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Sandy Cove Blog

Failing Forward

I’m talking about failing, not falling. Now in recent years, various business books and blogs, plus a number of TED talks (click here for TED talks) have attempted to reframe failure. They inform us that all good innovators and entrepreneurs have failures in their track record. They tell us that fear of failure will limit our willingness to take a risk, and leave us mired in mediocrity.

Topics: Events

A Screw is Loose!

DING!! I was headed down I-95 last Saturday evening when my dashboard announced that one of my tires had low pressure. A couple button pushes showed me a readout with three normal tires, and the right rear down to 25. I drove on as it started to rain, and eventually watched it creep down to 24 psi. What to do? It was a slow leak, so maybe I could find somewhere to add air and nurse it along? I wasn’t super stoked about doing a tire change in the rain on the shoulder of a darkening highway… On the other hand, I also could not get excited about sitting through the Orioles game wondering whether or not I would have to call AAA to Parking Lot G at 11 pm.

Topics: Events Personal Retreat

Upcoming Women's Events That You Can't Miss

Could you use a getaway? Sure! We all need time off once in a while, or at least, a deviation from the routine.

Have you ever considered a weekend getaway—by yourself or with a girlfriend? Or if you can’t swing a whole weekend, maybe one night will do!

At the core of Sandy Cove, our mission is to help people connect with God and each other. That's why we offer retreats for spiritual (and physical!) refreshment and intimate fellowship.

Think about it: a getaway just for you. No cooking, washing dishes, cleaning up, making beds, folding laundry, or anything else that's on the never-ending "to do" checklist.

We encourage you to push the pause button. Go ahead . . . 

Topics: Events Women's Events

Keys To Helping Your Children Through Divorce

This post isn't about the reasons for divorce or whether it's right or wrong; it's about the children who are also living through the sadness and devastation along with you.

Divorce is hard for everyone and each person handles it differently, but when it comes to children, the drastic change in family dynamics can feel especially confusing and frightening.

In the article,The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents, Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. writes:

Divorce introduces a massive change into the life of a boy or girl no matter what the age. Witnessing loss of love between parents, having parents break their marriage commitment, adjusting to going back and forth between two different households, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other, all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. In the personal history of the boy or girl, parental divorce is a watershed event. Life that follows is significantly changed from how life was before.

As you navigate your own emotions, remember those of your children. Managing it all may seem overwhelming, but here are a few key things to remember as you walk with your children through the divorce journey.

Topics: Events Parenting Family

4 Ways Family Camp Can Make Your Family Stronger

If you're looking for ways to strengthen your family's bond or improve your family's relationship, consider taking a unique summer vacation this year. We suggest our all-inclusive Christian family vacation opportunity called Family Camp. During Family Camp week, our goal is to connect you and your family to God and each other.

How does this happen?

Well, here are just 4 ways that Family Camp can help make your family stronger.

Topics: Events Family Events Family Camp Family

Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Family Vacation Ideas

It happened again. You meant to plan your family's summer vacation getaway. It seemed like you had plenty of time. But now you find yourself in a sticky situation: no vacation has been planned or booked and your kiddos (and husband) are chomping at the bit for a summer adventure.

Don't worry, though; there are still options.

We've gathered together a few ideas to help you start your last-minute vacation planning.

Topics: Events Family Events Family Camp Family