Stories by George A. Hazlett

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.

Think About it: Senior adults

Thursday, May 31, 2012

SENIOR ADULTS We hear much today about senior citizens. Senior citizens are people who have reached an age in their lives that are now looked upon as older adults or as elderly people. “Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father I Tim 5:1.” I remember when I was a teenager I used […]

Friendship is golden

Thursday, May 17, 2012

FRIENDS Sometimes we allow ourselves to think that we have no friends. I guess it is just the human part of us to think that way. Especially we think that way when things are not going as well as they should. It is my belief that those thoughts often have their beginning when we struggle […]

Hazlett: Your call

Thursday, May 10, 2012

YOUR CALL Have you ever made a telephone call and instead of talking to a person you discovered you were talking to a machine? The machine did not say, “hello, how are you today?” No one said to you, “thank you for calling, how can I help you?” However you heard a recorded message that […]

George Hazlett asks, “Where is Your Treasure?”

Friday, May 4, 2012

George Hazlett encourages you to think about your treasures.

Hazlett: A new day

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A NEW DAY I have heard it said by many people “If I could live my life over and know what I know now, I would sure do things differently.” I have thought much about that statement myself. However, the fact is we cannot live our lives over. The good news is this is a […]

Hospitality

Thursday, March 29, 2012

“I was a stranger and ye took me in” Matt. 25:35. My wife and I were raised in homes where our parents taught us the importance of hospitality. We were taught the importance of sharing. Many years ago my wife’s mother had a man knock on her door and she answered the door to a […]

YOUR CHOICE

Thursday, March 22, 2012

“If you are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land” Isa. 1:19. Here is a choice that God gives us. He says in His Holy Word “if you are willing and obedient,” in other words it is your choice. If you do the right things in life you will be rewarded […]

GENEROSITY

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My wife and I are very blessed because both of our parents and our grandparents were very generous people. My father used to say about people who were very generous, “They would give you their last dollar if you needed it or the shirt off their back.” I am convinced that generosity is passed down […]

A recipe for living

Thursday, March 8, 2012

My wife Myrna was making some homemade soup the other day and I asked her why she was using a particular ingredient in it. She replied to me by saying “because that is what the recipe calls for.” She went on to explain to me that the soup will only taste good providing you follow […]

Growing up

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Do you remember when you were a little child and people would ask you the question, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” I recall being asked that question many times. Some of the professions of interest to me at that time were farmer, carpenter, mechanic, plumber, business man and many more. […]

The Holy Bible

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nothing is more pleasing to me as a pastor on a Sunday morning than to see people carrying to church their Bible. It is an indication to me that they have come to church prepared to learn the Word of God. When I attend a conference or a special meeting I always enjoy having an […]

A good example

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I would like you to think about a special person in your life who has been a very good example to you. Take a moment and think today how they have been a good example to you. Perhaps that person no longer lives on this earth because they have gone to be with the Lord. […]

Dedication

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I often wonder to myself if dedication is becoming an old-fashioned word which we just wink at, go on our way and do as we please?

GOD’S COMFORT

Thursday, January 26, 2012

As a retired minister I have officiated at many funeral services and tried my very best to bring comfort to those who mourn. During the death of my sister, I was reminded, as I have reminded others, of the great comfort of God to each of us.

If Houses Could Talk

Thursday, January 19, 2012

One of my grandfather’s favorite songs many years ago was the song, This Old House by Stuart Hamblin. He especially liked the words and he said they reminded him of his own life.

Gift Exchange

Thursday, January 5, 2012

This is the season of exchanging of gifts. Every Christmas many friends, relatives and neighbors exchange Christmas gifts in celebration of Christmas. About October of every year we begin to talk about our gift exchange.

Welcome 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If you are anything like me I cannot believe how quickly the year 2011 passed by. It seems like the older I get the faster the year’s pass by.

Think About It: The bright side

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Have we forgotten that there is a bright side to life? I don’t need to remind you winter is on its way. How many times have you heard people moan and groan when you mention old man winter? I must confess that I am guilty.

Think About It: Forget Not

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

When I was a child, there were times when I was guilty of complaining about something. My Mother would say to me, “George, be thankful for what you have.” I was always thankful for what I had, however, sometimes I would forget to count my blessings. How easy it is to forget that “Every good […]

Think About It: The Holy Word of God

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It was about a year ago that God laid it upon my heart to give each member of my family one of my Bibles that I used over the years of my ministry. Some of the Bibles were pretty well worn, however, the Holy Word of God in them never changed.

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