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 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

Ansel Adams

Akiane Kramarik

Barry Spruce Photography

Be Compassionate [Peggy Hill]

Brother Seamus

Chalk for Christ

Charles Dickens Info

Rebekah Colburn

The CopyFox

Designer Baskets by Derek

Elephant Eater Comics - Ryan Claytor

Emily Jane Photography


Glass Harp - Robert Tiso

[Robert] Griffing

Hall and Morgan

[Steve] Hall

Hazel Ridge - Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

J Philip Larson Photography

Jack Clarkson Band

Kate Marshall Graphics

[Thomas] Kinkade

[Walter J.] Knapp

[Johanna] Kurkela

Lakewood Area Choral Society

[Marie] LaPres

Sandra McCracken

Mike Manitou Photography


[Marty] Miller

[Rob] Mills Family

[Kent] Nerburn

[Calvin] Nicholls

Peninsulam Publishing

Peanuts by Schulz

Peter, Paul and Mary

[Michelle] Poe

[Richard] Rohr

[Ron] St Germain

[John] Schneider

[Paul] Smith (Typewriter Artist)

[Weeya] Smith

[Noel Paul] Stookey

[Johannes] Stötter (Body Art)

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

Vincent Brady

[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 or

Photography Quick Tips

Ra Paulette carving out man-made caves

Random Acts of Culture

Romancing The Wind - Ray Bethell

[The] Seasons of Life

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

Sistine Chapel (click and drag mouse inside)

Stand By Me

Thięn Thủ Quan Âm - Thousand Hand Guan Yin

Utah 3D

What A Wonderful World - David Attenborough

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Wikimedia Foundation

Wild December




General Miscellaneous


[The] 3/50 Project

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

Charity Motors

Chilling Effects (about Internet censorship)

Chris Cakes

Closer to Truth

Coming To The Table

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

Easter Message (Bird Cage) Paul Harvey

Educator Labs

Esperanto Language

Etsy (handmade items)

[The] Fabulous Fifties

Festival of Books (South Dakota)

[The] First Tee

Flickr - Creative Commons

[The] Foundation for a Better Life

[The] Fresh Air Fund

Global Coherence Initiative

Homeless Shelter Experienced
(as a 5-star restaurant)

Hallmark Hall Of Fame

He Gets Us

Internet Archive Library

[The] Jim Henson Company


Jubilee Economics

Lost Generation (2 minutes - watch completely)

Lost in the Fifties

Michigan Fair Elections

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's
concert for a girl with cancer

National Park Service

National Intellectual Property Rights
Coordination Center

Once Upon a Time

[The] Open Mind

Opus 118 - Harlem School of Music

Paul Harvey Letter from God

People Are Awesome (2014)

Pixabay (Free Images)

[The] Power of Words

Project H

Pursuit of Happiness Walk

Religion & Ethics

Rick Steves' Europe Travel Videos

Right To Life Of Michigan Official Blog

Russian Car Ad

[The] Season turns . . . Kent Nerburn blog

Seeds for Change

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

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] U.S. and the Holocaust

Thinking Humanity

Victoria Woodhull

[The] Wanderheart Project

What's So Good About Good Friday

Yes Virginia - Santa Claus

Your Positive Oasis




Movies (or Series) I Have Watched Multiple Times


Many of these links will be to Wikipedia pages. Rather than repeat the whole URL every time, whenever you see the site address beginning with the word "wiki/" below the name, it is actually preceded by in the coding that takes you to the site. If you are writing the address, be sure to include this prefix. 


This new category was added 2/20/20.
Making entries was started on 2/15/21.
Links to info will follow as I have time.

