Author James C. Magruder
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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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Basketball under blue sky (Photo by Mong Mong)

The Mark of a ...

As I prepare to call it a career and start retirement next week, I can’t help but reflect on the ...

Fountain Pen

The Power of the Pen (Reviving the Lost Art of ...

When was the last time you wrote a letter—by hand? When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? ...

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Capitalizing on the "Concept Behind Coffee" (and ...

Today, as I write this newsletter, I’m sitting out on my patio and sipping a cup of coffee, a White ...