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Rooted by the Stream

Rooted by the Stream is a christian living podcast of encouragement and Spirit-filled insight for new and long-time Christians. Seasoned pastor, Dr. Pam Morrison, shares straight-forward insight and testimonies on becoming an unshakable follower of Jesus Christ.

Dr. Morrison has served as pastor for six churches, conducted jail and recovery ministry, is a teacher and practitioner of healing ministry, and the author of "Jesus and the Addict: Twelve Bible Studies for People Getting Free from Drugs."

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Rooted by the Stream with Dr. Pam Morrison Rooted by the Stream is a faith-building podcast full of Spirit-filled insight for new and long-time Christians. Seasoned pastor, Dr. Pam Morrison, shares her straight-forward teaching and interviews with guests on becoming an unshakable follower of Jesus Christ. Dr. Morrison has served as pastor for six churches, conducted jail and recovery ministry, is a teacher and practitioner of healing ministry, and the author of "Jesus and the Addict: Twelve Bible Studies for People Getting Free from Drugs."

  • America and the First Great Awakening with Dr. Eddie Hyatt
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Was America founded in 1619 with the importation of the first slaves?  Is it a hopelessly racist country? This is what the creators of the New York Times 1619 project would have you believe.   Certainly, slavery is a huge blight on America's past, but are they right, that 1619 was our true beginning not 1776? My guest in this podcast, Dr. Eddie Hyatt, would argue that neither date is actually the moment in which our national character was forged.  A Church historian and revival scholar, Eddie says the actual year that would truly shape the American heart and destiny was 1726.  It is the year of the beginning of the First Great Awakening in America. Out of this spiritual revival that swept through the 13 colonies, two things happened - 1) the vision for the nation and its founding documents was greatly touched and shaped by God, and 2) the founders knew they would have to abolish slavery in response to God. Dr. Hyatt has written a book, 1726: The Year that Defined America.  This is an excellent, well-researched, highly acclaimed book about the founding of America, the vision many had for its missionary purpose, and about the faith of the founding fathers.  It is uplifting and hopeful in a time when many are denigrating America.  It is also a portrayal of American history that is increasingly being left out of our textbooks. Dr. Hyatt has launched the 1726 Project in an effort to spread the truth about America's history.  To reach Dr. Hyatt to have him present three sessions based on his book in your church, school, business, or organization, contact him at DrEddieHyatt@gmail.com. Dr. Pam's website and social media can be found through her link tree page.

  • What Spiritual Practices will Increase the Anointing of God in Me?
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on April 20, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Many believers have questions about how to have "the anointing," and "how to increase the anointing."  "Do I need to do more prayer and fasting?" they may ask.  "How much?" Those who don't move in charismatic communities might even ask, "What is the anointing?" These are good questions.  Being anointed to do the work of Christ makes that work go so much more easily and be so much more fruitful.  Flowing with God is far more desirable than straining in your own strength. This is a podcast about the spiritual practices that increase the power of God working through us.  I mention verses about the baptism of the Holy Spirit (and also a little about the gifts of the Spirit) for further study.  Here they are: Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1:5, 1:8, 2:1-4, 8:14-17, 9:10-19, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 14:1-19 There are certainly more verses about the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible.  Studying them along with studying all the healing stories of Jesus will prepare you for greater anointing and fullness with God. To connect with me through my website, to find my book, Jesus and the Addict, and to connect through social media, please go to my LINK TREE page.

  • Unstick Your Mind with Mimika Cooney
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on March 21, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Hebrews 12:1 tells us that the way we're going to be able to run OUR race is to "throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles." I think we get the idea of the need to rid ourselves of sin.  That's a basic moral idea.  But, what hinders us from moving forward in life?  Often it's our "regrets and remorse," as author Mimika Cooney says, "our poor thinking and attitudes." Mimika Cooney is the author of a new book which will be released in early May.  It's called "Unstick Your Mind: Shift Your Mindset, Develop Grit, and Break Barriers."  As a "personal trainer for your mind, Mimika says, "Unsticking the mind is one of my favorite topics." She loves to help people see that they are not stuck in a certain way of thinking or reacting - like they never can rid themselves of resentment, moodiness, excessive sadness, or a sense of not being capable.  With the help and healing of Jesus and with the decision to press through the discomfort of change, we can become new.  "We can turn from being victims to being victors." Mimika's website will get you connected with her books, blogs, her YouTube channel and so many more wonderful resources to help you. You can connect with Dr. Pam through her website and social media platforms by going to her Link Tree page. Here are a couple of articles on healing your thinking to further help you: Understanding the Healing of Soul Wounds Need Fresh Hope? 9 Ways to Encourage Yourself in the Lord

  • Expect Revival
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on March 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Because of the outbreak of revival at Asbury University, other colleges, and in different nations around the world, people are wondering what characterizes true revival.  They also question, "Can these pockets of revival last and will they spread?" This is a message of hope that God can bring more revival, in fact, a next Great Awakening, in the United States and in other nations of the world no matter how bad conditions may look to you.  There has never been an era without sin and depravity.  Nevertheless, God breaks in many times as we cry out to Him. Look up and be encouraged by this message of hope. You can connect with me through my website and various social media platforms by going to my Link Tree page.

