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



STEVE OLAFSON said 7/21/2018 8:23:12 AM :
Proverbs 22:4;
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

THANK YOU Lord letting us REMEMBER that we need to have REVERENCE for YOU our Lord God. THANK YOU for this Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/20/2018 7:10:16 AM :
Isaiah 54:10:
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Things might change with the people after the flood, but God will ALWAYS have Israel as a result of Jesus birth. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/19/2018 7:24:01 AM :
Psalms 37:24;
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Lord THANK YOU for YOUR DIVINE comfort and THANKS for YOUR hand in my life! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/18/2018 7:33:56 AM :
Psalms 69:33;
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Lord YOU are our GUIDE to WHAT we NEED to have a GRACIOUS and LOVING relationship FOREVER! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/17/2018 7:15:52 AM :
Proverbs 3:24;
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Lord when we sleep we shall sleep in PEACE, for this verse PROMISES this! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/16/2018 8:42:44 PM :
Psalms 147:3;
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Lord THANKS for the ability to KNOW YOU and YOU can find even the broken hearted and HEAL them. THANK YOU Lord!
GEORGE ANN RICE said 7/16/2018 5:56:27 PM :

THANKFUL that our youth and leaders are back safely from a successful camp--2 professions of faith and a number of rededication's!

Giving THANKS that Judy Alexander is doing well in NY.

Herb is doing well in the BC Veterans Home!

Darrell Jackson PRAISES God that he now has now had a new job for 3 weeks that gives him the same hours in 5 days that he had in 6 days on previous job!

THANKFUL for our Electronic Ministry!

PRAISING God for the WAY that HE ANSWERS prayers!

Jean D's daughter Roxanne is here VISITING from Oklahoma!

Juan's birthday on the 17th!
NANCY said 7/15/2018 3:43:06 PM :
PRAISE God! I just want to take this opportunity to express my JOY today, for it is truely the JOY of the Lord. My marriage is IMPROVING, and i am so HAPPY! I am so THANKFUL for the people here at DHBC. The world can be a cruel place, and it's WONDERFUL to know i can come here and be among CHRISTIAN BROTHERS and SISTERS! PRAISE God! I will BLESS the Lord at ALL times and HIS PRAISE shall CONTINUALLY be upon my lips! PRAISE the LORD! I just can't hold it in!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/15/2018 8:55:53 AM :
Psalms 5:12;
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Living according to YOUR WORD with RIGHTEOUS and living in YOUR LOVE, GRACE and MERCY! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/14/2018 3:16:28 PM :
Amos 5:4;
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

Lord THANKS for YOUR CALL for REPENTANCE believing so I can live, THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFON said 7/13/2018 6:41:41 PM :
Jeremiah 17:4;
And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.

Lord not always following YOUR lead is not the ideal thing to do. I will ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR WORD as close as I can. THANKS Lord for YOUR reminders!
ANONYMOUS said 7/12/2018 3:47:17 PM :
PRAISE THE LORD! I give YOU PRAISE and GLORY Father God for the SALVATION of all sinners! I THANK YOU for my CHURCH that has become a LAMP unto my feet, for LEADING me to DHBC, that GROUNDED me to follow Jesus. I THANK YOU, Pastor Scott for YOUR PRAYERS and CONCERNS for my ill husband. THANK YOU to spend your precious time to visit him. I love you and my PRAYERS for all your family!
LINDA said 7/12/2018 9:04:17 AM :
THANK YOU, God for BLESSING my family and me in all the MANY WAYS that YOU have! Father God, I just THANK YOU and give YOU the HIGHEST PRAISE for ALL of YOUR MIRACULOUS ways and works, in Jesus' name! I LOVE YOU, Lord and I don't know where my family or me would be without YOU!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/12/2018 7:28:56 AM :
1 Corinthians 10:13;
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

THANKS Lord not to be temped by more than we can handle, for God Is FAITHFUL! THANK YOU Lord for we are human.

