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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

Singing Over Me

February 5, 2019

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17) Zephaniah’s prophecy rings true for each of us. As he spoke concerning the restoration of Israel’s remnant, and…

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You Are Not Alone

February 4, 2019

“And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20 When you’re in a season of navigating tough times, it’s very common to experience a deep sense of loneliness. You feel as if you’re the only person going through whatever it is you’re going through. You begin…

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Tough Times Aren’t Always Deserved

February 3, 2019

“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” – Matthew 5:45 So many of us grew up hearing “what goes around, comes around.” But have we ever stopped to think about whether or not that statement lines up with Scripture? Paul makes…

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Desperate Times, Godly Measures

February 2, 2019

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7) The prophet, Micah was living in a godless land. He was not able to find a godly person. Does this sound familiar? The officials were corrupt, neighbors could not be trusted,…

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Out of Darkness

February 1, 2019

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and He answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.” (Jonah 2:2) Growing up, our youth group would play hide-and-go-seek pretty regularly. Our church building was big and quite old so there were a lot of good places…

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Silence Is Not Always Golden

January 31, 2019

“The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.”  (Obadiah 1:15) We have two boys and one girl. Any parent who has boys understands what that means. Our house was filled with the activities of wrestling,…

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