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

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.

Sound & Silence

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  February 23, 2023

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

Taking My Breath Away

By Lisa B. 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 B. Thomas  •  December 29, 2022

Notes from my journal December 2010…