RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 27 May 2015 21:45:53 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Think About It: The Copy Machine Study]]> As we were growing up, I think all of us heard the words "just because." To our questions of why we should eat our vegetables or take a nap or study math, the answer all too often was simply "just because." Without a clear rationale, it is hard to muster up the motivation to do the right thing.

However, when there is a clear "because," everything changes.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Learning Something New]]> For quite some time now I have known about the famous song "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen," which was released in 2013. Whether it was Idina Menzel singing the Oscar-winning song or it was a host of imitations of little girls on YouTube, most of us have heard it over and over.

I knew about that song and I knew it was important in that movie, which now is the highest grossing animated film of all time and one of Disney's top franchises, but what I didn't know was where that song fit in the movie and what was really being "let go.

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<![CDATA[Think About It: Just Did It]]> Robert H. Schuller was a force. When he died recently at 88 years of age, I felt as though I had lost a friend. Although I never shook his hand, his influence in my life was profound.

His leadership journey really took a huge step forward in 1955 when he began a church in a drive-in movie theater in Garden Grove, California.

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