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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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    “Prospering in God’s Presence”

    January 13, 2018

    “So David did not take the ark home into the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.  And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-Edom in his house for three months.  And the Lord blessed the household of Obed-Edom and all that he had.”  1…

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    “Blessings In Hard Times”

    January 12, 2018

     “Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.  And Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Please stay here for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’  But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I…

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    “God’s Law Is Good”

    January 11, 2018

    “When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, ‘I am about to go the way of all the earth.  Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies,…

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    “A Thankful Heart Is a Happy Heart”

    January 10, 2018

    “You are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides you.” 2 Samuel 7:22 Before we talk about this prayer from David, let’s take a look at a few things that happened before he prayed. We  know he fought and killed a giant. Then he had to…

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    “A Prayer for Today”

    January 9, 2018

    “My heart rejoices in the Lord; My strength is exalted in the Lord. I smile at my enemies, because I rejoice in Your Salvation. No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides you, nor is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth,…

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    “Love, Loyalty and Redemption”

    January 8, 2018

    “…For wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.” Ruth 1:16-17. Did you know there are only…

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