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…if God gave you a dream, you better listen. You just remember God knows the how and the why, though the wind may be frustrating. – The Dress Shop on King Street, Ashley Clark

There are so many people who work at jobs they hate because they need to pay the bills (ignore me as I jump around and wave my hands). I don’t believe that’s the life God created us for.

Don’t get me wrong—one of the first things God gave humanity was a job. God gave Adam the task of tending the Garden of Eden. In the beginning, this wouldn’t have been difficult as there were no weeds and the garden watered itself.

But it was a way for man to commune with god while having a purpose and fruitful way to occupy his hands. Too many of us work at jobs not because we enjoy them, but because of the paycheck at the end of a pay period.

Is that it?

Is that all we’re living for?

I refuse to believe it.

I believe God has given you a big, beautiful dream that you can only accomplish with Him. One that will give you a purpose and a way to commune with your Creator.

Sadly, many of us never pursue these dreams because it’s hard. We believe that if God gave us something to do, it should be easy.


Chasing after God will never be easy as long as the devil is the ruler of this world.

Doing what God has called us to do will always have challenges. There will always be obstacles, naysayers, fear…


If we can push through those things…

If we can trust that God will not abandon us to do the thing He called us to do alone…

There is such beauty on the other side.

What’s the dream God has put in your heart?

I’m praying that if you haven’t been working on it, you’ll take the first step today.

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The Dress Shop on King Street, Ashley Clark

About The Dress Shop on King Street

Harper Dupree has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama, and to Millie, the woman who first taught her how to sew. As Harper rethinks her own future, long-hidden secrets about Millie’s past are brought to light.

In 1946, Millie Middleton—the daughter of an Italian man and a Black woman–boarded a train and left Charleston to keep half of her heritage hidden. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. She never expected to meet a charming train jumper who changed her life forever . . . and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which heritage would define her future.

Now, together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston to find the man who may hold the answers they seek . . . and a chance at the dress shop they’ve both dreamed of. But it’s not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend what frayed between the seams.

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