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We are now “ubber” connected- we are all free agents- we all can go social, virtuous and viral- we all have the power to build a multi-million dollar business from a laptop and an iphone.  Sooo- the key question is- are you connected?

Connected”ness” to me means the following-

  • a trusted network- done mono y mono
  • to show how much you care, not care how much you know
  • noble and moral obligation to serve others
  • start, thrive and be responsible for your “tribe” of peers and contacts
  • to lead with love and compassion
  • be authentic and values based
  • perform, endure and impact with integrity

Call me, meet me, linked in/tweet/facebook/blog to me, reach out to me, know me, be yourself and ask genuine questions. Can you talk about real life issues and just be real?  At least, this a way to start and what i like to hear from my true connections. So now, go and give it a whirl …. get to know me (and your connections) better!





Marketplace Meeting Ministry now in The Woodlands- come join me!

  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Woodlands Country Club, Palmer Course Private Room
  • 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands, 77381
  • 281-863-1400

The Barnabas Group-Houston (TBG) is expanding to The Woodlands!
How much more do you want to do for the Kingdom of God?
How interested are you in joining with other community leaders in a collaboration to advance the
Gospel and expedite the return of Christ?
What legacy of significance do you want to leave for the next generation?
Join Our Founding Member’s Inquiry Meeting:

God has been using TBG to make a powerful impact on ministries around the corner and
around the globe. But in contrast to many great individuals and organizations who support
ministries primarily with the checkbook, TBG realizes Kingdom-minded people could provide so
much more if given an opportunity to use their network, time, unique abilities, giftings AND
resources to help ministries that reflect their true passions.
TBG has impacted over 40 ministries through our Houston-based breakfasts, SWOT meetings
and vetting process. We believe that there is so much more to do and leverage is the key to
making it happen.
We use the experience learned, strong vetting process and administration base that we will
already employ to expand to another area with minimum additional costs of time and money. As
we launch into The Woodlands, we are looking for 6-9 more Founding Members to start this
chapter. TBG-Woodlands Founding Members are people who are willing to make a 2-year
membership commitment to TBG-Woodlands and recruit 10 people to the breakfast in
September. The goal is to have 3 of them becoming members of TBG-Woodlands.
Please join us as we advance the Gospel and His Kingdom as we join together as the Body in
The Woodlands! RSVP If you have any questions, please contact Becky Turner
( or 713-824-5649), TBG’s Managing Partner.

Have a great day!

For the Kingdom,

Becky Turner

Managing Partner




I just attended a mini conference tonight at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.  There were 4 faith based speakers on stage- and they all shared a similar story.  No one is immune to trouble or bad luck.  No one is bullet proof.

All 4 men are pillars in the community, all have made millions and millions of dollars leading to significance, all made the most important choice to transform their lives to Christ.   All 4 men encountered trouble all the while.

It is comforting to know, we all fall short in this world, and if we are aware- we have priorities to keep us balanced through the rough waters.

Also- seeking out mentors and creating a relationship with a wise sage may be the secret for the young aspiring man or woman.

Learn from others and be prepared for trouble.  Maybe it’s time to re-tool our lives?  The devil biggest lie is “you always have time”.



We all have been there- you know you are right, you did the next right thing, and you followed your trusted heart.

But…. you were then let down by that somebody or something- a client, a partner, a spouse, a raw deal – what to do now.  So, maybe we go tell them how right we are, and how we need to get reimbursed for such wrong doing?

Sometimes, thru life experiences, the good book, and maybe a mentor’s wisdom, we find out that being right is not always what set’s us free.  Perhaps we are only right 50% of the time?

Instead, maybe it’s best to just let it go, and find peace in peace itself.  Sometimes…maybe it’s OK to say to yourself- “just let it go, …maybe they just don’t know what they have done”

Our life would experience much more freedom and joy, if we could just let things go.

“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34.



Have you ever felt like you got a raw deal?  like someone cheated you or took advantage of your career?

I believe we are now experiencing a flight to core morals and dignity this day in age.  Do you feel people are attracted to you because you are smart and transactional – or do they actually transact with you because YOU have morals and dignity?

Let’s focus on what really matters- serving your clients, customers and loved ones because you have a moral obligation to please your Creator, your greater Power- and of course the client!  And guess what, the receipt of such service will become a windfall of profits and a feeling of purpose.

So try it, for 30 days, focus less on the transaction and more on intense focus of servant leadership, dignified service, and doing the next right thing!  Let me know how it works for you…

with Love



A few things come to mind in February for me.  One is my wedding anniversary, another is Valentines Day tomorrow, and my wife’s birthday shortly after.  Family love is bliss!

Soooo…what about Business Love.  That sounds mushy does it not?  Oh wait, our business should be like family right?… and our business team should love like a family right?  Ask Ray Lewis of the Ravens and he will say they won the Superbowl because the team is ALL Family and Family is Love.

How about we all make a point the rest of the month  - to love our coworkers and team members, and clients like our loved ones at home.  And then, we very well may decide to keep it going into the rest of the year.  Let’s cherish the biblical verse below in our “Month of Love”- and challenge yourself to LOVE every month like this one.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8

New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


I have been overwhelmed in recent months on the lack of passion and drive in our society- specifically our youth.  Specifically, i feel the birth dates of 1980 and after – have been dwindling into an entitlement paradigm (guess it was the advent of emails, cell phones and the internet)  just a wild guess.

After visiting the USS Lexington in Corpus Christie TX with my son on scouting trip, i was reminded on how our WW2 Generation was the best generation.  Reason being, they had American muscle.  They actually had to endure The  Great Depression, Hitler and WW2.  Therefore, they developed real resolve, dreams and a will to find a better way of life.

So what is wrong with the new America?   it is time to “re-tool” our American Dream?

How is our youth’s self discipline and self control?  what is up with all the gun tragedies?

Answer is we are in a moral battle of good vs evil- and one of moral capitalism in business.

As Tony Robbins says, we must:

  • Feed our mind every day with goodness
  • Strengthen our bodies
  • Find a mission bigger than ourselves
  • find a role model
  • go help someone

Cheers to a NOBLE purpose driven life….


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Hello Friends,

With the new year underway, many of us are struggling to keep true to our our resolutions.  We started off strong, ready to make the changes we thought necessary in our lives.  But now, almost two weeks in, we are finding it difficult to continue, thinking that it would be easier to just go back to our old ways.  Well, before you jump ship, I challenge you to take a few minutes and listen to this podcast by Michael Hyatt, author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World“.

In this Podcast Michael talks about “How to Develop More Discipline.”  Michael will show you the steps that you need to take to keep you on track and making 2013 the year of change.  Enjoy!