iola magazine

iola; magazine; deep; living life well

What if you could find a magazine that encourages you right where you are, that lifts your spirits with beautiful imagery? What if you could read stories from women who live lives just like yours? Who have struggled through the same things you do, who know what it is like to question your life’s direction, wondered how to fit in caring for your children and feeling like you are doing something meaningful? What if there was a magazine that was a breath of fresh air? What if it’s creative prompts were gentle, accessible and inspiring? Well we came up with an idea….

Introducing iola magazine

If you love good design, creativity, reading and music, – iola magazine is for you. If you’ve ever wondered about how to manage all the things: family, meaningful work, creative pursuits and how not to lose yourself in the process, – iola is for you. If you have faith in God but at times might describe your relationship with him as complicated and have been hurt on life’s road, – iola is for you. 

If your idea of a simple treat is some time out with coffee and a magazine that inspires not invokes envy – iola is for you.

The January 2019 issue of iola–the Deep issue–is now available to purchase on-line. I’m so honoured to be among the contributors for this issue.

Living life well – even in the deep

Do you feel like you are in deep? Maybe you feel buried deep in a painful situation. Perhaps you have dreams that are buried deep. Maybe you have prayed that God would take you deeper but have no idea what that will look like.

Articles in this issue explore going deeper in times of transition, seeking hope in deep pain. How journalling is a self-care practice and a spiritual discipline that can help you through the deep.

Check out for more information and for all kinds of goodies like free lock screens and playlists.

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