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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NC Pond

Recalling the Things that Take You Home


I was cruising down a long and winding country road in North Carolina last week, and little did I ...

The Glimpse Cover Shot

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When you sign up for my email newsletter, PAUSE MORE. RUSH LESS., you will be entered into a drawing ...

Shot of Marine Preparing Bodies for Burial

Thanking Our "Hidden Heroes"


Last week, a good friend of mine posted this photo on Facebook. It moved me. Before I read the ...