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!


July 19th, 2016|

The hummingbirds are plentiful this time of year in Marble!

Marble Peak

July 16th, 2016|

If you want to go on a hike while you are at Marble Retreat a great one is to the top of Marble Peak, altitude 11,200 feet. Here are some of the views from the top of Marble Peak.

Temptations in Ministry

June 30th, 2016|

We had the honor of having an article on temptation published in Leadership this week. If you're interested in reading an excerpt, click the link below. God bless.