I’ve heard the story time and time again. The year was 1985, I was 2 years old. My dad was the father of 8 children, a Vietnam war veteran, product of the early civil rights movement, and was bitter from the years of oppression he went through as a black man in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. My father saw his grandfather killed in cold … Continue reading Testimony: How God Rescued Me From The Chains Of False Religion
The smoke cleared, the dust settled. A triumphant Link mounted Epona his horse, with the battle-tested Master Sword now resting in his sheath. It was a hard fought war in the land of Hyrule, with the evil Gannon finally destroyed and the three Triforce fragments united. Peace had once again returned to the land. As he rode across the lush green pastures of Hyrule Field, … Continue reading How Legends Are Made Part 3- Destiny Unfolds..
As we enter 2019, where are you mentally, emotionally, spiritually? Are you optimistic about a new year, or plagued by issues of your recent past that maybe didn’t quite work out. Let’s be honest for a second, 2018 was a rough year for many people. I think about how many people i know that struggled with what i call the 3 D’s: debt, death, and … Continue reading Celebration 2019
Being thankful is so underrated these days. I think back to my childhood growing up. I was an 80’s baby, born in 1983 yet I can remember it like it was yesterday. Thanksgiving at my mother’s house was always a great time. The nostalgic smell of roasted turkey, ham, macaroni and cheese, fresh collard greens, candied yams, cornbread, and so much more fills my nostrils … Continue reading The Giving Of Thanks, By V.R.
Withholding heart, is the way that i fail You daily/ Withholding heart, even though i truly need You/ Withholding heart, i struggle in my imperfections/ Withholding heart, sometimes i do what i shouldn’t do/ (Bridge 1)- So take my heart, and completely make me over/ So take my heart (take my heart)…and make me brand new/ So take my heart, because i don’t have any … Continue reading Withholding Heart, Spiritual Song By Vintage Retroman
It is so rare to find true friends. If you were born in the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, think back to how many friends you had growing up. Now link that to today. What type of correlation do you see? Truth be told, lifelong friends are a rare commodity. Our experience sends us through many twists and turns. The stresses of life can make people … Continue reading Memory Lane Moment’s Part 5- Capitalize On Close Ties- The Formula
I thank You for waking me up this morning/ And sending me on my way/ I thank You for Your grace and mercy/ To be with me this day/ I thank you for loving me continuously/ And keeping me in Your heart/ It is because of You that I woke up this morning/ For God You gave me a new start/ God the Father, I … Continue reading My Morning Prayer- By Vintage Retroman
Dear Link, Wow, I’m speechless! It amazes me that despite the fact you stay so occupied from the harsh realities of battle in Hyrule, that you still make time to write me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me such a priority in your life. Your last letter was filled with so much affection, I already feel as though I am … Continue reading How Legends Are Made Part 2- Playing Zelda’s Heartstrings..
To my dearest Zelda, I sincerely hope that this letter finds you well. Please give your father my greetings and salutations at the castle. I pray that things in central Hyrule are going well for you and the royal family. Also, please accept my deepest apologies, I intended to write you last week but a situation came up in Death Mountain that kept me occupied … Continue reading How Legends Are Made Part 1- Link’s Love Letter
A retro reset, a rebranding of sorts. I truly believe that mentally, i am stuck somewhere between the early 80’s and late 90’s! I have now been blogging for about 9 months and i am loving it! Despite struggles and hardships in my personal life, i view my blogging as a source of intellectual refuge. I love touching people through originality! From “Pac-Man Poetry” to … Continue reading Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, My Name Is….