STEVE OLAFSON said 7/11/2018 7:24:25 AM :
Proverbs 28:25-26;
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
26: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Dear Lord this shows that arrogance will usually bring strife. Please let me always be REMINDED to be of HUMBLE HEART! THANKS Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/10/2018 7:16:58 AM :
Proverbs 28:13;
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

THANKS for REMINDING us to CONFESS our sins and we will LIVE with YOU FOREVER and repent! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/9/2018 7:23:39 AM :
Luke 18:29-30;
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
30: Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

Lord thanks for these PROMISES of ETERNAL LIFE and the THINGS it will BRING!
EDITH said 7/8/2018 11:13:01 AM :
How can I forget? My sister Rosie from Savannah, GA came the next day after I called her about Ben.PRAISE God for herMORAL SUPPORT!! Please pray for her safety as she is leaving today for home. She would have stayed longer if not for a scheduled vacation to Ireland with her two daughters and granddaughter on July 10. I THANK YOU LORD for all ALL YOUR BLESSINGS!
EDITH said 7/8/2018 10:41:42 AM :
I PRAISE you Lord for giving me STRENGTH in EVERYTHING! I THANK YOU for my dear friend Lisa who is there in my hour of need. THANK YOU to ALL who send PRAYERS for me!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/8/2018 8:45:44 AM :
Galatians 6:9;
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not

THANK YOU Lord for KEEPING our feet on the ground that we NEVER grow tired of living in YOU, and YOU in us!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/7/2018 7:19:11 AM :
Deuteronomy 6:18;
And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,

THANKS Lord for making PROMISES which were FULFILLED in YOUR time, may we REMEMBER these prophecies coming TRUE! THANK YOU Lord!!
EDITH said 7/6/2018 10:11:57 AM :
My husband, Ben, was transferred to Kindred Hospital late Tuesday night for acute rehab 1/3/18. I thank you all for continued prayers! THANK YOU LORD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/6/2018 7:19:22 AM :
Matthew 5:5;
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Lord THANKS for GIVING us SELF CONTROL to being incharge of ourselves with YOU behind us is GODS PERFECTION! THANK YOU Lord!

STEVE OLAFSON said 7/5/2018 7:22:08 AM :
Proverbs 23 :24-26;
24: The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
25: Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
26: My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Lord YOUR PROMISES of the hand of Israel have always come true. May we remember that YOUR WORD is always TRUE, what a great freedom! With our Dear Lord Jesus I have found NEW FREEDOM with my SALVATION trading to live the way Jesus wants me to. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/4/2018 11:38:53 AM :
Deuteronomy 33:12;
And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORDshall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

Lord YOUR Promises of The Land of Israel have always come true, may we remember that YOUR WORD is ALWAYS TRUE!. What a great Freedom.
I THANK YOU Lord for the FREEDOM of being Born in this These United States of America where as an American I can live FREE to Worship however I want. THANK YOU Lord!

With our Dear Lord Jesus Christ I have found NEW FREEDOM, with My Salvation trying to live the way Jesus wants me to. THANK YOU Lord!
EDITH said 7/3/2018 3:50:57 PM :
First of all, THANK you for All your PRAYERS, my brothers and sisters!

Ben will be transferred today at Kindred Hospital on Flamingo St.
He was almost near death when he was taken to Desert Springs Hospital last Tuesday.

I’m not sure how long he will be held there but know that he has ACCEPTED Jesus as his SAVIOR!!

