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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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    No Participation Trophies Desired

    September 18, 2020

    24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will…

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    A Long Look

    September 17, 2020

    “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.”  (Genesis 45:8a) Joseph’s life was not a straight line. He was blessed by his earthly father with favor, and by his heavenly Father with the ability to interpret dreams. This led to the displeasure of his brothers who probably thought they had been short-changed. They…

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    Real Friends

    September 16, 2020

    Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6) There are times when we need the kind of friendship that is found in stability, if our world becomes unstable. In every one of us, there will be multiple times when the only solid tree to lean against (other than the Lord…

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    Praying to Remind Yourself

    September 15, 2020

    You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, (Psalm 59:9) Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God. Praying without ceasing should be the default position of every believer as they live moment by moment. Many of our prayers are more self-reminders than news flashes for heaven. This prayer is the same.…

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    Specific Forgiveness

    September 14, 2020

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) When I was in seminary, I took a course called Missionary Preparation. We had a guest speaker one day by the name of Bertha Smith. As a retired missionary, she still had…

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    Replacing God

    September 13, 2020

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) One of the tragedies that we see in our nation every day is that we have forgotten the Lord and…

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