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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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    Learning to Wait

    October 24, 2018

    “Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Isaiah 30:18) I can so identify, as I’m sure you can, with the story of Dr. Phillip Brooks, the great preacher of yesteryear. Known for his composure in the face of adversity and academic prowess, few knew how he wrestled with anxiousness within. One day, a friend saw…

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    Born and Born Again

    October 23, 2018

    “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John 3:3) Today is my birthday. That’s right. On an early Monday morning, approximately 2 a.m., I entered the world with a pat on the bottom and a scream of shock. Though I do not…

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    The Wrong Kind of Anger

    October 22, 2018

    “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” (Ephesians 4:31)  Though Jesus Himself was angry and the Bible speaks to righteous anger, the Bible also says that we should avoid anger. In Ephesians 4:31, Paul cautions us about anger that strays from concern for and resistance…

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    The Right Kind of Anger

    October 21, 2018

    “In your anger do not sin:’ Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:26-27) When you think of anger, you probably think of sin. Anger can be losing control of your emotions, acting out, or treating someone with contempt because of…

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    Believing is Seeing

    October 20, 2018

    “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him…” (1 Peter 1:8) It seems like it wasn’t all that long ago when my two sons were only three and five years old. We were in the den together, seated on the couch…

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    Thinking About My Next Step

    October 19, 2018

    “Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5) What a probing verse! It’s not a friend or a parent who challenges us today, but the Lord Himself! “Give careful thought to your ways.” There are so many things we do each and every day without a second…

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