wsharing - links - expression - artistic - humanitarian - history - unique
 

Almost every link in the entire website could appear on this page.  The "expression" piece of our Nature-Spirit-Expression slogan relates to how we use the many gifts our Creator entrusts us with, both the artistic and the practical.  How have we chosen to "express" them?  I have chosen to use this page for links which generally do not appear elsewhere. There are links to organizations or individuals who offer help, or serve in an unusual way.  I have also included links for artists, musicians, authors, and those in a variety of arts and crafts related fields.  Many I found exceptionally creative, or particularly unique.  Some I have a personal connection to.  Others, we simply crossed paths along the way.  We all have God-given gifts.  How do you use (express) yours? 

 

             
 

All Re-enacting &
Historical Teaching

12th South Carolina/4th
Michigan Volunteer Infantry

www.civilwarlives.org
and
www.facebook.com/civilwarlives

15th Michigan
Volunteer Infantry, Company B
Civil War reenacting group

www.15thmichigan.us

102nd United States
Colored Troop, Company B
Black History Group

http://102ndusct.webs.com

A River Thru History
www.ariverthruhistory.com

American Civil War
Then And Now

www.theguardian.com/
artanddesign/ng-interactive/
2015/jun/22/american-civil-
war-photography-interactive

Cades Cove map
prior to National Park

www.francisperey.com/CC

Cades Cove
Preservation Association
www.cadescovepreservation.com

Colonial Heritage Festival
http://festival.colonialheritage.org

Fort de Buade Museum
(St Ignace, Michigan)

http://fortdebuade.com

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant
www.fmpcfestival.org

Fort William Henry Museum
www.fwhmuseum.com

Girandoni Air Rifle
(used by Lewis and Clark)

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=-pqFyKh-rUI

Historic Fort Wayne
http://oldfortwayne.org

Historic Tunnel Mill
www.historictunnelmill.org

History of the
Great Lakes States

www.envisionthepast.com

Latta Plantation
www.lattaplantation.org

Lewis and Clark
Trail Heritage Foundation

http://lewisandclark.org/index.php

Living History Farms
www.lhf.org

Mackinac Associates
www.mackinacassociates.com

Mackinac State Historic
Parks Blog

www.mackinacparks.com/blog

Mackinaw Rendezvous &
18th Century Trade Fair

www.mackinawcity.com/
rendezvous-in-mackinaw--
18th-century-trade-fair-114/
or
www.facebook.com/
mackinawrendezvous

Meridian Historical Village
www.meridianhistoricalvillage.org

Michigan Living History
Encounters (Facebook)

www.facebook.com/Michigan
LivingHistoryEncounters

NSCC Antique Map Collection
http://nscc.cairnrepo.org/
islandora/object/nscc%3Amaps

Northern Michigan
Antique-Flywheelers

www.walloonlakeflywheelers.com

Sauder Village (Ohio)
www.saudervillage.org

Stone's Trace (Indiana)
www.stonestrace.com

[The] Theology of Secession
www.abbevilleinstitute.org/
review/the-theology-of-secession

War Conspiracy of 1861
https://archive.org/details/
truthofwarconspi01john
 

Artists, Authors,
Crafters & Musicians

American Masters (PBS)
Author: Harper Lee

www.pbs.org/wnet/american
masters/episodes/harper-lee/
about-the-documentary/1972/

Americana Images
Jack Downers Photography

www.americanaimages.net
/remembgal/index.htm

Ansel Adams
www.anseladams.org or
ccp.uair.arizona.edu/item/4538

Vincent Brady
www.vincentbrady.com

www.facebook.com/
VincentBradyPhoto/

Brother Seamus
www.brotherseamus.ie

Chalk for Christ
www.chalkforchrist.com

Elephant Eater Comics
(Ryan Claytor)

www.elephanteater.com

Emily Jane Photography
www.emilyjanephotography.org

Enya
www.enya.com

[Jackie] Evancho -To Believe
www.staged.com/video?v=NtK

Glass Harp - Robert Tiso
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=XKRj-T4l-e8

