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10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 34 Free
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.22.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
10.22.21Bible-Reading Update: Proverbs 16-Isaiah 6
10.21.21New USBs Include Next CD and Latest Single
10.21.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
10.02.21Get Over 1400 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)
06.27.21Buy Any CD, Get One Free (CD Downloads, Too)
06.26.21Darnell Cline Transferred to Long-Term Rehab
06.26.21Clues for 2021 Single #10
06.25.21Influential Albums: 407-413
06.18.21New Prayer Update on Darnell Cline
06.18.21Influential Albums: 400-406
06.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Ninth Single
06.14.21New Single: '83 & '86
06.11.21Fan Will Match Donations Through Monday
06.11.21Influential Albums: 393-399
06.04.21Prayer Update on Darnell & Sonja Cline
06.04.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Eighth Single
06.04.21Influential Albums: 386-392
06.04.21New Single: '83 & '85
05.29.21Influential Albums: 379-385
05.24.21This Week's News Bulletin
05.21.21Influential Albums: 365-378
05.20.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Seventh Single
05.18.21New Single: More from '84
05.07.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Mother's Day
05.07.21New Single: '85 & '86
05.07.21Influential Albums: 351-364

Fan with Depression Finds Joy in APX Songs
Thu., Mar. 17. 2016 9:53am EDT

Do you or does someone you know struggle with depression? We received a very touching email about that this week. The person who wrote it gave us permission to share it, although we are withholding his identity for obvious reasons:

I am a social worker by profession. I have worked in mental health as well as in nursing homes caring for the elderly. I did this until I fell prey to major depression myself. It was a rather odd and devastating occurrence. I have wrestled with the fact that brain chemistry can in fact go bad and at times trump everything a person should be feeling through faith.

I lost my profession several years ago to this disease but by the grace and goodness of God have kept my beautiful and loving family. I have an implant called a VNS that stimulates the vagus nerve and sends pulses to the brain every three minutes. It largely helps keep the depression at bay along with medication and a very supportive family but I still have some slumps. This week has been one of them.

I find great joy and restoring power in the music that you recently gave me. It is all that I have been listening to. It empowers my Christian faith. Like I said, I have not been feeling that well for the past few days when suddenly "God Knows You've Tried" played on my phone. I had been feeling like a whitewashed tomb, but that song reminded me that God still has great love for me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. As I type this, I am starting to cry from the joy and blessing of it.

God uses the band in so many miraculous ways! Will you please pray for me, even as my wife and I pray for you every night, that this darkness would leave my life? Keep pushing on, regardless of what the devil throws in your path. You are changing lives.

We had more email correspondence with this person afterward and shared some more music with him. Here is an except from one of his follow-up emails:

The music you sent me is wonderful. Again, I can't thank you enough. I think by now you fully realize the joy, hope and faith I get when I listen to your songs. I really did like "Working for the Weakened." The lyrics of the entire song spoke to my heart and I am reminded that the Lord will never break me when I'm bruised. He desires to see me healed and filled with His Holy Spirit and peace. He will see me through this. He always has and always will. I needed that hopeful reminder.

I cannot get enough of your music! It helps me so much.
Please join us in praying for this friend. Here's a link to the a video for the song "God Knows You've Tried" in case it may encourage you or someone you love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiQNpK-wZ6s