Stories by George A. Hazlett

How old are you?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

How Old Are You? Did you ever wonder why we always ask the question, “How old are you?” I guess it is because we never grow younger, we always grow older. I remember well the days when I was a young man and my grandfather would remind me that I was not dry behind the […]

Think About It: You can make a difference

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It is always a real source of encouragement to be around a person who makes a positive difference in your life. These kinds of people have a special way of making your day better and brighter.

Think About It: Harvest Time

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It seems harvest time came very quickly this year. It was by all means a very unusual summer. Just about the time you made plans to either plant or harvest, we had to deal with rain.

Think About It: Appreciation

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Are we forgetting to express our appreciation to each other in this new day of self service and automation?

Think About It: A Good Summer

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I cannot believe how quickly the summer of 2011 passed by. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we planted our garden, and now it is all gone and cleaned up for another year.

Prayer needed now

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I arose early this morning, plugged in the coffee pot, turned on the morning news, poured a cup of coffee and then I realized just how fortunate I really am. The newsman was quite discouraging, as he reported the many losses due to the storms and flood damage along the East Coast. He then reported […]

Think About It: Cheer up

Thursday, September 15, 2011

With all that is taking place in our world today sometimes it is not always easy to cheer up. About the time you think things are going well suddenly out of nowhere the bottom falls out.

Think About It: What have you learned?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Imagine if you had to write down on a piece of paper all the many things in your life that you have learned. Where would you begin? I think it would be impossible to remember everything we have learned to this point in our lives, no matter what our age might be.

Think About It! A New Life

Thursday, September 1, 2011

There is nothing more exciting than to have a new life born into your family. That is just what took place in our lives Aug. 10, 2011, at about 6:15 a.m. My wife and I became great-grandparents for the first time.

HARDEN NOT YOUR HEART

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness” Psalm 95:8. The prophet Jeremiah brings to our attention that God is like the potter and the people are much like clay. We find this in Jeremiah 18:16. We are clay in the potter’s hands. He can […]

Think about it: Time is getting shorter

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time is getting shorter Do you recall the days when you were a child and Christmas was just around the corner? The closer it was the more you began to count the days and soon the hours. Finally you woke up on Christmas morning and it was here. It was not long and the excitement […]

Think About It: Don’t junk it, restore it

Thursday, June 9, 2011

About two years ago I finally decided to sell my 1946 John Deere A tractor. I had the tractor for several years and during that time I learned much about John Deere tractors.

Winter is Over— Think about it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

WINTER IS OVER I hope I am not saying the wrong thing when I say, “winter is over.” Every year about this time I write about the past winter and I was going to write about it a few weeks ago. However, I had second thoughts because of the weather we have been having and […]

Think About It: Perfect Peace

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It is amazing how many people I talk to along the way of life that are looking for “peace.” About the time we think things are getting better, we tune in to the daily news and find out differently. All the things that are going on around our world seem to be filled with bad news.

Kindness counts

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A SURE CURE There are many things through out life that change with the passing of time. The other day I was watching a television program about trucks and automobiles. I was amazed just how much trucks and cars have changed since their invention. The body style, along with the horsepower, has made a complete […]

Caring people make hard times easier

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I CARE There is no question about it. There are still many people in many places who still care about others. I have heard it said by some “no one cares about me.” That is really by no means a true statement. No matter who you are, someone cares about you. You may feel differently […]

Think About It: The Crown of Men

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A few weeks ago our two youngest grandchildren, Kaitlin and Titus, stayed overnight at our house. Needless to say it was an exciting evening. As they entered the door they brought their school backpacks along with a few bags and overnight bags. It appeared they brought enough clothing and books to make it through the […]

Think About It: Love One Another

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Are we forgetting the words of Jesus found in Galatians 5:14? “All the law is fulfilled in one word, even this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Have you forgotten just how much Jesus loves us and gave His life for us? “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten […]

Think About It: In My Father’s House

Thursday, April 14, 2011

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself. That where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:2-3.) […]

Think About It: Your Church

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What does your church mean to you? Take a few moments and Think About it!, then write down your answer on a piece of paper. After you have listed all the things you like about your church, make another list of the things you dislike about your church. Read them over carefully and then count […]

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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.