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
*(If you have a Prayer Request, please CLICK HERE to use our Prayer Request Page. Thank you.)

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

32 Responses to “Mountain of Praise Blog”

  1. Carrie Spencer says:

    We are having many problems. Please pray for my family and myself. Thank you.

  2. mario & bonny Smith says:

    So THANKFUL for our church meeting our needs! Shannon & Adam Ackerman stopped by with a basket full of food stuffs and a big turkey for us!!

  3. Barbara says:

    I am so thankful for Bill who records the sermons. I sit here in rehab on lockdown which means no visitors and I’m still able to listen to my Pastor. It makes me feel like I’m there. PRAISE God for ALL of you!

  4. Rodney D Johnson says:

    Mario, THANKS for the reminder of hearing the hymns sung in the little church I grew up in! Just a few voices, but it sounded like all the angels in Heaven were singing!

  5. Wayne Thompson says:

    I have grown a lot lately! Once I didn’t know how to, or perhaps I couldn’t lean on the Lord. I tried yes but would fall away after enduring hardship or mistreatment by others. The sower parable comes to mind. PRAISE the LORD! Now I have a relationship with Him and I feel richly blessed! The Lord is my HELPER, my COUNSELOR, my FRIEND!!

  6. Edith says:

    My PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to all the Prayer Warriors for letting me know that they were praying for me! My health sure has IMPROVED after being at the hospital and then rehab for months! Prayer is truly a POWERFUL tool that Jesus taught us! THANK YOU Jesus for YOUR LOVE and DIVINE MERCY! I LOVE YOU, Jesus, my Savior. 💕💕💕

  7. Brandon says:

    Sometimes life can be hard and we may forget that we have HOPE in ETERNAL LIFE where there is NO more pain!! What a BLESSING!

  8. Marcell says:

    I PRAISE God for SAFE travels! I PRAISE Him for a beautiful FAMILY who shares the LOVE of God so freely! I PRAISE God for good HEALTH and BLESSINGS He bestows on me so undeserved! THANK YOU for SAVING me!!

  9. Connie says:

    Sometimes life can be hard and we may forget that we have hope in ETERNAL LIFE where there is no more pain! What a BLESSING!!

  10. Mario Smith says:

    As Pastor says, I’d like to wash some folk’s feet. Mike and September have been so helpful to us helping me get to the hospital for surgery, spending the night (September) with Bonny to ease her mind, shopping for us, providing transportation when needed. True Christian spirit evidenced!

    I also want to give a word of praise to Don Miller, one of our deacons, for helping us with transportation and helping us with things around the house that I couldn’t get to. Also, his wife Sharon, for sending over delicious cookies! Again, the love and fellowship of the saints is apparent in our church.

    Many thanks to others who asked after our wellbeing and loving us!

    Desert Hills Baptist Church – a great place to be!

  11. Mario Smith says:

    PRAISE the Lord!! – Got VA APPROVAL for SURGERY!! Scheduled for Friday the 9th. I have to be at the hospital at 5 a.m. (!!!) Relief from pain is in sight!!

  12. Brandie says:

    I want to PRAISE God for the Anciete family!

  13. Senior Adults Class says:

    He is in control, Reassurance of the Word, our church is blessed

    Jeff will be baptized Easter Sunday

    We had 3 visitors to class this morning

    We had 3 adults baptized this morning

    Joy can take phone calls in her room 702-332-6878

    Donna E is improving

    Karlene is feeling better

    Marilyn Gordon—insurance deemed her car totaled and her insurance money paid off her totaled car.

    Ken and Yollie’s granddaughter’s gymnastic team won 1st place in a state wide contest in Reno

    Sunrise Service at 6 am next Sunday; PALS will serve a small continental breakfast

  14. C&C Class says:

    Alyssa- PRAISE for Spring Break!

    Rhiannon- PRAISE for a good birthday, PRAISE that my uncle got a job!

    Summer – PRAISE that my friends boyfriend is okay! Pray that God will draw him near!

    Macy – PRAISE for Spring Break, and vacation!

  15. Russell says:

    I PRAISE God that because of the fear of the virus my one sister is GOING to CHURCH REGULARLY (one month now I think). My other sister sent me a GIFT Saturday and that was totally UNEXPECTED and SWEET!
    Finally my other sister is getting GOOD MEDICAL ATTENTION! Because we have not been close for years now, I PRAISE God for ALL OF THIS and His PROVISION! THANK YOU Lord!!

  16. Julie says:

    I haven’t been here in a while, but I felt compelled to say something today about Jesus! I want to EXPRESS my LOVE toward Him EVERY DAY in some ways, and I pray He SHOWS me HOW because he has done SO MANY GOOD THINGS for me that for the last two years I have been writing them down! THANK YOU, Jesus! I WOULD’NT make it WITHOUT YOU!!

  17. Lorain Newson says:

    Two days ago my mother went home to be with our Savior. I miss her already, but I’m GRATEFUL that she is out of pain. My mother closed her eyes and went to sleep. She looked so PEACEFUL when she did. It hurts right now. I know God DIDN’T want to see her suffer anymore! She fought as long as she could to stay here. It was just her time. Please keep me in your prayers there at Desert Hills Baptist Church as I deal with her being gone. I already miss her. She was my best friend. THANK YOU, Lord, for GIVING me such a WONDERFUL MOTHER!!

  18. Linda says:

    Sometimes lately life just seems like a huge burden with everything that’s goin on, but I’m HAPPY to be ALIVE! THANK YOU Lord!! I PRAISE YOUR NAME!

