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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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    God Draws Us to Himself

    March 16, 2020

    “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:44) Regardless of where you are in your walk with the Lord, God is always making an effort to draw you closer to Himself. He wants to have a strong, intimate,…

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    Darkness Has Consequences

    March 15, 2020

    However, if you choose darkness, rather than light…God will allow you to walk that path, but not without consequences. (Romans 1:21) The main purpose of light is to dispel darkness; we inherently know this. This truth becomes obvious every time we encounter darkness. When we walk into a dark room, the first thing we do is…

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    The Simplicity of Salvation

    March 14, 2020

    39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then…

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    Losing Sight

    March 13, 2020

    The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. (Psalm 146:8) A disease that was causing a friend to lose his vision has given me a new appreciation for the wonders of the human eye.  It is a magnificent organ that allows us to see light, colors and three-dimensional shapes.  The Bible tells us, “The eye is the lamp of your body;…

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    Worthy Read

    March 12, 2020

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. (Revelation 22:21) When I was growing up, my brothers and sisters and I were voracious readers. We went to the library on a regular basis, bringing home many books. We had varied interests and read…

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    Looking Forward

    March 11, 2020

    The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw — that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads…

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