“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie ten Boom

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie ten Boom

I am tempted to just use this quote and walk away. It is so short and yet so full that it is amazing, everything a good quote should be.

One thing it did make me think was that it reflects your outlook on life. Are you a ‘glass half empty’ or a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. I think they might go together. It is hard for me to imagine a ‘glass half empty’ person using prayer as a steering wheel….because that takes a positive outlook.

What do you think?


  1. marion brown on October 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Of course my favorite book. Everyone should read this one !

  2. Lynne Baber on October 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

    What a life Corrie had. Read the book, saw the movie, and heard her speak in person. What a saint. Hiding Place really puts things into perspective. It magnifies the worst of humanity and the best of Christianity.

  3. Nikki on October 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    half full….
    always with the positive attitude…..


    have a fun rest of the week……

  4. Lindsay on October 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    If tomorrow ,…you received everything you thanked god for today, what would you have ?

  5. Vivian on October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Trying to be more of a “glass is half full” kind of person. Reminding myself daily of what I am grateful for and what I have to be thankful for helps me in that thought process. : )

  6. Lakota on October 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    should have said “realize” in place of “know”. thanks for helping us think

  7. Lakota on October 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I love the quote. I am working on it being a steering wheel myself. I’m not always there, yet I’m glad for the spare tire. I just need to know it’s there.

  8. Emmie on October 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I LOVE Corrie Ten Boom!!! She is an ALL time favorite of mine!! The Hiding Place is one of my favorite books ever!!! 🙂 Love the quote so much. It makes ya think!
    Thanks Stac! 🙂

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