Super Share Saturday Serendipity (with a Surprise!)

Learnable: The Way Learning Should Be

Learnable: The Way Learning Should Be


Well I have a lot to share with you today, and one thing in particular that is simply awesome and exciting. I hope you all will be as excited about it as I am.

At long last, essence mapping has gone public!

My very first course on essence mapping is live and for sale at!

* dances about in joy and glee *

So what does that mean? I am pretty sure a lot of you don’t even know what essence mapping is, or why you would care. And especially why a course you have to actually pay for would even be worth hearing about.

Or why you should even keep on reading!

Well, hopefully you have a reason to keep on reading… I have something to tell you! 😛

Essence Mapping is a system of artistic communication. It enables creative artists, whether they be designers or writers or anything else, to write down, and thus communicate, pure artistic expression without ambiguity.

Using this system, you can capture the perfect essence of a moment, an emotion, a thought, an impression, and communicate it to someone else, and define it for yourself. And you can do it without having to get any kind of software or anything like that. You can even scribble it out on paper if you want.

In the past, essence mapping has been known as enigmatic and confusing. Difficult to learn. But no more. It has been completely revamped and reexplained from the foundation up, and this course that just went live, teaches it all to you!

Imagine: in one week, you can be able to describe anything you want to describe. Even so-called indescribable things!

One week, five lessons, just for you.

So check out the course, share it, subscribe, tell everyone about it! 🙂

And if you still aren’t sure you want to click that link (come on… it isn’t that hard… click it!), check out this video of me giving more details about why essence mapping is just so cool:

Got it? Good. Now go click the link. And then click the Subscribe button. Not that hard. 😉

Here is is again for good measure.

And now here are a few other videos that I have found either awesome, or super helpful.

An awesome short film using music as the main action sequence. Brilliant cinematography, acting, and music of course:

Two videos by the Gracie brothers, showing you just one of the strategies of teaching that they use, making them world renowned as some of the best instructors ever, on anything.

And then, a music video with one of the best renditions I have ever heard of Hans Zimmer’s song He’s a Pirate, for Pirates of the Caribbean:

Have fun! 😀


Serendipitous Super Share Saturday

brazilian jiu-jitsu

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Hey everyone!

For those of you who aren’t subjected to my flooding torrent of shared content that streams through my various social sharing venues, I share a lot of stuff. Lots. Of course, not everyone will be interested in everything I share, and not everything I share is valuable to everyone. But some things that come through I don’t want anyone to miss, they are that good.

So here I am this Saturday, regaling you with the reiterated reminiscence of my ravagings of the online readership. In other words, here are a few of my favorite shares from this week. 🙂

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Hello all!

Found this really neat video of some good riverdancing… with the girls in long skirts! I thought that was pretty awesome, so I am sharing it with y’all. Enjoy!

What Do I Think About Music? Ask Her.


Music is a very controversial, and difficult issue to deal with. I have meditated on possibly posting a series on what I believe on the subject, but I have decided to forgoe that idea…

…because I agree with someone who already wrote a series on it that is really well presented and very well studied. Read her series, and then ask me what I think about it. It is Biblical, logical, and out of the box.

It is in three parts, so I have included all three links, as well as a link to her blog. She has many other subjects that she tackles in the same Biblical, logical, and paradigm shattering manner as this.

A Topic of Discord: the Great Music Debate, Part 1, The Meekness of Wisdom

A Topic of Discord: the Great Music Debate, Part 2, The Insignia of Baal

A Topic of Discord: the Great Music Debate, Part 3, The Message and the Messenger

Enjoy yourself, and tell me what you think!

Joy To The World


Joy to the World is a very well-known Christmas song, and can seem a bit cliché to us who have heard it a lot, but it has a lot of beautiful and amazing things in it. From the bit of research that I did on it to see if there was anything interesting in its history, I discovered that some people believe that it originally came from a 1719 translation of the Psalms by Isaac Watts. It seems that the person who set the words to music (Lowell Mason) ascribed the lyrics to Handel to give it popularity (a common thing back then). Only relatively recently it was discovered that it could actually have been King David that originally wrote the words. I do not know if this is true or not, but it is interesting, and it at least leaves room for the possibility that the the beauty of the theology here came from the direct inspiration of God, though far removed.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come,
Let earth receive her king,
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and heav’n and nature sing.

The interesting thing that I see about this verse is the connection between the coming of the Lord God as King, and us preparing room for Him, not in an earthly kingdom, but in our hearts. We are His kingdom, and we need to show Him reverence and obedience!

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns,
Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods,
Rocks, hills, and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Notice that in this verse the universe is repeating the songs that the men sing. We need to proclaim the glory of God that the universe bears testimony to! They do not themselves sing: we do. They bear testimony in us that we cannot with impunity ignore. We need to declare the wondrous works of God that He has made manifest in His creation!

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove,
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.

God loves to bring us and the nations to sweet fellowship with Him, and to show us how glorious His righteousness is. But we often neglect to hear Him, and we refuse to hearken to His loving call. But His Truth is still true, and the world still proves His goodness through it. When we yield to Him we see this, and we also see how much He is pained to have us reject His transforming grace. Joy comes to us as we bring joy to Him.

With joy and peace in Christ,

Jay Lauser