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11.29.21New Single: '83 & '84, Complete Library Deal
11.29.21Get Over 1425 Tracks for $100 This Week
11.29.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Bible-Reading Update: Jeremiah 7-48
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Thanksgiving
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
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
10.08.21Influential 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
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)
09.12.21Clues 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

This "Knock Knock" Was No Joke
Wed., Mar. 7. 2007 3:31pm EST

Recently, after a concert in Ohio, a young woman shared with us that our song, "Who's There," a parody of the song "Loser" by Beck, held special meaning to her. We asked her if she would share that with us so we could share it with you:

I always believed in God even as a little girl but I thought for a very long time that God hated me. I always thought He enjoyed watching us suffer. I didn't know at that time He was a loving God. Now my parents have always been wonderful parents and taken good care of me growing up, but they couldn't take away the pain or questions of why grandma slowly died battling cancer for four years or why grandpa was drinking himself to death. Or my uncle was drinking, stealing, doing drugs etc.

These were just a few of the many things that made me wish I was dead, too. All this happened before I was a teenager. By the time Beck's "Loser" came out, I was a teenager and I felt alone. I didn't think I would live to see my 21st birthday let alone my 30th. I thought that no one would miss me even if I were to die anyway. I didn't think God valued our lives so why should I value mine. Little did I know at the time that "I was not cheap like a bird, now" or that he "Died and Rose for me."

I just wanted God to kill me like He killed the rest of my family. Please don't think that I ever tried to kill myself or that I ever got mixed up in drugs and alcohol because I didn't. It was just a feeling like I had no self worth and no purpose in life kind of attitude. I probably would have headed down that way had I not accepted Christ (in my early 20's) and learned the truth about God and slowly started to grow. Years later a friend of the family told me about you guys. She played a few songs and that was it. I was hooked.

Your music really spoke to my heart. I had bought several of your albums, but "Ticked" was not one of them. I didn't get that one until my first concert. Imagine my surprise to hear the song that I used to sing to God sung in a different light. I'd wanted God to kill me, so I sang " I'm a loser so why don't you kill me" to Him all the time. BUT then I heard your song! It really "flicked on my porch light" and showed me that my relatives and I where important to God.

Verses like "from your time of infancy Christ was a-knockin" showed me that from the time I was born I was important to God and "even after all the bad things I'd done that made me detestable" like turning away from him to do my own things AFTER becoming saved (did this for awhile) "God proved His love because He saved me anyhow". God has compassion and He loves my family and I. Wow! That was something new to me!

To hear that Jesus was "bangin' on my kitchen screen" refusing to give up on me was awesome! To learn that He was there all along waiting to fill the big hole that my grandparents death left in my heart was simply amazing to me. So as I sat there crying I sang to Him " I want you to save me, so why don't ya fill me?" Jesus healed me that day mending my broken heart and giving me closure on a sad part of my life. So this is how God used your song to reach me and why "Who's There?" is a special song to me. It's hard for me not to cry when I hear that song.

I hope this email encourages you to continue to allow the Lord to use you to reach others. You just never know what song God will use to reach out to someone. I know you must all have to make a great many sacrifices in order to tour around like you do, but please know that it is not done in vain. You are accomplishing your goals of reaching the lost and teaching the rest. I am proof of that. Yo! Got it!