56 min

An Advent Episode with TBRI Practitioner Greg Lombard Rea 8000 Promises: Responding to a hurting world with beauty, compassion and love

    • Christianity

In this episode of 8000 Promises Greg Lombard Rea shares his journey to becoming a father by adoption, discovering TBRI and a new professional calling, his journey with grief and loss and parenting through his wife’s death and how TBRI became a great tool for him through all of these seasons of life as he learned to TBRI himself. This episode is not just for adoptive parents. It’s for the parent ready to do the work of integrating their past so they can be more available to the people in their present, it’s for the adult adoptee who needs to know that parents are doing their work to be healthy, it’s for the widow or the widower who hopes to keep the legacy of the one they lost alive and most of all, it’s for the people who want to see how Jesus can come to life in the way we live our lives.

Greg is an adoptive dad since 2008, a post adoption support specialist who has worked with children, teens and young adults. Greg has parented with another and Greg has parented solo in between he has parented with illness in the family. Before becoming a TBRI practitioner Greg served over 40 years as a pastor. He plays guitar for fun, is a type 4 on the Enneagram and he is actively doing work to continue to integrate his story and care for his nervousFind more about Greg  at his website theadoptionfriend.com and on Facebook at Gregory Lombard Rea or Adoption Friend at on Instragram AdoptionFriend.

Instagram:  AdiTilfordWrites, Facebook at AdiTilford-Author and at my website AdiTilford.com. You can now subscribe to my monthly newsletter for the blog, the pod and fun tips for saying Yes to God’s promises for your life. You even get a free downloadable printable that I made for Bryan Post’s 3 up 3 down strategy found in episode 11.

Resources Mentioned throughout Episode 13


The Empowered Parent Podcast ; Why Traditional Parenting Doesn't Work for Our Kids S03 E14
Dr. David Cross, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
Cindy Lee and the Halo Project
Anchor Bible App 
Melissa Corkum and Lisa Qualls , The Adoption Connection  & overcoming blocked care
Joshua Becker - becoming minimalist
Robyn Gobbel - big baffling behaviors


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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/adi-tilford/support

In this episode of 8000 Promises Greg Lombard Rea shares his journey to becoming a father by adoption, discovering TBRI and a new professional calling, his journey with grief and loss and parenting through his wife’s death and how TBRI became a great tool for him through all of these seasons of life as he learned to TBRI himself. This episode is not just for adoptive parents. It’s for the parent ready to do the work of integrating their past so they can be more available to the people in their present, it’s for the adult adoptee who needs to know that parents are doing their work to be healthy, it’s for the widow or the widower who hopes to keep the legacy of the one they lost alive and most of all, it’s for the people who want to see how Jesus can come to life in the way we live our lives.

Greg is an adoptive dad since 2008, a post adoption support specialist who has worked with children, teens and young adults. Greg has parented with another and Greg has parented solo in between he has parented with illness in the family. Before becoming a TBRI practitioner Greg served over 40 years as a pastor. He plays guitar for fun, is a type 4 on the Enneagram and he is actively doing work to continue to integrate his story and care for his nervousFind more about Greg  at his website theadoptionfriend.com and on Facebook at Gregory Lombard Rea or Adoption Friend at on Instragram AdoptionFriend.

Instagram:  AdiTilfordWrites, Facebook at AdiTilford-Author and at my website AdiTilford.com. You can now subscribe to my monthly newsletter for the blog, the pod and fun tips for saying Yes to God’s promises for your life. You even get a free downloadable printable that I made for Bryan Post’s 3 up 3 down strategy found in episode 11.

Resources Mentioned throughout Episode 13


The Empowered Parent Podcast ; Why Traditional Parenting Doesn't Work for Our Kids S03 E14
Dr. David Cross, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
Cindy Lee and the Halo Project
Anchor Bible App 
Melissa Corkum and Lisa Qualls , The Adoption Connection  & overcoming blocked care
Joshua Becker - becoming minimalist
Robyn Gobbel - big baffling behaviors


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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/adi-tilford/support

56 min