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!

44 Responses to “Mountain of Praise Blog”

  1. DHBC Office says:


    He is Risen, He is in control, Reassurance of the Word, Our church is blessed
    Jim is off the ventilator; conversing, sitting in a chair and watching TV
    Kurtz’s are back safe and sound
    Darrell Jackson was able to get the health insurance through the State
    Fran retiring on Friday
    Dalila works for the State’s health insurance and will help Barbara
    Karlene felt well enough to be here

    C&C CLASS:
    Michael- Praise for God being sovereign.
    Jeff- Praise for having friends.
    Misty- Praise for mom’s birthday yesterday.

  2. Barbara Harper says:

    Pastor has been allowing some of the young men in the church to preach. Rico, Austin and Richard it is a BLESSING to hear! God is GOOD……ALL THE TIME!

  3. DHBC Office says:


    He is Risen, He is in control, Reassurance of the Word, Our church is blessed
    Cara’s 3-year-old relative has been found in last round of tests to be cancer free
    Melinda has cast taken off Tuesday
    Vivian and Linda were back in church today
    Manny was back today
    Ed Serrano, the Metro Policeman, has improved oxygen saturation today–answer to prayer.

    C&C CLASS:
    Ray- Praise for another New Year.
    Michael- Praise for upcoming year.
    Jeff- Praise for an answer to an unspoken prayer. I didn’t get the answer I was looking for, but I did get an answer.

    Barbara Harper- Praise that I am starting to get more feeling back.
    Donna Calhoun- Praise for my faith and my church.
    Lana- Praise for God’s provision this week, that I have health insurance again. He is so good, he kept me healthy the whole year of 2021, because He is faithful. Praise for every person who prayed that I would get better. Praise God for the prayers of His people!

  4. DHBC Office says:


    He is Risen, He is in control, Reassurance of the Word, Our church is blessed
    Over 500 people reached through Gift of Lights
    The Gift of Lights
    Christmas Play
    The Candlelight Service

    C&C CLASS:
    Kyle- Praise for Saturday.
    Macy- Praise for family, friends and puppies.
    Adam- Praise that this week is over and praise God for getting me through it.
    Jeff- Praise for a week off.
    Michael- Praise for family and for life.

    Barbara Harper- Praise for a great Christmas, lovely friends and church family.
    Donna- Praise for my faith, family and job.
    Lana- Praise for a great message on Sunday.

  5. Desert Hills church guest says:

    WOW.. I just am AMAZED.. God is so AMAZING! I THANK HIM so much! Everything is so amazing because of Him! I got LIFE, I can WALK, I got my good FRIENDS, I have a SCHOOL, a HOME, AMEN! THIS IS SO GREAT! LIFE IS SO AMAZING, THANK YOU GOD!!

  6. Wayne Thomas says:

    I PRAISE God for my SALVATION! I am seeing the people out and about, angry, short tempered, and miserable condition. I PRAISE God for being one of HIS children and knowing what the true spirit of Christmas is all about even with this world in the shape it is in! I see many people out buying presents to out do each other and putting themselves in deep debt. They do not have the slightest idea what Christmas is all about, and it is sad.

    I just PRAISE God that HE has put so much HAPPINESS in my heart at this time of year! I could be just as miserable as the people in their hustle and bustle world. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone and I hope the Lord BLESSES you with the Happiness of heart that He has given me!!

  7. DHBC Admin says:


    He is Risen
    He is in control
    Reassurance of the Word
    Our church is blessed
    Dalila’s little girl Savanah is doing well
    Melanie was in SS and church today—her feet are healing nicely
    Cara and Andrew are back safely
    Cara’s 3-year-old relative has had 4 rounds of chem and is cancer free
    Robert King was able to play his clarinet today
    Vivian is at home with oxygen

    Kyle- Praise for full-time work.
    Rhiannon- Praise to be in class. Praise that dad is in a better situation at prison.
    Michael- Praise that dad is back for Christmas.

    Jessica- Praise for family & friends that stand with me and keep me in prayer.
    Barbara- Praise I can live alone. Praise that Matt and Deb survived Covid.
    Lana- Praise God for His beautiful people, and for His provision for me this year.
    He is so FAITHFUL and GOOD!

  8. Kevin H. 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! THAN 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! Hallelujah!

  9. Thomas Williams says:

    The Lord PROVIDES, HE does this so much in my life and the BLESSINGS keep coming, even so I’m still in AWE when HE does these things! So I wanted to publicly announce I give God the PRAISE and the GLORY!

    THANK YOU Lord for providing my daily bread and blessing me with a SAFE and QUICK work weekend! YOUR BLESSINGS still leave me in awe and reaffirm YOU take care of your children! I ask that YOU look after my brothers and sisters and keep them safe this week as well!!

  10. Rolando Martinez says:

    THANK God for His PROVISIONS! We were struggling with our finances this holiday, but the Lord met our needs! HE HEARS our PRAYERS!

  11. DHBC Admin says:

    He is Risen, He is in control, Reassurance of the Word, Our church is blessed!  
    We had 46 in class today!
    Priscilla’s father is safely home in Portland!
    Phil was able to come to worship today with Sharon and Baby Skylar! 
    Melanie’s doctor is very pleased with way feet are healing after surgery! 
    Susan’s brother is out of the hospital; her father is still in the hospital! 
    Jesus’ sister is now with our Lord and with her husband who passed before her! 
    People coming to see the Gift of Lights!
    Jim Rice’s Covid test was negative!

    C&C CLASS:
    Alyssa- Praise for work. Praise for the Gift of Lights!
    Jeff- Praise for being able to go to a concert!
    Michael-Praise this semester is coming to an end!

    Lana- Praise God that He sustained me this year, I never lacked! He is a good
    provider! Praise God for my son-in-law he is a wonderful young man!

  12. DHBC Admin says:

    He is Risen, He is in control, Reassurance of the Word
    Our church is blessed
    Groups that decorated the church outside and inside
    We had 48 in class again today
    Priscilla’s father visited today; he is 92
    Joan celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday
    Arvilla back from her trip—safe and sound
    Cara, Andrew, and Joan who cared for Baby Skylar when Phil was in the hospital
    Karlene has a new great granddaughter

    C&C CLASS:
    Adam- Praise that Pa is doing better.
    Jeff- Praise no one was hurt in the car accident.

    Gain Monroe- Praise for relief from hip pain on Thanksgiving day!
    Praise for Gift of Lights and all of God’s people who are shinning bright for Him.

  13. Carrie Spencer says:

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

  14. 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!!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!!

  18. 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. 💕💕💕

  19. 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!

  20. 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!!

  21. 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!!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!!

  24. Brandie says:

    I want to PRAISE God for the Anciete family!

  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!!

  28. 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!!

  29. 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!!

  30. 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!

  31. 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!!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. 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!!

  35. 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!!!

  36. 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!!

  37. 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 😇 )

  38. 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!!

  39. 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!

  40. 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!!

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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)

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