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Tid Bits of Wisdom

TID BITS of WISDOM from the

1801 Old Hickory Trail
From the Wonderful Word Publishers

DeSoto, Texas 75115

Publishers, Inc.
April & March 2019 Vol. 13,5-6

He hath Delivered
us from the
Power of Darkness!

Col 1:12-14
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son:
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

We talk often about light, because Jesus is the light of the world, but how
often do we remember that we have been delivered from the power of darkness?
Our family is going to be very aware of what Jesus has done for us this Easter.
Two days ago, our foster daughter Toni went to be with the Lord. When you lose
a loved one you are reminded of how important the work of the Lord Jesus Christ
is to your life. We are trapped in darkness until Jesus, the light of the world,
comes into our lives. We are blind to the beauty of life until Christ comes on the
scene. Why does Christ deliver us from darkness? It is first and foremost that
we can have eternal life and be able to
stand in the presence of the Father. But In Memory of
that is not all! He has delivered us from Robert Ross
the power of darkness so that we show
DeSoto, Texas 75115

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out of darkness into His marvelous light Wisdom.

(I Pet. 2:9-10). Are we taking advantage Please pray for his wife, Pamela.
of our ability to show forth His praises, or
is our life a reproach to His name?

(Continued on page 2 )
(Continued from page one) A Page from my Journal
(I must have written this on a trying day)
He hath Delivered us from the If it were not for the knowledge of
Power of Darkness! God, I would certainly look for something
besides “tending sheep.” Every sheep has its
God is Light and in Him is no darkness. Jesus does not want us to live (abide) different need. One loves you (for the mo-
in darkness. ment) and another is thinking evil thoughts
John 12:46 about you. One is leaving you and never
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide coming back, while another one thinks you
in darkness. are the greatest. Next week they swap sides
and you must remember who they are this
We live in a dark world and deal with the darkness daily, but we are not week! To do that which is right you must
to live our lives through darkness. If we are following Jesus, then we are follow- always love them. One week you love
ing the light and will be able to see. If we practice the things of the flesh like an- them as your neighbor, the next week you
ger, resentment, bitterness, vengeance, etc., then we will be abiding in darkness. This is
love them as your enemy. Everyone always Bro. Larry Connor,
As a born-again believer, I ask you the question, “Where do you live?” If you seems to know just what you ought to do!!! loading tracts to be sent out to
live in the dark you have chosen your fleshly desires above your spiritual desires. What a challenge to tend sheep and act like people who will share them with
This next Scripture tells us that when a Christian walks in darkness, his darkness Christ at the same time. I had a ladies semi- unbelievers.
is greater than when he was lost. nar with 100 ladies. Many were at the altar. Never underestamate
Matt 6:23-24 Afterwards, I talked to several, some weep- the value of a tract!
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the
ing, saying, “Thank you so much for those
light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! THE WONDERFUL WORD
truth,” while some had misunderstood the &
message. Some justified why it wouldn’t Tid Bit’s of Wisdom
How do we have an evil eye? It is when we are double-minded about
work for them. Still others couldn’t wait to -Psalms 68:11-
something. Do you have a habit or an addiction that you can’t get rid of? Then Founded December, 1966
get home and try it.
you are double-minded about it. Get a piece of paper and draw a line down the WONDERFUL WORD Magazine, now
Everything in the ministry is a life Tid Bits of Wisdom, is the official voice of
middle of the page. On the left side, write at the top of the page the word GOOD.
or death issue. No wonder so many run WONDERFUL WORD PUBLISHERS, a
On the right side of the paper write the word BAD. Then on the left write every- non-profit, religious organization, endeav-
away from it. There is such a fear of hurt- oring to publish Gospel Literature in the
thing you can think of that is good about what you are doing. Then on the op-
ing someone instead of helping them. We Spanish Language for world-wid distribu-
posite side under BAD write all the bad things you can think of that is destroying. tion, through Bible believing Missionaries at
must forget our fears and head straight into
Then conclude whether it is good or bad. If it blesses your life, then it is good. no cost to them. It is published as the Lord
the work, believing God will deliver. enables. It is dedicated to Missionary activ-
If it destroys your life, then it is bad. It can’t be both! Choose whether you want ity on the fields already white unto harvest,
to destroy or bless your life and you will no longer be double minded about it. and contending for the verbally inspired
If you choose good you will have the power to get free from it. That may sound COWARDS CAN’T DO GOD’S Word, exalthing the LIVING WORD.