[Robert] Griffing
www.paramountpress.com

Hall and Morgan (musicians)
www.sonicbids.com/
hallandmorgan

[Steve] Hall
www.stevehall.com

Hazel Ridge
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

www.hazelridgefarm.com

Jack Clarkson Band
www.jackclarksonband.com

[Thomas] Kinkade
thomaskinkade.com/the-art/

[Walter J.] Knapp
www.wjkwrites.com

[Johanna] Kurkela
www.johannakurkela.fi/
index_en.html
or
www.facebook.com/
johannakurkelaofficial

Lakewood Area Choral Society
www.lacsmusic.org

Mike Manitou Photography
www.facebook.com/
MikeManitouPhotography

[Rob] Mills Family
www.robmillsfamily.com

[Mary] Morgan
www.nationalpark
mysteries.com

[Kent] Nerburn
http://kentnerburn.com

[Calvin] Nicholls
www.calvinnicholls.com

[The] Peace Artist
www.thepeaceartist.com

Peninsulam Publishing
http://peninsulampublishing.com

Peter, Paul and Mary
www.peterpaulandmary.com

[Michelle] Poe
http://michellepoe.com

[Richard] Rohr
https://cac.org/richard-rohr/
richard-rohr-ofm/

[John] Schneider
http://johnschneiderblog.com

[Paul] Smith
Typewriter Artist

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=svzPm8lT36o

[Noel Paul] Stookey
www.noelpaulstookey.com

[Dee] Sturgis
http://deesturgisartist.com

Subtle Verse
Tiffany Kimmet Photography

www.subtleverse.com

[Wayne] Trinklein
www.waynetrinklein.com

 www.grandnatural.com

Troubadour for the Lord
John Michael Talbot

www.troubadourforthelord.net

[Dan] Troxell
http://dantroxell.com

[John] Two-Hawks
www.johntwohawks.com
or
www.nativecircle.com
or
www.circlestudiosrecords.com

[Judith] Wade
www.facebook.com/
mermaidislandbooks

Amanda] Wais
www.daharbor.blogspot.com

Wild Image Art
David "Bodie" Carrigan
davidcarrigan.homestead.com

[James] Yale
www.jamesyale.com

[Philip] Yancey
http://philipyancey.com
 

Artistic Miscellaneous

Andie's Isle
www.andiesisle.com

Arrowhead Stadium
49 plane flyover

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=VImNBuJW3sQ

Arts & Culture
Michigan State University

www.artsandculture.msu.edu

Blessing (Roma Downey)
www.andiesisle.com/
ThisBlessingIsForYou.html

Bottle Boys
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=NkbZlautuUc

Carmen de Bizet
par Zic Zazou
pour la Grande Battle

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=96I_UrTOZF0

Childrenís Ballet Theatre
of Michigan

http://cbtdance.org/

Colors
www.greatdanepro.com/
Just%20Colors/index.htm

[Terry] Fader (ventriloquist)
www.youtube.com/
v/qNJ02rxaNrs

God Bless America
(John Wayne & friends 1970)

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=UFv-fqQ9D_Y

Gotta Love Millennials
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=hLpE1Pa8vvI

Hallmark Hall Of Fame
www.hallmark.com/
online/hall-of-fame

Harmonica in Carnegie Hall
www.wimp.com/
harmonicacarnegie

Herstellung eines Spanbaumes
(Wooden Christmas Tree)

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=1yWmqbltB-c

[Patrick Henry] Hughes
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=9xwCG0Ey2Mg

I Am A Christian
by Carol Wimmer

llerrah.com/iamachristian.htm

Interview With God
https://vimeo.com/8898059

Miniatur Wunderland
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=ACkmg3Y64_s

New Years 2013
FWSim Fireworks Display

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=_LpMB1OZ53g

Our Story in 2 minutes
http://marcbrecy.perso.neuf.fr/
history.html

 

 

Artistic Miscellaneous
. . . (continued)

Ra Paulette
(carving out man-made caves)

