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    Anna Pociask Photography, LLC bio pictureI am an artist that seeks to bring back to life the innocent beauty that once when a child. I want to bring out the real you, the forgotten you, the beautiful you. I am a natural light, boutique photographer based in Northern Alabama specializing in senior and wedding portraiture.
    I am not your traditional type photographer, as my heart races with excitement to dig deeper into who you are as an individual. You will walk away with a flare of poetic imagery that screams your name. I look forward to meeting you, hugging you, and becoming friends.
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Sanctification is the “gracious operation of the Holy Spirit, involving our responsible participation, by which he delivers us from the pollution of sin, renews our entire nature according to the image of God, and enables us to live lives that are pleasing to him.” It is the process whereby we are renewed according to the image of God, conformed to the image of Christ, and enabled to die to ourselves and live to God.

So, all weekend God has been bringing the word sanctification to my mind and heart. Not only does this apply to our spiritual lives–but we can apply this to our marriages. “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.” Romans 6: 6

There are many that believe that once a Christian we no longer are suppose to sin, but sin is always crouching at our door, and wants to devour us….devour our marriages, our friendships, our family..anything that has unity, the enemy wants to break up. The enemy does not want peace, he only wants destruction, confusion, and deception. But Christ wants the complete opposite for our marriages–persevere through disagreements, patience with one another, honesty, unity….

I say all of this to reassure you that it is completely normal for each spouse to bring in their own hidden sins that may have once controlled their life (and still control their life)…as there are many worldly passions that can get us tangled up in, I am just going to use sexual sin as an example, because as much as people may not admit they struggle with pornography, lusting over the opposite sex (i am not saying that only men struggle with this), masturbation, and adultery to name a few…

Romans 6:18 tells us some powerful truth…”flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. THEREFOR HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.”

How does sanctification tie into all of this you ask….God doesn’t spoon feed us–He wants us to fight and rely on Him to help us. What a beautiful picture we as husband and wife get to display when we are to represent the Church and Christ.

  • When we are weak, He is strong. When your spouse is weak, be strong, stand by their side. Fight for them by praying for them, pray.  pray. pray.
  • When we are tempted, flee from sin. When we are tempted to commit sin against God, we not only hurt our relationship with Christ–but we only separate ourself further from our spouse.

” We can choose to remove God from the picture, but our need for love and intimacy still remains. Without God to guide us and provide for those desires, we confuse sex with love. We long to be loved, we long to know that we matter someone else, and something tells us that engaging is sex will accomplish what we want.” Tim Gardner So, attempting to find our own solution to what will fill this hole in our hearts, we engage in sex outside of God’s boundaries. And pain and destruction follow. Lets get back on focus–Sanctification is the “gracious operation of the Holy Spirit, involving our responsible participation, by which he delivers us from the pollution of sin, renews our entire nature according to the image of God, and enables us to live lives that are pleasing to him.” It is the process whereby we are renewed according to the image of God, conformed to the image of Christ, and enabled to die to ourselves and live to God. 

When we think we can not overcome sin–do no give up. it is process. But, we can not be renewed, if we do not seek help. If your spouse truly loves you, this will only draw you closer to one another, as you fight together and fight for one another–instead of fighting with one another.

 

How can I be praying for your marriage?

xoxo,

Anna Pociask, MA

 

 


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  • LindseyMay 29, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    This is so great. Well written and well received. Thank you for writing this, Anna. Really spoke to my heart today.ReplyCancel

 

 

Josh and Megan have to be the sweetest couple I have worked with. Not only do they get me choked up every time I look through their pictures, but they actually make me sit here in awe of their genuineness to everyone they know. There is something about them, that gets me every time I look at the way they smile at one another, hug one another, and kiss one another. I love the emotion that was captured through out the whole day. And I love that a lot of the beautiful arrangements were done by friends. Josh and Megan, you have some very talented friends! I hope you enjoyed Jamaica, and feel nice and refreshed! Enjoy your lovely preview!!

 

 

A huge thank-you to all the lovely vendors:

Ceremony and reception site: Quail Creek Golf Resort, Hartselle, AL
Food: Friends (Dina Byrd)
Flowers: Friends (Beth Fleischman)
Cakes: Amy’s Cakes, Florence, AL
Videographer: Nfocus Video Productions
Bridal gown: Brides by Demetrios
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Tux Rentals: Burch and Hatfield
Hair and Makeup: Keri Aycock
Band at reception: Rolling Jazz Review
Ceremony musician: Keith Taylor

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How well do you think you know me?:)Lets play a little game…..

1. Am I a perfectionist or completely the opposite?

2. Do I wear matching socks or mismatched socks?

3. My favorite color is pink or turquoise?

4. I am a cuddler or like personal space?

5. My favorite snack is chocolate or chocolate?

6. If I could travel anywhere it would be–Hawaii or Czech Republic?

7. My biggest pet peeve is–selfish inconsiderate people or dumb drivers?

Okay….lets see how well you know me. 😉

 


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  • MomMay 26, 2012 - 3:04 am

    1perfectionist with your work, as a mom and as a wife
    2Mismatched
    3Turquoise
    4Cuddler
    5chocolate
    6Czech Republic
    7 i thought dumb drivers were selfish inconsiderate people?
    Love you sweet pea:-)ReplyCancel