simple to you, but it is just that simple, to walk in the light, because Jesus has WORK!!!! SPANISH TRACTS
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There is one main thing that keeps many Christians living and walking you’ve been broken.
in darkness. That is ‘unforgiving’ and choosing not to love a person. It is never ‘TID BITS OF WISDOM’
Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster
right for a born-again believer to turn from love. Has someone wounded you
greatly? Has someone let you down? Has someone interfered with your life? Your testimony is found where 1801 Old Hickory Trail
DeSoto, Texas 75115
You might say to me, “But you don’t know how badly they hurt me.” Your reac- you’ve been restored. E-mail
tion should not be based on the acts of someone else. Your reaction should be
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TID BITS OF WISDOM based on what Jesus commands you to do. Here are some verses that tell
MONTHLY REPORT you what Jesus commands you to do.
1 John 2:9-11
We would like to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until
read our paper. Thank you for letting us share our hearts with your hearts. now.
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stum-
We may be very different in many ways, but if you are born of the Spirit
bling in him.
of God, we are of the same body in Christ. Our personal works affects But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and
the whole body of Christ and we need to be a close family, serving each knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
other’s needs.
This month we are moving Tid Bit’s office from the office in the How can we forgive and turn loose of such hurt and pain? We
barn to the house. Our house is very small, and this is not an easy task. give up the right to take vengeance against them. We trust Christ to deal
We have had to get a new desk, because the other desk was too large for righteously with their actions. Our giving up does not release them from
the house. We have always paid the electric bill for Tid Bit’s and this way judgment, but it releases us from being their judge. Our forgiveness does
it will not cost extra. Our son, Steve, and his wife Diane, are planning on not relieve them from the cost of their actions. We cannot pardon them;
making an apartment out of the office and being near to help me do the we are not the judge, but we can choose to exercise love instead of unfor-
things I can no longer do. Our son, Joe, and his family, come every Friday giveness. How they respond to our forgiveness is between them and God,
and do the work that I cannot not do. All our children have been so gra- but whatever they do, we are to do what God said to do. We are following
cious to us through our sicknesses. We could not ask for more. We do not the light and we cannot follow them in darkness! Turn it loose and let God
want to spend time writing about our sickness, but we would like for you have His wonderful way. We cannot allow others to pull us back into the
to please continue to pray for us. We know that the prayers of others have darkness that Jesus has so graciously delivered us from.
made a great difference for us. -------Jerry Brewster
We would ask you to please pray for one of our supporting fami-
lies, Robert and Pamela Ross. Bro. Ross went home to be with the Lord
on the eleventh of February, 2019. Pray for Mrs. Pamela, as she has a SIX IMPORTANT GUIDELINES IN LIFE
great adjustment to her life. We have another supporter who has a men’s
Bible study every Saturday morning and they give their pocket change to 1. When you are alone, “Mind your thoughts.”
Tid Bit’s. The leader, Bro. Al Larsen, is watching over his wife, Pearl,
who has been very sick for a long time. They would appreciate your 2. When you are with friends, “Mind your tongue.”
prayers. We invite you to join our giving family and help us exhort other
Christians to hold on and fight the good fight. Due to the moving of the
office our deposits were late, if you have been wondering why your checks
3. When you are angry, “Mind your temper.”
have not cleared. Again, thank you for giving us a chance to minister to
over 2200 people every two months. 4. When you are with a group, “Mind your
We do not take a salary from Tid Bits of Wisdom. Anything you send with Tid behavior.”
Bits of Wisdom’s name goes straight to Tid Bits of Wisdom. The paper was 12 years
old this December and many who started with us have died or become unable to give.
Many have been faithful all these years. Pray and ask God if He wants you to join us
5. When you are in trouble, “Mind you emotions.”
with a monthly support. We are grateful for our faithful supporters.
All donations to Tid Bits of Wisdom are tax deductable. 1801 Old 6. When God starts blessing you, “Mind your ego.”
Hickory Trail, DeSoto, TX, 75115. Phone 214-293-5252
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Toni Eme Munoz
F 1954 - 2019
E Born in Denison, Texas
This is our precious foster daughter. I re-
A ceived a call one day from a lady who
L worked with a children’s club. She went
E to church with us and knew that about two
weeks earlier we had taken a 16-year-old
girl that needed help into our home. A judge
INSPIRATIONS Gloria Brewster
in Sherman, Texas had asked her to find a
family that would take a 16-year-old girl into their home and love her. If not, he

