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About Dr. Curt Dodd

Senior Pastor

Dr Curt Dodd, host for Higher Aim, has served churches in Texas, Colorado and Florida before becoming the Senior Pastor of Westside Church, Omaha in 2004. Committed to the local church, he has written And One to Grow On, Hearts on Fire: The Keys to Dynamic Church Growth, Running on Empty in the Fast Lane and most recently Armchair Devotional. He also is the Co-founder and President of Shepherds Group, a pastoral ministry team guiding churches and Christian non-profits in their capital campaign ventures. With a heart for the outdoors, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf….but they all pale in comparison to his family. He and his wife, Ginger, have two married sons involved in ministry, a married daughter who is a professional photographer and an ever-growing quiver of grandchildren.

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    Listening To God

    August 26, 2019

    “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” – Psalm 25:4-5 Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who could only seem to talk about…

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    Mountaintop Moments

    August 25, 2019

    “My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you…

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    Finally Family

    August 24, 2019

    “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed on his name, he gave the right to become the children of God.” (John 1:12) This passage is one of the most powerful of all the Scriptures, especially for those who have had issues of family disruption. Broken homes lead to broken lives. Broken…

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    Talking to Myself and God, Too

    August 23, 2019

    “You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,” (Psalm 59:9)  Isn’t it interesting that many of the Psalms are filled with words that seem to be directed toward God while at the same time spoken by the psalmist himself to himself? The honest candor and transparency of the writer is…

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    Deep Thirst

    August 22, 2019

    “…I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1) The Psalmist said it perfectly, “I thirst for you…” Deep inside all of us is the longing for God Himself. As our Maker and Creator, He has planted within all of His…

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    Reminding Yourself

    August 21, 2019

    “You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,” (Psalm 59:9)  Too often we keep to ourselves what we feel deeply within. Imagine living your entire life with someone who never expressed to you how they really felt about you? It’s kind of like the story of the husband who was…

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