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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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    Secret Strength

    June 26, 2018

    “Moses, my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them — to the Israelites.” (Joshua 1:2) Joshua’s greatest strength was revealed in his greatest weakness: the ability of refusing to trust in his own skills.  Trained…

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    Making the Most Out of the Bad

    June 25, 2018

    “Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.” (Genesis 37:2) Joseph, a young man whose life was filled early with sibling rejection, found himself in slavery, and finally…

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    Me Eat

    June 24, 2018

    “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1: 35) Years ago I was awakened one morning by a tender, little voice.  It was our youngest, two-year old son who had slipped into our bed well…

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    Don’t Weave Me

    June 23, 2018

    In one of the last conversations the Lord Jesus had with his disciples, He said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, so that where I am, you may be also.” (John 14:3) Can you imagine the emotional confusion and tension in the…

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    God Cares about Me

    June 22, 2018

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in…

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    Find the Funny

    June 21, 2018

    “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.” (Proverbs 15:15) Too many of us look like we have been weaned on buttermilk and sour pickles. Like turn of the century photographs in copper color hues, with apparently a requirement that one does not smile when being photographed,…

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