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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

Yes, Even Me: A Prayer

May 19, 2018

“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.”  (Phil 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 18, 2018

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…

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May 17, 2018

“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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Questions About Praise

May 16, 2018

In church we sing praise to the Lord.  But is Sunday the only day we should be praising Him?  Psalm 113 has the answer.  Let’s apply the five W’s of journalism to Psalm 113 and learn something about praising the Lord. WHO —  To whom is the psalmist writing?  “Praise the Lord, you his servants”…

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The Penalty for Pride

May 15, 2018

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) Have you noticed that you make your greatest mistakes immediately after enjoying your greatest victories?  Why is that?  Likely the answer is pride.  The Bible warns us about the penalty for pride.  “Pride goes before destruction.” (Proverbs 16:18)  A graphic illustration of this…

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God’s Three Tasks

May 14, 2018

“Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain.” (Exodus 34:2) Every follower of Jesus wants to be His disciple, but we often feel we lack the talent or the knowledge to be useful to Him.  What can we do?  Moses provides…

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