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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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    Don’t Follow the World

    December 5, 2019

     “Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will…

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    Surely Not I, Lord

    December 4, 2019

    “Lord,’Ananias answered, ‘I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.’ But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument…

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    Laugh a Little

    December 3, 2019

    “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) There’s something very powerful about a cheerful heart. Like a stick of dynamite, it is likely to go off and change the environment around everything its concussion touches…and it’s all positive! This kind of infectious attitude can brighten even…

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    Learning To Say No

    December 2, 2019

    “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin, as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those…

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    Refuel Your Spirit

    December 1, 2019

    “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:1-2, 13) During Jesus’ time on earth, He was tempted just…

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    Enjoying Your Work

    November 30, 2019

    “Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work — this is a gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 5:19) Do you enjoy what you do for a living? Whether it is in an office or a home, on the road…

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