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01.27.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
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01.23.21ApX Weekly Radio Show Celebrates Third Anniversary
01.23.21Prayer Request from Jeff Pakula
01.23.21Bible Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
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01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
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01.17.21In Case You Didn't Know, There's a New Studio
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
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12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
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12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
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10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
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09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents

Powerlifter Pumps Up ApX with Encouragement
Thu., Sep. 14. 2017 10:04pm EDT

Wikipedia describes powerlifting as "a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift." This week we got a ton of email encouragement from a Christian powerlifter named Dave Heintzel. Here's what he said:

I use some of your songs in my Sunday school class. My first class this year is next week, and I like to start off with "Pray Now." I also use "Look Yourself" on the DVD. I have been collecting your CDs for over 20 years now. I pray for you guys all the time that God blesses your ministry.
Dave's not the kind of guy to boast about himself, but we asked him to tell us more about his powerlifting experience, and then we got his permission to share it with you:
I've lifted weights most of my life, but when I was 34, l joined a powerlifting gym (I'm 56 now). And I started doing competitions. I didn't get a trophy my first few meets. Then I started getting some. And some records.

I remember one time I heard my name announced and received a trophy, and it didn't feel right -- like I was being glorified — I'm not worthy. I still enjoy doing the meets, but the trophies are in the basement. I do try to bring glory to God with my lifting. I say a prayer before every lift, asking God not for power but for courage.

One of the highlights was when I squared 360 lbs. for a record for my age group. A few minutes later a young teen came up to me and asked me to pray for him because he was nervous about his deadlifts — first time that ever happened to me.

We prayed right then for courage. Then I told him that God was coming with a giant dump truck ... beep beep beep. He backed up and dumped all the courage on top of him. He smiled and did well on his deadlifts..

When I think about Jesus, I think about how courageous He was. And I think about a young man who had the courage one day to share the gospel through some pretty amazing parodies and continues to have the strength to continue despite financial difficulties. There can be no more important mission then sharing the gospel. May our Lord provide all of your needs.

Just to let you know, you have had a positive influence on me. One way is that I read the Bible cover to cover and plan on doing it again. Also you talked about being an apologist, which I have taken to heart. I have written dozens of letters to the editor in our newspaper, mostly in response to a writer bashing God and Christians.

Thank you for all you do. You will always have my support. Buying your CDs is one way I can help spread the gospel. Peace.

Dave Heintzel
Erie PA
Wow! Pardon the pun, but that was some heavy stuff! We are honored that Dave feels that way, and we are glad he ended his message with the word "peace." It seems to us that it would be wise to remain at peace at all times with all powerlifters if at all possible. :)