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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

Mind Over Matter

June 8, 2019

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2) Living for eternity makes you more effective for today! It really does, but all too often, we get sidetracked and derailed. If your mind is loose, you lose your equilibrium. Where we allow our thoughts to take us, will unravel or steal us for…

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Rip Tide Warning

June 7, 2019

For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” (Galatians 5:17) I see the flag flying. It’s a bright red flag, waving in the wind on the beach.…

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Do I Know Who I Am?

June 6, 2019

“For he chose us in Him before the creation of the world…” (Ephesians 1:4) Have you ever had one of those conversations with a highly intelligent person which left you thinking, “You know, I never thought of that before?” Consider yourself fortunate indeed, if you have one of those interchanges once in a lifetime! I…

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Where Is My Confidence?

June 5, 2019

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) In the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, on the sacred and sprawling grounds of a church conference center, I first read those words which the apostle Paul had…

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My Heart Is Set

June 4, 2019

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) Today is a brand new day with all the possibilities one’s imagination can muster. Once your feet hit the ground from a soft bed and you start moving forward,…

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Faith and Understanding

June 3, 2019

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9 We live in a culture where knowledge and intelligence are highly valued and sought…

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