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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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    Prospering in God’s Presence

    January 17, 2020

    “So David did not take the ark home into the City of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.  And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-Edom in his house for three months.  And the Lord blessed the household of Obed-Edom and all that he had.”  (1…

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    Blessings in Hard Times

    January 16, 2020

    “Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.  And Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Please stay here for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’  But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I…

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    God’s Law Is Good

    January 15, 2020

    “When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, ‘I am about to go the way of all the earth.  Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies,…

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    A Thankful Heart Is a Happy Heart

    January 14, 2020

    “You are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides you.” (2 Samuel 7:22) Before we talk about this prayer from David, let’s take a look at a few things that happened before he prayed. We know he fought and killed a giant. Then he had to…

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    Your Life Counts

    January 13, 2020

    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) When Jesus was speaking to the disciples (in the first chapter of Acts), He was giving them direction for their…

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    Receiving Encouragement

    January 12, 2020

    But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Hebrews 3:13) Encouragement is defined as “the art of encouraging, that which gives courage or incites to action or perseverance.” As followers of Christ, we are called to be encouraging to one…

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