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=oxcftjJ39BU

Random Acts of Culture
www.knightarts.org/
random-acts-of-culture

Romancing The Wind
Ray Bethell

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=nr9KrqN_lIg

[The] Rope
www.ticz.com/homes/users/
bob/The-Rope/The-Rope.htm

[Ron] St Germain
www.facebook.com/
BearwaveBooks

[The] Seasons of Life
www.openmyeyeslord.net/
theseasonsoflife.htm

Shin Lim - A message
(pray for paris card trick)

www.youtube.com/
watch?v=xh9GaDgRWX4

Sistine Chapel
(click and drag mouse inside)
www.vatican.va/various/
cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

Stand By Me
vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?
clip_id=2539741

ThiÍn Thủ Quan ¬m
(Thousand Hand Guan Yin)

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=7vs-H7xLnrs

Utah 3D
www.utah3d.net

What A Wonderful World
David Attenborough version

www.youtube.com/
watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g

What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong version
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=I_ZvZQT81OY

Wild December
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=fdSVp9GFeS4
 

General Miscellaneous

517 Entertainment
www.517ent.com

Activities for Reading
and Writing Fun

www.readingrockets.org/
article/25-activities-reading-
and-writing-fun

Acton Institute
www.acton.org

Adrienne Shelly Foundation
www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org

Advancing Women Artists
http://advancingwomenartists.org

Affirm Films
www.affirmfilms.com

Arts & Crafts
Activities for Kids

www.education.com/activity/
arts-and-crafts/

Arts Council
of Greater Lansing

www.lansingarts.org

Becoming Minimalist
www.becomingminimalist.com

[The] Big Guy
https://vimeo.com/6973551

Boatlift (9/11)
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg

Bucket Fillers For Life
www.bucketfillersforlife.com

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
http://spiritofappalachia.com
or
www.facebook.com/
Catch-the-Spirit-of-Appalachia
or
www.blueridgeheritage.com/
traditional-artist-directory/
catch-the-spirit-of-appalachia

Center for Traditional Arts
Shipshewana, Indiana

www.centerfortraditionalarts.org

Chilling Effects
(about Internet censorship)

www.chillingeffects.org

Chris Cakes
www.chriscakesofmi.com

Closer to Truth
www.closertotruth.com

Conversation Pieces
(Jeanine Matlow)

www.conversation-pieces.com

Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/

Create the Good (AARP)
www.createthegood.org

D-Day Vigil 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=8k9Si28k0Fk

[Michael] Davis
at Ford's Theater - Part 1

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=-Booteei-k0

[Michael] Davis
at Ford's Theater - Part 2
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=n6mbW-jMtrY

Educator Labs
http://educatorlabs.org/

Esperanto Language
http://esperanto.org/us/
USEJ/world/index.html

Etsy (handmade items)
www.etsy.com

[The] Fabulous Fifties
http://safeshare.tv/
w/FEDEwZHZXu

Festival of Books
(South Dakota)

http://sdhumanities.org/
festival-of-books

[The] First Tee
www.thefirsttee.org

Flock Marketing
www.flockmarketing.com

[The] Fresh Air Fund
www.freshair.org

Global Coherence Initiative
www.glcoherence.org

Homeless Shelter Experienced
(as a 5-star restaurant)

http://devour.com/video/
prank-it-fwd/

Hallmark Hall Of Fame
http://online.hallmark.com/
hall-of-fame

How To Make Twig Pencils
http://boyslife.org/hobbies-
projects/projects/5095/
the-write-stuff/

Immanuel Faith Bridge
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=Egb529EDoj0&feature
=youtu.be

Internet Archive Library
https://archive.org

Jubilee Economics
www.jubilee-economics.org

Lost Generation
(2 minutes - watch completely)

www.youtube.com/
watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA

Lost in the Fifties
http://safeshare.tv/
w/FEDEwZHZXu

Michigan eLibrary
www.mel.org

Michigan In Pictures
https://michpics.wordpress.com
and
www.facebook.com/michpics

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's
concert for a girl with cancer

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=IW8TnskbQiU

National Park Service
www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved

