen continues to improve. Goes to heart doctor Tuesday for check up.

Jim’s friend in WI continues to improve after his open heart surgery!

Donna Enos creating flower arrangements for the pulpit area again.

GeorgeAnn is back from Albuquerque!

Linda Johnson is doing well!

Rosa’s back and shoulder are better!

Sina visited with us again this week!

Darrell’s shingles are clearing!
BARBARA said 2/17/2019 10:51:17 AM :
"If rain clouds come, or the cold winds blow
...."YOU'RE the one who goes before me
And in my heart I KNOW
That this GOOD DAY, it is a GIFT from YOU
The world is turning in its place
Because YOU made it to
I LIFT my VOICE to sing a SONG of PRAISE
On this GOOD DAY"...
DHBC OFFICE said 2/15/2019 10:19:15 AM :

Jean Brinker’s Daughter in Missouri got a GREAT REPORT from Doctor, she is CANCER FREE and doesn’t have to return to doctor for 14 months!

Eileen’s surgery was SUCCESSFUL and she is home recuperating!

Donna Enos is back at church!

Jim Rice’s friend isHOME recovering from his heart surgery!

Linda Johnson was at church Sunday!

Darrell Jackson is THANKFUL that my friend is out of coma and IMPROVING!

April Jo –PRAISE that her rental issues are being handled!!

Adam Ackerman PRAISE for Young Adult Bible Study on Saturday night!

Jeff – PRAISE God for doing WELLon exams!
STEVE OLAFSON said 2/13/2019 5:52:08 PM :
THANK YOU Lord for YOUR BLESSINGS that YOU bring everyday!
STEVE OLAFSON said 2/13/2019 4:53:46 AM :
Lord THANK YOU for DOCTORS and NURSES that with YOUR HELP can bring a person to RENEWED health a second chance to learn of Gods LOVE and a chance to SERVE YOU! THANK YOU LORD!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 2/12/2019 11:13:36 AM :

Eileen’s surgery was SUCCESSFUL, and she CAME HOME on Wednesday!

Jim’s friend in WI is at home RECOVERING from his heart surgery!

Donna Enos is BACK!

We will PASS OUT the Rescue Mission hygiene bags around next week!

Linda Johnson is BACK!

Rosa’s back and shoulder are BETTER!

Darrell Jackson’s friend is OUT of the coma and IMPROVING!
EDITH M said 2/11/2019 1:23:00 PM :
I PRAISE GOD and THANK HIM that my sisters STAYED with me right after the death of my husband! Although they are leaving soon, I’m sure I will be alright!
“But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior.”Jeremiah 20:11
DESERT HILLS MEMBER said 2/10/2019 4:13:44 PM :
I PRAISE God for those times HE REMOVES PAIN! What a relief that is!
For example, the stabbing pains I was having the last couple days... behind my left ear. They have been FEW and FAR between now. I PRAISE HIM for ANSWERING my PRAYERS!

I also PRAISE HIM for my FAMILY in Christ here at DESERT HILLS!! PRAISE God!!
DHBC OFFICE said 2/8/2019 1:04:21 PM :

Eileen Andersen may get to go home today!

Marie’s daughter in law, Karen’s surgery went WELL this morning and she is doing GOOD!

Richard Derrick PRAISES for feeling better!

Tiffany is PRAISING the Lord for getting a CAR!

Rhiannon PRAISES for car getting FIXED!


Wayne Zimmer was BACK at CHURCH on Sunday!
MARIO SMITH said 2/7/2019 4:37:08 PM :
My brother is on his way HOME from the hospital (after having a hip replacement just a couple days ago!)!! God be PRAISED for HIS HEALING POWER!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 2/6/2019 12:11:36 PM :

Eileen’s surgery was SUCCESSFUL; probably going home Wednesday or Thursday

Jim’s friend in WI had SUCCESSFUL HEART SURGERY this week

Wayne is back

Linda and Vivian’s cousin Anna (90) is home from the hospital

Doris took to more Bags to the Rescue Mission this week
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