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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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    You Have a Friend

    August 14, 2019

    “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) Someone once wrote, “A friend is one who comes in when the whole world walks out.” There are pearls of wisdom spoken into our lives by our parents which remain embedded in our minds to this day.…

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    Dealing with My Depression

    August 13, 2019

    “And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, ‘Arise and eat.” (1 Kings 19:5) The Bible exposes a real-life issue here as we read of Elijah’s journey. “Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.”  The number one symptom of depression…

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    What To Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

    August 12, 2019

    “As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” – Ephesians 4:1 (NIV) Have you ever found yourself in a tough circumstance or unexpected season and thought, “Why in the world is this happening to me?” I think it’s safe to say we’ve…

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    Are You Fully Trusting God?

    August 11, 2019

    “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all…

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    Stone Throwing

    August 10, 2019

    “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Are you a very merciful person? When others think of you, do they paint you with the strokes of mercy?  Because it was important enough to Jesus that He spoke these words in the Sermon on the Mount, it should be important to…

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    An Inside Look

    August 9, 2019

    “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;” (Psalm 34:19) Let’s face it. We are always going to have a stress factor in our lives. But how do you know if it is getting the best of you? Here are a few symptoms of an individual who is…

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