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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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    When God Says No

    June 25, 2020

    8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Have you ever wanted something so badly that you prayed and prayed that God would give it to you,…

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    The Proof Is in the Path

    June 24, 2020

    Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.  (John 3:5) This conversation in John 3 is between Jesus and a Jewish Sanhedrin member, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus during the evening hours. Jesus directs the discussion to conversion and tells Nicodemus that he…

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    June 23, 2020

    But now faith, hope, love, abide these three, but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) This is a familiar verse to many Christians.  As I read it over, God stirred my heart to look deeper into this verse.  “Abide” in the dictionary means, “to endure without yielding.”  When I look back on my…

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    You Can’t Manipulate God

    June 22, 2020

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) We know what it’s like to ask God for something we really want. Some of us are praying for healing from a disease. Some of…

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    God Can Use You

    June 21, 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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    Your Heavenly Father

    June 20, 2020

    Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him – his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing, but the…

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