Discovering Joy:
Ten Years in North Korea


Discovering Joy: Ten Years in North Korea is about diving into the depths and layers of history, culture, and relationship to discover who North Koreans really are.

North Korea has been at the center of world controversy for decades. Their development of nuclear weapons has put the United States on edge as it has all of Korea’s bordering countries and indeed the world.

But what is it really like to live inside North Korea as a foreigner, a white woman, a mom, and a humanitarian worker?

This book is a straightforward account of living among the North Korean people, getting to know them in genuine, heartfelt ways, one day at a time, one person at a time.

The stories from this life lived inside North Korea remind us that we are all just human beings with the ability to love past the walls of conflicted misunderstandings.