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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

One Way

May 27, 2019

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14 Because there are so many different religions and beliefs…

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This World Is Not Your Home

May 26, 2019

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to…

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A Prayer for Deliverance

May 25, 2019

“Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!” (Psalm 25:22) Have you ever cried out, “Help, Lord?” This psalm of David was coming from his heart in the midst of great angst.  Although he begins this psalm with a declaration of putting his trust in the Lord, it ends with intercession for his country. Israel…

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Yes, Even Me: A Prayer

May 24, 2019

“I am confident that the Creator who began such a great work among you, will not stop mid-design, but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed one, our Liberated King, returns to redeem the World.”  (Philippians 1:6)  “Now that you have welcomed the Anointed One, Jesus the Lord, into your lives, continue…

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The Importance of Character

May 23, 2019

Psalm 73 Responsibility allows us to make decisions; freedom allows us to make wrong decisions; wisdom allows us to make intelligent decisions; but only character allows us to make right decisions.  You can never overestimate the importance of godly character. Psalm 73 sounds like Asaph’s morning blog. He knows God has been good, but when he…

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May 22, 2019

“His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings — he was a Calebite.” (1 Samuel 25: 3) Do you have a neighbor or maybe someone at the office who is, well let’s be honest, abominable?  They…

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