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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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    Uniquely You

    July 12, 2019

    “…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”  (Isaiah 43:7) You are so unique!  There has never been nor will there ever be another just like you to walk the face of the earth.  Custom crafted and finely polished by the very Hands of God,…

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    A Safe Person

    July 11, 2019

    “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24) My definition of a safe person is an individual who can both see and listen to your pain without passing judgment immediately, offering trite recipes for “the fix you need,” and who trusts…

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    A Real Live Dorcas

    July 10, 2019

    “…she was always doing good and helping the poor…” (Acts 9:36) For eight decades plus seven years, she blessed many with her life, laugh, and especially her cooking! She welcomed me into her inner circle over 50 years ago when I was only 11 years old. Following the divorce of my parents, her husband, Doug…

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    The Power of Community

    July 9, 2019

    “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) There’s something powerful about community, especially the “church community.” In large sprawling communities as well as towns that don’t even have a blinking light, all…

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    Men, It’s Okay To Ask For Help

    July 8, 2019

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 Yesterday, we talked about how wives can encourage their husbands to become spiritual leaders. Today, I want to…

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    Encouraging Your Husband To Be A Spiritual Leader

    July 7, 2019

    “On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’ ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not…

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