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:

Laura Thomas

Laura writes Christian fiction and has many published books. She lives in Canada.

Kimberly Coyle

Kimberly is a freelance writer and adjunct professor who has written for Christianity Today, The Rabbit Room and in(courage).

Anna Kettle

Anna is an experienced writer and author of 'Sand between your toes' and an award-winning marketing professional, from Liverpool, England.

Shay Mason

Shay is author of 'Rest for the Weary.' She lives in North Carolina. Shay and her husband Bruce founded Love Inside Out, Inc. in 2020.

Sarah E Frazer 

Sarah E Frazer is a writer and bible study mentor. She has also written for (in)courage and is the author of six books. She and her husband serve as missionaries in Honduras.

Jenni Lisa Howard

Jen is a lifestyle journalist living in the south of England and has written for magazines and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, Times, Marie Claire and Elle. 

Kristin Vanderlip

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 Hardy

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. 

iola is published by Abi Louise

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Even in the Deep issue

Hope for when you feel stuck.
A Winter situational.

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Tulip issue

Restore your soul. The first original issue.
A Winter into Spring situational. 

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Fresh issue

Refresh your soul.
A Spring into Summer situational.

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Rest issue

Real rest for your moment of peace. 
A Summer situational. 

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Bloom issue

Bloom where you are planted. 
A Summer into Fall situational. 

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Change issue

For when change
is welcome or unwelcome.
An Autumn situational.

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 JOY issue

Joyful rest despite seasonal stress.
A Christmas & New Year situational.

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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.

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