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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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    The Habit of Prayer

    May 28, 2020

    35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35) As Jesus walked along the shores of Galilee, He encountered two fishermen, Peter and Andrew.  He called them to leave their nets and follow Him.  Soon He met James and John and…

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    What Is Normal?

    May 27, 2020

    Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)   In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that we are currently experiencing, there is a great deal of fear and uncertainty.  There is the concern about protecting our health, the future of jobs, and…

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    Turn It Over to Jesus

    May 26, 2020

    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. (Psalm 55:22) I said, “You can do it and if you hear I can’t, just know that it is a seed of doubt planted in your heart by Satan, himself, who wants to see you struggle and fail.” Those were my words…

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    Words that Last a Lifetime

    May 25, 2020

    The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21) Has someone said something to you, and their words have stayed with you? Maybe, someone gave you an extremely kind compliment, and you recall those words when you’re feeling down or insecure. Or maybe, someone said…

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    No Sin Is Too Big

    May 24, 2020

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Have you ever committed a sin that caused you to be overwhelmed with guilt and shame? Have you carried the burden of your mistakes by yourself for quite a while? Have…

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    Faith and Action

    May 23, 2020

    Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.” (Nehemiah 4:11) When Nehemiah led a group of Jews back to Jerusalem to rebuild the famous wall, he faced opposition immediately.  Sanballat and Tobiah ridiculed the Jews and…

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