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!



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
GLEN said 2/5/2019 10:56:45 AM :
Sometimes when I get DOWN or DEPRESSED I have to THANK God for my MANY BLESSINGS even when I know it could be better !!! Keep your head up if you feel this way too, been sick this week and when I'm sick I can be a big grouchy bear! THANK YOU Lord!!
GLEN said 2/3/2019 4:12:05 PM :
I PRAISE God that when I READ the BIBLE God SPEAKS to me through HIS WORD! I THANK God that HE is ALWAYS WORKING in my life and in all of us BELIEVER'S lives ... EVERYTHING for GOOD..may HE RECEIVE ALL HONOR and GLORY for WHI HE IS..... God!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER said 2/2/2019 10:59:13 AM :
TINA BROWN said 2/1/2019 4:05:56 PM :
Hello to everyone there at Desert Hills, I am writing this from sunny Orlando, Florida! I want to PRAISE God for HIS LOVE and MERCY over my LIFE and my FAMILY! Our church has just finished our 21-day FAST in January. We did the Daniel Fast and I will say it was VERY CHALLENGING, NO bread, NO meat and NO desert! ☹

I really felt led to PARTICIPATE, so I set my mind to it and ASKED God to GIVE me the STRENGTH to SEE IT THROUGH so that I COULD DRAW CLOSER to MY FATHER in HEAVEN as HIS DAUGHTER and LONGED to TOUCH HIS CHEEK! We had our DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS that were outlined for us, and what I found going through this is that the WORD of God seemed to JUMP OFF the page and it was SO EASY to UNDERSTAND, it was like READING a very INTERESTING book! I could NOT WAIT for the NEXT time that I could SIT and SPEND TIME TOGETHER! This FAST has been a TRUE BLESSING to me, I now KNOW what it means to DENY yourself and DRAW CLOSER to God OUR Father! I wanted to SHARE my BLESSING from my FAST as I know that you are just STARTING yours now! So ENJOY your FEBRUARY FAST FOR FOCUS and I will be PRAYING for you!!
MARIO SMITH said 2/1/2019 2:13:24 PM :
THANKFUL for Bonny's DOCTOR VISIT with a LISTENING doctor! Her weight is going DOWN and he will schedule some more testing. KEEPING LOOKING UP!!
JUDY said 2/1/2019 1:44:58 PM :
THANK YOU Lord for the OPPORTUNITY to have our FEBRUARY FASTING FOR FOCUS! THANK YOU Lord for the ones who will participate and THANK YOU especially for the GUIDANCE that only YOU can GIVE! What a BLESSING to SERVE a SAVIOR who LOVES us, has MERCY and GRACE upon us and ALLOWS us to CONTINUE to GROW to be more like HIM! PRAISE God for this TIME of REFRESHING and REFOCUSING!
DHBC ADMIN said 1/31/2019 10:40:44 AM :

Marilyn Gordon’s friend has been moved to high skill care facility.

Doris Roser’s birthday on Tuesday, she is 93.

Sarah – THANKFUL for WORK and that the FAMILY doing GOOD!

Lena –BLESSING of takingCARE of Dad!

Richard Derrick – PRAISING that family illness is BETTER!

Adam A. – PRAISE God for last week of WORK!
EDITH M said 1/29/2019 5:30:14 PM :
THANK YOU LORD that I have my sister as company since 1/22/19 and my other sister is coming in Feb 5 until both of them leave on Feb. 12. Please keep them SAFE in their TRAVELS. THANK YOU Jesus for YOUR LOVE and MERCY and my SALVATION!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL said 1/29/2019 11:57:46 AM :

Marilyn G’s friend dean for whom we prayed last week has been moved to high skill care facility. Marilyn gave a testimony about the POWER of our PRAYERS!!

Doris Roser’s birthday is Tuesday, she will be 93. She took 72 BAGS to Rescue Mission this week; she will take 60 more this week. With hygiene supplies!

American Legion Post 8 sent us through Jack, Doris has a closet full. Jack has more ready to bring to her!

Modesta plans to return to church as soon as her new hearing aides are adjusted!

Linda S’s daughter came through heart surgery SUCCESSFUL!

Eileen is here today!

Colleen’s son, who fell off trampoline, has NO broken bones!

Marilyn G’s heart is HEALING!
MARCELL said 1/28/2019 5:17:59 PM :
THANK YOU Lord for LEADING and ALLOWING me to FOLLOW! I ask YOUR continued GRACE and BLESSINGS on my FAMILY and FRIENDS! THANK YOU for keeping YOUR CALMNESS and PEACE in our hearts!! I ask for BLESSINGS for my GRANDCHILDREN!
JENNIFER said 1/27/2019 12:07:26 PM :
THANK YOU, Lord! Last night was a very BAD time, but when RROUBLE comes, YOU ALWAYS LIFT my SPIRIT!
DHBC OFFICE said 1/25/2019 12:09:33 PM :

Marilyn Gordon is THANKFUL that she WENT BACK to work!

Fran Miles went to work on Thursday!

Shannon and Misty are PRAISING God for the GROWTH in the Young Adults class!!

Linda Hocker PRAISE the LORD that her DAD is OKAY!!

PRAISES for Robert King for being BACK at CHURCH!

THANKFUL that April Jo is able to come BACK to CHURCH!

Shaquiece is PRAISING God for her PROMOTION at her job!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 1/23/2019 12:52:29 PM :

Marilyn Gordon is THANKFUL that she went back to WORK!

Fran, I am so THANKFUL that I went back toWORK on Thursday!

PRAISES for ourCLASS and our STUDY together!

THANKFUL that the American Legion Post GAVE our church 350 HYGIENE BAGS FILLED!

Darrell J is THANKFUL that he is getting OVERTIME!


Doris has 100 hygiene bags SEWED!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER said 1/22/2019 12:04:58 PM :
PRAISE YOU Father for LEADING Kay Wilson to add to this MOUNTAIN Of PRAISE!!! PRAISE YOU Lord for allowing us theOPPORTUNITY and PRIVILEGE of making this MORE than a just a website. But instead a PERMANENT ELECTRIC BEACON for the born again to EXPRESS their GRATITUDE towards YOU!
KAY WILSON said 1/22/2019 11:48:32 AM :
I live in Auburn Hills, Michigan, work at home and I spend quite a bit of time on the internet and I just found this website full of wonderful christian information. I am not a Baptist, but I am a child of the KING! I am excited to have found that it has a PRAISE PAGE and active PRAYER PAGE also! I am HAPPY to post my PRAISE for Jesus! In January 2003 I GAVE my HEART to Jesus and HE has since then become my BEST FRIEND, SAVIOR, LORD, KEEPER of my SOUL, LOVE of my LIFE, JOY of my HEART, MASTER,TEACHER, CONFIDANT, COUNSELOR and MORE!!

Lord I want to GIVE YOU PRAISE today just because YOU are SO GOOD! I am soTHANKFUL YOU LOOKED DOWN and SAVED a WRETCH like me! I LOVE YOU LORD! THANK YOU!
JEAN said 1/19/2019 12:51:46 PM :
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!
DHBC OFFICE said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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!!
DHBC OFFICE said 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 said 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!
EDITH M. said 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!!
GLEN said 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!!
EDITH said 1/5/2019 11:12:57 AM :
HIS PATIENCE means MORE to me than I can express! PRAISE be to HIS Name!!
DHBC OFFICE said 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!


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!
STEVE OLAFSON said 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!
STEVE OLAFSON said 12/29/2018 9:00:10 PM :
Psalms 85:8;
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.

DHBC OFFICE said 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!
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