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The things that brought me the MOST amount of Pain, Anxiety, Depression and Hurt

The things that brought me the MOST INTENSE and IMMENSE amount of Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Hurt, Sadness, and Dissatisfaction (like drinking salt water to quench your thirst):

– Chasing after money / financial security to feel safe and secure.

– Chasing Fame and accolades to feel wanted and validated.

– Trying to conquer and chase after a bunch of women trying to fill that VOID and no matter how good one was they were still “never good enough'”

– Seeking escape through Lust (porn/fantasizing/day dreaming/masturbation etc,) getting high off the dopamine hits the brain releases during climax, ruining any sort of possible connection and intimacy in a relationship.

– Fearing Death, not knowing what laid ahead or understanding God/Heaven/eternity. Grasping to this world, not wanting to ever leave it.

– Disregarding what God calls sin for my own pleasures.

– Pride. Holding others in contempt…thinking I’m better than them and that they OWE ME an apology, not the other way around.

– Drinking and doing drugs (smoked a TON of weed in my teens)

– Sugar. 😂

** What brought me the MOST IMMENSE AMOUNT of Peace, Love, Joy, Happiness, Clarity, Healing, Purpose and Satisfaction **:

– Surrendering my life to Christ. Literally in tears on my knees in my room in the worst pain I’ve ever been in my life saying: “I can’t do this anymore.” (Trust me, you don’t ever want to come to this point, I don’t wish it on anybody.)

– Learning to no longer put my trust and security in money. Yes, I still understand money makes the world go round and I need money to survive. But I’m no longer making it my idol. I saw first hand, growing up poor, that God will ALWAYS provide (Matthew 6:25-27)

– Fame and accolades are no longer my identity. They no longer make me feel validated or full of worth. I’ve already found my worth in Jesus. He thought I was to die for. Famous and with awards or not. They could supplement life, if God’s will, at this point…but they’re AREN’T life.

– I no longer seek fulfillment through Lust, Fantasies and Sex. I’m currently 8 Months (245 Days) sober from Masturbation, something that gripped me for a quarter century. That addiction (Lust) ruined intimacy and the ability to connect with/Love others. Nobody was ever able to live up to the expectations I had nor would they ever be good enough. It was never enough and I was never satisfied.

– I no longer fear death. It’s lost it’s sting as I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is greater that awaits me. To some…this world is the only heaven they’ll know. To others, it’ll be the only hell they know. I love life and am grateful for every single day that I’m blessed to be here and take another breath but my heart longs for eternity for that is what God has placed in our hearts and why they always long for something this world will never ever satisfy (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

– Ridding any sort of worldly, new age, mystic, occult things from my life (Books, trinkets, practices, teachings etc including but not limited to: Books like “The Secret”, astrology, psychics, sage, statues/idols etc) that don’t honor the One True God.

– Making amends with any and ALL people in the past that I may have hurt or crossed to the best of my ability (if there’s anyone out there who believes I still owe them an amends, please don’t hesitate to message me with a gentle reminder!)

– I genuinely have a hate, disgust and disdain for sin (Pride, Lust, Greed, Envy and all the other sins listed in The Bible.) It’s the downfall of man. It’s what makes this world a worse place. Not bad presidents or school shootings but SIN in mans heart. It’s what BREEDS hate and everything else that is tearing this world apart (including bad presidents and school shootings.) When you learn to hate sin, the very thing that separates us from God, you learn to love God and want what’s best for your life, this world and all of humanity. Laws aren’t gonna change hearts that don’t Love the Ultimate moral and Law Giver.

– Stop doing drugs and highly limiting my alcohol intake (a few social drinks once in a blue moon and even then, there’s absolutely nothing positive that comes from it.)

– Limiting my sugar intake as best as possible.

I am at the most peaceful joyus state that I’ve ever been in my life. I don’t get panic attacks anymore. Realizing that God loves me and that He’s simply enough for all I’ll ever need. I’m blessed with the BEST family and girlfriend. There is no other way to achieve full contentness, joy and happiness in life. I’ve tried it all. My new heart has given me new eyes to view things from a completely different perspective. And life is #Bonita I’m blessed beyond measure and I’m glad that God snatched me from up out of the pit! #Delivered 🙏 #AllGloryToGod

My name is Josh aka “Rip”. And this is MY truth! Not a copied post!

