About Lisa B. 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

Fireflies, Butterflies and Birds

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  June 13, 2024

A few summers ago, my husband John and I made some changes in how we cared for our yard. It started when I saw an advertisement for an organic lawn care program that did..

The Here and the Hereafter

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  April 18, 2024

Mabel Breneman was my husband’s maternal grandmother, whom I met when I was 19 years old and she was 84 years old. Everyone called her Grandma, and I adored her...

Mr. Poopy

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  March 07, 2024

Nine years ago, I decided I wanted a lap dog. I wanted a dog that would cuddle with me when I watched television and snuggle with me at night. At that point, we had had..

The Eyes of Love

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  February 01, 2024

I have blue eyes and, with a little help from my hairdresser, blond hair. My husband John has brown eyes and a little bit of grayish brown hair on the sides. Like many..

Come Emmanuel!

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  December 14, 2023

I love watching the British television series “Call the Midwife” which is currently in its 13th season. The series is based on Jennifer Worth’s memoirs of her nursing..

Dripping and Sticky With Love

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  November 09, 2023

At the age of 40, Karen, a single mother of two, was diagnosed with colon cancer that had spread to her liver. It was a devastating diagnosis. As her parish nurse, I was..


By Lisa B. Thomas  •  September 07, 2023

On September 11, 2001, here in Ohio the temperature was in the mid-70s with a soft breeze. The sky was a brilliant blue and there was that otherworldly light making the..

Jesus Christ Superstar

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  June 15, 2023

I was so excited. During the winter of 2007, John, the kids and I were going to downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square to see a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock..

A Parable of the Lost Daughter

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  May 25, 2023

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a family in search of a quick meal on a school night.