  • You've Prayed for Healing but Nothing Has Changed. What Now?
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on February 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Are you someone who has had an illness for a long time?  Do you love someone who has been chronically sick?  Perhaps you have prayed.  You have had whole groups of people praying. This happens to more than a few of us.  It happened to my husband who suffered from cancer 15-16 years.  He has just been declared "cancer free."  We have prayed, taken communion, had groups and groups of people praying for him.  But, we went through years with no relief from cancer until now.  When that happens, why does it happen?  How shall we think about our relationship with God? This is an episode full of joy and encouragement.  We are PRAISING God for His incredible, constant, and awesome goodness.  The years of enduring cancer proved to be very fruitful.  We came through VICTORIOUS.   God will sustain you in whatever hardship you find yourself and you'll be able to say, "The Lord is my Shepherd (too)...Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23) To connect with me through my website, and social media, and to find my book, Jesus and the Addict: Twelve Bible Studies for People Getting Free from Drugs go to my LINK Tree page.  

  • What is happening at Asbury University? When True Revival Comes
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on February 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

    The chapel at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky is filled with worshippers.  It has been for days.  Revival has broken out.  Students are even bringing mattresses so that they might sleep in the Hughes auditorium.  No one wants to leave the manifest, tangible presence of God. Worship is spontaneous.  One team plays for a while, then others come to take their places so that the music and prayer do not cease.  People are coming from hours away as the news is spreading swiftly across social media.  How hungry so many of us are to feel more of God with us. What are the hallmarks of true revival because sometimes people can simply get carried away with emotion and from being in a crowd.  When God is truly there in the unique way of a revival there is nothing sweeter and that is what should be pursued. This is a podcast about the Asbury University revival, but also about revival in general.  Come, Holy Spirit.  We need You. Please connect with me on multiple platforms by visiting my Link Tree page.

  • What Does Discipleship Look Like? Becoming a Brand New Creation
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on February 7, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Discipleship is what comes after putting your belief in Jesus.  But it is a neglected part of Christian life.  Sometimes people can feel they've been left floundering on their own, not knowing what to do next, how to study, pray, or grow. Therefore, we need to talk more about it and set up thoughtful ways in which to walk with people. This podcast is a discussion of the "new responsibilities" that come from turning to Christ.  He enables us to immediately "walk" with Him and serve Him even as we are growing.  But what explicitly does a follower of Jesus do?  Is there a succinct passage of scripture that describes the new life Christ gives.  The answer is yes and you can find it in this podcast. You can find more about the benefits of being a Christian in this article: How Can I Gain More Fully All the Benefits of the Christian Life To connect with me on my website and social media please click this link to my page where you will find all addresses.

  • What to Do When Under Attack - Wisdom from the Psalms
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on January 31, 2023 at 10:30 am

    A friend of mine went through a season of tremendous attack within the Church.  But God was faithful and brought him through it. What do you do when suddenly you seem to have many human enemies, trying to pull you down with gossip and the manipulation of other people's attitudes towards you.  Feeling alone and under attack can make you want to take matters into your own hands and fight back. But how should we see the situation with spiritual eyes?  And what is God up to when we're suddenly "surrounded by enemies?" This podcast is a guide for anyone under attack as to how to endure and have victory over the personal attacks. To connect with me on my website, social media, and to find my book, Jesus and the Addict: Twelve Bible Studies for People getting Free from Drugs, go to my Link Tree page. For more help, read this article: Finding Help After You've Been Betrayed

  • When Feeling Defeated, Jesus Can Heal and Lift You Up
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on January 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

    All of us struggle with feelings of defeat at times.  The way gets too hard.  Too many challenges are in front of us or we feel like we have failed in some way. It isn't God's desire for us to remain in this state of mind.  Scripture has many stories of people who failed or who felt like failures, but God had a different view of them.  One of the classic pictures of our perspective on things colliding with God's is when Gideon was hiding in a winepress threshing wheat, because his people felt so scared of and defeated by the Midianites. The angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and said, "Hello, mighty warrior."  Gideon, in his own eyes, was no mighty warrior.  He was a hiding out coward at that moment.  But, God called him out of it and into the one he would become with God's aid.  God can and will do the same for us. This is a podcast about defeating defeat! For more resources on overcoming and victorious living in Christ, here are two articles: Is Constant peace of Mind Possible? 7 Truths about Inner Peace How to Stop Worrying and Live in the Present My website and social media addresses as well as a link to my book Jesus and the Addict in English and in Spanish can be found on Link Tree.

