I came across this talk by President Henry B. Eyring titled, "Where is the Pavilion?" from this most recent General Conference. I've edited it a bit, so feel free to read the whole thing by clicking the link above.
Submitting fully to heaven’s will...is essential to removing the spiritual pavilions we sometimes put over our heads. But it does not guarantee immediate answers to our prayers.
About a month ago I had one of those "Aw, crap" sort of days--seemed like everything was going wrong.
My morning started out well. We had a faculty candidate come through and she was a pleasure to escort back and forth to all of her interviews. In between one of her interviews I had a few minutes to spare and ate a peach. Before I could check my teeth to ensure they were peach-free, the candidate came back to my desk and was ready for her next meeting. I prayed my teeth were clear!
We walked and talked for about 5 minutes. I chatted with some people, dropped her off, talked with a few more people and then stopped in the bathroom.
When I went to unzip my zipper it was already down! I had conversed with all those people with an unzipped zipper!
Well, when I washed my hands I flashed my teeth and, sure enough, I had a HUGE chunk of peach skin in my teeth!! What didn't anyone say anything??
Mortified, I walked back to my desk, got out a piece of floss and worked to get the peach out of my teeth. I got the peach out, but the problem was, I had just used lotion and I couldn't get the floss back OUT of my teeth.
Wow. What a morning.
2 months ago