Bravery & Healing

Good Monday Morning friends,

Hope you had a great weekend!

I often talk about mentoring young women here. I’d like to introduce you to a sweet almost 16 young woman I mentor. Her name is Alexandra. As I type, she is in surgery.


Here is Alexandra’s back:

She has a serve case of scoliosis. Right now, she is in a four hour surgery to have rods put in her back to straighten it.

Alexandra is an adorable girl who loves Jesus. I feel so confident that He is going to use this trial her life to build her history with Him. She will know that He is faithful and can be trusted.


Would you pray for Alexandra now? She will be in the hospital for four days and then have a two weeks period healing at home. On the third week, she will be able to start going to school half days. She needs strength, courage and a quick healing!

I can’t wait until she and my girl Madi are playing softball, swimming and doing all of the fun things they love to do together again!


Thanks for praying friends!

How can I pray for you today?



Alexandra is out of her surgery! Here is a pic of her “new” back:


Yeah Jesus!!




  1. kelly timmerman says:

    Praying for this sweet young lady now. May she experience the overwhelming peace that comes when you are covered in prayer.

  2. Father God, I would ask that you would fill Alexandra with your peace and comfort as she faces this surgery. Fill her family with your peace and comfort as well. Give the doctor’s wisdom and skill as they operate. Guide their hands and give them steady hands. Focus their thoughts on the work that is to be done on Alexandra’s back. We pray for a quick recovery and as pain free as possible. Use Alexandra’s story to honor and glorify yourself and bring others hope. Fill her with your words as she shares the story that you are giving her to share with others. Cause her light to shine brightly before the doctors, the nurses, her caretakers and other patients that she comes in contact with. And also with her friends and the kids at school. Glorify yourself in and through Alexandra, Wrap your arms around her and fill her with your peace that will pass her understanding. Come alongside Lynn and guide Lynn as she ministers to Alexandra. Use Lynn to encourage and strengthen Alexandra as she recovers and as she takes those first steps. I praise you and I thank you for Lynn and her heart for others. I thank you for being the centerpiece of this friendship and mentoring relationship. May they both learn more about you from each other. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’ (Eph 3:20-21)

  3. Lynn Cowell: once a teenager who found that God was more than a word, but a person who is love and all we need. Your life, Lynn, is a wonderful place of love for our grandaughter. Thank you LORD for how you do.

    1. Thanks Buddy and Linda! Hope to see you when you come to visit Alexandra!

  4. Alexandra is in my prayers today. I’ve been there done that…27 years ago I went through something very similar for my severe case of scoliosis also. If she needs someone to talk to who understands feel free to give her my information.

    1. Thank you so much, Robin! She has found a lot of support through some groups on Facebook!

  5. I am Alexandra’s mom and Lynn is my life long friend. Alexandra is going to be blown away by this support! Thank you for your sincere heart felt prayers.

  6. Charmaine says:

    Pradyed! Truting God for a swift recovery and strength for Alexandra and your family<3 much love and many blessings!

    1. Thank you, thank you Charmaine!

  7. Praying for Alexandra’s speedy recovery and blessed life.

    1. Thank you so much, Jana! She has gotten in a chair this morning and is in a lot of pain!

  8. Our friend, Madi, who has a best friend named Alexandra (too funny!) has had similar surgeries … almost 40 of them in her short 15 years! Maybe your young friend would be encouraged by reading the blog that Madi’s mom keeps. Madi has been such an inspiration to so many … she’s a miracle in our eyes … and proof that anything is possible! May God bless Alexandra richly through this.

    1. Thanks so much, Erika! I’ll share it with Julie!

  9. Janet Rovenstine says:

    Thanks for posting Lynn. Praying for Alexandra!

  10. Lynn, praying for Alexandra and her parents. So happy to see her surgery went well. Grace’s friend, Madi had the exact surgery at the beginning of summer and it was a success. Her before and after pictures are very similar. Her recovery has gone very well, too.

    What a brave girl Alexandra is, and I pray throughout this entire process she would be comforted by God’s love for her.

  11. Praise God! Praying for complete healing and a speedy recovery for this precious girl. I pray she sees God’s presence through the whole process!

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