101 | Just Another Day in Paradise (Chuck Zaugg)

101 | Just Another Day in Paradise (Chuck Zaugg)

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Chuck Zaugg:

Jeff Zaugg recorded this special episode of dadAWESOME the day after his dad, Chuck went home to Heaven to be with Jesus. Chuck was 67 years old and after a 100-week battle with brain cancer and lung cancer, our prayers were answered and he is now healed completely in Heaven. Chuck loved God, pursued a passionate 43 years of marriage with his wife, Pam, and he lovingly cheered along all four kids and 11 grandkids. Chuck lived with wisdom and he had an amazing ability to have a vision or dream and see it through to completion. This episode of dadAWESOME is a tiny fraction of what could be shared about Chuck Zaugg and we pray it inspires all of us to live life with anticipation and keep our eyes shining with wonder.

Episode Notes:

  • 1:00 – My dad, Chuck Zaugg, moving from paradise to PARADISE
  • 1:45 – “When we live live with anticipation, we live life with shiny eyes.”
  • 3:10 – We called my dad “Papa”
  • 4:00 – Romans 8 –  God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
  • 6:05 – Episode 100 talking about launching our kids further and faster than they could go on their own
  • 6:25 – “Just Another Day in Paradise”
  • 7:15 – Living life with anticipation of more of Heaven coming here on earth
  • 7:42 – Here are 10 ways I want to be a dad like my dad:
  • 7:55 – 1. Loved My Mom – he kissed my mom daily. He served my mom. He valued and deeply loved his wife.
  • 8:26 – 2. Family Man – his eyes shined with love for his family… dinners together, sports together, vacations together, play together
  • 8:42 – 3. Integrity – telling the truth and following through on commitments always
  • 8:48 – 4. Dream Chaser – seeing the future and believing in faith that he could move past obstacles to get there
  • 9:46 – 5. Hard Work – the hardest working man I’ve ever met
  • 9:57 – 6. Excellence – he cared about the little things and he was always proud of his work.
  • 10:05 – 7. Love For Others – he deeply cared about people and his care often led him to serving them
  • 10:31 – 8. Problem Solver – the creative ability to not get stuck and find a way when there seemed like there’s no way
  • 10:53 – 9. Generationally Generous – my dad built a family business that will bless his grandkids and beyond. He gave and has continued to give to his kids and his grandkids.
  • 11:15 – 10. Surrounded by Praying Friends – show me your friends and I’ll show you your future… story of Jack kneeling in prayer
  • 13:05 – Advice = “Keep reading the book of Proverbs and keep making wise choices”
  • 13:35 – The Wisemen from the Christmas story (Matthew 2)
  • 14:03 – Part 1 – When the star reappeared “they were so ecstatic that they shouted and celebrated with unrestrained joy.” ANTICIPATION
  • 14:26 – Part 2 –  When they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary,  “they were overcome. Falling to the ground at his feet they worshiped him.” – EXULTATION
  • 15:00 – Part 3 – After bowing in worship, they made a generous DEMONSTRATION of their faith… their response was to GIVE their resources. “Then they opened their treasure boxes full of gifts and presented him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
  • 15:46 – Part 4 –  REVELATION >> Clarity from Heaven… = “Afterward they returned to their own country by another route because God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.”
  • 18:35 – Ask your Heavenly Father, “What’s the revelation you have for me? How can I live with a forward leaning anticipation for what God has next?”
  • 19:00 – Jeff’s prayer
  • 20:30 – Worship song, “It Is Well” by Bethel Worship

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