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 FORPRAISES 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,
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Enjoy the Praise song above while posting & reading others PRAISES!
PRAISE God I had a night of REAL SLEEP! Almost 8 hours like a child. What aTREAT! THANK YOU Lord!! I had prayed for that last night and I now awaken rested like I haven't been in some long time!
1/18/2019 12:56:24 PM :
Julie Jacobson is THANKFUL that her cataract surgery was SUCCESSFIL!
Fran Miles I am THANKFUL to go back to work tomorrow!
Christine Schroeder is PRAISING for her aunt Sharon’s in car accident!
Sarah Schweisthal PRAISE God for my JOB at optician!
Marilyn Gordon PRAISING the Lord that I am out of the hospital!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
1/16/2019 3:07:35 PM :
Marilyn Gordon PRAISES God that her test results were GOOD!
Julie is THANKFUL that her cataract surgery is over and SUCCESSFUL!
Jean Brinker is getting BETTER!
Eileen had SUCCESSFUL emergency surgery this week that was unrelated to her heart valve!
Wayne undergoing “balancing therapy” for vertigo!
Fran is THANKFUL that she goes back to work on Thursday!
Larry is now retired; not sure what to do with himself now!
Marie L’s granddaughter PASSED her Boards!
THANKFUL for our CLASS and our STUDY together!!
Holiday decorations are DOWN for another year!
Senior Saints Luncheon was a WONDERFULexperience!
A VISITOR AT DHBC
1/13/2019 2:16:00 PM :
THANK YOU LORD for the urging by the Holy Spirit to RELEARN, REAWAKEN, or LEARN ANEW, of YOUR WORD the Bible, and for a REFRESHING new time of application of YOUR WORD! I give PRAISE and am THANKFUL for YOUR MERCY!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER
1/12/2019 9:20:30 AM :
PRAISE beforehand Lord for ALL the HELP YOU will SEND to HELP take down the decorations today! I LOVE YOU Lord!!
1/10/2019 12:16:47 PM :
David/Brenda Fenter were back at church Sunday, and are THANKFUL that they are FEELING BETTER!
PRAISE God! Robert King’s daughter is CANCER FREE!
THANKFUL that Pastor Scott and Kim are back from vacation!
Latosha Massey is SO THANKFUL that her mom is done with chemo, her hair is growing back and she is getting better!
Kim Hocker is PRAISING God for her 70 year old uncle, who was raised mormon, has been SAVED!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
1/8/2019 3:08:10 PM :
THANKFUL that David and Brenda were BACK on SUNDAY, but David still needs our prayers for COPD and back.
Rosa found her Driver’s License!
PRAISE God that Robert King’s daughter is CANCER FREE!
1/8/2019 3:54:12 AM :
I PRAISE YOU my GOD that Ben’s cremation had been completed weeks ago. His ashes were brought to his relatives in California where his memorial service arranged by his brother was done on Dec 29. I just want to THANK the Lord for I KNOW he is SAVED and ACCEPTED Jesus as his Savior!!
1/7/2019 10:59:49 AM :
I want to PRAISE God because when I go though the fire and I feel like I'm going through it alone God SHOWS UP and CHANGES it around for the problem you are going through for HIS GLORY!!! THANK YOU God for BEING THERE in time of need!!
1/5/2019 11:12:57 AM :
HIS PATIENCE means MORE to me than I can express! PRAISE be to HIS Name!!
1/5/2019 10:58:57 AM :
Darrell J. is THANKFUL that he got the JOB he interviewed for!
Fran’s sister had tests done and PRAISES that they came back NEGATIVE for cancer!
Jeff – PRAISE God for PROVISION!
Janell O’Dell – I am very THANKFUL that I got the job that I wantedQ
Shaquiece – PRAISE the Lord for for the OPPORTUNITY to try for position at work that she wants!
12/30/2018 6:52:22 PM :
2 Thessalonians 3:16;
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Lord YOU ALWAYS SHOW us what we MIGHT t do, may we ALWAYS be in YOUR WORD! THANK YOU Lord!
12/29/2018 9:00:10 PM :
I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
THANKS Lord for YOUR PEACE, with ETERNAL PEACE in YOUR KINGDOM! THANK YOU Lord!
12/29/2018 12:43:36 PM :
PRAISES for the people reached during the Gift of Lights!