I THANK YOU most of all Father God for YOUR LOVE and MERCY and I PRAISE YOU, in JESUS’ name! Amen.
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/3/2018 7:18:28 AM :
Proverbs 28:26;
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

THANKS for REMINDING us that walking in the flesh is NOT WIS, but WALKING with YOU Lord we WILL be DELIVERED! THANK YOU Lord!
MARIO SMITH said 7/2/2018 6:50:51 PM :
Tina Doss was released from the hospital and is going home!!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/2/2018 7:18:55 AM :
Proverbs 3:34;
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Lord THANKS for GIVING us GUIDANCE to do RIGHT unto others. THANK YOU Lord!
MARIO SMITH said 7/1/2018 9:35:28 AM :
April Jo is doing much BETTER and thanks everyone for PRAYERS!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/1/2018 8:54:23 AM :
Proverbs 22:6;
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Lord there is only ONE way, YOUR WAY! THANKS Lord for GIVING us this discipline. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/30/2018 7:36:54 AM :
Psalms 73:23-24;
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24: Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Proof God is always WITH us, all AROUND us and will GUIDE us ALWAYS! THANK YOU Lord God!

EDDIE said 6/29/2018 4:37:02 PM :
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/29/2018 7:03:07 AM :
Psalms 1:3;
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Lord SALVATION is marvelous work of YOUR GRACE! Through YOU I WILL be productive and YOUR abundance, YOUR ALL I need. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/28/2018 7:15:17 AM :
Deuteronomy 5:33;
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Lord THANKS for letting us know if we FOLLOW YOUR commandments we will live well in YOUR GRACE, LOVE and MERCY! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/27/2018 7:04:10 AM :
Psalms 73:26;
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Lord this verse is about my FIGHT for doing RIGHT, THANKS for putting this into words! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/26/2018 6:48:11 AM :
Ezekiel 36:25-26;
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26: A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Lord God THANKS for SPIRITUAL RENEWAL!! CLEANING me from ALL my addictions and idols and turning me to YOU! THANK YOU Lord!
EDITH said 6/25/2018 3:37:09 PM :
PRAISE be to Jesus for OPENING Ben’s heart to YOUR DIVINE LOVE and MERCY!! He is near the end and accepted that YOU alone are his SAVIOR!

Please continue to pray for him that God may ease his suffering.
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/25/2018 7:07:17 AM :
Psalms 32:8;
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Lord THANK YOU for BIBLICAL WISDOM for us to instruct, teach and guide! THANKS Lord God!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/24/2018 8:52:19 AM :
Psalms 121:7-8;
7: The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8: The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

THANKS for the PROMISES of ETERNAL LIFE as Lord as we have salvation. THANKS for this promise even from the time they wrote the old testament. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/23/2018 9:25:17 AM :
Zephaniah 3:17;
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Through YOUR LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY we always have YOU in our midst of YOUR promises in this verse. THANK YOU Lord!
THOMAS (GUEST) said 6/22/2018 3:55:20 PM :
THANK YOU for finding me this WEBSITE today!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/22/2018 7:28:36 AM :
1 John 2:10;
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

THANK YOU Lord for letting me be a CHILD OF GOD, letting me live in a LIGHT OF YOU! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/21/2018 7:32:40 AM :
James 1:2-4;
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Lord with all the trials that come to us we should count it all JOY that it TESTS our FAITH and make it BETTER! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/20/2018 7:32:36 AM :
Hebrews 13:2;
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Lord doing an act of kindness without fare ought show YOU is a way of FOLLOWING YOU! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/19/2018 12:10:38 PM :
Proverbs 1:23;
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Lord bringing the sinner to know YOU after repenting proves YOUR DEVINE REVELATION! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/18/2018 7:00:28 AM :
Proverbs 4:18;
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Lord I like this verse greatly. It shows the MORE we FOLLOW YOU the GREATER our LOVE for YOU! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/17/2018 7:48:57 AM :
Isaiah 33:15-16;
15: He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
16: He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Being RIGHT with God will bring us SECURITY and PEACE! THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/16/2018 7:59:26 AM :
1 Kings 8:56;
Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

THANKS Lord for YOUR PROMISES of Israel continuing even to this day. THANK YOU Lord!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/15/2018 6:28:41 AM :
Proverbs 19:17;
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

It is said that the Lord is offended when we neglect the poor. Praying everyone less fortunate makes the Lord smile on me I hope. THANK YOU Lord!
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