National Intellectual Property
Rights Coordination Center

www.iprcenter.gov

Once Upon a Time
http://abc.go.com/shows/
once-upon-a-time

Opus 118
Harlem School of Music

www.opus118.org

Peace Pilgrim
Quote of the Month
www.peacepilgrim.net/quote.htm

People Are Awesome (2014)
www.youtube.com/watch?
v=VWf8CXwPoqI

[The] Power of Words
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU

Project H
www.projecthdesign.org

Pursuit of Happiness Walk
www.happinesswalk.com

Religion & Ethics (PBS)
www.pbs.org/wnet/
religionandethics
or
http://video.pbs.org/program/
religion-and-ethics-newsweekly

Russian Car Ad
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=rv7dGhj5UlA

[The] Season turns . . .
Kent Nerburn blog

http://kentnerburn.com/
the-season-turns/

Seeds for Change
http://collectingseedsforchange.com
and
www.facebook.com/pages/Seeds
-for-change/1032921106722965

Steep Your Soul: Meet Chris
Oprah Winfrey Network

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=H9S3n_tILKo

Steps Toward Inner Peace
in Other Languages

www.peacepilgrim.org/
htmfiles/WorldSteps.htm

Stories of Mountain Folk
www.storiesofmountainfolk.com

Stories of Mountain Folk
WCU Digital

http://wcudigitalcollection.
contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
landingpage/collection/
p16232coll2

[The] Story of Stuff
www.storyofstuff.com

Swarthmore College Peace Library
www.swarthmore.edu/
library/peace/

TED Talks
www.ted.com

The 3/50 Project
www.the350project.net

Values.com
www.values.com

Yes Virginia - Santa Claus
www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/
 

Local Events, Places of Interest & Misc
(GL and Tri-County)

Broad Art Museum
Michigan State University

www.broadmuseum.msu.edu

Capitol City Film Festival
www.capitolcityfilmfestival.com

Childrenís Ballet Theatre
of Michigan

http://cbtdance.org

East Lansing Art Festival
www.elartfest.com

Fireworks Glass Studios
http://fireworksglassstudios.com

Great Lakes Folk Festival
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

 

Local . . . (continued)

Island Art Fair
www.ledgecraftlane.com/
island-art-fair.html

JubalArts
Dance & Music Studio

www.jubalarts.com

Lansing Art Gallery
& Education Center

http://lansingartgallery.org

Ledge Craft Lane
www.ledgecraftlane.com

Mosaic Music Festival
http://michiganmosaic.org

[The] Oldham Project
www.theoldhamproject.org

Saper Galleries
www.sapergalleries.com

Vermontville
Maple Syrup Festival

www.vermontville
maplesyrupfestival.org

Windwalker Arts &
Underground Galleries

www.facebook.com/
WindwalkerArts

Writing at the Ledges
www.writingattheledges.com

 

Local & State Help
Organizations

Child and Family Charities
www.childandfamily.org

Crime Victim Services
www.michigan.gov/crimevictims

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program
www.grand-ledge.com/
?page_id=358

Grand Ledge Food Bank
www.homelessshelterdirectory
.org/cgi-bin/id/
foodbank.cgi?foodbank=8073

Greater Lansing Food Bank
http://greaterlansingfoodbank.org

Haven House (East Lansing)
www.havenhouseel.org

Helping Hand (2-1-1)
www.michigan.gov/helpinghand
or www.mi211.org

Home Helpers
(Preston & Dorothy Childs)

www.homehelpers.cc/
eatoncounty58480

Human Trafficking
www.michigan.gov/
humantrafficking

Lansing City Rescue Mission
www.lcrm.org
or
www.bearescuer.com
or
www.guyonthecorner.org

Mid-Michigan Food Bank
www.midmichiganfoodbank.org

Right To Life Of Michigan
www.rtl.org

Sawdust Santas
www.facebook.com/
sawdustsantas

Shared Pregnancy
www.sharedpregnancy.org

SIREN/Eaton Shelter
www.sireneatonshelter.org

Small Talk
www.smalltalkcac.org

Sparrow Foundation
www.sparrowfoundation.org

Tri-County Office on Aging
www.tcoa.org

Tuesday Toolmen
(Greater Lansing Area)

www.glhc.org/index.php/what-
we-offer/8-tuesday-toolmen
and
www.facebook.com/
tuesdaytoolmen
 