  19. Edith says:

    I want to give THANKS to Sharon and Deacon Don Miller for GIVING me a RIDE for Wednesday’s worship service! EVEN for Sunday Worships, they STARTED PICKING me up as well for a month now! My PRAISE and THANK to You, Lord!!

  20. Matt Barnes says:

    Today I was smoking many cigarettes with my eyes glued to my laptop – as i have been doing since this Covid Virus began almost a year ago, the headaches would get worse each day… During these long, lonely month I realized I was drifting away from my relationship with Christ – and – as I thought about Him – my headache started to VANISH – truly a WONDER, I thought it may have been the meds that I took earlier (an ibuprofen 2+ hours earlier and another med I take to help me sleep) but I BELIEVE He took my PAIN AWAY! I was having a very rough night (paranoid schizophrenic) and the headaches weren’t making it any better! So I THANK YOU Jesus for bringing LIGHT into my otherwise VERY DARK day! Also, I THANK Jesus for this WEBSITE that I believe He found for me!

  21. Kevin says:

    Heavenly Father is a GREAT God, a GREAT King ABOVE ALL gods! I LOVE You Father. THANK You for the BLESSING to be one of Your CHILDREN and having You as my FATHER! THANK You God for WISDOM and ABUNDANCE! THANK You for CREATIVE ideas that OPEN the way to GREATER supply! You are the GREATEST! ALL GLORIES, ALL PRAISE, ALL RESPECT, ALL DEVOTION, ALL THANKS, and ALL LOVE for our Heavenly Father Abba, THANK You for Your LOVE and EVERYTHING You DO for me! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!

  22. Edith says:

    I PRAISE and THANK my God that my beloved church have ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES especially on Wednesday nights when I cannot attend! What a BLESSING to us to NOT MISS our WEEKLY SERVICE even by online! I LOVE YOU, my Jesus!!

  23. Amanda says:

    PRAISE the Lord!!! My daughter has continued to show a HUGE IMPROVEMENT with her illness of the COVID-19 virus. The doctors are very POSITIVE!! A HUGE PRAISE to the Lord!! THANK YOU Lord!!!

  24. Amanda says:

    PRAISE the Lord, my daughter is doing BETTER!! She is getting BETTER and BETTER and God DID IT! I am so THANKFUL for God’s WRITTEN WORD and for ANSWERED PRAYER!!

  25. Brigette Galeana says:

    I PRAISE God for giving ALL my brothers and sisters through Christ at DHBC a FAITHFUL PASTOR who LOVES us and keeps our church’s DOORS OPEN ALWAYS 🙏🏼 A pastor who SPEAKS the TRUTH from his heart to TEACH us and GUIDE us . THANK you pastor Scott and pastor Rogers🙏🏼 ( I do listen 😇 )

  26. Corey says:

    I PRAISE God for ALL He has done for me! Like many, 2020 wasn’t the best year at all. On top of everything that was going on my mother had dementia, and she grew worse, but I kept her home with me until nearly the end. Except for a few difficult times at the hospital, she went mostly fast. I remember having so much PEACE that day! I PRAYED for so long that God would let her stay a while longer, but He gave me so much PEACE during the end! He has also BLESSED me to get along with my sister. He HELPED me to see her in a DIFFERENT WAY! He has BLESSED me SO MANY TIMES and I remain AMAZED at His GOODNESS! THANK YOU Lord, for YOUR BLESSINGS, for GIVING me back my sister, and for HELPING me! I LOVE and PRAISE You and APPRECIATE EVERYTHING You HAVE DONE in my life!!

  27. Linda says:

    I just want to take some time to publicly THANK God for bringing someone new into my life! I’ve had a rough past. Being widowed at only 24 was not very easy. However I PRAISE the Lord, because after 4 years, I am now in a relationship with someone brand new, who I actually love and is a man of God! He’s truly a man after God’s heart, and I am beyond happy!

  28. Tony Mitchell says:

    I saw your Facebook post about being THANKFUL, so I’m PRAISING Him tonight because He is SO FAITHFUL, and He CHOSE me!!

  29. Karen says:

    Lord, I should be more GRATEFUL! I realize every day now HOW MUCH You PROTECTED and HELPED me, and all I did was COMPLAIN! You are GOOD and WONDERFUL and I LOVE You!! I PRAISE You SO MUCH!

  30. Adult Sunday School Class says:


    PRAISE God that He is Risen!

    He is in Control!

    We are PRAISING God that most of the money needed for repairing the water leak was given by one of His
    Very special Saints!

    We received a box of toothpaste from our unknown benefactor, I suspect the Sender is also one His very special Saints and we are very THANKFUL!

    THANKFUL that Yolly and Ken are back!

    Tithes and offerings were MUCH BETTER last week!

    PRAISES that Karlene’s MRI test results were good; but doctor told her the MRI doesn’t want her to pick anything up. She will go to the doctor every month for 3 months then 6 months later, then a year later!

    Jesus’ grandson got a job!

    Our Annual Church Adult Christmas dinner was very good!

  31. DHBC Office says:


    PRAISE for Priscilla’s sister, Grace is going to be released from hospital!

    THANKFUL that our Deacons delivered 10 Thanksgiving baskets!

    PRAISE God for our Youth who helped out on Youth Sunday!

    So THANKFUL that they started working on Kathy’s house in Louisiana! (Marie’s daughter)

Leave a Reply to Brandie