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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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    Willingness to Pay the Price

    August 8, 2019

    “But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — who pay no attention to you, O king.  They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.” (Daniel 3:12) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were three young men…

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    Where Does Peace Come From?

    August 7, 2019

    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)  Is God at peace in all circumstances?  Does anything wrinkle or ruffle the plan of heaven to the place where frustration flows from the throne of heaven?  Can you…

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    When the Oxygen Masks Fall

    August 6, 2019

    “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”(Hebrews 11:1) “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as He told me.”  (Acts 27:25) As you walk, run, drive, or fly around this great earth God has given us, at times breathing…

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    The Day and Hour Unknown

    August 5, 2019

    “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Matthew 24:36 While Jesus was on earth, He promised His people that He was going to return one day. Jesus talked about this second coming during one of His many conversations with…

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    Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

    August 4, 2019

    “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase…

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    Taking Stock

    August 3, 2019

    “…be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”  (Ephesians 5:15-16)  I have a workshop where I enjoy a woodworking hobby.  Frequently, I have to stop and clean up my messes and take inventory of my materials, supplies and tools.  So it…

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