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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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    Finding the Good in a Disagreement

    November 17, 2019

    “Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’ Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he…

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    Dog Theology

    November 16, 2019

    “And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”  (1 Corinthians 10:13b) One of the greatest teachers I’ve had in life is Duke. He was a big yellow lab that…

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    Made for His Purpose

    November 15, 2019

    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  (Ephesians 2:10) Recently I had the opportunity to drive across a good section of the country, from Arizona to Eastern Nebraska. Low desert, high desert; I saw so much of God’s beauty in nature.…

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    Christmas All Year Long!

    November 14, 2019

    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  (Isaiah 9:6) As soon as the weather changes, and summer fades to autumn, I jump an…

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    A Kind Word

    November 13, 2019

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29) The other day, God used me for something amazing! I share this not to brag on myself, but to encourage you, that…

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    Anger Management

    November 12, 2019

    “In your anger do not sin; Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:26-27) I read of a person years ago, in their volatility yell out, “You have made me so think, I can’t mad straight!” Anger is a curious thing.…

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