Moving Mountains: Faith Struggles for Christian Leaders

June 1st, 2017|

Faith struggles for Christian leaders can be very difficult. Often these struggles are a normal part of the Christian walk but are complicated by the fact of being a leader. Christian leaders can move through these valleys and find a deeper faith and walk with Christ on the other side.

Grief for Growth

May 15th, 2017|

Grief is an often overlooked but necessary component of healing and growth. For pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders entering into and displaying grief can be especially challenging. Those who do grieve find that instead of it being a pathway into further pain, it was the crucial step for healing, growth, and freedom.

Ministry Burnout – Falling Into The Abyss

March 31st, 2017|

Marble Retreat opened its doors in 1974 to provide counseling for Christian leaders. One of the most common issues we help with is burnout. Severe burnout is not just chronic, it can be terminal, at least for one's ministry career. This article takes a brief look at burnout, what it is, and how to recover.

Every Pastor Needs a Pastor ™

February 20th, 2017|

Marble Retreat opened its doors in 1974 to provide counseling for Christian leaders such as pastors, missionaries, and parachurch leaders. Louis and Melissa McBurney had a passion and calling to provide a place for Christian leaders to come to receive counsel, rest, and care. Many in ministry have no one to turn to when they are in need of being ministered to. Who pastors the pastor? Every Christian leader needs to be led at times.

Humble Gifts and God’s Multiplication

February 20th, 2017|

As we know, Jesus took the 5 loaves of bread and the two fish and fed 5,000 men and in addition the women and children and there were 12 baskets of food left over. The moral of the story for us kids was to not dismiss our own gifts no matter how insignificant we thought that those gifts were because Jesus could take our humbling offerings and make them into something beautiful and impactful.

God’s Creation

January 19th, 2017|

There are many aspects of the Marble Retreat intensive counseling experience that bring healing to the souls, hearts, and minds of the pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders who come. One feature is the incredible beauty of God’s creation surrounding the Retreat...

Early Snow in Marble

October 6th, 2016|

We got some seasonally early snow this morning. As is typical for Colorado though, the weather on the mountain was sunny by afternoon.

Leaves at Peak as Guests Arrive

September 20th, 2016|

Guests arriving today for 8 days with us will get to enjoy the peak of the Aspen leaves turning gold! Another beautiful season on the mountain!

Castle Peak

August 22nd, 2016|

Larry Dearing, a board member, and Bob Rue, host and I hiked Castle Peak this past Saturday. Altitude 14,278. If you are wanting to knock out a 14er while at Marble Retreat this is a good one!

Hummingbirds

July 19th, 2016|

The hummingbirds are plentiful this time of year in Marble!