Lisa Uhrik
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A Big Ask as we Clung to our Hope

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This entrepreneurial story is about a couple who purchased Franklin Fixtures, located in TN.
Even when a $90,000 check showed up, their faith allowed them to stay the course where they learned that God makes the impossible, possible!


  1. Staci Diffendaffer

    Your heart for God and people is so evident in this story. I love how you said that the surly professional let you know that he didn’t respect you, yet you both respected him- what an incredible display of love and humility. Your story inspires me to continue on when things seem impossible. It illustrates that when God has assigned a purpose, He’ll provide the path forward. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Lisa Uhrik

    Thank you Staci… it’s not about the respect we get, but about the respect we give. Not about the love we get, but the love we give. It’s so great that you picked that out of the story. And it has been a scary stretch…and continues to be… but God keeps giving us more to chew on, taking us up this mountain where the views include meeting loving and insightful people like you. You’re amazing.

  3. Stacey Siekman

    Lisa, Wow! This story is amazing!! I love how you asked for “a sign” and you received the check! What a blessing! Even more, I love how you stayed true to the plans that God had placed in your heart and kept on moving in faith! HE definitely brought you too it, AND HE brought you through it!
    Beautiful story!


    • Lisa Uhrik

      Thank you Stacey – at every turn, God has been teaching us like a private tutor attuned to our every step. He does that for all of us, doesn’t He? I don’t know if I wrote it well, but when we got that check, it was barely a moment’s hesitation — it was all about continuing the business. Thank you for taking the time to write this response… it means a lot

  4. Ashlee Berghoff

    What a powerful story! It takes a lot of faith to keep pursuing a vision in the face of impossible odds. I’m so grateful that God has provided exactly what you need in each moment and season.

  5. Jean Rogers

    Wow! What an incredible faith journey you have experienced. As you have persevered, your story unfolds to realizing God’s amazing protection and provision.
    While reading your story, I kept thinking about the scripture that says. “Nothing is impossible with God” and how “He can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine”.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings to you for what’s next,

    God bless you both for sharing.
    May you continue your good work as you give God all the glory.

  6. Gary Rogers

    Lisa, I am so thankful for our friend Staci and her introducing us! Isn’t it a small world? I’m sure we crossed paths at Vandy on the sidewalk or in a cafeteria. I just loved reading your story Lisa! I always reflect on your story and that check and what I would’ve done! You and your husband were faithful and just trusted the Lord. So thankful for your story and I know in the right time, it will continue to encourage others. So thankful for you and looking forward to getting to know you better in the future. -Gary

  7. Darci J. Steiner

    Those financial times of less cause so much distress. God saw you and your faithfulness during that prayer and planning time away. What a great story of faith. I met Jeff Kinney at a writing conference several years ago! Congrats on your book, also! You are blessed!

    • Lisa Uhrik

      Thank you Darci — I love that you used the term “blessed” and that when those words are attributed to Jesus in the Hebrew Bible it generally means you’re carried or enabled through life’s difficulties…those who mourn, who suffer… God certainly carried us and taught us that it’s not about us at all — we’re just participants in the plans. Appreciate your encouraging words and interest in reading…trusting that you are being blessed in some way even as I write…


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