Stories by George A. Hazlett

Rev. George Hazlett’s final column: A good life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rev. George A. Hazlett shares his final thoughts just prior to his death Jan. 18, 2014. Rev. Hazlett was 74.

Fill in the Blank

Thursday, January 16, 2014

As you read today’s column, I would like you to fill in the blank, and then if you have time respond to me by mail at: Dr. George A. Hazlett c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460. My reason for writing this subject is the decline that we are seeing on a […]

Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On December 30, 1982, I began writing the weekly column, Think About It in the Farm and Dairy newspaper. My first article was titled, Optimism. I remember quoting Helen Keller. She said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” For the last 31 years, I have tried every week to […]

We are not alone in our sorrow

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SORROW “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” [Matthew 5:4]. I have met many wonderful people in my life; however, I have never met a person who enjoyed sorrow. We all do our best to avoid it. Sorrow can do one of two things: It can make you bitter or it can […]

Quietness

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The holiday season is upon us now, and many people will entertain family and friends in their homes. With much company comes much noise. It’s always a joy to have company and fellowship one with another; however, as much as we enjoy it sometimes, we are ready to enjoy quietness. Sometimes I enjoy going to […]

God’s promises

Thursday, October 31, 2013

How do you define the word, “promise”? I thought a long time about it and finally decided I would use a dictionary. I looked up the word promise and found this definition: promise — a declaration made, as to another person, with respect to the future, giving assurance that one will do, not do, give, […]

Shadows

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A few weeks ago, my 2-year-old great-granddaughter discovered shadows for the first time. Noelle is a very cute and inquisitive little girl. Her mother put her to bed for the evening, and it wasn’t long before they heard her crying. Lyndsay, her mother, went into Noelle’s room to see what the problem was. Noelle pointed […]

Prayer

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Most of us have learned when we work, we work, but when we pray, God works. Prayer is powerful. When we pray, the divine power of God is released. The power in prayer is God’s power, which is activated by prayer. “Prayer is not eloquence but […]

Be on time

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My parents were very insistent that wherever we were going we should be on time. They set the example, and we learned by it. There is always an exception of being late, and I’m sure we have all experienced that. However, whenever possible everyone should do their best to be on time. To be on […]

Making friends

Thursday, August 8, 2013

When we start out in our life, most people begin by developing a special friendship with one special friend. Some children begin by becoming friends with a schoolmate or a neighbor. This becomes someone special in their life that they can trust and have something in common with. “Be cautious with whom you associate, and […]

Cheerfulness

Thursday, August 1, 2013

If you are anything like I am, I enjoy being around people who are of good cheer. Nothing can ruin your day more than being around a person who is always negative, critical, crabby, and down in the dumps about life in general. Don’t misunderstand me. I realize every now and then we all have […]

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Have a Nice Day! When was the last time someone said to you, “Have a nice day?” One way you can have a nice day is to tell someone else to have a nice day. If you don’t believe me, try it. You will be pleasantly surprised. You may be thinking, as you read this […]

Self-Confidence

Friday, July 12, 2013

I remember when I was very young, my parents bought me a little book that told the story of a little train trying to climb a mountain.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Friday, July 5, 2013

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” [Psalm 33:12]. America, with all of its needs and problems, is still the greatest country in the world. I am reminded every day, as I look out my front window and see the flag waving in the air, just how blessed we really are. How thankful […]

Priorities

Monday, June 17, 2013

What are priorities? Where have they gone? Are they still important? Can they change your life? What effect do they have on you and others if you fail to keep them? When you pause and give serious thought to the word “priority,” you will conclude it plays a very vital part in your life and […]

Giving is a blessing

Thursday, May 30, 2013

If you really want a blessing once in awhile, do something nice for a friend or a stranger, and do not accept any pay for it. You will experience that giving is a blessing.

Think About It– Priorities

Thursday, May 23, 2013

PRIORITIES What are priorities? Where have they gone? Are they still important? Can they change your life? What effect do they have on you and others if you fail to keep them? When you pause and give serious thought to the word “priority”, you will conclude that it plays a very vital part in your […]

B-Vitamins

Monday, May 6, 2013

For many years, every morning I have taken my daily vitamins. My daughter, Karen, tells me what I should take and I follow her instructions. I’m not really sure what they do for me, however, they don’t seem to hurt me so I will continue. Today, I want to remind you of some B-vitamins that […]

Think About It

Thursday, April 25, 2013

PRAYER We all know that breathing is essential to stay alive. Praying is also essential to stay spiritually alive. Prayer time is not always easy for us. Sometimes we find it very difficult to make time to pray as we should. In Luke 11:1 the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” First, […]

Growing old

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We are all in the process of growing old, whether we like it or not. I have heard it said, “You are only young once.” I’m not sure just how long young is. I have known people who in their early 20s were already starting to grow old. Some had physical issues and other issues […]

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About George A.

George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio.