Mary Lou Redding

Mary Lou Redding retired as Editorial Director of The Upper Room daily devotional guide in May 2012. Among her recent writing projects is a compilation of prayers by Upper Room staff members titled Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments and the small-group study The Lord’s Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us to Pray.

Since leaving full-time work with The Upper Room magazine, Mary Lou has taken classes in watercolor painting and returned to her longtime love of designing and sewing clothes. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. In addition, she continues to read and teach about personality and spirituality, to lead retreats, and to work as a spiritual director. Her first love in the spiritual life continues to be reading, studying, and teaching the Bible.

Mary Lou holds a BA in English Literature from Oral Roberts University and an MA in Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Tulsa.