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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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Daily Devotions

Being There for Others

June 20, 2019

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15) Someone once said, “A real friend is one who comes in when the whole world goes out.” Wise words were never spoken so well. Often, we need someone with skin on to walk with us when our emotions are running the gambits. It…

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When You Don’t Get the Answer…

June 19, 2019

“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6) Sometimes, we don’t know the right questions to ask! Why is that? Maybe it’s because we are asking the wrong question at the wrong time. Possibly, because we have an agenda, the Lord is not currently wanting us to give…

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Believing God’s Word

June 18, 2019

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) Something I hear all the time is that people want to know the will of God.…

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When God Says No

June 17, 2019

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” – Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) Have you ever wanted something so badly that you prayed and prayed that…

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June 16, 2019

“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three, but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) This is a familiar verse to many Christians.  As I read it over, God stirred my heart to look deeper into this verse.  “Abide” in the dictionary means, “to endure without yielding.”  When I look back on…

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Praying Friends

June 15, 2019

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…” (Colossians1:9) Thank the Lord for friends who pray! There is no doubt about it: we don’t know who has been praying for us, unless they just happen to let it leak out. That’s what the apostle Paul was…

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