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04.20.21New Single: 2 More from the 80s
04.20.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
04.17.21Fans React to New Digital Interactive Songbook
04.17.21Neat Notes from Five Fans in AZ, KY, NE, OH & ON
04.17.21Influential Albums: Wk 49
04.17.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
04.17.21New USBs Have Newest Single
04.17.21Join Us for Our Next Trip Through the Bible
04.17.21Bible-Reading Update: 1 John 1-Revelation 22
04.16.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fourth Single
04.10.21ApX RV Makes Its Final Voyage
04.10.21Influential Albums: Wks 47-48
04.10.21Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.10.21Video from Good Friday and Easter Sunday
04.10.21New Single: Summer of '84
04.06.21New Songbook Finally Finished
04.02.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Easter Pt. 3
03.29.21Three ApX Members to Play Good Friday Service
03.27.21ApX Easter Top 50 Update: On the Air in Australia
03.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 46
03.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Third Single
03.22.21New Single: '69 & '84
03.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
03.18.21Praise Report from Jeff Pakula
03.18.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Wks 44-45
03.12.21Erie Fan Notices Eerie Similarity
03.12.21NEW STORY
03.12.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Second Single
03.08.21New Single: '67 & '80 and a Bonus Track, Too
03.06.2111 Letters from 8 States (and 1 Other Continent)
03.06.21Two Fans Will Match All Donations Over Next 10 Days
03.05.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 43
03.04.21Clues for 2021 Single #2
03.01.21This Week's News Bulletin
02.26.21More Music Coming Soon
02.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
02.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 42
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
02.20.21Jimmy Becomes a Grandpa for the Third Time
02.19.21Clues for 2021 Single #1
02.19.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Weeks 38-41
02.10.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.27.21Fan Will Match Donations This Week
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
01.22.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 37
01.21.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
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
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
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
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single

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. :)