  • Jesus is the Healer of Our Identity
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on January 17, 2023 at 10:30 am

    When Jesus encounters each of us and we put our faith in Him, He does a marvelous thing.  He utterly transforms us.  He doesn't improve our life.  He takes us from death to life, from being sinner to being saint.  We're given new identity, new purpose, and new power.  Because of Him, we become finally capable of really loving others and ourselves.  This is the good news of the gospel.  Freed from sin and death, in Christ, we become set for eternal life. Many people do not know this.  They need to hear the gospel and experience relationship with Jesus.  Some of them are in churches and do not realize they haven't crossed over from death to life.  There is a real urgency to share the good news of Christ.  We're called to be His witnesses to a hurting world.  He gives us the new identity to enable us to do that. To get in touch with me through various social media platforms, please visit my Link Tree page.  My web site is pammorrisonministries.com.  You can email me at pam@pammorrisonministries.com

  • How to Overcome and Get Free from Fear by Jesus' Healing
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on January 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Fear is a troubler of a lot of people.  Frightened by the present and the future, personal circumstances as well as global situations, they live life well below the level God wishes for them to live.  A life bent by fear results in decisions and actions that are not constructive. But, we can be free of fear.  In many scriptures there is the promise of deliverance from fear.  Since it's such a common human emotion, how do we get free of fear?  This podcast episode addresses the pathway to freedom. If you would like to contact Dr. Pam, write her at pam@pammorrisonministries.com.  Her website is pammorrisonministries.com.  Her website and social media addresses can be found on this Link Tree page.

  • A Christmas Message of Hope - God Has Not Forgotten You
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on December 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Sometimes it feels difficult to celebrate Christmas.  The difficulties and even tragedies in our own lives may settle over us with gloom.  The national and world events may seem to grow in darkness.  A week ago, we attended the funeral mass of a friend who died way too soon and at this time, of all times.  Can we overcome the world and still find ourselves singing, "Joy to the World?"  I believe we can. Using the Nativity account from Luke's gospel, this podcast focuses on God's awareness and blessing of the "cast of characters" in the Christmas story.  At the end of this podcast is the account of a pastor from Australia who was taken to heaven.  Prior to God's sudden blessing of him, he felt defeated and forgotten. But now, all is different.  This can also be your life.  God wants to bless you and I pray your fresh encounter with Him will come this Christmas. To connect with my website or find me on various social media platforms, please go to LINK TREE. On my website, you will find articles that help with Christian living, information about my book, Jesus and the Addict, and information about my ministry in Cuba.  Jesus and the Addict has often been in the top 50 to 100 pastoral counseling books on Amazon.  It is used by individuals, small groups, and recovery ministries.  If you want to get in touch with me, my email is pam@pammorrisonministries.com

  • When Feeling Betrayed, Rejected, Abandoned...Jesus Heals
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on December 13, 2022 at 10:30 am

    It is part of our lives as people to encounter betrayals.  We all know what it is to have moments of rejection, hurt, and abandonment.  But, how do we recover from that pain?  How do we walk away from perhaps feeling extremely angry and wanting to get even?  Jesus knew betrayal in His life.  Ultimately, He felt utterly abandoned and alone on the cross surrounded by those who mocked and tortured Him.  He understands our pain.  And because He understands and is God, He can bring healing and freedom back into our lives.  Jesus Heals.  That is the name of a series that begins with this podcast. To get in touch with me through my website or social media use my LINK TREE page to find web addresses.

  • How Do I Break Free of Spiritual Strongholds in My Life?
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on December 6, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Habits, addictions, and attitudes can have a stranglehold on our lives.  They are what is called strongholds and it can seem impossible to get rid of them.  But that is not true.  You can get free even if you have struggled for a long time.  In this podcast, I give the testimony of a friend who had a drinking problem for decades, but she got free of alcohol.  She was motivated by a scary episode of physical pain that made her question the danger her habit put her in.  She is now alcohol free and has been so for a year.  You can lose your strongholds too. In this episode, I mention the Spiritual Warfare Bible as a good resource for "doing war" against bad habits and attacks of the enemy of our souls.  You can find this Bible on Charisma by going here.

  • The Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on November 29, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Derek Prince suffered from depression but found freedom once he realized it was a spirit that was plaguing him.  Not every instance of heaviness and sadness has an evil spirit at the center of it.  But people hunger to know more techniques for coping with and rising out of the pit of sadness.  This podcast is about coping with the spirit of heaviness; sadness and depression during the holidays, and a spiritual coping mechanism for rising above our heartaches. If you would like to contact Dr. Morrison, please check out her LINK TREE page and the connections you can make through her website and various social media platforms.

