About Lisa Thomas

Lisa is a retired registered nurse. Most of her career was spent as a parish nurse to several churches as well as parish nurse to the United Church of Christ National Office in Cleveland. She currently lives with her husband John in Westlake and has two grown children.

Recent Blog Posts

Sound & Silence

By Lisa Thomas  •  February 23, 2023

This is the final entry in our “Beyond December” themed blogs.

Taking My Breath Away

By Lisa Thomas  •  February 02, 2023

Sometimes it takes my breath away when I see the capacity for humankind to be unthinking, unkind and cruel to one another. Treating others with disregard and meanness..

The Baby

By Lisa Thomas  •  December 29, 2022

Notes from my journal December 2010…


By Lisa Thomas  •  December 22, 2022

This past July 4th, our son, daughter-in-law, and our grandchildren Isabell and Jami came for a visit. We had a lovely time going to the zoo, visiting the lake, and..

Cheez Whiz: A Story

By Lisa Thomas  •  November 10, 2022

If you would come to my house to spend a night, a week or a month, you would hear me say, “While you are here, this is your home. Feel free to use what you need and..

Selfies with the Dalai Lama

By Lisa Thomas  •  September 15, 2022

“If you’d come today, you could have reached a whole nation, Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication.” Jesus Christ Superstar Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber 

The Secret Sauce

By Lisa Thomas  •  August 11, 2022

How did they do it? Really, how did they? How did a handful of Christ’s followers 2000 years ago start a movement based Christ’s teachings? Teachings of forgiveness,..

A Place to Stand

By Lisa Thomas  •  June 23, 2022

I worked for 20 years as a parish nurse. In fact, for most of that time, I was the parish nurse at the United Church of Christ national offices in Cleveland. During that..


By Lisa Thomas  •  May 19, 2022

I have been to Bogota, Colombia three times. I went in February 1990, October 1993, and August 2009 but really, it all began, in 1988, when my husband and I decided to..