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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

“Less Is More”

December 11, 2017

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 In high school, I was a pretty good saxophone player. It came very naturally to me and I worked hard at it; as a result,  I often found myself as the first chair player in concert band, jazz band and even in some different honor bands.…

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“Do-Gooder”

December 10, 2017

“For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.”  1 Peter 2:15 Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela. These are all people who are remembered in history for the great things that they did. To word it more accurately, I would say that these are people…

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“You’ve Got Something to Share”

December 9, 2017

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7 It wasn’t just to the Romans that Paul would write these words. To other followers of Christ, he would use this same phrase. Why? Because it was very powerful. It set things in order and leveled the playing…

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“Praise God for Your Story”

December 8, 2017

“And they praised God because of me.” Galatians 1:24 Paul’s reputation definitely preceded him. His story of coming to faith in Christ circulated throughout the east long before he had made one of his “missionary journey” stops. You see, Paul before Christ was a stone-cold legalist. He even took it on himself to organize the…

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“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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