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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

The Greatest Name

December 3, 2018

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14 “In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.” This is how most people close their prayers. It is how I close mine. But how many of us truly understand what it means to…

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In Jesus’ Name

December 2, 2018

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.” John 15:7-8 Christmas – It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time we set aside…

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Laugh a Little

December 1, 2018

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) There’s something very powerful about a cheerful heart. Like a stick of dynamite, it is likely to go off and change the environment around everything its concussion touches…and it’s all positive! This kind of infectious attitude can brighten even…

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Your Story is Not Finished

November 30, 2018

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11) What a powerful verse! Even though Jeremiah’s message was often that of judgement and destruction, he also relayed a message of hope for his…

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Praying for Pain Givers

November 29, 2018

“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (Matthew 5:44) Have you ever said of someone else: “You know, I’m here because of him.” or “You know, he’s just keeping me from being a success.” We are experts in casting blame for our own situations. We have learned to…

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Living with Detours

November 28, 2018

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13) If you look at all of the biblical characters, men and women whose lives God’s hand was upon, they were men and women who had turns and stops. …

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