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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

Don’t Change Your Password

June 14, 2019

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him.” (Colossians 2:6) If you have entered the computer age, you understand how important passwords are. Though some passwords need to be changed or updated for online security every once in a while, there is one formula which must…

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Boundary Lines Drawn

June 13, 2019

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink…”  (Colossians 2:16) Don’t be afraid to draw boundaries! Just as each country has specific boundaries, so must followers of Christ. However, the boundary lines for believers are often to separate us from other believers, unfortunately. Just because you are following hard after…

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People Distractions

June 12, 2019

“Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you…” (Colossians 2:18) We are so easily distracted from the main thing. Have you noticed how quickly you can lose focus? If you are not careful, it is almost a given that on any day, you can find yourself navigating…

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Pardon Refused

June 11, 2019

“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” (Micah 7:18) Do you know the story of George Wilson? He was convicted of robbing the US Mail and given a death sentence for the…

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The Lord Will Protect You

June 10, 2019

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” – Psalm 34:7 In the world we live in, there are plenty of things to be afraid of. There are a million different circumstances and possibilities we could worry about. But I want to counter any of those worries you…

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Do Angels Exist?

June 9, 2019

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” – Hebrews 1:14 Have you ever wondered if angels exist? Or, taking it one step further, have you ever had an encounter with someone and wondered if the person was actually an angel? Many of us, because this issue is extremely…

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