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Nika Maples: TEDx: What Paralysis Taught Me About True Strength
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Nika Maples: Harvest Show Interview
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Nika Maples

2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, author, and stroke survivor

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Dallas, TX, US
About Nika Maples

Nika Maples, a native Texan, never thought she would become a teacher. By her sophomore year in college God revealed other plans

In 1994, a lupus-induced stroke left Nika quadriplegic. She could not speak, swallow, or blink. In intensive care, she listened as physicians warned her family that she had as little as 48 hours to live. If she lived at all, they said, she could be expected to remain unresponsive. She had lost all functionality and had no hope of recovery, so doctors suggested ...

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How to Become a Hope Hunter: Seeking Until You Find What You Need the Most

Hope is not an accident. Sometimes it has to be hunted, and hunting it takes courage. Hope hunters know how to excavate hope from hardship. There is dirt underneath their fingernails and sweat on ...

Beyond the Veil, There is Hope: Learning to Live in Intimacy with the Father

When we experience chronic pain or loss, our natural response is to hide our hearts in order to protect them from additional pain. We default to public images of competence, minimizing, and ...

Secrets of the Psalms: Uncovering the Treasures in the Bible’s Poetry

The Lord left incomparable jewels hidden for us in the book of Psalms. From the hidden connections between the five books of Psalms to the first five books of the Bible to the gentle references to ...

Latest Book

Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light by Nika Maples
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All that I can say is that Nika blew us away! I have helped with this conference for 7 years. We have had over 25 speakers. Nika is the first to have an OVERWHELMING STANDING OVATION.

Treva Brensing - Women Walking with God Conference (Wichita, KS)

Nika rocked the house at our Celebration Dinner! Her moving testimony, humor, and sincerity made a lasting impression on everyone.

Craig Smith - Fort Worth Christian School, Texas

Every life is a story, but some lives are must-reads. Nika's life is just such a story. Her difficult, challenging, transforming journey inspires me to make my life a better story as well.

Rick Atchley - Minister of the Word, The Hills Church

Nika is a master storyteller. I was completely drawn into the grief, the emotion, and the triumph of her story and was reminded of the Author and Perfector of our faith. I was not ready for this book to end.

Brandon Scott Thomas - Producer and Worship Leader, the ZOE Group

...an amazing telling of God's grace in the midst of trials.

Rob Thomas, Owner - Igniter Media
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Walk through the Psalms with Me!

Do you have a Bible readingplan for 2016 in place? Why not join me on a walk through the Psalms for the first half of the year? There are 150 Psalms, so from January to May, let's read one per ...

How Can You Guard Your Heart?

In Proverbs 4:23, we read:Above all else,guard your heart, foreverything you do flows from it. Yes, but how do youguard your heart? If you are like me, then you have wondered. I read this verse ...

TEDxACU | What Paralysis Taught Me About True Strength

"The hardest thing I ever had to do is nothing at all. When my nose itched, I had to wait for someone to scratch it. But there is power in the fullness of process. Rethink 'the ...