A heartfelt welcome to you as you visit Shining River, the official web site for the music of Lisa Prokopowitz.
I am a Christian singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is devoted to sharing Jesus; His love, faithfulness, and goodness through music. By the grace of God may this web site always lead you to The River, that is , the "River of the Water of Life" spoken of in Revelations 22:1.
Shining River is a place where you will find life and sustenance, where you will be filled with Living Water, especially when all around you seems to be barren and dry. It is my hope that this site will encourage and minister to you, and that you will come back to it again and again.
If you are new to Shining River you may want to check out the Site Map page. It gives you a brief description of each section of the web site, to help you find exactly what you are seeking. Or you can just click on the buttons to the left and explore.
Upcoming Public Appearances
Go to my "Appearances" page for a list of gigs scheduled in the coming months. Some are solo, some with groups..... My prayer is that ALL will be a special time together ... and hopefully YOU can find one that's convenient for you, and bless us with YOUR presence!
Listen to Music / Purchase CD's
Go to my Music page to find out more about how you can listen to songs and/or buy CD's. Also, be sure to check out my Myspace Page, not only to listen to more music, but to stay in touch as well....
If you hang around me long enough, you'll realize that I LOVE to write! Not only music, but also encouraging words to inspire others to draw near to Jesus. Check out my "Manna Blog" for brief words of encouragement, as well as my "Meditations Archive" for links to more extensive prior writings. See an overview of all these writings at my "Meditations"page.
If you would like to be informed when I post new blog entries or meditations (as well as info about upcoming events, etc.) be sure to join my E-mail List.
As of June 15, 2020
Since April 2020, I have been attempting to post encouraging videos on YouTube, having time to produce them now, because Covid19 essentially wiped out my small business as a Music Therapist. Sorry I haven't gotten links up to my website sooner--the learning curve has been TREMENDOUS. I will link below to several such resources, and as the Lord leads and time permits, will post more.
My thoughts and prayers have been focused constantly on the many concerns and struggles in our country, and indeed, the world. I pray that His light would shine in the midst of any spiritual darkness that might try to shift our focus off of Him. Surely, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am ever grateful for His presence in the midst of this current season of sadness and loneliness. I pray that He might use one of these videos or anything you find at this website to build up your most holy faith, and encourage you to press on toward His goal of the upward call.... (Phil 3:14)
"In the Garden" (Another in-home mini concert, including a few original songs as well as several Public Domain Hymns, focusing on seeing the goodness of God in the beauty that He has created all around us).
"Comfort Food for the Soul" (An in-home concert originally posted on Good Friday, including Public Domain Hymns that focus on Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf.)
Check out the new "Shining River Videos" page to gain access to all of Lisa Prokopowitz's videos. On some browsers, Youtube doesn't necessarily show all of the available videos, so check this page to view those you haven't seen before!
Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:30 PM, Ocean Grove, NJ. Come rejoice in Jesus at the Jersey Shore! Hear some hymns... Sing some songs... Let the Son shine! Once again, I'll be singing (solo) in Ocean Grove, NJ at the Boardwalk Pavilion, Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ, at the Beach end of Ocean Pathway. (The address 2 McClintock Street, Ocean Grove, NJ should get you close to the Pavilion). Hope to see you there! See Ocean Grove's website for DIRECTIONS to the Boardwalk Pavilion.
Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Midland Park Church of God, 400 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432 (201.445.3814). Looking forward to joining the Oracle Band once again at the God Win Coffee House in Midland Park. This is a really inviting cafe environment with complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and desserts. Free admission (freewill offering will be received).
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Lafayette, NJ. "A Day of Thanksgiving" with Loving Grace Ministries. Join us once again as we gather together with the Loving Grace Ministries' brothers and sisters in Christ, celebrating Jesus, and thanking Him for His goodness and grace. This event requires pre-registration and a ($40.00) fee that includes your lunch for the day and will support LGM. For more info contact LGM at www.lovinggrace.org or call 1-800-480-1638.
Feel free to check out some Youtube videos on another Youtube channel, that I discovered which had been posted by one of the attendees at one of LGM's Worship in the Woods Retreats.... Here is another version of my song, "Mercy and Majesty":