Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, author, and stroke survivor
Nika Maples Blog
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 day. They are brief but meaty, full of both lament and praise. We will grow so much during the first half of the year if we read the Psalmstogether s...Read More
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 dozens of times in my youth, determining that God wanted me to be very careful about what I chose to watch or listen to, to be careful about the fri...Read More
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 wait.'"; Author of Twelve Clean Pages,Texas Education Agency's 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year,Nika Maples recently gave an incredible TEDx Talk at Abeline ...Read More
Giving Like the Great Giver
The headache was overpowering. It pierced a small space just above my left ear and seemed to worsen as the days moved into weeks. At times, the pain made me dizzy, and I would trip or almost fall down the dorm stairs. I knew something was wrong, but I didn't slow down. My sophomore year in college was a blur of joy and activity, and I didn't w...Read More
Five Reasons You Will Be Glad You Self-Published
They avoided my questions. Both writers who had chosen self-publishing and writers who had chosen traditional publishing would get cottonmouth when I asked for advice.At times you can sense a competitive tension among authors and speakers that is thicker than Corleone bloodlines.People will shut the shop quickly if you appear overeager. Ask to...Read More
Meet Real Christians: Patricia
With tears already burning her eyes, Patricia reached the last stoplight before her neighborhood. She knew they would be flowing by the time she pulled intothe driveway. Every day ended the same way. Only hours earlier, she had been in good spirits. Her hope and energy soared every morning, and she always smiled as she got ready for work, sayi...Read More