Quiet Days, Sanctuary Days & People at Rest Gatherings


It is a difficult lesson to learn today -

to leave one’s friends and family

and deliberately practice the art of solitude

for an hour or a day or a week.


And yet, once it is done,

I find there is a quality to being alone

that is incredibly precious.

Life rushes back into the void,

richer, more vivid, fuller than before.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

These respites offer an opportunity to come away with God for a sabbath rest. Jesus often “went away to a solitary place to pray” (Mark 1:35). In the same way, God longs for us to take time away to be alone….to rest, pray and listen.  This time of prayer is powerful and personal. God comes to each person in very specific and unique ways. This is not a time of teaching or study; rather, it is a time to immerse one’s self in the loving presence of God.  When we say “yes” to God’s invitation to come away, we open ourselves up to receive all that God longs to give and to deepen one’s connection with Jesus. 

In addition to her offerings, Anne is also leading Quiet Days through Dovehouse Ministries.  

Friday, May 8

  • Leader: Anne Dobbs

  • Time: 9:30-3:00

  • Lunch is provided and participants are provided Christian readings and Scripture passages for times of prayer.  

  • There is plenty of quiet space for praying and walking outside as well.

Price: $60 (includes lunch)

Through DoveHouse Ministries

This year, Anne is offering a few Sanctuary Days in her home. During these Sabbath days, you will have the opportunity to rest, create, and connect with God and yourself. You will be provided with a private room, prayer materials, a nourishing lunch, and art materials. Individual spiritual direction with Anne can also be incorporated during the day. 

  • Time: 9:30-3:30

  • Fee: $75 for the day, lunch and materials included.

  • $150 Sanctuary day + Individual spiritual direction 


Plan a personal sanctuary day in 2020 for you and a friend or a small group

At Anne's home

People at Rest gatherings provide time away with God under Anne's direction. These gatherings can be offered for your church, your staff, yourself & friends, groups, etc,. This can be done in church or retreat settings or simply in your home. 


  • At these gatherings, there is ample time for silence and solitude.  

  • There are Christian readings and Scripture passages provided for use during the prayer period.  

  • The time can be suited to fit the needs of any group. 

  • Email Anne for further information or to request a date.

Church/Retreat setting

Anne Dobbs | Spiritual Direction & Christian Counseling

8 Foxhall Close, Nashville, TN 37215



Making a space to encounter an intimate God who longs to transform our brokenness into wholeness.

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