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About Barry Battle

Barry Battle has been serving Houston and Dallas metro area clients as a Network Administrator for The ACTS Group for over 15 years. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his three children and wife of 29 years. He is an avid outdoors man, enjoying basketball, swimming and gardening. Most all year round you can find him near his two pits - his deep sided fire pit with a roaring fire, and his pit bull Chico. When you see him next, challenge him to recite the latest Bible verse he is working on.

VPN troubleshooting pfSense 2.4.5

By |2020-11-27T18:31:03-06:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Has a VPN stopped working for your client?  In this work from home (WFH) environment, most workers have had to connect remotely into their places of work to continue their jobs. We at the ACTS Group have setup our clients to work on their church networks using OpenVPN clients to pfSense firewalls.  This solution has proven very effective, efficient and easy to teach to our [...]

Get away to get perspective and rest

By |2020-10-22T13:58:33-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you been thinking about a change of scenery to get a fresh perspective? Do it! We all develop ruts in our days doing repetitive tasks like email, conference calls, and the handling of family issues. Our goal is to be as productive as possible and complete our list of tasks, but how many of you [...]

A Prescription for Balance

By |2020-05-07T19:07:40-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

During my weeks in quarantine I have developed a regimen that I find helps me maintain a perspective that leads to balance and a restful soul, amid what could be quite a chaotic situation. Its basis is in several Scriptures, with the first in the book of Matthew. I would like to share it. Focus only [...]

Proactive Vigilance – be aware and alert

By |2020-05-11T12:12:43-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ephesians 6:12 tells us that there are spiritual forces at work in this world, and we can be certain that the Enemy seeks to wreak havoc by taking advantage of turmoil, much like we are all experiencing now with the Coronavirus. There are several practical steps we can take daily to mitigate tension and anxiety, such [...]

Honesty in Business, Community, and Life

By |2020-03-03T14:27:19-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Honesty is a good policy. In fact, it is a basic necessity. I believe honesty to oneself in their walk of faith is foundational. There comes a time when the decision is made to take that first step in having a deeper faith. For me, it was when I decided to be honest with myself and [...]

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