soul food for your moment of peace
iola is a high-quality print bookazine full of hope-filled articles. Each issue is based around a one-word theme and seasonally situated. They are filled with beautiful natural photographs and have spacious layouts. Reflective questions, creative prompts, playlists, and encouragement for women when they get a chance to put their feet up, so they can live their Christ-following life well.
"iola is like sitting down with a mug of tea feeling like these women are my friends. It's a rare thing to read a magazine that doesn't leave you feeling inadequate."
-Katherine Gibbon, reader
iola has featured over 50 writers at all stages of the writing path.
Whether they've been writing for years, published many books or self-published and just starting out, iola has published articles from writers based upon serving our iola reader. Our writers live all over the world, and are mainly from the US, Canada, and the UK.
Some of our writers include:
Kristin is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Life Worth Living: A Daily Growth Journal and Living Life Well: A Daily Growth Journal for Kids. She has written for (in)courage.
Niki is a Brit in the USA, a cancer survivor, pastor’s wife and author of Breathe Again. A Londoner born and bred, Niki and her family moved to Charlotte, NC, to plant CityChurch Charlotte.
Restore your soul. The first original issue.
A Winter into Spring situational.
Joyful rest despite seasonal stress.
A Christmas & New Year situational.
The iola planner & journal
Plan with Purpose
& Journal with Joy
A way to plan your season, month and week, alongside reflecting your love for the season, your daily gratitude, prayers and what you are learning and how you are creating.
Studies have shown that writing is a practice that is good for your wellbeing. Gratitude a way to chase beauty in life, that in turn increases the amount of beauty we see. The act of writing with a pen on paper is proven to increase our memory and relieves the mind as your hand writes it out.
If writing seems overwhelming, these gentle prompts help you to start, slowly and simply. January-June & July-December.
Look back & move forward.
Bloom & grow.