PRAISES for the play and everyone who had a part in it, from the actors to the behind the scenes people and for Christine Schroeder for giving so much time and effort!
Britney Furrow is PRAISING for her brother’s treatments!
Jesus Tenoria was baptized Sunday and his family was here!
Marie Baumgartner’s daughters, Dawna and Cathy were here for Christmas! VERY THANKFUL!
12/28/2018 8:13:29 AM :
1 Samuel 1:10-18;
10: And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
11: And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
12: And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
13: Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14: And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15: And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
16: Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17: Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18: And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
What a GREAT STORY from the Bible, God is SO GOOD! HE WILL help CHANGE things if we only ASK! THANK YOU Lord!
12/27/2018 4:49:23 PM :
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Lord THANKS for YOUR HELP in our STRUGGLES of LIFE! THANK YOU Lord!
12/26/2018 5:50:51 PM :
2: In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
3: But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Lord God THANK YOU for YOUR UNENDING TRUTH! THANK YOU Lord!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER
12/26/2018 1:56:13 PM :
PRAISE God for this WEBSITE!
12/25/2018 11:00:08 AM :
Happy Birthday Jesus!!
THANK YOU for being the WORLD and my SAVIOR!!
12/24/2018 11:24:29 PM :
18:Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19: Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20: But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22: Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Lord Jesus I THANK YOU for YOUR BIRTH and what YOUR coming to this to this world has DONE for us! THANK YOU God for this!
12/24/2018 1:06:52 PM :
I just want to PRAISE you, LORD for LISTENING to my prayers and answering most of them! THANK YOU Heavenly Father for my SALVATION!!
12/24/2018 12:44:56 PM :
So THANKFUL for Dave Fenter for staying on the property since Thanksgiving, PROVIDING SECURITY for Christmas Lights!!
Modesta Medina is doing well.
Ken and Yollie Henson arrived safely in Illinois!
Niki Dickson THANKFUL that she got a PROMOTION at work!
Rachel Budik PRAISES of nephew Nathan!
Jill PRAISES that she has NO medical issues!
April Jo PRAISING for CHRISTMAS DINNER and for her knee getting BETTER!
Efrain THANKFUL that he PASSED all his exams!
12/23/2018 5:18:34 PM :
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
THANKS Lord for making YOUR Sons BIRTH possible through YOU Lord God! THANK YOU Lord!
12/22/2018 11:31:40 PM :
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Lord may YOU ALWAYS make my response to a situation the RIGHT one!
THANK YOU Lord!
12/21/2018 11:16:54 PM :
46: And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47: Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49: But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
THANKS Lord for POINTING OUT YOUR OBEDIENCE! THANK YOU Lord!
12/20/2018 10:13:23 PM :
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Lord THANKS for SHOWING us that the INSIDE of our HEART and MIND NEEDS to be CLEAN just like the outside! THANK YOU Lord!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER
12/20/2018 10:08:13 AM :
PRAISE YOU Lord for the SALVATIONS that YOU GAVE us last night after the play!
Please God make us FRUITFUL this Sunday! PRAISE YOU in the HIGHEST!!!
12/20/2018 6:47:28 AM :
8: And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9: And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Being one of YOURS is ALWAYS the MOST IMPORTANT! THANK YOU Lord!
12/20/2018 1:02:00 AM :
PRAISE THE LORD for HIS LOVE and BLESSINGS to me during the time of Ben’s illness and then his death!
The PRAYERS and SUPPORT of DHBC members and my friends gave me the STRENGTH to bear the loss of my husband. THANK you to DHBC PRAYER WARRIORS too!
THANK YOU JESUS for YOUR ABUNDANT BLESSINGS to me and my family!
12/19/2018 11:45:26 AM :
2 Corinthians 7:10;
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Lord THANK YOU for SHOWING us the WAY to SALVATION! THANK YOU Lord!
12/18/2018 1:15:06 PM :
I PRAISE YOU Lord that YOU HEAR and ANSWER our prayers!
12/17/2018 10:26:43 PM :
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Dear Lord THANKS for REMINDING us that YOU are the HOLY ONE, that we MUST have the RIGHT ATTITUDE and HEART to be among YOU!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
12/17/2018 1:54:27 PM :
PRAISE God for David Fenter! He has been in SERVICE to our Lord by LIVING on Church Property since the week after Thanksgiving PROVIDING SECURITY for Christmas lights, etc!
