Photos by: Elisenda Farison

Photos by: Elisenda Farison


I'm Sarah Everest, the author behind Up-Rooted. I live in Northern California with my husband, Brian, and our sweet baby boy, Milo. I'm a born and raised Southern California desert girl at heart, but the tiny town of Trinidad, where the redwoods meet the sea, is the place we’ve called home for the past few years. 

When we moved, I was a recent college graduate and I was processing a lot mentally, spiritually and emotionally. So...I wrote.  Writing created mental space for me to process my experiences. I quickly realized that God was using it as a medium to let His love flow to me and, ultimately, through me. 

Colossians 2:6-7 says,

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."

In the midst of all that life brings, writing creates the margin I need to be reminded of where my roots are. They are in Christ, who is the source of life, freedom, wisdom, strength, joy, comfort, and peace.  That reminder propels me towards living a life up-rooted from expectations and pressures of this world, enabling me, by God's grace, to walk in an abundant life firmly rooted and built up in Him. 

I write because it helps foster growth, bring encouragement, and promote living well in my own heart. It's my prayer that the words you read here would do the same for you. 

In view of God's mercy,



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