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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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    You Have a Friend

    August 13, 2020

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.(Proverbs 17:17) Someone once wrote, “A friend is one who comes in when the whole world walks out.” Our parents spoke pearls of wisdom into our lives which remain embedded in our minds to this very day. I distinctly remember…

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    Dealing with My Depression

    August 12, 2020

    And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” (1 Kings 19:5) The Bible exposes a real-life issue here as we read of Elijah’s journey. Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.  The number one symptom of depression is sleeping.  You just…

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    Show Mercy

    August 11, 2020

    “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Are you a merciful person? When others think of you, do they paint you with the strokes of mercy?  Because it was important enough to Jesus that He spoke these words in the Sermon on the Mount, it should be important to us, as well.…

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    Look to Christ in Your Difficulty

    August 10, 2020

    The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10) Have you wondered how you can know if Jesus is the true source of your fulfillment? There is a good way to determine the answer. You will know if Jesus is really fulfilling your life when things…

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    The Lord’s Schedule

    August 9, 2020

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!(Psalm 27:14) When praying and asking God for something, many of us pray with the mentality that we want God to align with our schedule, rather than…

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    An Inside Look

    August 8, 2020

    A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; (Psalm 34:19) Let’s face it. We will always have a stress factor in our lives. How do you know if it is getting the best of you? These are a few symptoms of an individual who is not dealing with stress…

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