“My Three Sons”
No! This is not about the TV series of long ago. This is about my own
was going to have to sentence her to two years in a reform school, since she had
no family to help her. My heart melted for her need and I said we would take her.
three sons. Mother’s Day is coming, and I thought I would share what my three Then I came to my senses and said, “I need to ask my husband first.” I called him
sons have taught me. at work, and he agreed that we should try to help her. We had never seen her and
I Timothy 2:14-15 read, “And Adam was not deceived, but the wom- knew nothing about her. Jerry and I wanted God to use our lives for His kingdom
an being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be and we had submitted to anything He asked us to do. We had only had two weeks
saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with to adjust to the other young lady we had taken into our home (Rosa). We had just
sobriety.” My three sons have caused me to understand these two verses. moved home from Bro. Roloff’s work, but we never thought about making our
Woman is easily deceived! Now you may not like that (I don’t like home a work for girls. We saw their needs and we knew Christ was their answer,
having a weakness), but according to Scripture it is true. Scripture reveals that and we knew Christ, and felt we should share Him with them. Our two sons were
man’s weakness is woman, and our weakness is being easily deceived. The 7 and 9 at that time. We had a very small house and the boys graciously moved
sooner we face this, the sooner we will escape deception. Do you realize that into a room together and gave the girls their room. Our sons’ hearts were as
most all the cults are started by women? We should take all the precautions we touched for these girls as mine and Jerry’s were. It was a family work.
can to make sure we are not deceived. Well, that was a long time ago and I have had the privilege of mothering
In I Timothy 2:15, we find that the best precaution is bearing children! Toni for the last 49 years and watching Christ work in her life. She taught school
Since we are to be saved by bearing children, does that mean that we have salva- for Bro. Jerry Prevo, in Anchorage, Alaska for 14 years, then moved to Denver,
tion because we bear a child? No! It means it will save us from deception. You Colorado, and married Hank Munoz. There is not room in this paper to share
may not be able to give birth to a child for one reason or another, but you can God’s hand and His work in her life these years, but my heart is full of thanksgiv-
bring a child into your life by taking time to build a close relationship with them. ing to God for sending her to us and letting us be in her life.
Children are the most honest people in the world. They tell it to you like it is. Last night we got a call from our son Steve who said that Toni’s husband
I recall when my oldest son was about four years of age, I yelled out the found her dead when he woke up yesterday. She had type I diabetes and her sugar
window of the house and said, “Get down off of that truck right this minute, do count had been over 1500 a few weeks ago. It had destroyed her body. We grieve
you hear me?” My son and his little friend began climbing down and I heard my for our loss, but we rejoice that she is with the Lord and we had a part in preparing
son say to the little boy, “It’s ok, mother is just having one of her spells.” I stood her for that. No, I didn’t birth her from my womb, but in spirit she was my daugh-
there in shock! What did he mean I was just having one of my spells? ter. I prayed for her mother, and we got to see her come to Christ before she died,
He was right. I had begun forming a habit of yelling instead of correct- but I didn’t get to really know her mother. Many mothers do not understand what
ing. I never did like to see a mother do that, yet I was becoming that kind of a a treasure they have when they have a child’s life in their hands. We say thanks
mother. That one little statement from my son changed my way of dealing with to the many people who loved our Toni and to her husband whom she loved very
my children. I had been deceived. much.
Our oldest son gave us instant obedience. If we said it, he believed he ------ Jerry & Gloria Brewster
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March 26 AM was to do it. I thought all kids could be that easy. Wrong! When our second
"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek Me, let these go their way." son came along, he obeyed, but wanted an explanation for everything. When our
— John 18:8 third son came along (20 years after the first), he obeyed, but required us to prove
that we meant exactly what we said. In teaching my boys, I have come to learn
Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in His hour of trial, a lot about myself.
towards the sheep of His hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns From our oldest son I have learned to check my outward actions. Many
Himself to the enemy, but He interposes a word of power to set His disciples times, I found I was not showing my true thoughts and feelings. I was thinking
free. As to Himself, like a sheep before her shearers He is dumb and opened not one thing and responding with the opposite action. One day, when my first born
His mouth, but for His disciples' sake He speaks with Almighty energy. Herein is was a teenager, he said to me, “Mother, you are so pessimistic.” I was shocked!
love, constant, self-forgetting, faithful love. But is there not far more here than is My whole life is based on the knowledge that ‘nothing is impossible with God.”
to be found upon the surface? Have we not the very soul and spirit of the atone- How did he come to that conclusion about me? I noticed after his statement, that
ment in these words? The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep, and I would speak the negative and act on the positive. All he was hearing was my
pleads that they must therefore go free. The Surety is bound, and justice demands negative statements. Thanks to him, I began to try to learn to speak the positive
that those for whom He stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of as well as act on the positive.
Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way." Our second son has taught me to be sure I can back up what I say. Not
Out of slavery of sin and Satan the redeemed must come. In every cell of the just to speak off the top of my head, but to think it through. While that may frus-
dungeons of Despair, the sound is echoed, "Let these go their way," and forth trate me at times, it certainly keeps me from going into something without check-
come Despondency and Much-afraid. Satan hears the well-known voice, and lifts ing it out thoroughly. My ways are documented, thanks to my second born.
his foot from the neck of the fallen; and Death hears it, and the grave opens her Our third son has taught me to check my life for any hypocrisy. He can
gates to let the dead arise. Their way is one of progress, holiness, triumph, glory, spot a hypocrite a mile away. He not only wants to know if it is a fact, but he
and none shall dare to stay them in it. No lion shall be on their way, neither shall wants to know if I really believe it. He, being the only child at home, gave us
any ravenous beast go up thereon. "The hind of the morning" has drawn the some special times together. I now know why the Lord felt it would take three
cruel hunters upon himself, and now the most timid roes and hinds of the field sons to make my life complete.
may graze at perfect peace among the lilies of his loves. The thunder-cloud has Jerry and I have also raised four foster daughters and have learned much
burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten from them also. Many people have commented that it must have really been hard
by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy to take children in that are not your own. Actually, it is much harder to raise your
own. My children reveal my short comings. It is really simple to look at one of
Redeemer has secured thee, and bless His name all the day, and every day.
our foster daughters and say, “Your mother should never have done that.” But
Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening when I look at my children, it comes back on me!
Just recently, Jerry and I have had to make some difficult decisions. We
A Christian in the world is one thing, talked to all three of our sons about our difficulty and they each one gave us ex-
cellent advice. It reminded me of the verses in Psalms 127:1-5, “Lo, children are
and the world in a Christian is quite an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are
another thing. in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that
hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with
A ship in the water is all right, the enemies in the gate.” I am 75 years old and headed toward my last years.
but when the water gets in the ship, What a comfort to have my own children as counselors.
While you are in charge, as a parent, do not forget that those little ones
it is quite a different thing. have input that can be very vital to your character.
Yes! I have been saved by child bearing. This Mothers’ Day I would like
to say thank you to my three sons and my four foster daughters who have filed the
Dwight L. Moody rough edges off my life.
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She didn’t feel she could go to church and present the work, and my husband, be-
ing a pastor, could not go on the road, so she and Mrs. Rose asked me if I would
write a paper and keep the work before the people. That’s when we started Tid
Bit’s of Wisdom that goes to 2200 people each printing.