* = Christmas Movies

[The] Adventures of Robin Hood

[A] Christmas Carol *

[A] Christmas Wish *

Christy (TV Series)

Cold Mountain


Crocodile Dundee (Both 1 & 2)

Dances With Wolves

Dantes Peak

Doc Hollywood

Dr Quinn (TV Series)

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

[The] Education of Little Tree

Field of Dreams


Grand Prix

Grey Owl


It's A Wonderful Life *

Independence Day

Jesus of Nazareth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

[The] Karate Kid

Last of the Dogmen

[The] Last Starfighter

[The] Legend of Bagger Vance

Medicine Man


Miracle in the Wilderness *

Miracle On 34th Street *

My Cousin Vinny

[The] Natural


Oh God

On Golden Pond

[The] Outlaw Josey wales

[The] Patriot

[The] Polar Express *

[The] Proposal

Quigley Down Under

St Patrick: The Irish Legend

Secondhand Lions

[The] Shack

Short Circuit

Sleepless In Seattle

Somewhere In Time

[The] Sound of Music

Space Camp

Swiss Family Robinson


[The] Time Machine

To Sir, With Love

[The] Trail of Tears


[The] Waltons (TV Series)

War Games


You've Got Mail




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

Belonging Begins with Us

Blessings in a Backpack

Blinded Veterans Association

Camp Corral

Caring Bridge

Center to Advance Palliative Care

charity: water

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Charity Navigator

Children's Craniofacial Association

Communities of Hope

[The] Cross (BGEA video)

Disabled American Veterans

[National] Down Syndrome Society

Drop in the Bucket

Environmental Concerns for Hunger Organization

End Child Trafficking

families for all (adoption)

Feed The Children

Feeding America

Find Food Pantries

Food For The Poor

Get Palliative Care

Give Kids The World

H2O for Life

Habitat For Humanity

International Rescue Committee

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


Khan Academy

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Mennonite Disaster Service

Mercy Corps

Michael J Fox Foundation

Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

MS Connection


Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Open Hearts Foundation

Operation Respect

Operation Smile

Oxfam America

Paralysis Foundation

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Peace Corps

[The] Purefinder Fund

Rachel's Vineyard (Abortion Recovery)

Remote Area Medical

Royal Family Kids (Camps)

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

[The] Salvation Army

Sandy Hook Promise
Preventing Gun Violence Before it Happens (volunteer)

Shaohannah's Hope

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Smile Train

SOS Children's Villages


Stop Bullying

The Stuttering Foundation

[National] Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Sunshine Heroes

Team Rubicon Disaster Response




United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Urban Transformation

U.S. Vets

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Virgin Unite

Volunteers of America


Wings For Life

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.




People Who Impressed Me Enough To Share Their Story

  This new category was added 2/14/20.  

Jesus [of Nazareth] and

Joseph [of Nazareth]

Abraham Lincoln and

Billy Graham

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Charley Parkhurst

Fannie Lou Hamer


Francis of Assisi

[Mahatma] Gandhi

Lois Jenson (and her fellow plaintiffs)

Nick Sandmann

[Saint] Patrick

Paul Harvey

Peace Pilgrim

Walt Disney and




Recommendations and Requests Made By Teachers and Others





AARP Home & Family Caregiving

Abby Johnson on Abortion

Activities for Reading and Writing Fun

America's Heartland (PBS TV)

America's New Religions

Andy's Place

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

Audacious Love: How Daryl Davis
Convinced 200 Racists to Leave the KKK

Better Arguments Project

Bloom Shoppe

Bob Welsh - My Christmas Eve


Bridging Tech Charitable Fund

Broadband Together (for a fair Internet)

Civil Rights For The Unborn

Community Advocate’s Guide
to Feeding the Hungry

Comparing Electric Wheelchairs

Covenant House

Dogwood Arts

Girls Inc (Since 1864)


GFWC (Women's Groups Federation)

Global Health Volunteer Program

How To Choose The Best Volunteering Option

How To Make Twig Pencils

Human Life Alliance

International Justice Mission

Kids With A Cause

Kroger: Zero Hunger Zero Waste

Make The Connection (for and with Veterans)

Neighborhood of Good (volunteer opportunities)

One Small Step

Prayer & Politiks

Radiance Foundation

Save The Children

Senior Housing for Low Income Residents

Social Media Cyber-bullying

Talking with the Other Side


Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity


What Abortion Really Is



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R&R review 05/01/22