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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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    Bankrupt at All Cost

    October 21, 2020

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matthew 5:3) How much money do you have in the bank today? We don’t want to be overdrawn; instead, we desire to be flush with cash at all times. It is the American dream…to have more than you need! When Jesus spoke about poverty…

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    You Are Clean!

    October 20, 2020

    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, (Acts 3:19) A dear friend of mine was driving to work one morning, mentally preparing himself to dive into the pile of work waiting on his desk. He sipped his coffee while navigating the…

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    Ever-Present Faithfulness

    October 19, 2020

    If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:13) One of the most amazing qualities about our Heavenly Father is His faithfulness. However, we often take His perfect faithfulness for granted. This is why it is vital that we study God’s Word so we can be reminded of God’s promises and His…

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    Protection from Evil

    October 18, 2020

    But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) There are many promises we must cling to in the Word of God. One of those promises is that the Lord will guard you from the evil one and protect you. When the winds of adversity come…

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    Trusting God’s Best for You

    October 17, 2020

    So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to…

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    Responding to the Call

    October 16, 2020

    The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”  (Genesis 12:1) This divine invitation was nothing short of life altering for Abram. Everything he had ever known (including his support family, his familiarity with his geography and his sense of security) was…

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