Browsing All posts tagged under »Ron Helle – Grassroots – The Patriot Post«


October 2, 2022 by


RON HELLE  ~ How do we as men stand against the cultural tide? Let me offer two thoughts. It was a long-ago boat excursion somewhere along the Florida coast. We were navigating through a coastal waterway when I observed a sailboat lying on its side, the now faded hull facing the sky. I overheard a […]

Gate Crashers

September 5, 2022 by


RON HELLE  ~ Have any of you been attacked by a gate lately? Inquiring minds want to know. The night sound of insects and the crackle of a small fire were suddenly shattered by the sound of the explosion. Operating in the lowland rice paddies of the An Hoa Valley, we had determined that the […]

Made for Battle

August 28, 2022 by


RON HELLE  ~ The reality is that we were made for battle. In the Old Testament many of God’s chosen men were warriors. Some years ago, our men’s group did a video series based on John Eldridge’s book, Wild at Heart. It was an exceptional study. Session five is titled “A Battle to Fight.” Now think […]

Biden’s Bilk Back Better Boondoggle

August 18, 2022 by


ROGER HELLE  ~ You have to ask yourself: Whose side is Joe on? Just kidding. That’s not a question; it never has been.  ~ Joe Biden has been in politics for over 50 years. He’s amassed an incredible record of accomplishing absolutely nothing noteworthy during his entire career! I don’t know if that’s some sort […]

Not Ashamed!

August 7, 2022 by


RON HELLE / AUGUST 5, 2022 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” I could feel the blood rush to my face. We have a term for this in the Marine Corps: “Good initiative, bad judgement!” In this case it wasn’t even good […]

Run to Obtain

July 17, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Marathon runners don’t wear overcoats and boots to run the race — they shed all extraneous items that would hinder their movement. “Are you a fast runner?” my fellow candidate asked. At 68, I was the oldest guy in the group. “Do I look like a fast runner?” I was in the […]

Thorn in the Side

June 12, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ When I’m dealing with the weakess of my flesh, half-measures are not good enough. ~   “A-h-h-h-h-h-h!” was quickly followed by some colorful words not to be put in writing. The good news is I wasn’t the one doing the screaming. My team leader, however, had every reason to be screaming. Infantry training […]

‘Run, Forrest, Run!’

June 5, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Christians are to be runners with a message, but in our present day, the message has become garbled. ~   That line, “Run, Forrest, run!” is one of my favorites from the classic 1994 movie, “Forrest Gump.” Forrest is wearing braces on his legs and some bullies are after him. Jenny, his childhood […]

Memorial Day Reminiscing

May 29, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ While age does not necessarily guarantee wisdom, coming to saving faith in Christ has given me a new sense of “duty.” ~    Years ago, on a Memorial Day weekend, my pastor asked all of us to pause for a moment of silence to honor those who gave their life for our […]

Eye Problems

May 22, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ What we focus on is going to have an impact on our heart and soul.  ~     I was on vacation in Aruba a few years ago. If you’ve ever been there, you know that the beaches are the best part of the island. Once you get away from the beaches, it’s […]

Empty Nets

May 15, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ It’s when we get off course that God will bring about some empty nets into our lives. ~   “In Jesus’ name, I take dominion over the fish in the sea!” I’m embarrassed now, but as a new believer I used that prayer every time I went fishing. Apparently, I “lacked faith,” or […]

Oil Change — A Parable

May 8, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ God wants us to run on His oil. And with this oil, we get the extended warranty — eternal life! ~   A long time ago (1964) in a land far away (Toledo, Ohio) lived two teenage boys who shared ownership of a car. For some unknown reason, my twin brother Roger and […]


April 24, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ It’s when we turn our back on the enemy that we tend to get “struck down,” because our armor is for offense, not defense. There’s no armor on our back.“ ~   If my insurance agent ever saw me driving like this, my rates would go through the roof!” I thought to myself. […]


April 16, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Some of us want to follow Jesus from afar. Like Peter, we don’t want to get so close to Him that people think we’re His disciples. ~   Although he had covered this ground many times, he still maintained a heightened sense of alertness. If several years in Vietnam had taught him anything, […]

Mission Impossible

April 10, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Maybe it’s time to let God do some “Mission Impossible” work in your life? Admit it: Watching Tom Cruise hanging off the side of an aircraft taking off from an airstrip was exciting to watch. Impossible, of course, but that’s the whole gist of the genre. Just like climbing Burj Khalifa, a […]

Hatred Sells

April 7, 2022 by


Roger Helle ~ Choose to love your enemies rather than hate them. Their hatred blinds them while our love can help them see. ~ I believe many of us in America are exhausted by the leftists’ constant bombardment upon those they disagree with as haters, racists, bigots, or whatever pops into their mind. It’s endless […]


April 2, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ A good mystery novel used to be called a page-turner. I don’t want my story to be a slow, plodding, and boring one. I want it to be a mystery action novel. ~    Let’s say that I’m watching a Hallmark mystery movie with my bride (strictly hypothetical, of course). A number […]

Ears to Hear

March 20, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ God gets a bad rap these days. I have had people tell me the Bible is too hard to understand. ~   Some time back I made a trip to our local VA clinic about getting an upgrade to my hearing aids. I don’t go to the VA for much, but its audiology […]

The Ambassador

March 13, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ A good travel agent believes in the product he is selling. Too often I fall short in my presentation of the Kingdom of God. The children were the first thing I noticed as I surveyed my new venue. I was haunted by the look of fear and uncertainty that their eyes conveyed. […]

The Master’s Return

March 5, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ If you were to ask most honest believers today if they were looking for the Lord’s return, many would likely say, “Not so much.” Going back to our adoption of Murphy, as I previously indicated, he had contracted distemper before receiving the usual vaccinations prior to being adopted. He was one sick […]