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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? 

 

         
 

Expression

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

Ansel Adams
www.anseladams.org

Akiane Kramarik
akiane.com

Barry Spruce Photography
barrysprucephotography.com

Brother Seamus
www.brotherseamus.ie

Chalk for Christ
www.chalkforchrist.com

Designer Baskets by Derek
designerbasketsbyderek.com

Elephant Eater Comics - Ryan Claytor
www.elephanteater.com

Emily Jane Photography
www.emilyjanephotography.org

Enya
www.enya.com

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

[Robert] Griffing
www.paramountpress.com

Hall and Morgan
www.sonicbids.com/hallandmorgan

[Steve] Hall
www.stevehall.com

Hazel Ridge - Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
www.hazelridgefarm.com

J Philip Larson Photography
www.jphiliplarson.com

Jack Clarkson Band
www.jackclarksonband.com

Kate Marshall Graphics
katemarshallgraphicsinc.mysimplestore.com

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

[Walter J.] Knapp
www.wjkwrites.com

[Johanna] Kurkela
www.johannakurkela.fi/index_en.html

Lakewood Area Choral Society
www.lacsmusic.org

[Marie] LaPres
sites.google.com/view/marielapres

Mike Manitou Photography
www.facebook.com/MikeManitouPhotography

[Marty] Miller
www.martymillermusic.com

 

[Rob] Mills Family
www.robmillsfamily.com

[Kent] Nerburn
http://kentnerburn.com

[Calvin] Nicholls
www.calvinnicholls.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/

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

[John] Schneider
http://johnschneiderblog.com

[Paul] Smith (Typewriter Artist)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=svzPm8lT36o

[Weeya] Smith
www.weeyasmith.com

[Noel Paul] Stookey
www.noelpaulstookey.com

Subtle Verse - Tiffany Kimmet Photography
www.subtleverse.com

Tamara Lowe - One Minute Sermon Rap
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfpgxPiVcs4

Tony and Jordan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYTNQhK5Cgk

[Wayne] Trinklein
www.waynetrinklein.com
and www.grandnatural.com

Troubadour for the Lord - John Michael Talbot
www.troubadourforthelord.net

[Dan] Troxell
http://dantroxell.com

[John] Two-Hawks
www.johntwohawks.com
and www.nativecircle.com

Vincent Brady
www.vincentbrady.com

[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 Expression 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

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
bluelake.org

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

Carmen de Bizet par Zic Zazou pour la Grande Battle
www.youtube.com/watch?v=96I_UrTOZF0

Center for Puppetry Arts
www.puppet.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
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
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqqD_Tsy4Q or
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAWj24MJsbw

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] 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
www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g

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

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

 
         

 

     
 

General Miscellaneous

 
     
 

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
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
spiritofappalachia.com and
www.blueridgeheritage.com/traditional-
artist-directory/catch-the-spirit-of-appalachia

Center for Traditional Arts in 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
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
educatorlabs.org

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

Etsy (handmade items)
www.etsy.com

[The] Fabulous Fifties
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

[The] Fresh Air Fund
www.freshair.org

Global Coherence Initiative
www.glcoherence.org

Homeless Shelter Experienced
(as a 5-star restaurant)
devour.com/video/prank-it-fwd

 

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

Internet Archive Library
archive.org

[The] Jim Henson Company
www.henson.com

Jubilee Economics
www.jubilee-economics.org

Lost Generation (2 minutes - watch completely)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA

Lost in the Fifties
safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu

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

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
and video.pbs.org/program/
religion-and-ethics-newsweekly

Right To Life Of Michigan Official Blog
rlmblog.blogspot.com

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

[The] Season turns . . . Kent Nerburn blog
kentnerburn.com/the-season-turns

Seeds for Change
collectingseedsforchange.com

Star Wars
www.starwars.com

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
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

 
         

 

     
 

National & International Help Organizations

 
     
 

[The] A21 Campaign
www.thea21campaign.org

AARP Caregiving
www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

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

Acres 4 Life
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

Camp Corral
www.campcorral.org

Caring Bridge
www.caringbridge.org

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
www.christopherreeve.org

Coalition of Immokalee Workers
ciw-online.org

Charity Navigator
www.charitynavigator.org

Children's Craniofacial Association
ccakids.org

Communities of Hope
www.communitiesofhope.tv

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

Disabled American Veterans
www.dav.org

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

Find Food Pantries
www.foodpantries.org

Food For The Poor
www.foodforthepoor.org

Give Kids The World
www.gktw.org

International Rescue Committee
www.theirc.org

It's OK To Ask For Help
Boys Town National Hotline for kids,
teens & young adults
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/home.aspx

JustServe
www.justserve.org

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
www.lirs.org

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

Mercy Corps
www.mercycorps.org

 

Michael J Fox Foundation
www.michaeljfox.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

Peace Corps
www.peacecorps.gov

[The] Purefinder Fund
www.purefinder.org

Royal Family Kids (Camps)
royalfamilykids.org

St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital
www.stjude.org

[The] Salvation Army
www.salvationarmyusa.org
and redkettlereason.org

Serve.gov (volunteer)
www.serve.gov

Shaohannah's Hope
www.showhope.org

Shriners Hospitals for Children
www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)
www.curesma.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
en.transformacionurbana.org

Veterans Crisis Line
www.veteranscrisisline.net

Virgin Unite
www.virgin.com/unite

Wings For Life
www.wingsforlife.com/us

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






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

 
         

 

     
 

Recommendations and Requests Made By Teachers and Others

 
 

 

 

 
 

American Bar Association Volunteer Opportunities
www.americanbar.org/groups/probono_public_
service/resources/volunteer_opportunities.html

Bob Welsh - My Christmas Eve
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxjZB5S_g7s

BookSlide
bookslide.org

Community Advocateís Guide to Feeding the Hungry
www.culinaryschools.org/blog/
guide-to-feeding-the-hungry

Comparing Electric Wheelchairs
www.consumeraffairs.com/health/
electric-wheelchairs/#guide-features

Dogwood Arts
www.dogwoodarts.com

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 Make Twig Pencils
boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/
projects/5095/the-write-stuff/

 

How To Run a Successful Food Drive
www.uwotc.org/hold-a-drive

Keeping Children Safe Online
householdquotes.co.uk/
keeping-children-safe-online

Make The Connection (for and with Veterans)
maketheconnection.net

Neighborhood of Good (volunteer opportunities)
neighborhoodofgood.statefarm.com

Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying
tobecomeateacher.org/
preventing-bullying-cyber-bullying

Senior Living Guidance
www.seniorguidance.org

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

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
www.habitat.org/getinv/volunteer

VolunteerMatch
www.volunteermatch.org

Water.org
water.org

 
         

 

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