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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

Living Like a Sheep

April 17, 2019

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1) What’s the life of a sheep like? In my first pastorate in Eden, Texas, one of the ranchers told me, “Sheep are born into the world looking for a place to die.” That statement has stuck to me like glue over the years and has…

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Do Not Refuse the Invitation

April 16, 2019

“The wedding is ready…”  (Matthew 22:8) Jesus told a parable comparing the kingdom of God to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  The king sent out servants to call all those who had been invited to come but they refused.  Then he sent out other servants to persuade the invitees to…

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Making Your Life Count

April 15, 2019

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people…

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Following God’s Path

April 14, 2019

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path.” – Psalm 119:105 I love the old story of a grandfather walking with his grandson. At one point on their trek, the grandfather looked down at the little boy and asked, “Where are we?” The grandson looked up and said, “I don’t…

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Completely Called

April 13, 2019

“Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes…” (1 Corinthians 1:1) Paul knew who he was! He remembered the encounter he had with the Lord on the road to Damascus. His early days of following Jesus, in the face of those who still probably feared…

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Choose Your Words Carefully

April 12, 2019

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”  (Psalm 141:3) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a chant that we heard or even may have used as children.  It simply means that name-calling will not cause physical injury as…

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