Happy Memorial Day

“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.

…President Ronald Reagan 1986

http://www.allabouthistory.org/memorial-day-meaning.htm

 

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“The Walls Talk Blogs” returns next week with a new blog from Adrian.

 

The website is owned and maintained by Friends of Adrian volunteers. Due to his incarceration, Adrian Torres has no access to the website and is unable to respond to any comments posted.
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Dear Friends

These blogs are from when Adrian moved to Chino to serve out his prison sentence. The Walls Talk is posting old blogs to remember the journey of faith Adrian has taken over the years.

This update is more like a letter … actually, a request. The troubles and issues here are like any other prison. It is normal for sparks to fly and ignite where dry hearts dwell. However, just because this prison is like any other prison (when it comes to problems) that doesn’t mean we should be numb to it. Continue reading

The Journey

These blogs are from when Adrian moved to Chino to serve out his prison sentence. The Walls Talk is posting old blogs to remember the journey of faith Adrian has taken over the years.

On Tuesday, November 22nd, we were taken to the processing center at about 4:00 am. After checking that we were not concealing anything in our, well, birthday suit pockets, we were given a thin blue see-through paper jumpsuit. At 7:30 am we were chained up, waist to arms, arm to feet, and feet to feet. I know, confusing. We jumped on a bus, were told not to speak, and started our journey, all 28 of us. Continue reading

Where am I?

Note from the editor: These blogs are from when Adrian moved to Chino to serve out his prison sentence. The Walls Talk is posting old blogs to remember the journey of faith Adrian has taken over the years.

Adrian, facing a potentially dangerous turn of events with God’s help, finds some wry humor in his circumstances. What follows will give some insight into his world. As fellow Christians, we share the pain and the victories. 


Today I invite you to play “The Guessing Game” with me. I will describe to you clues to help you with the answer. Ready?

…This place has the heavy smell of old, moldy, dirty gym socks. Socks that were on the feet of a 350 pound right-tackle of your local football team, playing his heart out in the most important game of his life.stairs-932805_640 Continue reading

First John 1:9 Cell

These blogs are from when Adrian moved to Chino to serve out his prison sentence. The Walls Talk is posting old blogs to remember the journey of faith Adrian has taken over the years.

On December 22nd, the day started pretty normal. The morning was normal. My plans looked like they would pan out. At 9:00 am I planned to stay in to wash my sheets. then at about 11:30 am I planned to go out to visit with the brothers until noon. Continue reading

Dark Days

These blogs are from when Adrian moved to Chino to serve out his prison sentence. The Walls Talk is posting old blogs to remember the journey of faith Adrian has taken over the years.

(A note of warning: The following update will be dark, racy, complicated to follow, confusing, but very honest. At moments it may look like I have gone off the deep end. However, I beg that you wait to the very end to give your opinion to my madness. Maybe – just maybe – you will secretly understand.)

The prison life is hard. Not just physically, but mentally too. Most of the non-prison world thinks that an inmate’s daily goal is to not get killed. but in truth, the daily goal of an inmate is to stay sane. Continue reading