Bro. Larry and Mrs. Judy Connor have the Bread of Life Printing minis-
try and offered to print all of the tracts and the papers free of charge each month.
We only have to supply the materials. The ladies in the picture donate their time
each week to help with the Connor’s ministry and our two ministries. It takes a
lot of work to print tracts, music books and whatever needs to be published, plus
the paper. Our three ministries are reaching many people with the gospel. Any
donation sent to Wonderful Word Publishers, goes only to Wonderful Word. Any
donation sent to Tid Bit’s of Wisdom, goes only to Tid Bit’s. Likewise, any dona-
tion that goes to Bread of Life Printing, goes only to Bread of Life. We are three
independent works that work arm in arm together.

We are not young, but to the best of our ability we will continue to work
to get the gospel to others as long as we have breath and your support. We can
only do as much as is placed in our hands through your gifts to our work. Maybe
you feel you are not reaching out to the world as you should. Support us and your
TID BIT’S OF WISDOM gift will go where you cannot go. Thank you to all who share in our works.
Workers: Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster, Mrs. Connie Cimino, Bro. Larry
WORKERS & Mrs. Judy Connor, and our sweet wonderful ladies and men that donate
their time.
These pictures are of the workers who put out the Tid Bit’s of Wis-
dom. The man setting on the right side of the table is Bro. Bill Townsend,
and he cooked all of us a fried fish dinner in appreciation for everyone’s
work. You haven’t eaten until you sit at Bro. Bill’s table!

I received a call this month that reminded me that everyone may not
understand our work. Tid Bit’s of Wisdom is an arm of the “Wonderful Word
Publishers,” which was started in the 60’s by Bro. Dick and Mrs. Rose Cimino.
They had many ministries in their lives, but the last ministry was to get the writ-
ten word to the Spanish speaking people. It has expanded to other languages
through the years but always focused on the Spanish speaking people. While
living, Bro. Dick wrote a paper and after his death there was no one to carry it
on. His son, Bro. David Cimino worked with Mrs. Rose to keep the work going
after Bro. Dick’s death. Years later Bro. David and Mrs. Rose went to be with
the Lord and Mrs. Connie was left with the decision of either closing the work or
keeping it going. Mrs. Connie never dreamed that God would put her in the place
of leading this work. She has increased the work and been used of God in a way
she never dreamed possible. Being a woman, she wanted a man to be in charge
and she asked my husband if he would take the president’s job.
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