Author James C. Magruder
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James C Magruder author

James C. Magruder

"The Reflective Writer"

WELCOME. I've been referred to as “The Reflective Writer,” because I strive to write insightful essays and contemporary Christian fiction that encourages you to pause more and rush less so you can reflect on the most meaningful moments in life—before they slip by.

My logo, the lighthouse, reflects the essence of my writing--shedding light, if only a single shaft of light, to help you focus on the things that matter most. Here you can learn more about my novel, The Glimpse, why I wrote it, upcoming projects, and you can view my essays published in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 

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The Glimpse

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How to Never Forget Who You Are (5 Bosses Who ...

Ever have a friend at work who later became your boss? What happens? Sure, the working relationship changes—but does the ...

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How to Enjoy the Journey, Not Just the Destination

So much of life is lived at high speed—when it could be lived on cruise control. Ever wonder why that ...

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Unintentional Gifts


(The Best Gifts are Often the Ones You Don't Know You're Giving)

You never see them coming. You ...