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I Like to Look for Rainbows

It’s raining outside. Over the years, I have learned to love the rain. I enjoy the moisture that it brings to the earth, the pitter-patter sound as the raindrops fall on my roof, and the lightning and thunder that often accompany the rain. (Cue the thunder…perfect…) I love running through it and feeling the water cleanse my body and send chills down my back.

One of the best parts about the rain is the rainbow that comes afterward. I love to look for the rainbows and remember the promise that God made to Noah that He would no longer flood the earth. The symbolism behind the rainbow and the flood is so beautiful, and I especially love that it represents baptism.

As a missionary in Iowa, I taught people all day every day about the importance and necessity of baptism by immersion. I shared with them the truth that the priesthood of God is on the earth again, and that each person can be cleansed from their sins by the power of the priesthood ordinance of baptism. We loved to sing the song “When I Am Baptized” from the Children’s Songbook at the baptisms of our converts. My heart rejoiced each time I saw one of God’s children accept the essential, saving, cleansing covenants through their baptism.

I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.
I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with God again.
 
I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
And I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.
I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with God again.

I am teaching my daughter about baptism already. She recognizes photos of people being baptized, and loves to sing the Primary songs about baptism. I hope she chooses to follow God’s path and be baptized when she turns 8.

How have your baptismal covenants blessed your life?

Enjoy the rain. :)
 

I Like to Look for Rainbows

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Aquí está la canción en español:

Cuando me bautice

Me encanta el arco iris después de ver llover,
y pienso en lo limpia que la tierra ya se ve.
Tal como tierra limpia cuando acaba de llover,
yo quiero comportarme bien y con mi Dios volver.
Cuando yo me bautice se limpiará mi ser,
mi Padre me perdonará y el bien querré escoger.
Tal como tierra limpia cuando acaba de llover,
yo quiero comportarme bien y con mi Dios volver.
 
I Like to Look for Rainbows
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Jenny’s LDS Baptism Program Template

UPDATED!!!! I have just created two versions of this baptism program that are editable. Yes, all you have to do is fill in the blanks or change the text that’s highlighted, and your baptism program is done! The “generic” editable file is meant for adults or others who are being baptized. The “primarychild” editable PDF is for children who are being baptized, and includes a field for the Primary Welcome….
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Temple Dress – White Hanky Card

This white dress card is for giving a handkerchief to someone who is preparing to attend the temple for the first time. It has a poem on the back that reads: Tuck this white handkerchief away, Then take it out to be used on a very special day, When you go to the temple to make covenants And receive your own Temple Endowment. Here are the instructions Step 1 –…
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Let me “BEAR” Your Burdens

This is the Chris Gunn image, Bear with Heart, with a quote that reads: “When you are sad…..I will dry your tears. When you are scared…..I will comfort your fears. When you are worried…..I will give you hope. When you are confused…..I will help you cope. And when you are lost….And can’t see the light, I shall be your beacon…..Shining ever so bright. This is my oath…..I pledge till the…
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