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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

Desperate For Deliverance

March 24, 2019

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.” – Psalm 18:2  Desperation is not a feeling most people want to claim. On the contrary we have a tendency to be so desensitized to our sin that we don’t realize how badly we need the presence and forgiveness of God. It often takes extreme…

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Man on the Run

March 23, 2019

“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” (Jonah 1:3) Have you ever tried to run away from God’s call on your…

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Two by Two

March 22, 2019

“Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.”  (Mark 6:6-7) Jesus was building an army, but He started with a core group of twelve. They walked with Him, learned from Him and lived…

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A Family’s Discount

March 21, 2019

“Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” (Mark 6:4) When Jesus walked into Nazareth with His ministry and ministry team, it was discounted by the very ones who had taken Him for granted for years. Apparently, they wanted to…

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Against Political Correctness

March 20, 2019

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37) The swearing of oaths during the first century was a way to underwrite your trustworthiness. The Pharisees were masters of taking it to the next level, invoking whatever their hearers needed to hear. Jesus taught…

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What People Say

March 19, 2019

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:11-12) If you are human, there is a one…

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