What's In Your Fruit Bowl? // Introduction

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
— Galatians 5:22-23 | NLT
 Melanie Hill

Melanie Hill

I have always liked fruit. Apples and grapes are my favorite, but I love a good kiwi and strawberries, too! My eight-year-old niece loves fruit as well. Her favorite…chocolate covered strawberries. I know, I know…the chocolate kind of defeats the purpose of the healthy strawberry.

With or without chocolate, one thing is certain. God calls all Christians to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The NLT version says it best to me, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives…” It is not up us to produce the fruit. It is up to the Holy Spirit. It is up to us to be flexible, to be completely open to God, and to desire God’s work in our life more than anything. Join me in this study, What’s in Your Fruit Bowl?, to learn what fruit should be in your fruit bowl and what God expects us to do with it.

// Melanie


Here's a little checklist to make sure you have all you need to get started!

  1. Sign Up for Undivided Women Bible Studies (most of you have already done this!) You'll receive posts from What's in your Fruit Bowl - A Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study every Monday and Wednesday.
  2. Grab friends to study with! Our studies are great tools for small groups or easy to do over dinner or coffee. Either way, it's better when done together!
  3. Join our Undivided Women Community Group on Facebook. This is where we will be hanging out with women from all over who are eager to share and learn from one another! We don't want you to miss out!
  4. The verses through out the Undivided Women site are all interactive, all you have to do is hover over them with your cursor! Cool, right? But, we still recommend having your Bible or Bible app handy.

That's it! You're ready for Monday and we can't wait to get started! If you have any questions, feel free to post them in comments section below or email us at connect@undividedwomen.com.


Melanie Hill

Melanie Hill holds is a private consultant in the areas of healthcare and public education.  Melanie has been held a variety of positions in the hospice industry for over 20 years.   As a hospice consultant she provides guidance and direction for hospices throughout the country concerning operational and sales leadership.  A a public education consultant she is in program development for a concept known as “community schools.”

Melanie feels blessed to have spoken at many women’s events throughout the southeast for the past 25 years. She has written two Bible studies and enjoys discipleship and biblical teaching.

Melanie and her husband, Walter, are active members of First Baptist Church where she teaches a ladies Sunday School class.  Walter is the CEO of the Wiregrass United Way and they both enjoy traveling.