Are you ready to refresh the interior of your heart?
Renewal awaits you.
Are you overwhelmed by demands, duties, and decisions?
Do you feel spiritually fatigued?
When you peer into the window of your heart, are you discouraged?
Renew is for you.
In this Heart Guide, you’ll discover:
Like a well-designed room, this devotional pulls in various elements to create a space for you to linger.
Each daily devotion features a three-part application segment:
- Reflect: This usually includes one or two additional scriptures to read, plus reflection questions.
- Renovate: This delves deeper into your heart, exploring your thoughts, feelings, and what I sum up as “soul clutter.”
- Respond: This closing section consists of a prayer, listening to a song, or further reflection.
Reflect . Renovate . Respond .
“Valerie’s visual storytelling and grace-filled reflections beckon us into the presence of God—to a space marked by beauty, connectedness, and contentment. Like a favorite throw blanket, her tender words comfort the weary heart and invite us to settle into more of God.”
Sarah E. Westfall
writer, speaker, and
host of the Not My Story podcast
“Valerie Griffin’s book is an incredible dive into the daily renewal needed in our heart and homes. The daily devotionals help declutter the distractions of the heart, allowing our Creative Creator to lovingly redesign the interior spaces that matter most.”
speaker and author of
A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned
“Renew is an incredibly timely book and a much-needed reminder that while we can’t always control what is happening around us, turning our hearts towards both our earthly and our eternal homes is a great place to start.“
AtThePicketFence.com, author of
Life in Season: Celebrate the Moments that Fill Your Heart and Home
“With poignant design analogies, practical suggestions, and prompts for reflection, Renew will help you pause long enough to declutter your heart and focus on the One who desires to refresh you.”
author of Remarkable Faith,
Remarkable Hope & Remarkable Advent
“What a lovely spin on devotional reading! I love the way Valerie weaves in aesthetic and beauty in story that naturally leads us to deep moments of reflection. If beauty speaks to you like it does to me, this devotional will take you on a wonderful journey that will bring growth in unexpected ways.”
Kerrah E. Fabacher
Licensed Professional Counselor
and host of the Be Known podcast
“Valerie’s devotional is engaging, organized, and Bible-rich, even with music suggestions to engage the soul. Renew is the perfect help when you are weary and at your wit’s end because Valerie points you to Jesus, the Great Designer, every step of the way.”
Amy Ruth Petersen
writer, speaker, and Bible teacher
“This is a must-read for any woman desperate for renewal, trying to fix life on her own, and ready for a more gracious, God-centered way.”
Jill E. McCormick
writer, speaker, and
host of the Grace in Real Life podcast
“With creative simplicity and thoughtful insight, Valerie uses her experience in decorating to guide us into a true renewal of the heart. Grab this book, snuggle in somewhere comfy, and invite her (and the Master Designer) inside. You won’t be disappointed by the journey that awaits you!”
Carrie D. Rogers
speaker, and Bible study author
About the Author
Valerie Griffin is passionate about inspiring others to renew their hearts and homes. She has worked in the interior design business for over twenty years, creating places clients love coming home to.
Valerie has furnished her online space, valeriegriffin.com, as a place for spiritual growth and renewal. Her writing approach is similar to her process for designing a room: she gathers coordinating thoughts, pulls from a palette of experiences, and anchors it all with truth from scripture—to furnish a space where the soul connects with the Creator. She believes the process of renewing our hearts is the most rewarding renovation on earth because the ripple effects extend to our home in heaven. Valerie and her husband live in the Austin area with their four children.
Resources for Renewal
Free downloads to equip and encourage as you read Renew.
Is this a Devotional or Bible Study?
I call Renew a Heart Guide because it’s more in depth than a typical daily devotional, but not as intense as a typical Bible Study. Each day has a short reading along with application questions. Scripture references are provided for further reading, so you can delve deeper and study on your own. This book offers flexibility for the reader to spend as little as 10 minutes and the guidance to study and journal more if desired.
Who is this book for?
Renew is for anyone who desires God to refresh their heart. I wrote this book because I wanted something more out of my quiet times. While Bible Studies are great resources for us to study and learn the Word, I feel rushed and discouraged when I don’t have 30-45 minutes to devote every day to the study. And, while short daily devotionals help me start my day on the right track, I often forget what I’ve read by noon.
Maybe you can relate?
If so, then Renew is for you. Each week has a theme, so we can remember and build on what we are learning. I believe God speaks directly to our hearts through his Word, so reading and pondering a scripture can be transformative to our day. Each daily reading lists at least one (but often several) scriptures for us to go deeper. I also include song selections to listen to so that our worship echoes the weekly themes.
If you desire God to renew your heart, and you’d like a fresh framework to guide your time with him, Renew is for you.
Can I read Renew with a group?
Absolutely! The book has daily questions and weekly reflection questions. This gives group leaders options and the flexibility to choose from a variety of questions for their gathering.
Do I need to purchase the companion journal?
The Renew Companion Journal is a great resource that provides the space for you to record and reflect as you read Renew. The journal features the daily questions, scriptures, and prayer prompts from Renew, as well as the Soul Clutter Inventory. If you like having everything in one place, you’ll probably enjoy having the journal as a companion to the book. The Renew Companion Journal is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christian Book, and Books a Million.
You may also use your own notebook and sign up in the Renew Resources form above to get the PDF downloads.
Can I get a bulk discount?
If you’re ordering 25+ copies of the book & journal, contact me about options for bulk pricing.
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