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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 for the benefit of others beside yourself? 




What we do with the artistic,

spiritual, and other gifts and

talents God gives to each of us.




A Variety of Artists: Authors, Crafters, Musicians, Painters, Photographers, etc.


American Masters (PBS) Author: Harper Lee

Americana Images - Jack Downers Photography

Ansel Adams or

Vincent Brady

Brother Seamus

Chalk for Christ

Elephant Eater Comics - Ryan Claytor

Emily Jane Photography


[Jackie] Evancho -To Believe

Glass Harp - Robert Tiso

[Robert] Griffing

Hall and Morgan

[Steve] Hall

Hazel Ridge - Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Jack Clarkson Band

Kate Marshall Graphics

[Thomas] Kinkade

[Walter J.] Knapp

[Johanna] Kurkela

Lakewood Area Choral Society

Mike Manitou Photography

[Marty] Miller

[Rob] Mills Family

[Mary] Morgan


[Kent] Nerburn

[Calvin] Nicholls

[The] Peace Artist

Peninsulam Publishing

Peter, Paul and Mary

[Michelle] Poe

[Richard] Rohr

[Ron] St Germain

[John] Schneider

[Paul] Smith (Typewriter Artist)

[Noel Paul] Stookey

[Dee] Sturgis

Subtle Verse - Tiffany Kimmet Photography

Tamara Lowe - One Minute Sermon Rap

Tony and Jordan

[Wayne] Trinklein

Troubadour for the Lord - John Michael Talbot

[Dan] Troxell

[John] Two-Hawks

[Judith] Wade

Amanda] Wais

Wild Image Art - David "Bodie" Carrigan

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop

[James] Yale

[Philip] Yancey




Artistic Expression Miscellaneous


Andie's Isle

Arrowhead Stadium 49 plane flyover

Arts & Culture - Michigan State University

Blessing (Roma Downey)

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Bottle Boys

Carmen de Bizet par Zic Zazou pour la Grande Battle

Center for Puppetry Arts


[Terry] Fader (ventriloquist)

God Bless America - John Wayne & friends 1970

Gotta Love Millennials

Hallmark Hall Of Fame

Harmonica in Carnegie Hall

Herstellung eines Spanbaumes
(Wooden Christmas Tree)

[Patrick Henry] Hughes

I Am A Christian by Carol Wimmer


Interview With God

Miniatur Wunderland

New Years 2013 FWSim Fireworks Display

Our Story in 2 minutes

Ra Paulette carving out man-made caves

Random Acts of Culture

Romancing The Wind - Ray Bethell

[The] Rope

[The] Seasons of Life

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

Sistine Chapel (click and drag mouse inside)

Stand By Me

ThiÍn Thủ Quan ¬m - Thousand Hand Guan Yin

Utah 3D

What A Wonderful World - David Attenborough

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Wild December




General Miscellaneous



4-H Tech Wizards

517 Entertainment

Activities for Reading and Writing Fun

Acton Institute

Adrienne Shelly Foundation

Advancing Women Artists

Affirm Films

Arts & Crafts Activities for Kids

Arts Council of Greater Lansing

Becoming Minimalist

[The] Big Guy

Boatlift (9/11)

Bucket Fillers For Life

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and

Center for Traditional Arts in Shipshewana, Indiana

Chilling Effects (about Internet censorship)

Chris Cakes

Closer to Truth

Conversation Pieces (Jeanine Matlow)

Creative Commons

Create the Good (AARP)

D-Day Vigil 2014

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

[Michael] Davis at Ford's Theater - Part 2

Educator Labs

Esperanto Language

Etsy (handmade items)

[The] Fabulous Fifties

Festival of Books (South Dakota)

[The] First Tee

Flickr - Creative Commons

Flock Marketing

[The] Fresh Air Fund

Global Coherence Initiative

Homeless Shelter Experienced
(as a 5-star restaurant)


Hallmark Hall Of Fame

Immanuel Faith Bridge

Internet Archive Library

[The] Jim Henson Company

Jubilee Economics

Lost Generation (2 minutes - watch completely)

Lost in the Fifties

Michigan eLibrary

Michigan In Pictures

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's
concert for a girl with cancer

Muskegon Museum of Art

National Park Service

National Intellectual Property Rights
Coordination Center

Once Upon a Time

Opus 118 - Harlem School of Music

Peace Pilgrim - Quote of the Month

People Are Awesome (2014)

Pixabay (Free Images)

[The] Power of Words

Project H

Pursuit of Happiness Walk

Religion & Ethics (PBS)

