about the book An Invitation.
Diagramming sentences is a very important part of fully understanding the written language, and a necessity if you want to excel in the language arts.
You are invited to take a moment and learn more about this book and the powerful nature of its ability to teach you how to diagram sentences in the English language. Diagramming sentences will provide you with one of the most dynamic ways for you to study the Holy Scriptures.

If you will utilize this book and the lesson plan that it offers for diagramming sentences, you will be blessed and your life will be enriched by your increased knowledge of how to effectively diagram the English language. You will also greatly increase your ability to rightly divide the Word of Truth through this very unique approach to studying the Scriptures by diagramming each verse of the Bible and using this textbook and teaching method.

Diagramming the Scriptures is an ideal textbook for home-schooling parents who want to teach their children how to diagram sentences and why diagramming sentences is so important to their success, while instilling the values that are found in the Word of God. Its lesson plan and teaching modules work ideally with any home-schooling program. One of the greatest benefits of using Diagramming the Scriptures as a way to teach diagramming sentences is the in-depth training of the Word of God that a child will receive.

Pastors, seminary students, and those who want to fully understand the importance of sentence structure and meaning will find this book to be an ideal tool for learning how to diagram sentences. By using the skill sets that you will learn and master in Diagramming the Scriptures, you will not only be able to master the English language; but you will be able to become an even more avid student of the Word of God.

Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15, to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (King James Version)

The powerful nature of this textbook to teach and to refine the skill of rightly dividing the written language is an absolute must for the serious student or for the parents who are serious about teaching their children how to diagram sentences. It would be an honor if you would consider using Diagramming the Scriptures as a part of your teaching and educational process.

why diagram scripture A Better Understanding.
Diagramming the Scriptures is a workbook which features diagrams of over 300 sentences taken verbatim from the King James Version of the Bible.
This book will help students break the Bread into edible bites for easier digestion and lay a firm foundation for speaking and writing the English language.

William McKinley, the twenty-fifth president of the United States said, 'The more profoundly we study this wonderful book, and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.'

Starting with the subject-verb pattern, it progresses to the compound-complex sentence. Examples, practice sentences, and review sentences are given for each sentence pattern, part of speech, clause or type of sentence. At the end of each unit is a test of the preceding lessons. A final test of all the sentences completes the book.

The value of knowing the Bible is inestimable. Without knowledge of the Bible, understanding of literature, music, law, history, and government is limited. This book will help students break the Bread into edible bites for easier digestion and to lay a firm foundation for speaking and writing the English language.

who is this book for A Resource.
Diagramming the Scriptures is an ideal resource for learning to master diagramming sentences.
It is a perfect study resource for a wide range of individuals and has the potential to be a meaningful gift for someone who loves to learn.

Besides its of importance as a study aid for students in general, educational administrators are able to provide their students with a resource that is unparalleled in its ability to provide a very powerful study aid. It is the perfect text book to supplement any English grammar course, as well.

Here is a list of those who could greatly benefit from this book:

  • + Home schoolers
  • + Christians School
  • + SAT college exam preparation
  • + Foreign language students
  • + Grammar teachers' resource book
  • + Pastors
  • + Seminary students
  • + Bible study groups
  • + Senior citizen's mental revitalization

endorsements A Kind Word.
the gospel of jesus christ A Story.
A story of love.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

The Bad News:

1. God is HOLY and PERFECT and He requires each of us, made in His image, to be PERFECT.

  • + 1 Peter 1:15-16 “but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy for I am holy.’”
  • + James 2:10 “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”
  • + Matthew 5:38 “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

2. God calls breaking his law “sin” and says that ALL of us have sinned.

  • + 1 John 1:8, 10 “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”
  • + Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

3. God says that the just and proper penalty for sin is DEATH.

  • + Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • + Revelation 20:11-15 “And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, each one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

4. I cannot ‘save’ myself from judgment by GOOD or RELIGIOUS works.

  • + Titus 3:5 “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.”
  • + Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
  • + Isaiah 64:6 “For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment.”

The Good News:

5. God LOVES you and me, and He made a PLAN for us to be REUNITED with Him and SAVED from the coming judgment.

  • + John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

6. Jesus died as a SUBSTITUTE for us. He paid the PENALTY for our sin. By this Jesus defeated SIN, DEATH, SATAN and HELL – and He ROSE AGAIN!

