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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

Unashamed of My Hope

April 5, 2019

“Sustain me according to your word that I may live. And, do not let me be ashamed of my hope.”(Psalm 119:116) The word of God is living and powerful.  It is our guide for life and our answer to all of life’s perplexing questions.  It reveals to us the hopelessness of our life mired in…

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Trusting God

April 4, 2019

“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matthew 16:15) I enjoy watching the TV programs in which a commentator goes into city streets and asks random people questions about government, current affairs, or religion.   Sometimes, I find it appalling how ignorant or uninformed people are about things that should be common knowledge…

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A Great Treasure

April 3, 2019

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16) Paul did not have the Bible as we know it today but rather he was referring to what we call…

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The Speed of Darkness

April 2, 2019

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your Light, and kings to the brightness of your…

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Risking Rejection

April 1, 2019

“’Do you now believe?’ Jesus replied. ‘A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have…

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Fully Committing to Christ

March 31, 2019

“As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.” –…

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