THANKFUL that 96 Hygiene Bags to the Rescue Mission were delivered this past week!
Modesta is doing WELL!
Ken and Yollie SAFELY in Illinois!
DHBC had the BEST attendance ever for our Annual Christmas Dinner!
Eileen was able to ATTEND today!
PALs will be taking the Church Van to Nevada Veterans Home to VISIT Ray, Joy and Herb!
Barbara Harper and Charlotte VISITED Ray, Joy, Herb earlier this week!
12/17/2018 7:35:06 AM :
And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
Lord THANKS for YOUR ALWAYS PULLING us THROUGH and PUTTING us where we SHOULD be! THANK YOU Lord!
12/16/2018 9:34:03 AM :
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
THANK YOU Lord for REMINDING us there is a TIME and PLACE for everything! THANK YOU Lord!
12/14/2018 6:36:09 PM :
15: The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16: Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
THANK YOU Lord for YOUR GRACE, LOVE and MERCY! THANK YOU LordGod!
12/14/2018 11:46:42 AM :
PRAISING & THANKFUL that 96 Hygiene bags will be delivered to Rescue Mission next week!
Fran Miles went to Dr. yesterday, he will probably remove her cast and she will wear a boot. She is very THANKFUL that her ankle is doing BETTER!
Eileen Andersen is feeling BETTER!
Modesta Medina is doing WELL, carolers went to her house on Monday and she was doing GOOD!
Pam Saga – THANKFUL for CR class on Friday night and for family coming out after Christmas!
12/14/2018 7:47:12 AM :
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
23: Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24: By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Lord THANKS for YOUR STOREHOUSE (clouds) and what YOU BRING to us! THANK Lord!
12/13/2018 7:27:58 AM :
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Lord THANK YOU for GIVING us the SEASONS forever and ever! THANKS to YOU Lord!
12/12/2018 2:36:37 PM :
Bonny visited with her Cardiac Surgeon and he does not recommend surgery for the problem with her xiphoid process (that’s GOOD NEWS!). He urged continuing to lose weight and eat right. He also said he WANTS HER TO LIVE to 90!!
12/11/2018 10:35:29 PM :
Ephesians 5:12 ;
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
THANK YOU Jesus for LOVING us, GIVING us a NEW LIFE when we BELIEVE! THANK YOU Lord!
12/11/2018 2:03:38 PM :
I want to PRAISE the Lord for a GREAT REPORT from the doctor. I felt a lump and went to the doctor and had a mammogram. PRAISE God there was NO SIGN of cancer! THANK YOU Lord!!
12/11/2018 7:50:19 AM :
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Lord THANKS for LETTING us LOVE YOU and GIVING us the ABILITY for YOUR ENDLESS LOVE! THANK YOU Lord!
12/10/2018 3:32:19 PM :
PRAISING God that we will be passing out 96 Hygiene Bags to the Rescue Mission next week!
So THANKFUL that Eileen is better; Fred knows as she is beginning to criticize some of his housekeeping!
PRAISE the Lord! Celebrate Recovery had 2 church members join the group!
12/10/2018 11:37:19 AM :
5: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6: And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
THANK YOU Lord for this PREVIEW of WHAT is going to come! THANK YOU Lord!
12/9/2018 10:38:37 AM :
For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
Lord God THANKS for LOVING me and GIVING me YOUR LOVE, GRACE and MERCY!. THANK YOU Lord!
12/8/2018 11:55:10 AM :
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God I THANK YOU for YOUR SON COMING to SAVE the WORLD!! THANK YOU Lord!
12/6/2018 8:30:04 PM :
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
THANKS Lord for YOUR TRUTH in this VERSE! THANK YOU Lord!
12/6/2018 1:35:18 PM :
This morning we saw a picture of how a good Christian man lived his life.
President George HW Bush was the embodiment of grace, love and hope. You can see it in the way he lived his life, loved his wife Barbara, and the tradition goes on in his kids, grandkids and rest of the family. He lived his life with humor, compassion, empathy and strength. whether you agreed or not with his political beliefs and his time in office, he was a man to look up to and to admire. He had character and he was a true gentleman. He liked to laugh and he tried to make others feel good about themselves. What a tribute to him and his family this morning.
12/5/2018 10:51:03 PM :
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Lord God BELIEVING in YOU SHOWS us our TRUE ETERNITY! THANK YOU Lord!