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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How Movies Help Us Live More Reflectively

This newsletter has talked about several ways you can pause more and rush less to make life more memorable. We’ve ...

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How "Places" Help Us Slow Down & Rediscover What's ...

There are “places” in my life that allow me to slow down—and feel the most like me. Does that make ...

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Saying Goodbye to My Father--in Advance

When I said goodbye to my father, I honestly didn’t know I was saying “goodbye.” That’s because, for all practical ...