National & International
Help Organizations

[The] A21 Campaign
www.thea21campaign.org

AARP Tax-Aide Program
www.aarp.org/money/
taxes/aarp_taxaide/

Acres 4 Life
http://acres4life.org

Action Against Hunger
www.actionagainsthunger.org

African Road
www.africanroad.org

Aid to Artisans
www.aidtoartisans.org

Al-Anon & Alateen
(help for families of alcholics)

www.al-anon.org

Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org

American Farmland Trust
www.farmland.org 

AmeriCares
www.americares.org

Amnesty International
www.amnestyusa.org

Blessings in a Backpack
www.blessingsinabackpack.org

Blinded Veterans Association
www.bva.org

Caring Bridge
www.caringbridge.org

Coalition of Immokalee
Workers
http://ciw-online.org

Charity Navigator
www.charitynavigator.org

Communities of Hope
www.communitiesofhope.tv

[The] Cross (BGEA video)
http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/
programs/the-cross/

Disabled American Veterans
www.dav.org

ECHO
(Environmental Concerns
  for Hunger Organization)

http://echonet.org/

End Child Trafficking
www.unicefusa.org/mission/
protect/trafficking/end

families for all (adoption)
www.familiesforall.org

Feed The Children
www.feedthechildren.org

Feeding America
www.feedingamerica.org

Give Kids The World
www.gktw.org

International Rescue
Committee

www.theirc.org

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org

Mennonite Disaster Service
www.mds.mennonite.net/home

Mercy Corps
www.mercycorps.org

MS Connection
www.msconnection.org

National Alliance
on Mental Illness

www.nami.org

National Down Syndrome
Society

www.ndss.org

Operation Respect
www.operationrespect.org

Operation Smile
www.operationsmile.org/

Oxfam America
www.oxfamamerica.org

Partnership for
Drug-Free Kids

www.drugfree.org

[The] Purefinder Fund
www.purefinder.org

Reeve Foundation
www.christopherreeve.org

Royal Family Kids (Camps)
http://royalfamilykids.org

[The] Salvation Army
www.salvationarmyusa.org
or
http://redkettlereason.org

Serve.gov (volunteer)
www.serve.gov

Shaohannah's Hope
www.showhope.org

Smile Train
www.smiletrain.org

Shriners Hospitals for Children
www.shrinershospitals
forchildren.org

Stop Bullying
www.stopbullying.gov

The Stuttering Foundation
www.stutteringhelp.org

Sunshine Heroes
www.spreadsunshine.org

Unbound
www.unbound.org

Unicef
www.unicefusa.org

United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees

www.unhcr.org

Urban Transformation
http://en.transformacionurbana.org

World Food Programme
www.wfp.org

World Hunger Relief
(Yum! Brands)
http://hungertohope.com

World Emergency Relief
wer-us.org/index.html

YouCaring
www.youcaring.com

Your Life Your Voice
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org
 

Recommendations
From Teachers & Others

American Bar Association
Volunteer Opportunities

www.americanbar.org/groups/
probono_public_service/resources/
volunteer_opportunities.html

Community Advocateís Guide
to Feeding the Hungry

www.culinaryschools.org/blog/
guide-to-feeding-the-hungry

Earth Art:
Creating Patterns in Nature

www.berkshiremuseum.org/
living_landscapes/pdf/
Berkshire_L9.pdf

Global Health
Volunteer Program

www.fimrc.org/ghvp

Global (x) - Help Refugees
www.globalx.org/refugees

How To Choose The Best
Volunteering Option

www.usnews.com/
news/articles/2010/10/26/
how-to-choose-the-best-
volunteering-option

How To Run a Successful
Food Drive

www.uwotc.org/hold-a-drive

Preventing Bullying
and Cyber-Bullying

http://tobecomeateacher.org/
preventing-bullying-cyber-bullying

12 Ways to Bring the Arts
into Your Classroom

http://www.teachhub.com/12-
ways-bring-arts-your-classroom

Volunteer with
Habitat for Humanity

www.habitat.org/getinv/volunteer

VolunteerMatch
www.volunteermatch.org







 Several of my other links pages
have additional help organization listings.

 
             

 

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Reviewed 04/03/14