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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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    A Safe Person

    June 8, 2018

    “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 My definition of a safe person is an individual who can both see and listen to your pain without passing judgment immediately, offering trite recipes for ‘the fix you need’, and who trusts…

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    A Real Live Dorcas

    June 7, 2018

    “…she was always doing good and helping the poor…” Acts 9:36 For eight decades plus seven years she blessed many with her life, laugh, and especially her cooking! She welcomed me into her inner circle over 50 years ago when I was only 11 years old. Following the divorce of my parents, her husband, Doug…

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    The Power of Community

    June 6, 2018

    “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 There’s something powerful about community, especially the ‘church community.’ In large sprawling communities as well as towns that don’t even have a blinking light, all have pockets…

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    Who was the seeker?

    June 5, 2018

    “But for Adam no suitable helper was found.” Gen 2:20 Who do you think the ‘seeker’ was? One Old Testament commentator wrote, “The thoughts of Adam regarding the animals, to which he gave expression in the names that he gave them, we are not to regard as the mere results of reflection, or of abstraction…

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    Praying for our country

    June 4, 2018

    “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a…

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    What Love!

    June 3, 2018

    “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 In those moments on the cross, Jesus actually felt the abandonment of God. Think about that… When we trust God, and become His children, He promises never to forsake us, always be with us. Jesus’ death, though, is the one time in history where…

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