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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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    Stand Firm in Freedom

    November 29, 2019

    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Our personal development into emotional health and spiritual health takes time. It does not come overnight. Children develop emotionally over time and eventually learn to think in…

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    Stand Firm

    November 28, 2019

    “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11) If we are going to be the individuals the Lord desires us to be, we must learn how to stand firm in every area of our lives. A solid conviction within our hearts must reveal itself…

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    Finding Your Way

    November 27, 2019

    “Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:5-6) Years ago in the mountains of Colorado, I went on an elk hunt…

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    What Tough Times Tell

    November 26, 2019

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” (Romans 8:28-29) Isn’t…

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    Blaming Others Is Not the Answer

    November 25, 2019

    “Then the man and his life heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’ He answered, ‘I heard you…

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    A Guilt-Free Life

    November 24, 2019

    “Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me. Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like…

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