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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

Your Esther Moment

January 17, 2019

“…Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”  (Esther 4:14) It is a storyline we often see in stories and movies. The protagonist will spend the movie growing, unknowingly, in a skill or experience; at the end of the story, they find themselves in a position where…

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Taken for Granted

January 16, 2019

“Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, ‘Amen! Amen!’ Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.”  (Nehemiah 8:6) The Mona Lisa painting was stolen from the walls of the Louvre in Paris in August 1911. It wasn’t recovered until…

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Purposely Preserved

January 15, 2019

“Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town).” (Ezra 2:1) Preservation Hall is a musical venue in the French Quarter founded to protect, preserve, and…

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Pure Praise!

January 14, 2019

“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.” (Psalm 117:1-2) That is it, the entire chapter in the book of Psalms. It’s only two verses but does it speak to me today! Sometimes, when…

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Lord, Save Me!

January 13, 2019

“The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: O Lord, save me!” (Psalm 116:3-4) When you lose someone you love to the cold clutches of death and are forced to let go of…

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Blessings in Hard Times

January 12, 2019

“Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.  And Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Please stay here for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’  But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I…

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