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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

From This Day On

February 6, 2018

“From this day on I will bless you.” Haggai 2:19 I remember the day I received my high school diploma. Graduating from high school was definitely a memorable day with all my friends. I had obtained the first diploma which allowed me the privilege to pursue another…and I did. Finally the day came, after four …

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Singing Over Me

February 5, 2018

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17   Zephaniah’s prophecy rings true for each of us. As he spoke concerning the restoration of Israel’s remnant,…

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God Is Worthy of Worship

February 4, 2018

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls yet I will rejoice in the Lord.  I will take joy in the God…

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“There Is Hope”

February 3, 2018

A jealous and avenging God is the Lord; The Lord is avenging and wrathful. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies. The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Nahum 1:2,3 NASB. If looking for…

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“Desperate times, Godly measures”

February 2, 2018

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7 The prophet, Micah was living in a godless land. He was not able to find a godly person. Does this sound familiar? The officials were corrupt, neighbors could not be trusted,…

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Out of Darkness

February 1, 2018

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and He answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.” Jonah 2:2 Growing up my youth group would play hide-and-go-seek pretty regularly. Our church building was big and quite old so there were a lot of good places…

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