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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

Plumb Line

January 30, 2019

“This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord asked me, ‘What do you see, Amos?’ ‘A plumb line,’ I replied. Then the Lord said, ‘Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare…

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The Sky Is Falling!

January 29, 2019

“The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.” (Joel 3:16) Listening to the news brings a heavy cloud that I would sometimes rather avoid. Between the natural disasters, foreign…

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Why Are You Following?

January 28, 2019

“When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.” (Matthew 8:1) Why are you really following Jesus? After the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus amassed a huge crowd. This huge crowd was made up of individuals who were all following Christ for different reasons: Some followed out of interest and curiosity. They just…

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What’s That Sound?

January 27, 2019

“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” (Proverbs 4:26) Stepping out of the house, I saw it. My rear tire on my pick-up truck was low and more than that, it was leaking air quickly. I knew I had only moments before I would be stranded…

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Bad Shepherds vs. the Good Shepherd

January 26, 2019

“You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God.  I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”  (Ezekiel 34:31) In the prophet Ezekiel’s day, the nation of Israel was in a bad spot. As a result of years of spiritual and cultural compromise, God had allowed judgment to fall…

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What Is Your Wait?

January 25, 2019

“I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:24) A young lady recently said to me that she desires to be married and is just waiting for the right man. As I listened to her heart’s desire, I realized how much time we spend waiting on something.…

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