  • Restoring Childlike Faith with Joel Yount, Co-founder of Spirit Fuel
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on November 22, 2022 at 10:30 am

    "The longest distance is the 18 inches between the head and the heart," someone once said.  What they meant is that we sometimes have ideas about God and the world that keep us from having a childlike faith in our hearts.  In our brains are facts about God, perhaps, but also there are blockers - like doubt, painful experiences, disappointment, and negative feelings - that keep us from trusting God in a simple and fervent way. In this podcast episode, there is a brief audio tape portion from author, podcaster, and co-founder of Spirit Fuel, Joel Yount.  Joel gives a pathway and prays for the audience in regards to restoring a child like faith.  Jesus said having this type of faith is the only entry point into the kingdom of heaven so this is vital information.   Joel's personal page, where you can find his podcast, books, his rumble and YouTube sites, and more is JoelYount.com.  Spirit Fuel can be found at spiritfuel.me. To connect with Dr. Pam go to LINK TREE for her web address, blog, and social media sites.

  • Staying Hope-Filled in Trials and Tribulations
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on November 15, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Are you suffering now? Is someone you love in a huge storm of life? Trying to walk forward in times of hardship can seem impossible.  Yet, with God, all things are possible.  He is the "fourth man in the furnace" - if you remember the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, three young men who were sentenced to die by burning as told in the Book of Daniel - when viewed in the fiery furnace, there was a fourth man with them.  It was the Lord.  He is the fourth man in all of the "fiery furnaces" of life that we go through.   This is a podcast about enduring suffering and doing it in triumph.  If you need hope and encouragement, it is in these words.  A woman who endured great suffering and who now encourages others is mentioned in the podcast.  Her name is Wendy Wallace.  If you want to visit her website, you can find it here. My interview of Wendy can be found in this podcast. It is called "Overcoming Adversity to Truly Live with Wendy Wallace." To connect with me on my website and/or social media, please go to LINK TREE. An article that might help you is "Why Does God Allow Evil to Exist?"  You can find it here.  

  • He was Numbered Among the Transgressors - Isaiah 53:12
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on November 8, 2022 at 10:30 am

    When we stop and consider the implications of the Gospel, it can "take our breath away," to think about the vastness of the love of God for us. The cross of Christ is the greatest emblem of love ever revealed to humanity.  God so loved the world that He sent His only Son. How do we get so we respond to the world as Jesus did to us?  I think of a church leader who once said, "I love God and I love to worship, but I can't stand the people."  Maybe somewhere in your heart, there still lingers disdain for certain types of people with certain types of needs.  Would you like to see that hardness in your own heart finally go away? This podcast is all about that - the love of God, the depth of that love shown in the cross, and you becoming more deeply made in the image of God. To connect with me through my website, and social media, please go to Link Tree.

  • Growing Deep and Sustaining Spiritual Roots with Traci Rhoades
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on October 31, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Author Traci Rhoades shares about her newest book, Shaky Ground: What To Do After The Bottom Drops Out.  We all go through times where pressure and heartache can be unbearable.  How do spiritual practices sustain us?  Are there practices from traditions different from our own that might be wonderful tools to have? In her trademark way, Traci continues to explore Church in this new book.  She is known by her openness to experience Jesus Christ and encounter with Him by "trying" out the spiritual ways of Christians different from her home church.  Her point in this book and in this podcast is that Jesus told us we would have trouble in this world (John 16:33) but in Him we CAN have peace despite the trouble.  Spiritual practices keep us connected to Him. Traci can be found at tracesoffaith.com and on Twitter @tracesoffaith. You can connect with Dr. Pam on her website and other platforms by clicking on Link Tree.

  • God's Grace for Those Suffering from Addiction with Ervin Lee
    by Dr. Pam Morrison on October 25, 2022 at 9:30 am

    God's redemption of us holds this beautiful gift.  We can then turn around and help others, experiencing even more healing through giving. Ervin Lee, host of the From Beer to the Bible podcast, along with Sarah Oliveria-McDonald, is my guest today.  Ervin "functioned" with hidden alcoholism and worked as a dynamic businessman. Eventually, his world toppled and he admitted that he needed help. You'll hear his story and how God brought him around to being a strong man of God, an author, a podcast host, and entrepeneur. Nothing is impossible with God.  He can turn around the most hopeless of situations, and rescue those who seem completely lost.  Ervin's show From Beer to the Bible can be found here. Dr. Pam's website, blog, and social media links can be found on Link Tree. A helpful article about breaking strongholds in your life (things by which we feel trapped) is called: How do you crush strongholds in your life? What is a stronghold?  You can find it here.

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