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YouTuber Hobo Ahle Is Dominating The Meaning Of Wanderlust

Traveling is so underrated.

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Ahlexandria is a young woman who rides solo… literally. Living in a van is not an easy task, but Ahlexandria (Ahle) makes it look simple. Also known for her YouTube username Hobo Ahle, Ahle has a strong craving for change.

Her video "Living In A Car- My Story" provides her viewers with insight that her original plan was not to end up in a van. Ahle starts off by saying that after her high school graduation she studied at a community college in her hometown. She liked it for a while but soon felt stuck. She felt as if she was living a repetitive lifestyle. She decided to ask her manager if she could take the position as a transfer to San Diego to escape her home state.

With only a few hundred dollars in her pocket, she confidently moved in with her roommates and started her new job. She loved the new atmosphere until it turned into what happened before "a repetitive pattern." She was going through the motions with her job and school, but it turns out that the company that she worked for was not providing her with her essential paychecks, for two months to be exact.

At this point, young Ahle was growing frustrated and was starting to think of ways that she could save money. At first, she denied the thought of living in her car, but the more she brought it up to herself, the more that she wanted to try it. After much self-conflict, she decided to follow through with this decision.

Ahle's job provided paid vacation days. Within those nine days, she decided to travel to Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. After that road trip, she was hooked on the idea of traveling. She decided to go on a six-month trip. She turned the phrase hobo into a clever abbreviation for "homeward bound", and has shared this phrase in many of her videos. Her home is not so much a building, but rather all of what this Earth has to offer.

She started a YouTube channel to show off her rock climbing skills, cook up recipes without a stove or microwave, how to fix up parts of a van, and most importantly inspire others to get outside and explore nature.

In the video, she mentions, "That's the problem with people now is instant gratification, the feeling of satisfaction wears off." We are a generation of young college students who want things fast but are unwilling to work for them. Ahle is the definition of a hard worker. She budgets so that she can go see waterfalls or see tall mountains topped with snow.

As millennials, a lot of us have become hooked on the nature shown behind a screen, but the truth is a picture will never capture the amount of beauty like the human eye can in person. Ahlexandria's spontaneous adventures and kind spirit are contagious enough to make anyone want to travel.

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Is God Reckless?

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First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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