Russian Car Ad

[The] Season turns . . . Kent Nerburn blog

Seeds for Change

Star Wars

Steep Your Soul: Meet Chris
Oprah Winfrey Network

Steps Toward Inner Peace in Other Languages

Stories of Mountain Folk

Stories of Mountain Folk - WCU Digital

[The] Story of Stuff

Swarthmore College Peace Library

TED Talks

The 3/50 Project

Yes Virginia - Santa Claus




Local Events, Places of Interest & Miscellaneous in Grand Ledge and Tri-County Area


Broad Art Museum - Michigan State University

Capitol City Film Festival

Childrenís Ballet Theatre of Michigan

East Lansing Art Festival

Fireworks Glass Studios

Great Lakes Folk Festival

Island Art Fair

JubalArts Dance & Music Studio


Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Ledge Craft Lane

Mosaic Music Festival

[The] Oldham Project

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Windwalker Arts & Underground Galleries

Writing at the Ledges




Local & State Help Organizations


Child and Family Charities

Crime Victim Services

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program

Grand Ledge Food Bank

Greater Lansing Food Bank

Haven House (East Lansing)

Helping Hand (2-1-1)

Home Helpers - Preston & Dorothy Childs

Human Trafficking

Lansing City Rescue Mission and


Mid-Michigan Food Bank

Mikey 23 - "Building A Better Future"

Right To Life Of Michigan

Sawdust Santas

Shared Pregnancy

SIREN/Eaton Shelter

Small Talk

Sparrow Foundation

Tri-County Office on Aging

Tuesday Toolmen





National & International Help Organizations


[The] A21 Campaign

AARP Caregiving

AARP Tax-Aide Program

Acres 4 Life

Action Against Hunger

African Road

Aid to Artisans

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

Alzheimer's Association

American Farmland Trust 


Amnesty International

Blessings in a Backpack

Blinded Veterans Association

Camp Corral

Caring Bridge

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Charity Navigator

Communities of Hope

[The] Cross (BGEA video)

Disabled American Veterans

Environmental Concerns for Hunger Organization

End Child Trafficking

families for all (adoption)

Feed The Children

Feeding America

Food For The Poor

Give Kids The World

International Rescue Committee

It's OK To Ask For Help
Boys Town National Hotline for kids,
​teens & young adults


Khan Academy

Mennonite Disaster Service

Mercy Corps


MS Connection

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Down Syndrome Society

Operation Respect

Operation Smile

Oxfam America

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

[The] Purefinder Fund

Royal Family Kids (Camps)

St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital

[The] Salvation Army
and (volunteer)

Shaohannah's Hope

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Smile Train

SOS Children's Villages

Stop Bullying

The Stuttering Foundation

Sunshine Heroes




United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Urban Transformation

Veterans Crisis Line

Virgin Unite

World Food Programme

World Hunger Relief - Yum! Brands

World Emergency Relief


Your Life Your Voice


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




Re-enacting & Historical Teaching


12th South Carolina/4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry

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

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

A River Thru History

American Civil War Then And Now

Cades Cove map prior to National Park

Cades Cove Preservation Association

Colonial Heritage Festival

Colonial Michilimackinac

Fort de Buade Museum in St Ignace, Michigan

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant

Fort William Henry Museum

Girandoni Air Rifle (used by Lewis and Clark)

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Historic Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition in Detroit, Michigan

Historic Tunnel Mill

History of the Great Lakes States

Jackson Civil War Muster


[The] Kings 8th Regiment - Detroit 1768-1785

Lakeshore Museum Center

Latta Plantation

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Living History Farms

Mackinac Associates

Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

Mackinaw Rendezvous & 18th Century Trade Fair

Meridian Historical Village

Michigan Living History Encounters

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors
Reenactment Group

Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall & Museum

NSCC Antique Map Collection

Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers

River Raisin Battlefield

Sauder Village (Ohio)

Stone's Trace (Indiana)

[The] Theology of Secession

War Conspiracy of 1861




Recommendations and Requests Made By Teachers and Others





American Bar Association Volunteer Opportunities

Bob Welsh - My Christmas Eve


Community Advocateís Guide to Feeding the Hungry

Earth Art: Creating Patterns in Nature

Global Health Volunteer Program

Global (x) - Help Refugees

How To Choose The Best Volunteering Option

How To Make Twig Pencils


How To Run a Successful Food Drive

Make The Connection (for and with Veterans)

Neighborhood of Good (volunteer opportunities)

Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying

Social Media Cyber-bullying


[12] Ways to Bring the Arts into Your Classroom

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity




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Revised 01/02/18