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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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    Made to Lie Down

    April 9, 2018

    “He makes me lie down in green pastures…” (Psalm 23:2) Have you ever been made to “lie down?” I mean really…Have you ever had a situation where it appeared you were led to stop what you were doing and were forced to stay in one place? Not just any place, mind you, but a perfect place where nourishment would flood…

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    Living Like a Sheep

    April 8, 2018

    “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1) What’s the life of a sheep like? In my first pastorate in Eden, Texas, one of the ranchers told me, “Sheep are born into the world looking for a place to die.” That statement has stuck to me like glue over the years and has shaped…

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    Dressed in God’s Love

    April 7, 2018

    “The wedding is ready…”  (Matt. 22:8)  Jesus told a parable comparing the kingdom of God to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  The king sent out servants to call all those who had been invited to come but they refused.  Then he sent out other servants to persuade the invitees to…

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    Completely Called

    April 6, 2018

    “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes…” (1 Corinthians 1:1) Paul knew who he was! He remembered the encounter he had with the Lord on the road to Damascus. His early days of following Jesus, in the face of those who still probably feared him, was…

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    Choose Your Words Carefully

    April 5, 2018

    “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”  (Psalm 141:3) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a chant that we heard or even may have used as children.  It simply means that name-calling will not cause physical injury as might be the case…

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    Peace Be With You

    April 4, 2018

    “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!” (John 20:19) Imagine the shock that the disciples experienced when they saw Jesus appear before them behind locked doors! If that had…

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