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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

Traveling Dark Valleys

April 23, 2019

“…he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:2-4) There are just some Psalms you…

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The Power Of The Holy Spirit

April 22, 2019

“Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.…

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When You Need Hope

April 21, 2019

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was…

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He’s Alive!

April 20, 2019

“So, the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.” (Matthew 28:8-9) He is alive! Make no doubt about it; Jesus is alive! On this day, we celebrate His…

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We Call It “Good” Friday

April 19, 2019

“They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him…”(John 19: 17-18) We call it Good Friday, yet, it was a dark day, literally.  Mark records that darkness fell over the whole land from noon…

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Made to Lie Down

April 18, 2019

“He makes me lie down in green pastures…” (Psalm 23:2) Have you ever been made to “lie down?” I mean really…Have you ever had a situation where it appeared you were led to stop what you were doing and were forced to stay in one place? Not just any place, mind you, but a perfect…

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