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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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    “Expectantly Waiting”

    December 15, 2017

    “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  Psalm 5:3 As a little girl, one of my favorite mornings was Christmas morning. I would lie in bed anticipating what wonderful things would be under the Christmas tree.  I was an obedient child, so I would never peek…

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    “Jesus Is”

    December 14, 2017

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 Jesus is a life changer! He has changed my life and the lives of countless millions over the centuries. What have people said about Him and what are you saying about Him? Napoleon Bonaparte,  on the island of…

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    “Go Tell Someone”

    December 13, 2017

    “Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked.  ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.  When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, ‘Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.’  ‘How do you know…

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    “You’ve Got It, So Use It”

    December 12, 2017

    “Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,” Colossians 1:11 You’ve got it, so use it! Paul told the Colossians that they were being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might. He wasn’t kidding and really meant what he told them. Just…

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    “Less Is More”

    December 11, 2017

    “He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 In high school, I was a pretty good saxophone player. It came very naturally to me and I worked hard at it; as a result,  I often found myself as the first chair player in concert band, jazz band and even in some different honor bands.…

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    December 10, 2017

    “For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.”  1 Peter 2:15 Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela. These are all people who are remembered in history for the great things that they did. To word it more accurately, I would say that these are people…

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