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Delivered, Jolene, Music Videos - posted on November 1, 2019 by

Rip “Jolene” Official Music Video featuring Kirstie Kraus

Here is the debut of the official “Jolene” Music Video by Rip featuring Kirstie Kraus
#JoleneChallenge

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Uncategorized - posted on November 1, 2019 by

Jolene Radio Promo Campaign

Rip talks Dolly Parton, Kanye West, Jesus is King, being a Christian artist and more in these radio interviews as he prepares the release of his new single and video, “Jolene” featuring Kirstie Kraus

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Delivered - posted on October 25, 2019 by

“Jolene” Music Video Premiere!!!!

Catch the LIVE Premiere of Rip’s “Jolene” Music Video featuring Kirstie Kraus, Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2 PM CST!!!

JOIN HERE FOR THE LIVE CHAT W/ Rip & Kirstie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l8_6EqVIrY

SUBSCRIBE TO RIP’s YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/RipRecords?sub_confirmation=1

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Uncategorized - posted on October 9, 2019 by

Rip teases new music video “Jolene”, due Nov 1

Rip has released a teaser for his new single & music video, “Jolene”, which will be released November 1, 2019. Rip first debuted “Jolene” at The World’s Largest Brat Fest in May. It will be his first single off his new album, “Delivered”, which is due in 2020.

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Uncategorized - posted on August 13, 2019 by

Urban Fest recap + Teases New Song “Bonita” (Honduras)

On Friday, August 2, 2019 Rip headlined “Urban Fest 2019” in La Ceiba, Honduras. Check out this recap video + the brand new song he teased for the first time ever, “Bonita”, off his 4th solo album, Delivered, due out 2020!!!!

Honduras rappers

Special thanks to:

Iglesia Gran Comisión & Door Creek Church

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Honduras, Ministry - posted on August 5, 2019 by

Honduras 2019 (THANK YOU)

I want to thank my Honduran family and people, Door Creek Church, our High School Ministry, students & family as well as all the people who donated and prayed for this mission trip to #Honduras. This is not even a fraction of the amazing work that was done by team 1 on week 1 (of 2). It was a trip that no amount of video or words could ever articulate. It changed my life and I am forever grateful for my #DoorCreekChurch team and all those that supported this trip and helped make a difference. Thank you all for letting us serve you. 🙏🇭🇳💓

Sincerely,
Josh “Rip”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8UJqRTyFnA

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Delivered, Jolene, News, Video - posted on May 27, 2019 by

RIP ANNOUNCES *NEW ALBUM*, DEBUTS NEW SONG “JOLENE” at World’s Largest Brat Fest (2019)

5-Time Madison Hip-Hop Award Winner, 2019 Best of Madison Silver Award Winner and GRAMMY Considered Recording Artist Rip announces 4th studio album, Delivered, and debuts new song, “Jolene”, live at The World’s Largest Brat Fest Sunday, May 26, 2019 on the GRAND Stage.





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Uncategorized - posted on March 7, 2019 by

SE7EN SERIES – LUST by Rip (DOOR CREEK CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL)

Click here to support our mission trip to Hondruas summer 2019:
https://rip-records.com/honduras-2019/

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Uncategorized - posted on February 21, 2019 by

Christian Hip-Hop Takes Over Top 40 / Rhythmic Radio!!!

Recording Artist Rip just did something not many Christian or faith-based Recording Artists have done. He just got done playing a live 40 minute set on Top40/Rhythmic radio with songs off his latest release, “Trinity”. The performance was part of a radiothon hosted by Krista Uelmen, of “Krista & The Morning Rush,” on WJQM-FM in Madison, WI in an effort to bring awareness to mental health and to battle addiction. Every song performed by Rip brought glory to God. An openly Christian Recording Artist transcending into Top40/Rhythmic radio is rarely heard of in this day and age.

Rip just came back from the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards where he was considered for “Best Contemporary Christian Performance & Song” for his single, “Drown”, as well as “Best Music Video” for his video “Satisfied”.

Rip is currently entering the studio to start work on a new album this year.





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