Reading books so often encourages me. Authors' thousands of words, forming devotionals or even stories, inspire me to encourage others in my writing.
Sometimes I get caught into the trap of thinking that the best way to encourage people is to write more stories or devotionals. But God is able to just as easily use a text, short email, or blog comment to be an encouragement as a novel.
If you have an opportunity today, encourage someone in the Lord!
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." Ephesians 4:29