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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Take the Scenic Route


For just over a year now, I’ve been quietly showing up in your INBOX every other Friday with ideas ...

Piano and Sheet Music

The Music of Our Lives


This morning I read an interesting thought from Max Lucado, a bestselling inspirational author. I quote it here: 

“In ...

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Maintaining Perspective in an Imperfect World


I think we can all agree that the world has been crazy this last year. It’s easy to lose ...