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

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

Colonial Michilimackinac
www.mackinacparks.com/
parks-and-attractions/
colonial-michilimackinac

Fort de Buade Museum
(St Ignace, Michigan)

http://fortdebuade.com

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant
www.crazycrow.com/site/
event/fort-michilimackinac
-reenactment-pageant/

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
(Fort Wayne, Indiana)

http://oldfortwayne.org

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition
(Detroit, Michigan)

www.historicfortwayne
coalition.com

Historic Tunnel Mill
www.historictunnelmill.org

History of the
Great Lakes States

www.envisionthepast.com

Jackson Civil War Muster
http://civilwarmuster.org

Lakeshore Museum Center
www.lakeshoremuseum.org

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/

Meridian Historical Village
www.meridianhistoricalvillage.org

Michigan Living History
Encounters (Facebook)

www.facebook.com/Michigan
LivingHistoryEncounters

Michigan's GAR
Memorial Hall & Museum

http://garmuseum.weebly.com

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

Northern Michigan
Antique-Flywheelers

www.walloonlakeflywheelers.com

River Raisin Battlefield
www.riverraisinbattlefield.org

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

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

Kate Marshall Graphics
https://katemarshallgraphicsinc.
mysimplestore.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

[Marty] Miller
www.martymillermusic.com

[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

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
www.clemmerdulcimer.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

 

 

Artistic Miscellaneous
. . . (continued)

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

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

4-H
https://4-h.org

4-H Tech Wizards
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/
info/4_h_tech_wizards

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.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

Flickr - Creative Commons
www.flickr.com/creativecommons

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

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's
concert for a girl with cancer

www.youtube.com/watch?
v=IW8TnskbQiU

Muskegon Museum of Art
www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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

Pixabay (Free Images)
https://pixabay.com

[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

 

Local . . . (continued)

Fireworks Glass Studios
http://fireworksglassstudios.com

Great Lakes Folk Festival
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

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

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
 

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

St. Jude
Childrenís Research Hospital

www.stjude.org

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

Serve.gov (volunteer)
www.serve.gov

Shaohannah's Hope
www.showhope.org

Shriners Hospitals for Children
www.shrinershospitals
forchildren.org

Smile Train
www.smiletrain.org

SOS Children's Villages
www.sos-usa.org

Stop Bullying
www.stopbullying.gov

The Stuttering Foundation
www.stutteringhelp.org

Sunshine Heroes
www.spreadsunshine.org

Unbound
www.unbound.org

Understood
www.understood.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

Social Media Cyber-bullying
www.cctvcameraworld.com/
social-media-cyber-bullying-
child-teen-safety-security-tips

Teach
www.teach.org

[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