ArchiveAugust 2008

Is anyone home? Hey everyone, it seems like I have disappeared from here. I have been busy. Since I got back from the Transplant Games, I have been busy training. Toronto Marathon is coming in Mid October and I have been getting in shape. It took about two months of running to get my legs back. This week my training is great. If you look at my training log, I have been running every week and my...

Running in the rain, conversing with God

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This morning I got up at 4:30 am and was out the door 20 minutes later. It sounds nuts. But when you need to fit in a three hour run during the week, something got to give. In a certain aspect, with sacrifice of sleep and the comfort of the warm bed, I enjoyed today’s run. There is a certain calmness and peaceful of being in the dark. In a slumbering neighborhood, I found the joy of being...

Thoughts on church, people, authenticity

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It seems the best thought takes time to develop…last night a brother dropped by and I was trying to express my ideas…it was muddle. Not clear. Here’s an email I sent to a brother earlier today: I was reading a blog a while back… () It was talking about the order of a church and we may become too orderly. Like people expect to be served.. “It may well be that the...

Relationship

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I still remember a year ago. A relationship grinds to a halt. After weeks and months of emotional up and down, I knew it was about to end. It is not about who is right and who is wrong. Sometimes, some things in life it is too much grey area to discern that. And often times, it really ain’t about the right and the wrong. There were a lot of what-ifs, maybes and perhaps. And at that point of...

Refuse to quit

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Yesterday was the Men’s Triathlon event at the Olympic. And boy what a sight. With a lap to go, Simon Whitfield (Canadian) was slowing down by a few seconds. In front of him were three guys. They were running stride by stride. The race seemed grim. With every step, the group was pulling further and further from him. It seemed that medal is out of reach for Canada. Even the reporter lost the...

Showing up

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“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen Today was a very special day at my church. We had a new youth pastor working with us. He has been working here as an intern for two years and through God blessing decided to stay here for full time ministry. It is a joyful day. I remember the first time I met him. He msn me, ‘Cliff, let us be brother to help each...

Transplant Olympics experience. Hey everyone, I just wrote a full reflection of my experience at the games. It is in my other blog…you can view it here. I have a few more pictures and videos I like to put up. In short, I had a blast at the games. Not only it was fun but being with those who had transplant…where we can share about own experience…change my own perspective on life...

The Testimony of Cliff Tam

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Last week I was at Canadian Transplant Games. It was a time where I had the opportunity to connect with other transplant athletes. We shared stories, ask what type of medication each one takes, what transplant and when did it happened. When I look back…I was 10 when I had my liver transplant. The first time my family went to see the doctor, he had us run a number of blood tests. My blood...

Emotional Baggage??

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Lately I’ve been spending less time socially. This might have to do with I am training for Toronto Marathon. There is about two months before the race and my body needs to get in shape. Anyway, I was reflecting on the time I spent with other people. Particularly those who don’t share the same reciprocal friendliness towards me. Note: As Christians, I believe we should all strive to be...

2008 Windsor Transplant Olympic – Day #2 (Bike Time Trial and Running Road Race) To be honest, the bike time trial was a blur. How can you put into the words the emotion that goes on for seven minutes? That’s 660 seconds. I was the second last person to start the time trial. It is a 5 km course along the river. Relatively flat. I haven’t done a time trial before. I’ve been training for...

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