Bobbie Jo Morrell


Mountain woman, poet, writer, contemplative, hiker, leather crafter, cat person, website designer-- Colorado’s Front Range, with the smell of pine trees in the cool air of morning, is my home.

I work with people to deepen interaction and connection with God through spiritual practices involving scripture, journaling, contemplative prayer, and nature. I will soon be certified as a spiritual director, as a result of going through the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program out of Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs.

Exploring the Divine in People and Nature

My new adventure is Shadow Horse, a series of nature-based contemplative retreats (some still in development) based on the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers and Franciscans. I use the experience of being in nature (specifically, the Colorado Rockies), writings of the mystics and poets, contemplative practices, and journaling to explore our connection to God.

The God I meet in wilderness is as fiercely loving as… she is wild. --Belden Lane

Nature is a thin place, where the beauty of the Creator shines through creation. In connecting to nature we connect more deeply to ourselves, to the life all around us, and to God.

Stand still. The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you. --David Wagoner


My connection to Urban Skye began in 2004 and since then I have led numerous groups:

  • Lectio Divina contemplative group: meditative reading of scripture and other texts

  • SkyeWriters: encouragement and writing exercises for anyone

  • Soul: discussions of faith and life

I am also in charge of the Urban Skye website, so let me know if you have any comments or questions about the site.

Other stuff

Aside from ShadowHorse / Urban Skye, I also work as a leather crafter, primarily making hand carved and hand stitched journals/sketch books featuring icon images, labyrinths, Celtic knot patterns, and nature scenes. See my stuff at