This is the internet, so I’ve got to actually do some work in helping you get to know me or else we’ll stay strangers. I don’t want to be strangers!
Let’s start with a name: Ben Mordecai
Let’s follow up with some adjectives: Christian/Married/Geek
Now, how’s a photo sound?
You practically know me already right?
Not so much?
Ok, then lets talk about those adjectives.
So what do I mean when I say that I’m a Christian? I mean that I believe that Jesus is Lord, that he lived and died on a cross for the sins of the world. He rose from the dead bodily. To state it even more plainly, I believe that if you could go back to around 30 A.D. you could actually take a video of these things happening. Yet truthfully, the scripture is a better testament than this hypothetical video. I would love to be involved in spreading this good news (that is, the Gospel) to everyone I can. I love talking Christianity, and I’d love to talk about it with you too. Whether you are a Christian or not, I’d like to get to know you.
Now, on being married. I’m in love with my wife, Hallie. Yeah, yeah, everyone I tell that to says, “Oh to be a newly wed!” or “just wait until you have kids.” It doesn’t discourage me. I came into this marriage knowing that there will be fights. There will be stress. It can be hard. Have we fought, been stressed out, and has it been tough? At times, yes, but this is what makes it love: we are dedicated to one another. This means that we have to learn to repent. We have to learn that we don’t always get what we individually want. Of course, love is not burdensome. Hallie is not hard to love. She is beautiful and kindhearted. She has a true heart for service and, against all comprehension, has an obsession with cleaning. She runs her own business cleaning houses and she keeps herself quite busy.
Now, about the geeking. It has become fashionable recently to call oneself a geek, but I can assure you that there is nothing too fashionable about my geekery. Don’t get me wrong, if I had poor vision you better believe I would get the thick Ray-Ban frames. As it is, I’m the other king of geek. I’m a controls engineer who designs and programs machinery. I read and write technical manuals. I try to explain “cool things about math” to my gracious and uninterested wife. I have notebooks full of inventions that seem to get systematically invented before I can learn how to make it.
Other than that, I like running, cycling, coffee, beer, organic food, cooking, guitars, electronic music, and a ton of other fun things.
Welp, I think I’ve done my part. Why not introduce yourself? Drop me a comment, or: