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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 Friends

    July 1, 2020

    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you… (Colossians1:9) Thank the Lord for friends who pray! There is no doubt about it: We don’t know who has been praying for us, unless they just happen to let it leak out. That’s what the apostle Paul was doing.…

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    I Am Living Securely

    June 30, 2020

    To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy —  25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 1:24-25) Do you ever have feelings of insecurity? Like Velcro, they often stick…

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    The Lord’s Healing Power

    June 29, 2020

    Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:2-5) Have you ever…

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    God Gives Free Will

    June 28, 2020

    The Lord God took man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for…

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    Believing God’s Word

    June 27, 2020

    12For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) Many people are searching for the will of God. Not only do they want to know the will of God, but they want to…

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    Coming Clean

    June 26, 2020

    1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. (Psalm 51:1-2) This powerful chapter in the book of Psalms is King David’s transparent confession. We could meditate on many things in this chapter; and you would do well to study it completely.…

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