June Sale.

It’s June! June, y’all! How does the earth keep spinning and the days keep going with it?! We’re halfway through 2018 and it seems that six months has gone by in a blink. It’s going to be Father’s Day in four days! 4 DAYS. *facepalm* Time flies.

I hope y’all are enjoying this very lovely summer that we’re having, the sunshine is a balm to the soul and welcome respite from winter. Which brings me to. . .

If you’re not apart of our newsletter, you should be, sign up HERE – last week we sent out our June email with some Father’s Day loveliness and a SALE!

We’ve got ties in the shop now. After much inquiries, we finally found some awesome ones and brought them in! They’re on sale for the month of June! Buy one tie at regular price, get one 1/2 off!

Until next time! xo Echo

News Flash.

As we move into summer we wanted to let everyone know some shop news.

Jo Lynn of Simply Gifted, who has been co-oping her gift basket business in A Black Sheep Shop is moving on to other endeavors and will no longer be co-oping in our Store.

Please join us in wishing her Godspeed in the adventures that lie ahead. Her sweet smile and many talents will be sorely and sadly missed.

God Bless and until next time,



2018. New Year.

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2018! Where did 2017 go?!?

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, however I’ll be back in a week or two to announce our one year anniversary plans. . .it’s going to be awesome!

For now though. . .

We, Alberta, Brian and myself, Echo, wanted to thank you all so much for your tremendous support. For shopping with us, supporting a small local business, finding our location, telling your friends and family about us. Just. Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

It’s been highly encouraging to see the explosive love of God’s Word that has been expressed by each and every one of you. Every time a Bible is purchased and walked out the door we get a little giddy. It’s never a complete day without a Bible finding a forever home.

We are looking forward to another year to serve the Lord joyfully and serve our community with integrity and grace. May 2018 be abundantly blessed. xo.

God Bless.


Monday Funday

Hello everyone! It’s Monday, and I am at home as I type this taking a much needed break from inventory. 🙂

However, Jo Lynn, of Simply Gifted who co-ops with us, A Black Sheep Shop, has so graciously offered her time and energy to keep the shop open on Monday.

Soooooo for the last couple of weeks we’ve been testing the waters with this new change in schedule and have been open on Mondays. Some of you may have noticed, others may have not. But, yes, the Shop is open on Mondays.

And so, I am officially posting it up on the blog.

Our new hours for at least the Holiday season will be including Monday: 11am-6pm

The reason behind my hesitancy in putting the new hours out there are that I do not want to confuse anyone or disappoint anyone should something arise and we are not able to open the doors some Monday. But it seems to be working out quite nicely, so I thought I would announce it.

I hope your Monday is blessed, that your week is filled to overflowing with grace upon grace.




Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday! Shop Small Saturday!

Today is Thanksgiving! We aren’t sure where this month or even this year has gone, but wow, it’s zipped right past us!

This is A Black Sheep Shop’s first Thanksgiving and we wanted to take the time to tell each and every one of you that we are thankful to you, our customers.

You’ve graciously welcomed us into the community and each and every time you choose to shop with us, means another hour, day, month, that we stay open. Without you the doors couldn’t stay open.

So, thank you, deep, heartfelt thanks. Thank you for shopping small, for supporting local and for loving God with your all. It’s a blessing to see the joyous love of God flow through the veins of so many in our community. You make our day every time a Bible is purchased and the Word of God walks out into the open wide spaces.

You all astound and bless us. May your Thanksgiving be wonderfully blessed to overflowing.

As for Black Friday, to answer some questions we’ve been asked about whether or not we’d be doing specials or not.

We will be open on Friday and yes we will have some weekend specials for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Our Friday and Saturday hours will be the same as normal: Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday: Noon-5pm

The SALES will range from 10%-75% OFF select items. We will have a printout of the different things on sale, and there will also be sections of goodies tagged and ready for you to peruse.

Some of the things that will be on sale are: Boxed Christmas Cards, Candles, Books, DVD’s, Jewelry, Journals and so much more! We hope you’ll join us for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday!

Blessings and again, Happy Thanksgiving,


Echo, Alberta, Brian and Jo Lynn

Fear. Trust.

It’s Saturday. A hurricane has struck and another is quickly approaching. Wildfires are raging. The world is crying. Fear can often sweep the sense right out of us and leave us gasping in desperation.

Locally, 5 little girls died in a home fire. Pain that sweeps through and again rages tracks of salt down our faces as we can’t stop the feelings from flowing by just reading words on a phone.

This world is so full of fearful, painful. Things that we can’t control. Things that spin out of our grasp.

This last week has been hard, deeply hard. With physical issues, a dog emergency, stress, anxiety and yes, even a panic attack or two.

I’ve had customers and family members drop fear bombs. Words bundled together that do not speak of peace that surpasseth understanding. Fear bombs of conspiracy, and words that I will not repeat. Like, I said, it’s been a hard week.

Many years ago I was dealt heavy blows, and I had a choice to make.

Did I trust God or not?

Did I trust in Him. The one who held me and everyone else in the vast palms of His hands.

Was I alone on this planet? Alone here to deal with the tragic, the scary, the unexplainable?

Was I alone to face the depth of the storm?

No, I was not. I am not.

It is so easy for us to forget, to become so completely focused on the fear that is riding inside our brains that we forget.

We forget that we are not alone. Not only is our Father, the KING OF KINGS. Our ABBA. Our EL SHADDAI. Our JEHOVAH-JIRE. Our JEHOVAH-ROPHE.

He is ALWAYS with us. Which makes us NOT ALONE.

But there are millions, billions, tons of other people on this planet feeling the same things we do. WE ARE NOT ALONE.

In the midst of fear, I pray that we can remember. Remember that we are not alone. Remember that God is with us.

My God. Our God. Is BIGGER. And I, WE, have nothing to fear.

We already know how the story ends, our job is to live our lives in praise of God. Live our lives serving the One who has already conquered. The One who loves us beyond measure.

We have nothing to fear. We just TRUST. And move forward.



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September is HERE!

September is HERE!! And we couldn’t be more thrilled. The leaves are turning and tumbling and we saw termination dust on the mountain this morning on the way to work. So you know what that means?! Snow!!

In the meantime we are enjoying the lull before the roar. We at A Black Sheep Shop are gearing up for Christmas and holly and jolly and praising Jesus in this new season that we are entering. We hope to bring blessings to our community for our first Christmas!

If you want special orders, it’s never too soon to let us know so that we have plenty of time to bring lovely things in for you! That being said, we are going to have so much awesome in shop that I am truly excited to see what happens!

Happy September! Happy Autumn!



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