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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


December 9, 2018

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:25-27 What is the significance of…

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Same Colors

December 8, 2018

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” (Philippians 1:29) We surely love the idea of believing in Christ, receiving eternal life and the forgiveness of sins. What’s not to love about that? Cleansing, both positionally and mentally is what…

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Praying Friends

December 7, 2018

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…”  (Colossians 1:9) There is just something special about praying friends! As a boxer has his team of encouragers in his corner, so we must have a team of intercessors and ministers in our corner, as well. When the…

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Let’s Give ‘em a Hand!

December 6, 2018

“But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.”  (Mark 9:27) The way Jesus walked through this earth marvels me. He had the power to merely speak to make things happen. Yet in his love and compassion, he reached out and physically touched people. A few verses…

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Don’t Follow the World

December 5, 2018

“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will…

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Surely Not I, Lord

December 4, 2018

“Lord,’Ananias answered, ‘I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.’ But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument…

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