Hello. Scott Mathiasen is my name and I welcome you to my ramblings.

I suppose I need to explain the “fourfeetsixinches” thing a little bit. It is me in the picture on this page. I am a man of six feet and four inches tall. Yet I have been looking at my world from the vantage point of being four feet six inches since an accident that left me partially paralyzed two and a half decades ago. That change in vantage point had made a significant difference in how life looks to me in a basic physical sense. It has made a much more dramatic difference in how I look at life in so many other ways.

I have a trusted friend. Many call him Weave. He told me I need a blog. And since he’s a senior pastor type, I take him at his word and trust that he has deep insights into the workings of the universe and the Creator behind it all, so I do what he says. Alas, fourfeetsixinches is in the beginning stages.

I believe that God wastes absolutely nothing. People sometimes look at “tragedy” and ask “how can a loving God allow such things to happen?” And I get that. If I’m honest I would have to admit that I’ve wondered the same question, if not out loud, certainly internally. Yet, I don’t spend a lot of time wrestling around with it now. I spend more time seeking out, or trying to be open to this; What is it that You want me to do on this path, traveling in this manner, that can somehow draw others to You, the Lover of my soul?

So as I ramble on about different perspectives that have come to my awareness since the shift from six feet four inches to four feet six inches, it would be a gift to me to have you travel along this road with me, in this manner of travel that I’ve grown somewhat accustomed to over the last twenty five years of my life.

Shall I go on? Let me introduce some of the most important people in my life. These women, my wife Mare and our daughter Maggie. In this photograph we were all under our front entry watching an approaching storm. I love how this pic turned out. Finding shelter together. In each other.

Our son, Jonathan. Sometimes quiet. Sometimes not. A young man who I would say is thinking about something most all of the time, but not all that likely to wear it on his bulging deltoid muscles or the sleeves that cover them.

Sometimes I wonder what these two children will grow into as adults. How the God I love will mould and shape their hearts. Their lives. They, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made. They are rich gifts to me, as is their mother/my wife.


25 Responses to “About”

  1. Those are wonderful pictures of the family. I look forward to meeting them more. Wonderful thoughts….makes me think more carefully and deeply. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love this, Scotty. I am grateful and blessed at this glimpse of you and your family. Beautiful.

  3. Blessings to you friend!
    Have you been exceptionally embarrassed lately?
    Love you and miss you!

  4. Love it Scott.

  5. Cousin Scotty ~ I love this!! God has given YOU another gift…the gift of words. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to hear more of your “words”.

  6. Great start Scott! You had always told me you wanted to write a book, here are the chapters. God’s Blessings to you, Mary, Johnny and Mags. You hold special places in our hearts so I can’t thank you enough for stretching my own thinking about things happening in our lives right now. You are a true friend. Thanks.

  7. Hey brother, I’m glad you’re doing this. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of it:)

  8. Hi, Scott…I “got” the title of your blog as soon as I read it…that in itself was powerful enough to impact me this morning…I cheer you on as you write this blog and will look forward to updates and perspectives.

  9. Hey Bud, It was obviouxly not by chance that this was the first day I had taken the time to check on your writings. It has been a challenging day that is a part of several challenging chapters as of recent times. Spending the time in these words today brought some sanity in an otherwise chaotic time.

    Thank you! I look forward to more.

  10. Love what your doing here Scott! Amazing man you are.

  11. Hey Scott,
    Thanks for writing it down. Makes me think of earlier times in our lives when we had the chance to sit and talk face to face. Love Ya. Ede

  12. I’m amazed at the thoughts you can pull from dead wood, abandoned buildings, plants and cups of coffee…Your words are a blessing.
    I look forward to reading more!

  13. Scott,
    I love reading your blog – it helps me with perspective. God is so good to us! I was a Salt Cellar kid back in the 70s. I am now a pastor in Plattsmouth, NE. I am part of a church fellowship that is planting a church by a man with Cerebral Palsy in the Denver area. The church is directly reaching out to the disabled. I am going to give him your website – I think you would be a great encouragement to him and to the church. Keep blogging and believing!

  14. This is a wonderful site, Scott! You write as you speak, so picturesque (in addition to the photos) ;). I love the connections with God, nature, community, etc. Weave knew he was on to something with that suggestion! Look forward to reading more! I understood the title right away, too. I didn’t realize it was an exact inversion 6’4″/4’6″. Either way, your perspectives are unique and so accessible and useful to so many.

  15. Scott. Thanks for sharing the photos, your words and God’s Words!

    David and I have written two books together–something fun to do during the winter months. One is called “Rising from the Spirit” and the other is “God’s Voice Around Us.”

    We use blurb.com. The books can be expensive to sell but the process is quite easy and the end product is pleasing to us. We will never make money from these books becasuse we purchase them ourselves and give them to family and friends who might enjoy them.

  16. Thank you for writing this blog. A friend passed it on to me via a message on facebook. I am inspired!

  17. I think writing is a great way to bring your message to people who do not understand how great God’s love is. Keep writing!

  18. WOW Scotty….I’m so happy you’ve come back into my life thru this Blog. I really missed you! Keep writing…I LOVE this!

  19. Scott,
    You will make a huge change in the world with your blog…..very inspiring to say the least!

    May God bless you with a happy loving life and I know you will never feel alone as you DO have God in your life!

    May you have more blessing in your life….I can see you already have many!

    Take care

    Kathy 🙂

  20. I really enjoy your blog.

  21. After all these years, you are sill amazing to me! I just spent a week with Joni Erickson-Tada. She is someone that you need to meet. She would be blessed by the life that you are living. Christ is alive and active in your soul! I miss you friend. Still love my SCOTT!

  22. I’ve always been a late bloomer and the last to discover what everyone else seems to have already found. So here’s your blog, Scott. I feel like I’m sitting next to you and other PISCAs appreciating the very human confessions and wisdom we grew so fond of over the years. It’s a gift.

    Stay disciplined and keep the travelogue going as I catch up!

  23. […] Scott Mathiasen, blogger, writer of inspirational and religious works. https://fourfeetsixinches.wordpress.com/about/ […]

  24. I’ve been rereading your book, Thirty-One Days, for post-Easter devotions. It resonates with my spirit and invites me to drink from the Spirit’s flowing waters. I enjoy browsing through your blogs and feel like I have a ‘chat’ with you as I read. Thanks for your wisdom and faith perspective.

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