Stories by George A. Hazlett

Forgive them: An unforgiving spirit can destroy joy in your life

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I was thinking recently about my parents who are now both in heaven. The thought came to me about my years of growing up, and it suddenly dawned on me the many times they forgave me of my actions and even worse. They forgave me because they loved me.

What happened to good conduct?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

What has happened to the word “conduct?” I recall when I was a young man growing up, the word conduct was often mentioned in our home and school. It was instilled in me by my parents that I practice good conduct in my everyday life. It was unheard of to walk in front of a […]

The church is the house of God

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house … I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” ­ Psalm 84:1-4, 10 How important is the church to you? Is it just a building or […]


Thursday, March 7, 2013

My friend, Jan, often quotes Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” How often do you quote that scripture and practice what is says? It’s a very good scripture and I hear people often quote it; however, it’s a scripture we must have […]

No Place like Home

Thursday, February 28, 2013

No Place Like Home A few weeks ago, Kenneth Vaughan stopped by my booth at the Hartville Market Place to say hello. During our conversation together about the weather and other things, we both agree that Ohio was still a great place to live. Kenneth said to me, “It does not matter where you go; […]

Help our veterans

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A while back on a Saturday morning, I was setting up for the Farm and Dairy news inside in the grill area of the Hartville Flea Market. There was a veteran with a table set up just a few tables down from me. He was collecting money to “Help Our Veterans.” As people walked by, […]

Life would be better if we’d all just say, ‘that’s a good thing!’

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

Columnist thanks readers for their “thankfulness” responses

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Let every day of your life be a day of thanksgiving and praise to God. God is so good to us. He supplies all our needs.

Stay on the sunny side of life

Thursday, January 31, 2013

About the time I hear myself complaining about the price of gasoline, it is then that I realize it could be worse, and I change my attitude and make the best of it.

My New Year’s resolutions never last

Thursday, January 24, 2013

May I recommend a New Year’s resolution to you? If so, trust in God, and don’t break it!


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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.