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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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    Choose Joy Instead of Worry

    October 3, 2020

    Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts…

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    The Importance of Friendship During Loss

    October 2, 2020

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17) When you are going through a loss, you sorely need positive, encouraging, life-giving friends. Difficult seasons can bring out the worst in us, including bitterness, anger, sadness, and selfishness. In those times, we must remember we weren’t designed to walk through…

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    It’s Okay To Grieve

    October 1, 2020

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) Navigating loss is one of the toughest things we have to do as humans. Losing someone special to you is hard enough by itself. It is even more difficult when you realize that things will never be the same. Anytime you lose something, you…

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    Your Pain Might Have a Greater Purpose

    September 30, 2020

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Are you going through a difficult season…

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    In the Midst of Pain, God Is Near

    September 29, 2020

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.(Psalm 34:18) C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth to this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes…

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    Smooth Sailing

    September 28, 2020

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Don’t you wish that after you gave your life to Christ, it would be smooth sailing? I surely wish that were the case. After you turn…

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