  • + Romans 6:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • + 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

7. God offers each of us the FREE GIFT of eternal life ONLY through Jesus’ death.

  • + Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
  • + John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.’”

8. To receive God’s gift of forgiveness of sins . . .

  • + Acts 3:29 “Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
  • + Romans 10:9-10 “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
  • + John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”

Scriptures taken from New American Standard Bible

Headings and Scripture references provided by Fostering the Harvest, © 2011 Biblical Ministries Worldwide.

about the author A Biography.
A Snap Shot of My Life
Praise His precious name for not only giving me the ability to write this book but also for making me dependent on Him for many years!

During retirement, I went to the ladies’ Bible studies at the South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri for several summers. One study made us ask the question about the purpose of our lives. About the same time I was reading the book, The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson. In that prayer in 1 Chronicles 4:10, Jabez requested that the Lord bless him and increase his territory.

Then this question popped into my mind: What could I, a seventy-five year old woman, do to bless the whole world? I then realized that the Lord had blessed me with a background of studying His precious Word and teaching English grammar. This background would enable me to write a textbook to show anyone how to learn grammar and Scripture at the same time. What a calling!

In 2011, the Revised Version of Diagramming the Scriptures was published. God had been preparing me all my life to be an international missionary with a book filled with His words. To Him be all the glory!

I was born in the middle bedroom of a small three-bedroom house in St. Joseph, Missouri. Maxine, Sam, and Bill had preceded me. Twenty-two months later, Dixie Lou was born and completed our family. My childhood was filled with love and happiness. All during the depression, Daddy worked hard as a wool puller and wool grader at Swifts. At the King Hill Baptist Church he served as head usher and was an ordained deacon. Mom loved to rock her babies and feed them. Singing either “My Blue Heaven” or “Whispering Hope,” she would wash on Monday, iron on Tuesday, and prepare a clothes basket full of food on Wednesday for the church supper and prayer meeting. Sunday School, Training Union, two-week revival meetings, Girls Auxiliary, and Girl Scouts filled up my days with spiritual and practical blessings.

At the age of ten, I received Christ as my Savior. It was a very emotional decision as I answered the questions our pastor asked me. I wanted so much to honor the Lord, but I had a hard time understanding the fact that Jesus loved me enough to die in my place and had already forgiven me. All I had to do was to believe. As years went on, I learned that His grace is greater than any and all sin.


My Girl’s Auxiliary leader thought that when I rededicated my life several times that I had been called to the mission field. Being a missionary had a great appeal to me because international missionary Darlene Sears was one of my heroines and through GA’s I learned of spreading God’s Word all over the world.

I received degrees from Southwest Baptist College, William Jewell, and Carver School of Missions and Social Work. Between my junior and senior year at William Jewell, I went to the Northwest as a summer Baptist Student Union missionary and worked for the Home Mission Board in Kansas after I graduated. I applied at the Foreign Mission Board but didn’t meet the qualifications. As I remember, the call was not as heart-felt as it should have been. I just saw the glamour and did not have strong enough conviction about the Lord’s leadership.

The year following graduation from seminary, Dr. John Dowdy called me and asked me to come to Southwest to work as the Director of Student Religious Activities. I enjoyed working with the students, sponsoring students every weekend on revival teams, accompanying them to Glorieta, New Mexico and Ridgecrest, North Carolina in the summers for Baptist Student Union weeks. After three years at Southwest, I realized that I would be a better teacher for the Lord than a BSU director. I went to Butler, Missouri and taught in the high school for two years and in the Grandview Junior High School in Grandview, Missouri for twenty-five years.

In 1950 I lost twenty pounds in a short time even though I was eating many calories and drinking many glasses of water a day. Diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes, I was put on an intensive therapy program. This meant for the rest of my life I would be checking blood sugars every few hours and taking insulin four and five times a day. The Lord in His sovereignty has allowed this chronic condition into my life and the result of this has been my having to fully depend upon Him for support and guidance. By God’s grace I have never had to be hospitalized for it.

contact me A Relationship.
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