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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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    Praying for Open Eyes

    February 11, 2020

    “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as ones grieves for a firstborn.”  (Zechariah…

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    Fulfillment in Christ Alone

    February 10, 2020

    The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. (Psalm 145:15-16) With everything that this world tries to offer us on a daily basis, it can be so easy for us to believe the lie that we…

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    How to Be a Light to Others

    February 9, 2020

    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that…

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    From This Day On

    February 8, 2020

    “From this day on I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:19) I remember the day I received my high school diploma. Graduating from high school was definitely a memorable day, with all my friends. I had obtained the first diploma, which allowed me the privilege to pursue another…and I did. Finally the day came, after four more…

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    Singing over Me

    February 7, 2020

    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) Zephaniah’s prophecy rings true for each of us. He spoke concerning the restoration of Israel’s remnant, and especially to…

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    You Are Not Alone

    February 6, 2020

    “And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) When you are in a season of navigating tough times, it is very common to experience a deep sense of loneliness. You feel as if you are the only person going through whatever it is you are experiencing.…

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