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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

“Making Things Right”

January 4, 2018

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites: ‘Any man or woman who wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the Lord is guilty and must confess the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution for the wrong they have done…” Numbers 5:5-7 Have you ever wronged someone? I mean, really…

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“Listening to God”

January 3, 2018

“The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. He said, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: “When you bring an offering to the Lord, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.” Leviticus 1:1-2 God spoke to Moses and he heard Him clearly. With specific directions for…

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“More Than a Name”

January 2, 2018

“These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.” Exodus 1:1-5 Every time I read the Bible,…

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“A New Beginning”

January 1, 2018

“In the beginning God…” Genesis 1:1 It’s a new year and with many it starts with New Year’s resolutions. With a desire to do better with one’s diet, finances, job, dreams and relationships, countless thousands of people will try to determine with great intentions to begin again. Sadly, those commitments, made in light of tradition, fall…

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“A New Thing”

December 31, 2017

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 Here it is, the end of the year and a new one is about to begin. This year, which was  new twelve months ago, is…

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“Sometimes God Whispers”

December 30, 2017

“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord…

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