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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Mark in the hills above Walnut Creek, CA

Living the Dream


Living the dream. How often have we heard those words? How often do we—mistakenly—assume the dream must be grandiose—or ...

Sunset on grassy beach

How to Live Your Life—Backwards


Few things will make you appreciate life more than writing a eulogy for someone you love. Last week, I ...

Mount Suribachi

A Devotion to Duty


With the Fourth of July upon us, I wanted to share a reflection on the

men and women that ...