Recorded MP3 audio meditations: downloads and audio streams, written reflections and contemplative resources by Dorinda Miller

Beside the Sea

Summer and seaside are, in my mind, as closely connected as fish and chips and bucket and spade! Growing up in the south of England, the journey to the seaside only took an hour and we would frequently go for day trips in the summer. So, given that we are now in the season of summer, our theme for the next fortnight will be BESIDE THE SEA. We will look at this by taking a theme for each letter of the phrase: B for beach, E for encourage, S for sea, I for insight, D for drown, E for enjoyment, T for tired, H for harbour, E for exit, S for sky, E for everywhere, and A for always.

B for Beach

Summer and seaside are, in my mind, as closely connected as fish […]

E for Encourage

E for Encourage Encourage appears in the Bible between fourteen and ninety […]

S for Sea

S for Sea We will experience today’s theme of the Sea, through […]

The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage

Sir Walter Raleigh wrote the poem 'A Passionate Man's Pilgrimage' in 1618, the year he died. The themes in the first few lines, in many ways, sum up the key ingredients of our faith. This series considers these themes.

The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage

Without wishing to sound morbid, I recently found myself pondering on the […]

My staff of faith

My staff of faith to walk upon. Those who are not yet […]

My scrip of joy

My scrip of joy, immortal diet. At the time the poem was […]


While there are many approaches to observing Lent and many topics which are considered during this season, this series takes a different route. It takes three topics for each of the letters of the word Lent and looks at: love, life, learn, everywhere, explain, expectations, now, new, nations, time, tenacity and treasure.

1. Love

When I hear or read the word Lent, it usually triggers childhood […]

2. Life

How can we describe the journey of life?  It is often like […]

3. Learn

Learning is a lifelong process and there is always something new to […]


The church year starts in November, with the season of Advent. It is a time of preparation as we wait for the King to come: remembering the historic anticipation of the birth of Jesus, and also acknowledging that the day will come when Jesus once again returns to earth.

Advent – A

While the calendar year starts in January and the tax year in […]

Advent – D

D is for desire ‘We have followed too much the devices and […]

Advent – V

V for Vine Meditation I’d like to invite you today to come […]

Facing the Challenge

The ‘Facing the Challenge’ series is a reflection on 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, under the headings of priority, prayer, prophecy, praise and plunder. How can considering this passage equip us for the challenges that life presents?

Facing the Challenge: Introduction

While the books of Samuel and Kings, in the Old Testament, tell […]


Priority – 2 Chronicles 20: 1-4 Jehoshaphat’s initial reaction to the news […]


Prayer – 2 Chronicles 20:5-13 We live in an age, where we […]