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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

Changed By Christ

June 2, 2019

“But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this…

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Deep Calls Me

June 1, 2019

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” (Psalm 42:7)  Here I sit in front of the ocean this morning, listening and watching the waves come in. The crash of the breakers try to drown the sound of nearby birds and the roar of…

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It Ain’t Over

May 31, 2019

“When Joshua had grown old, the Lord said to him, ‘You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.” (Joshua 13:1) It ain’t over, just because you reach a certain age. Regardless of how old you are at this time in your life, don’t think for…

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The Hidden Hammer

May 30, 2019

Job 7 Job was a man of God.  Still, the bottom had fallen out of his life.  All of his possessions had been destroyed.  His family had been wiped out.  God had delivered the righteous Job into Satan’s hand.  The blows God permitted Satan to land on Job appear to have been merciless. How could a good…

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The Light of the World

May 29, 2019

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) Do you realize how powerful this statement is? This is a phenomenal claim! Jesus is saying He is the only light of…

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Wash My Feet

May 28, 2019

“No,” said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.’  Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ‘No,’ said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no…

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