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power in prayer

This week. What a crazy week.

Between a baby with another upset tummy, tragedies in Boston and Texas, family trials and struggles, and finals on top of all of that, I’m exhausted.

So exhausted, that for dinner tonight we had popcorn, almonds, and pretzels. sprinkled with chocolate chips.

No joke. (And it was delicious 🙂

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on a side note, brian is in the kitchen right now making us some real food. bless him!


This week, I struggled with being positive. I struggled with being upbeat. (And obviously I struggled with making dinner 😉 It seemed like everyday, we were hit with a dose of bad news (or another dose of puke!) I was getting discouraged. I’m usually a pretty positive person but this week knocked me down good!

It would have been easy for me to sit in the corner and cry, to give up on homework, to get down on myself. It would have been easy to stay discouraged and miserable. Oh, so easy! (And so tempting!)

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yes, that’s puke dripping off my arm 😉


Instead, I turned to the Lord. Prayer and chocolate work wonders! My mom was good to remind me this week that the Lord has compassion on us, he understands what it’s like to feel discouraged, beaten, and down. And he is there to help us! To uplift us, to lighten our load, and to cheer us! He gives us the hope and the strength to continue, if we turn to Him. Oh how comforting that is!

So despite all our trials, struggles, and the evils in the world, the good will always outweigh the bad. Plus, it never hurts to have some chocolate on hand (or send your husband to the store for some 😉 There is power in prayer, as my grandma beautifully stated. Always. 🙂

Alexa Zurcher




  • Amberly

    Great advice! And for real, chocolate does seem to make everything better!


  • V.

    Just what I needed as well. This week has dragged me down too and your advice is inspiring and refreshing. Thank you!

  • Hannah Joy

    I love this. Like I really love it.

  • aubrey kinch

    Saying a little prayer for you & the family!
    Such great words to rest in; thank you friend!

  • Brooke @ Silver Lining

    I'm sorry you had a rough week. I hate those. Prayers for a better one next week!

  • Amy

    So very true. I love this post, throw up and all. There is definitely power in prayer, power in families, power in the prayers of a righteous mother (you, me, your gram & aunties!). I hope today treats you beautifully and that you, b, and e have some fun this weekend (and puke-free!). Love you so much lex. xoxoxoxo mama

  • Jana

    Aw, Lex. Sorry the babe is feeling yucky and that this week was hard! Thanks so much for sharing this. I have been having a hard week as well and this was just what I needed to hear. You have such a sweet testimony, and I love that I can read your blog and be blessed by your positivity. You are just awesome. I hope you know that!

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    it really has been such a sad week, hasn't it? i hope that baby E feels better soon!!! take care Lex!! <3

  • sam&charlie

    thank goodness for the amazing blessing we have called prayer! i hope this next week is much better for you (and that cute cute baby of yours!) xo, sam

  • Jessie

    Way to turn a nasty week upside down — as well as a post. Very uplifting. Thanks!

  • brooke elyse

    It seems like this past week has been a rough one for everyone. I couldn't agree with you more on what you said… there is SO much power in prayer and how grateful I am for the knowledge that my God actually hears my prayers.

    My little saying is "pray yourself through it." We can't forget the Lord- not ever!


  • Unknown

    This is such a great advice. I'm sorry that things have been so hard. But keep moving forward and everything will work out. And sometimes you just need to have popcorn and chocolate for dinner 😉

  • Unknown

    You're so right. Even though it has been such a sad week for our nation it's important to remember that we still have someone looking out for us.

  • Trav....

    millie puked ALL OVER ME yesterday! multiple times… i was so scared it wouldn't stop! our poor baby angels!

  • Trav....

    ^^ ps that was lauren. ha! ^^

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