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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

“Grace Has Appeared”

December 7, 2017

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.” Titus 2:11 I am a sportsman. Since my early years, I have always enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. It may be a surprise to many, but the anticipation of seeing an animal move through the woods or waiting for a…

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“Same Colors”

December 6, 2017

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” Philippians 1:29 We surely love the idea of believing in Christ, receiving eternal life and the forgiveness of sins. What’s not to love about that? Cleansing, both positionally and mentally is what…

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“Praying Friends”

December 5, 2017

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…”  Colossians 1:9 There is just something special about praying friends! As a boxer has his team of encouragers  in his corner, so we must have a team of intercessors and ministers in our corner, as well. When the…

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“Let’s Give ‘em a Hand!”

December 4, 2017

“But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.”  Mark 9:27 The way  Jesus walked through this earth is marveling to me. He has the power to merely speak to make things happen. Yet in his love and compassion, he reached out and physically touched people. A…

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“Don’t Follow the World”

December 3, 2017

“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will…

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“Surely Not I, Lord”

December 2, 2017

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen…

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